Daniel L. Akin has been president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary since January 2004. Known by many to embody the combination of a strong leader, brilliant scholar, zealous evangelist and genuine man of God, Dr. Akin has served as a pastor and professor and has authored numerous books, commentaries and journal articles. After earning his bachelor's degree from Criswell College, Dr. Akin earned an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Akin and his wife Charlotte have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and several grandchildren.