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.