Friday, October 13, 2006
Seminary Begins Monday with Dr. Burrell Dinkins
Seminario Wesleyano de Venezuela holds its 6th week of 2006 classes October 16-20. This is the 10th course taught to the students enrolled in the seminary. Dr. Dinkins is another guest professor who has graciously given his own time to teach our students. We are greatly honored to have Burrell as a part of our faculty. Burrell is recently retired from Asbury Theological Seminary. Prior to going to Asbury he was on the Pastoral Care and Counseling staff of Roswell First UMC in Roswell, GA. We were very blessed to get to work with Burrell for many years in the UMC, Atlanta Roswell District, North Georgia Conference. Below is more biographical information on Burrell. Please pray for the 50-60 students who will be attending his class. The Academic Dean, will lead the week working closely with Burrell. Dr. Dinkins joined the Florida faculty of Asbury Seminary in the summer of 1999 after serving as the E.A. Seamands professor of pastoral leadership on Asbury’s Kentucky campus since 1992. Prior to coming to Asbury, Dr. Dinkins served as the minister of pastoral care and counseling at Roswell (Ga.) United Methodist Church, professor of pastoral care and counseling at Oral Roberts University School of Theology, and director of pastoral care and counseling of the Atlanta-Emory District of The United Methodist Church. In addition to his extensive experience in the United States, Dr. Dinkins spent several years working in Brazil, South America. While in Brazil, he served as the interim president of Instituto Philadelphia De Londrina in Parana, professor of pastoral care and counseling at Faculdade de Teologia, Universidade Methodist Rudge Ramos in Sao Paulo, and pastored several churches. Dr. Dinkins was also Brazil’s first full-time Protestant hospital chaplain, developing a pioneer program of a clinical team of doctors, nurses and chaplain. He and his wife, Phyllis, have five adult children: Randy, Ruth, Walter, Susana and Paul.