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.”
Applications Open for the 2023 Reflective Leadership Grant
This grant program is for leaders who are ready to design the next chapter in their ministry. We welcome applicants who serve in a range of leadership roles, from project director to senior administrator, and who are working in a variety of organizations, including denominations, seminaries, church-related colleges, consultancies, congregations, Christian nonprofits, Christian social enterprises and others.
The application deadline is May 15, 2023.