J. Gregory Lawson

Professor of Christian Education


Greg is married to Betty and together they have three adult children and two grandchildren. He has been teaching at SEBTS since 1996. His educational background includes 8 degrees and a graduate diploma with a primary teaching focus in education, leadership, risk management and discipleship. Greg has been a licensed attorney since 1992. He has served in local church ministry since 1984 as well as in the Naval Chaplaincy. Currently, he serves as a lead pastor. Hobbies include time at the beach, college and professional sports, and real estate.


BA, Carson-Newman College
MA, Tennessee Theological University
JD, Campbell University School of Law
MEd, EdD, North Texas State University
MA, MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary