William R. Cutrer
Spouse's name: Jane
How long married: 34 years
Children's names: Bill, Jennie and Bob
Grandchildren: Emily, Zachary, Madeline, Abigail and Alexis
Hometown: Westfield, N.J.
Current church: Highview East
Current local church ministry: I teach the young married couples adult Bible fellowship class at Highview East.
Other ministry involvement: A medical director at A Woman's Choice, the local crisis pregnancy center.
Most influential person in your life: My wife
Favorite Southern Seminary memories: Signing the Abstract of Principles and preaching in chapel for the first time
Something surprising students might not know about you: I've run the Boston and New York marathons
What books, beside the Bible, have most influenced you and why: A.W. Tozer's "Knowledge of the Holy," which has remarkable reflections on the attributes of God. "Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster, the first modern book of its kind that challenged me to know God deeply. E.M. Bounds' several books on prayer, which have so many insights into the spiritual life.
What influenced your decision to come to Southern Seminary: Danny Akin, personal friend for 25 years, invited me to come and after considerable prayer my wife and I sensed God's new direction for our lives.
Ministry philosophy: Recognize utter and total dependence upon Christ moment by moment; walk in humility and grace.
Ministry passion: Discipling the next generation
What do you like most about teaching: Personal interchange with the incredible students the Lord is drawing to Southern.
Life Bible verse: Ephesians 4:32
List one of your favorite: Authors — C.S. Lewis. Preachers — Danny Akin.
Courses that you teach — Marriage and family enrichment.
Music groups – Selah. Movies — "Sound of Music" (worked as an usher, saw it 132 times!) TV shows — Dallas Cowboys football games.
Restaurants — On the Border. Vacation spots: Bahamas, though anywhere with my wife is perfect.