The Minister and His Greek New Testament

January 13-14, 2017

Teaching God’s Word is paramount among a pastor’s priorities. However, the demands of ministry are numerous and varied, making it easy for pastors to slip in their comprehension and utilization of the biblical languages. In this forthcoming Alumni Academy, Dr. Rob Plummer along with several other professors will offer guidance for pastors who are trying to get back on track in their Greek language skills.

This Alumni Academy is unique in that it will offer different tracks depending on the attendee’s skill level. The Beginner Track is for those who need to go back to the basics of the Greek language and how it can be studied for the sake of sermon preparation. The Intermediate Track will explore topics like verbal aspect and translation theory and how they aid our sermon preparation. The Advanced Track will discuss increasingly complex issues like verbal discourse and putative citations.

Along with the Friday-Saturday Alumni Academy, participants are encouraged to attend Dr. Plummer’s Greek Review course held on campus at SBTS, January 9-13. This course will give attendees even more time to review Greek grammar and read simple selections from the Greek New Testament..


Deepak Reju

Deepak serves as the pastor of biblical counseling and family ministry at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He did his theological training at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div, Ph.D). Deepak and his wife, Sarah, have been married since 2001 and have five children, Zachariah, Lydia, Eden, Noelle and Abraham.

Deepak is the author of several books and articles, including On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church (New Growth Press, 2014), The Pastor and Counseling: The Basics of Shepherding Members In Need (Crossway, 2015), and Preparing for Fatherhood (New Growth Press, 2015). His next book, She’s Got the Wrong Guy: Why Smart Women Settle, is due out early 2017.

Jeremy Pierre

Jeremy Pierre

Dr. Pierre joined the Southern Seminary faculty in 2011 after serving for eight years on the faculty of Boyce College as a professor of literature and culture.

Dr. Pierre is co-author of The Pastor and Counseling (Crossway, 2015) and author of the forthcoming The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Counseling from a Theology of Human Experience (New Growth, 2016). He has contributed to other books, including Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling (Harvest House, 2013) and Scripture and Counseling (Zondervan, 2014). He currently serves as a pastor at Clifton Baptist Church, and he is a council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. He and his wife Sarah have five children.


Monday-Friday, January 9-13 (pre-conference course)

Dr. Plummer’s Greek Review course

Friday, January 13

12:30 p.m. Conference Check-in
1:30 p.m. Session I (Plenary)
3 p.m. Session II

Beginner Track

Intermediate Track


4 p.m. Session III

Beginner Track

Intermediate Track


Saturday, January 14

9 a.m. Session IV

Beginner Track

Intermediate Track


11:30 a.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Session V (Plenary)
2 p.m. Session VI

Beginner Track

Intermediate Track


Legacy Hotel

Comfortable, convenient lodging for Alumni Academy.

Located on the historic campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., The Legacy Hotel offers modern amenities, friendly service, high-tech capabilities, a convenient location, plus something no other conference center can provide: Southern Seminary.

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Southern or Boyce Alumni Free
Prospective Students Free
Others $50
*Greek Review option additional $50

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Rates do not include meals or lodging.

Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Discover.


There are no pro-rated conference registration fees available. Registration cannot be processed without payment.

Refunds for cancellations will be available for credit card transactions only. Refunds, less a $15.00 processing fee per registrant, will be granted for all cancellations received in writing by December 28th. Refunds will not be granted for any reason after that date.

Cancellations may be faxed or emailed to the Office of Alumni Services: F: (502) 897-4144 or E:

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