Q&A with Zane Pratt

Zane Pratt was elected vice president for global training in November 2014. For twenty years, he served as an IMB church planter and regional leader in Central Asia. From 2011–13, Pratt was dean of the Billy Graham School at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he currently serves as associate professor of Christian missions. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a master’s degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is a Ph.D. candidate at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the coauthor of Introduction to Global Missions and a contributor to Theology and Practice of Mission.

Q&A with Zane Pratt

Evan: What has encouraged you about international mission work?

Zane: I am encouraged by the way the gospel continued to advance even in lockdown conditions during COVID.

Evan: Has anything discouraged you?

Zane: If anything has discouraged me, it is the fact that we have fewer people applying for overseas service than we have funds to send. We need more missionary candidates!

Evan: What will you be speaking on at the Building Healthy Churches conference?

Zane: I will be speaking on the tight connection between good biblical doctrine and good biblical missionary work.

Evan: Why are you excited about the conference?

Zane: I am excited to see how God will redirect lives toward International missions.

Thank you Zane! Looking forward to seeing you in September!


Evan Knies is an elder of North Hills Church in West Monroe, LA. He is husband of Lauren and father to Maesyn. He is a graduate of Boyce College and Southern Seminary.

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