Emmett Dunn is director of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) Youth Department. He became director of the BWA Youth Department in 1994 and, as of 2006, helps to coordinate planning for the Baptist World Congress, conferences and meetings.
Dunn was born in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital. After earning a Bachelor of Theology degree from LBTS, he was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1987 at Providence Baptist Church, his home church, and was appointed education director and assistant minister. Despite his involvement on the global stage, the BWA director “has not allowed his global identity to detract from his local commitments to the Body of Christ” in Liberia. Dunn was chair of the Board of Advisors of the Ricks Institute School in Liberia from 2006-2012 and serves on its Board of Trustees. Ricks, founded in the 1880s, is a Baptist school from kindergarten to grade 12, with a coeducational residential campus. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of LBTS from 2009-2012.
He received a World Council of Churches scholarship and studied at the Virginia Theological Seminary and the Howard University School of Divinity, in the United States. He has done additional studies in sustainable community development at Colorado State University. He holds an honorary degree from an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary (LBTS) in 2014.