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Dr. Irving has served in a variety of ministry, faculty, and administrative roles since 2000. Currently, Justin Irving serves as the Duke K. McCall Professor of Christian Leadership at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Prior to this, Dr. Irving served at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN for twenty years in a variety of roles (Professor of Ministry Leadership; Doctor of Ministry Director; Associate Dean; Interim Co-Vice President and Dean). Dr. Irving’s previous roles also include serving as pastor of leadership development and outreach in the local church, worship leader, assistant youth minister, homeless shelter chaplain, and adjunct instructor of Bible at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. He is the author of Leadership in Christian Perspective: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Practices for Servant Leaders, and the book Healthy Leadership for Thriving Organizations: Creating Contexts Where People Flourish.

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