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Meet the Director

dr. jon roebuck

Beginning on June 1, 2016, Dr. Jon R. Roebuck became the Executive Director of the newly-created, Institute for Innovative Faith-Based Leadership here on Belmont’s Campus.  With over 32 years of pastoral experience, Dr. Roebuck knows well, the needs, pressure points, hurdles, and cultural challenges faced by leaders of faith-based organizations.  Building upon his experience, research data, and conversations with dozens of leaders all throughout Middle Tennessee, Dr. Roebuck continues to build an innovative learning environment that will help individuals have the tools needed to perform effective and relevant ministry in the 21st Century.

Dr. Roebuck has pastored 5 churches.  Most recently, he was pastor of Woodmont Baptist Church, Nashville, for the past 17 years.  He has served as an adjunct in the School of Theology and Christian Ministry here at Belmont for the past 15 years and continues to teach a variety of undergraduate courses.  Prior to his becoming the Executive Director of the Institute, Dr. Roebuck served on the Board of Trustees here at Belmont for 15 years.

Roebuck has authored two devotional books (Morning Conversations and Christmas: Then & Now) with a third slated for publication in the fall of 2018.  He is a graduate of Samford University (AL) where he completed a double major in Religion and Church Recreation before achieving both a Masters and Doctoral degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (KY).

He and his wife, Linda, have been married for 33 years.  They have three grown & married children and now enjoy spending moments with 5 grandchildren. 

Dr. Roebuck is available for pulpit supply opportunities, interim pastorates, conferences, and retreats.