Dr. George Hillman, VP of Education, introduces the campus to some of the new EML faculty members at DTS.

About the Contributors

George M. Hillman

Dr. George M. Hillman Jr. serves as the Vice President for Education and Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary. He oversees all seminary activities related to academic affairs and student life. Before stepping into this role, Dr. Hillman served as Vice President for Student Life and Chair of the Educational Ministries and Leadership department at DTS. As department chair, he oversaw the MA in Christian Education degree and the creation of the MA in Christian Leadership degree. He is also the former Director of Internships at DTS, where he developed the seminary’s ministry residency program.

Dr. Hillman came to DTS in 2002 with years of pastoral experience in churches and parachurch organizations in Texas and Georgia. He is the author or co-author of six books and several journal articles on theological field education, church educational ministry, and pastoral leadership.

Dr. Hillman has a BS in Sociology from Texas A&M University, an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a passion for education, spiritual formation, and leadership development.

He is a rabid college football fan and loves good barbeque. He and his wife have one grown daughter pursuing a career in the arts.

Jason Wiesepape

Jason has a passion for discipleship, leadership development, and anything Texas A&M. He has served in pastoral ministries for over twenty years as both a church pastor and a chaplain for the United States Navy. Jason has also served in various corporate leadership positions in the energy and financial services industries and on the board of several parachurch ministries. He and his wife, Jamie, live in College Station and have three children. He loves reading, running, and laughing really hard out loud.

Kevin Gandy

Dr. Kevin M. Gandy, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX. Prior to joining the faculty at DTS, he was a founding pastor and church planter at Real Life LA in Los Angeles, California. Though he was born on the East Coast in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Gandy considers himself a Californian at heart, and has over 15 years of pastoral ministry experience in Southern California, Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Albania, and Southwest England. 

Dr. Gandy has a PhD in Leadership from Dallas Baptist University, and studies classic to postmodern leadership studies, Gen Z organizational engagement, and psychological empowerment theories. He also holds a ThM in Systematic Theology and MA in Cross-Cultural Missions from Dallas Seminary. He travels extensively to speak and teach throughout the year and has visited over 66 countries across 5 continents. When not in the classroom, you may find him on an airplane jetting around places, hanging out at local Dallas coffeeshops, or trying out new BBQ restaurants, the “true soul food” across Texas. 

Timothy Robinson

Tim Robinson

Dr. Tim Robinson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and pastored within local church ministry in his home country for 12 years. He is married to Carrie, and they have three children – Hannah, Abigail and Caleb. Dr. Robinson is passionate about teaching and preaching the Scriptures in a way that is true, clear, relevant, and interesting. His greatest desire is that he might encourage and equip students to faithfully feed souls the word of God, and form hearts into the likeness of Christ.