Thomas L. Law, III, DMin

Professor of Interpreting Services 
Multilingual Communications Specialist
International Experience: Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Spain & USA




  • Doctor of Ministry, Associational Missions, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
  • Master of Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
  • Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts, History and Spanish, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX
  • Primary, Middle & High School:  Havana, Cuba; San José, Costa Rica; Seville, Spain


  • A Study Guide for Developing a Baptist Association

Academic Experiences

  • Missionary in Residence, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
  • Guest Professor, Spanish and CORE, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX

Teaching Specializations

  • Missions
  • Missions Administration
  • Missions History
  • Interpreting
  • Spanish
  • History

Interpreting & Translation Experiences

  • Professional Interpreting Services, Norman, OK
  • Certification as Registered Courtroom Interpreter, Supreme Court of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Multilingual communication experience on three continents
  • Book translations from English to Spanish

Professional Development

  • Certified Coach training
  • Transitional Pastor Training, Lifeway, Nashville, TN
  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution Training with Richard Blackburn, SMU and the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, Dallas, TX
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation Training with Nancy Ferrell
  • Interim Ministry for Today’s Church
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • FAITH Training Institute
  • Exploring Off the Map Leadership Network Conference
  • Directors of Missions (DOM) Orientation
  • “To the Edge,” International Mission Board (IMB) Leadership Training
  • Basic Leadership Seminar for Associational DOMs

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • Interpreting Services, Norman, OK
  • Executive Director-Treasurer (Interim), Baptist Convention of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
  • Executive Director, Tarrant Baptist Association, Fort Worth, TX
  • Church Planter, International Mission Board, SBC, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Member, Executive Committee, Paraguayan Baptist Convention,  Asunción, Paraguay
  • President/Executive Secretary, Mission Board, Paraguayan Baptist Convention,  Asunción, Paraguay
  • Business Manager/Treasurer, Paraguayan Baptist Mission, Asunción, Paraguay
  • Member, Board of Directors, Baptist Hospital, Paraguayan Baptist Convention,  Asunción, Paraguay
  • Member, External Team, Ecuador Baptist Mission, Quito, Ecuador
  • Church Planter, International Mission Board, SBC, Asunción, Paraguay
  • Campus Minister, Baptist Student Ministries, Baptist General Convention of Texas, Dallas, TX


  • English, Native or bilingual proficiency
  • Spanish, Native or bilingual proficiency