Dr. Joel Lawrence

Dr. Joel Lawrence

Dr. Joel Lawrence 

Executive Director of the Center for Pastor Theologians 

Joel Lawrence is the Executive Director of the Center for Pastor Theologians. Prior to this role, Joel served for seven years as the Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church in St Paul, MN, and for eight years as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Bethel Seminary in St Paul, Minnesota. Joel holds degrees from Texas A&M University (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM.), and Cambridge University (MPhil. and PhD.). He is the author of Bonhoeffer: A Guide for the Perplexed (T&T Clark, 2010), as well as numerous articles and chapters in books on a variety of theological and pastoral subjects.  

Joel and Myndi, his wife of 25 years, live in the Twin Cities with their four children: Bethany, Anna, Katherine, and Micah. 

Dr. Joel Lawrence’s Contributions

The Pastor After 2020 – Dr. Joel Lawrence

Dr. Joel Lawrence is the Executive Director of the Center for Pastor Theologians. In this lecture…
February 4, 2022

The Church After 2020 – Dr. Joel Lawrence

Dr. Joel Lawrence is the Executive Director of the Center for Pastor Theologians. In this lecture…
February 3, 2022

The World After 2020 – Dr. Joel Lawrence

Dr. Joel Lawrence is the Executive Director of the Center for Pastor Theologians. In this lecture…
February 1, 2022
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