Dr. Harry Lewis

Ambassador, Global Theological Innovation

Adjunct Professor, New Testament – Havard Campus & Darrington Extension

Harry Lewis and his wife, Shirley, have been married for fifty-three years, and have two sons and five grandchildren. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science, from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a M.Div. (1976), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a M.Div. (1977), and a Ph.D. in New Testament (1982).

Dr. Lewis began his career in the field of aeronautics, working for NASA in Houston, Texas. He also worked for Boeing Corporation and Stran Steel Corporation before undertaking his seminary studies. Dr. Lewis served as pastor of three Baptist churches, two in Texas and one in California before joining the North American Mission Board in Alpharetta, Georgia, where he served as the Executive Director, Cooperative Strategies Team, later becoming the Vice-President for Partnership Missions and Mobilization.

Dr. Lewis felt the call to the Gospel ministry in 1971 while being a member of Bayshore Baptist Church in LaPorte, Texas.  It was through a step of faith that, with a family of four, he and his family began a new journey through seminary education.

Dr. Lewis’ teaching has focused on the New Testament and the church.  He taught 1 & 2 Corinthians for Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (now Gateway).  He taught New Testament Survey 1-3 for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary through the Havard Campus in the Darrington Penitentiary seminary program.

Dr. Lewis became aware of GTI through his involvement on the Board of Visitors for SWBTS. His involvement includes teaching NT Survey and Biblical Hermeneutics in Trinidad for the newly formed Northwestern Caribbean Baptist Theological Seminary (NCBTS).  He and his wife, Shirley, signed a five year partnership to assist NCBTS in establishing other teaching points in the Caribbean.

Currently, Dr. Lewis serves as an Ambassador for Southwestern’s Patterson Center for Global Theological Innovation, leading partnership efforts in the Caribbean Basin and London, England.  He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Southwestern’s Havard Campus and in the Darrington Unit extension program.