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Dr. David Hogg Announced as New President of Phoenix Seminary

Phoenix Seminary
December 1, 2023

After an extensive nationwide search and much prayerful consideration, the Phoenix Seminary Board of Directors has voted enthusiastically and unanimously to appoint Dr. David Hogg to serve as the next president of Phoenix Seminary.

The seminary’s Board of Directors shared, “the Board, alongside the Executive Search Committee at CarterBaldwin, is thrilled to appoint Dr. Hogg as our next president. He brings years of executive experience to the role and intimately understands the values and goals of Phoenix Seminary.” Dr. Hogg moved with his family to Arizona in 2021, joining Phoenix Seminary as Professor of Church History. Additionally, he skillfully led as Director of Library Services in a season of revitalization and has served as Vice President of Academic Affairs since October of 2022.

Prior to joining Phoenix Seminary, Dr. Hogg taught at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in North Carolina, and Beeson Divinity School in Alabama, where he also served as the Academic Dean. He is widely respected as a conservative voice in the research of medieval theology and history. In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Hogg was an Associate Pastor and then Senior Pastor at Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. With over two decades of experience in academia and over 11 years as a pastor, Dr. David Hogg possesses the skills to lead well and has shown proof of longevity in ministry.

David has been married to Sarah for 27 years and they have 3 boys—Thomas, Oliver, and Edward. The Lord has led them through several transitions, but all of them have included working in both academia and the church. The Hogg Family’s passion is to see the church flourish and the next generation be discipled and trained to lead. Dr. Hogg explains, “When I was appointed as Vice President at the seminary, I stated, ‘In an era when many seminaries have fallen to the temptation to redact the gospel, Phoenix Seminary has remained true to the historic orthodox faith. It has also stayed the course in line with the grand tradition of theological education by prioritizing the classical disciplines of biblical studies, theology, church history, and practical theology. I am pleased to expand my role with an institution that emphasizes these disciplines as a core value.’ These words are just as true today as they were last year.”

Chairman of the Board Ron Ogan states, “Under Dr. Hogg’s leadership, we are well-poised to remain faithful and strong in our work of training men and women for Christ-centered ministry for the building up of healthy churches in Phoenix and the world.”

Dr. Hogg will assume office, effective immediately.

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