Monday, June 11, 2007  

William R. Cutrer

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.

Hobbies: Golf

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.


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