Michael Wilder is the dean of the Jack D. Terry Jr. School of Educational Ministries Professor of Educational Ministries. His ministry experience includes 18 years of teaching and administration in Christian Higher Education settings and more than 30 years of pastoral ministry and church leadership. Dr. Wilder is the co-author of The God Who Goes Before You: Pastoral Leadership as Christ-Centered Followership as well as the co-author of Transformission: The Making of Disciples through Short-term Missions. Additionally, he has contributed to numerous works. He earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Clayton State University.