Robin D. Hadaway

Professor of Missions, Gary Taylor Chair of Missions and Evangelism

Dr. Robin Hadaway is professor of missions at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, having joined the faculty in 2003. Dr. Hadaway came to MBTS following 18 years of missionary service with the International Mission Board. During that time, Dr. Hadaway was a pioneer church planter in North Africa and Tanzania, and he is fluent in Swahili and conversant in Arabic. His 18 years with the IMB included administrative positions such as strategy coordinator, cluster leader, and finally Regional Leader for Eastern South America, with oversight of 350 missionaries in Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay.

In his early years, Dr. Hadaway was an Air Force captain and pilot, stationed in Alaska and Nevada. He then became a senior pastor of churches in California and Arizona. Dr. Hadaway received the Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Doctor of Ministry from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Doctor of Theology from the University of South Africa. He also pursued graduate work at Dallas Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. His undergraduate degree is from Memphis State University. He has played golf on five continents and is a native of Tallahassee, FL. He is married to the former Kathy Baze of Phoenix, AZ. They have three grown children.

Local Church:

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, MO


  • “A Course Correction in Missions: Rethinking the Two-Percent Threshold”

    Southwestern Journal of Theology, vol. 57, (Fall 2014).
  • “For Tropical Preaching: Proclaiming Biblical Truth Cross-Culturally”

    Midwestern Journal of Theology, 14.1 (Spring 2015).