Dr. Stephen “Steve” Teel, took the Baxter helm on January 1, 2013. He is the fifth president of the Baxter Institute.
Steve’s undergraduate work was at Freed-Hardeman (’70-’73) and Harding (’74). He holds two master’s degrees from Harding School of Theology (’75-’77). Steve completed his doctorate there in 2010. He has ministered for over 19 years to three congregations in Florida, Louisiana, and North Carolina, and his foreign mission work spanned 15 years in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1980-95). As a member of a mission team, he helped in planting three congregations and has been involved in mission campaigns to eight Latin American countries. While in the States, his wife, Dianna, had a vital role at World Radio for 15 years.
Dr. Teel has been married to his wife, Dianna, for 40 years. Together they have a son, Jonathan, a daughter-in-law, Meghan, and two young grandsons, Asher and Ezra.