Why Every Pastor Should Be a Biblical Theologian

Speakers: Michael Lawrence Year: 2012 Session: Breakout Session

What should a local pastor be about? The model of a pastor has changed over time to that of a professional, but biblically he is a theologian. The pastor must be a biblical theologian who proclaims and brings the Word of God to bear through shaping lives, communities and congregations by conforming them to Jesus Christ.


Michael Lawrence is a pastor at Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, OR and holds an M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a PhD from Cambridge University. Michael is married to his wife, Adrienne, and they have five children.