The School of Ministry
Intercultural Studies (UG)
Full Name: Gerald Wright
Professor of Intercultural Studies
B.A., East Texas Baptist University; M.Div., Th.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. Wright has taught at the seminary level for 20 years, 14 of which were with the
International Mission Board, first in Ogbomosho, Nigeria, and later in Singapore.
For six years (1993-1999) he taught missions at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary,
and held the Chester Quarles Chair of Missions. Immediately prior to coming to PBA,
Dr. Wright worked in the Middle East and Arabian Peninsula as an education specialist.
His writings and presentations include a paper, "Communicating Christ in a Pluralistic
Environment," given as the inaugural lecture of the Lenaz Faculty Lecture series for
New Orleans Baptist Seminary, and later presented before the regional meeting of the
Evangelical Missiological Society. He also wrote an article, "The Purpose of Missions,"
which appears in Missiology, An Introduction to the Foundations, History, and Strategies
of World Missions. Dr. Wright has served as pastor of three churches, one of which
he was the founding pastor. He also serves on the board of three non-profit international
ministries. Dr. Wright enjoys traveling with his wife, Kathy, as well as camping,
reading, walking, and drinking coffee at Paris Cafe.