Rev. Farris Blount, III will join the Memphis Theological Seminary faculty as the new Assistant Professor of Theology. Rev. Blount is a PhD candidate in Practical Theology at Boston University School of Theology and the Executive Pastor of Western Avenue Baptist Church in Cambridge, MA. He holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School.
Dr. Peter Gathje, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Academic Dean, said, “I am delighted that Rev. Farris Blount is joining the MTS faculty as our new professor of theology. Rev. Blount brings a strong commitment to the church and the importance of theological reflection within the life of the church. He has extensive practical experience in ministry which grounds his own theological work.”
Dr. Jody Hill, MTS President, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Rev. Farris Blount as the newest member of our faculty. His humble spirit, practical congregational ministry experience, and exceptional theological training make him a terrific fit for MTS and our students.”