The college Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Thomas (Tommy) L. Kiedis of Boca Raton, Florida as the sixth president of Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School, effective February 1, 2020. Kiedis is succeeding Dr. Peter W. Teague, who will continue to serve as president until January 31, 2020. Following that, Teague will assume the title of president emeritus and LBC ambassador.
“Dr. Kiedis possesses a unique blend of extensive pastoral experience while also appreciating the future of higher education,” says Teague. “He will be a welcome addition to more than just the enterprise of LBC | Capital, but also to the greater communities where we have the privilege of living and serving.”
A pastor and author with deep roots in academia, Dr. Kiedis earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in leadership from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been a member of the college’s Corporation since 2012, an adjunct faculty member and served as the lead mentor for the church planting concentration of the Master of Arts in Ministry program from 2012 to 2018. Kiedis has also served as the senior pastor of Spanish River Church in Boca Raton, Florida, for the past ten years.
Kiedis has been married to his wife, Shannan, for 38 years, and the couple has six adult children and 21 grandchildren. “Shannan and I are humbled, grateful and thrilled by this opportunity to lock arms with the fantastic folks who make up and support LBC | Capital,” said the incoming president in a statement. “In this season, I cannot imagine a more effective use of my one-and-only life than joining others so committed to educating Christian students to think and live a biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving Him in the Church and society. We are very grateful to be following the stellar leadership of Dr. Teague and, building on that, are equally grateful to be co-laborers with the LBC | Capital faculty and staff.”