Daniel S. Dumas, senior vice president for institutional administration, was born on Aug. 14, 1965, in Augusta, Maine. Dumas earned his bachelor of arts from The Criswell College in Dallas, and later pursued a master of divinity from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, Calif.
Dumas joined the Southern Seminary administration as senior vice president of institutional administration in October 2007. Dumas brought with him a considerable track record of gifted leadership and God-honoring service in local church ministry. Dumas and his family are members of Eastside Community Church, where he serves as one of two founding pastor-teachers. Dumas teaches biannually at the Italian Theological Institute in Sicily, Italy, on the topics of theology, hermeneutics and sermon delivery. He served previously as the executive pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif., and has held posts as college and singles pastor at the Westside Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., Cottage Hill Baptist Church in Mobile, Ala. and at Victory Baptist Church in Dallas.
Dan is a veteran of the United States Navy search and rescue unit. He is married to his partner in ministry, Jane Sawyer Dumas, and they have two sons, Aidan Scott and Elijah Seth.