Dr. Pace currently serves as the Dean of The College at Southeastern, the Johnny Hunt Chair of Biblical Preaching, Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Preaching, and he oversees the Hunt Scholars Program.
His ministry as a pastor has extended almost 20 years in a variety of full-time and interim capacities through three states. Some of his publications include Preaching by the Book and Pastoral Theology co-authored with Dr. Daniel Akin and Student Ministry by the Book co-authored with Ed Newton. He also has a forthcoming volume, Colossians-Philemon, in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series.
He continues to serve local churches through various speaking and discipleship capacities. Pace also speaks regularly at conferences and training events that seek to equip pastors and church leaders.
A native of North Carolina, Dr. Pace holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from North Carolina State University (1997). He received his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002 and he earned his Ph.D. in Applied Theology from the seminary in 2007. Prior to his vocational calling, Pace served in the corporate world as an accountant and the private sector as a business manager.
Dr. Pace’s greatest passion is for his family. He and his wife, Dana, have been married since 1999. They have four children – Gracelyn, Tyler, and Tessa, and Cassie.