By Marilyn Stewart on Saturday, June 30, 2018

The hole in the wall was big enough for three grown men to crawl through, but it opened into a place they didn’t belong. Used syringes littered the floor, evidence of what went on there in the dark. “What are we doing here?” wondered Kyle Pieri, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary...

By PR on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The following articles, magazine issues, photographs, and other items provide an excellent opportunity to explore the early years of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary/Baptist Bible Institute. ARTICLES NOBTS marks 100 years of Providence and Prayer Centennial inspires musical, 'Our Faithful God' World War II Letters - Members of the BBI family share their war...

By Marilyn Stewart on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Among the voices who long lobbied for a "missionary training school” in the city of New Orleans was a Baptist state newspaper editor from Mississippi – P. I. Lipsey. Though Lipsey called New Orleans a “stronghold of Satan,” his pen proved powerful in convincing Baptists to strike a bold move. So,...

By By Gary D. Myers on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

By Gary D. Myers Don’t tell Dr. Preston Nix that door-to-door evangelism in New Orleans does not work. Time and again, he has found that loving Gospel conversations, even during door-to-door evangelism, can and do lead to decisions for Christ. “It does not work ... if you do not work it,” said...

By Marilyn Stewart on Thursday, May 10, 2018

World War II may have interrupted studies at BBI, but it did not interrupt ministry. As seminary family members fulfilled a duty to country, they continued to serve their Lord. Their letters home spoke of hardship, need, and God’s grace as they witnessed lives changed by the Gospel. Here is...

By Marilyn Stewart on Monday, May 14, 2018

A beloved faculty member was awarded the top classroom teacher award posthumously at the Celebration of Excellence chapel service at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, May 8. Jerry Barlow, a 22-year professor of preaching and pastoral work who died Nov. 11, 2017, was named the Marvin Jones Outstanding Classroom Teacher. Barlow...

By Marilyn Stewart on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

As the world watched the royal wedding festivities at Great Britain's Windsor Castle May 19, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary graduate candidates waited patiently inside Leavell Chapel to receive their diplomas. Chuck Kelley, NOBTS president, reminded the chapel audience that while a media frenzy that morning surrounded Prince Harry and his...

By Gary D. Myers on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Leavell College of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary marked two milestones during its commencement May 18: surpassing 5,000 graduates during 25 years as a four-year institution. "We are preparing students so that they are first and foremost grounded in their biblical understanding," Thomas Strong III, dean of Leavell College, said in...