Dr. Maxie Dunnam became the fifth president of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, in 1994, and he served as chancellor of the seminary for 4 years until his retirement. Dunnam came to Asbury after 12 years of fruitful ministry at the 6,000-member Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. From 1975–1982, Dunnam was world editor of The Upper Room, publisher of The Upper Room daily devotional guide. During his tenure at The Upper Room, The Walk to Emmaus and the Academy for Spiritual Foundation were begun.
A prolific writer, Dunnam is the author of more than 30 books, including the best-selling Workbook of Living Prayer (over one million copies sold), The Workbook on Abiding in Christ, and several other Upper Room resources.
Dunnam presently serves as director of Christ Church Global and Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.