Director, Eula Mae and John Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership, Mercer University
Daniel Vestal is a Distinguished University Professor of Baptist Leadership and director of the Eula Mae and John Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership at Mercer University. From 1996 to 2012, he was the executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Priot to that, he was instrumental in beginning CBF in 1990-1991. He has been a pastor of Baptist churches in Texas and Georgia for 27 years and has traveled extensively as a preacher and teacher. Educated at Baylor University (B.A. and M.A.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Th.D.), he was the founding chair of trustees for the George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Vestal has written numerous articles, contributed to seven books and authored four books, including “Being the Presence of Christ: A Vision for Transformation.”
The Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants Program at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is designed to foster, strengthen and sustain well-grounded worship in congregations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Two streams of grants are offered: to teacher-scholars and to worshiping communities.
Grant proposal due date options include October 15, 2023, or February 15 or June 15, 2024.Learn More