Medical missionary Dr. Rebekah Ann Naylor

September 7, 2020

It’s not often our career paths take us full circle to where it all started, but for longtime medical missionary Dr. Rebekah Ann Naylor, her story does just that.

With more than 30 years on the missions field in India, a lifetime of surgical and teaching experience, and service in a variety of other roles such as evangelism, church planting and health care consulting, Dr. Naylor has most recently been appointed as the first female to hold a distinguished professorship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

She is the new distinguished professor of missions at Southwestern Seminary, the campus where she grew up while her dad, Robert E. Naylor, served as the seminary’s fifth president. To read more on Dr. Naylor, visit

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