By Bob Bunn on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Dr. Kristyn Carver knew from an early age that she wanted to be a teacher. Every time she considered going in a new direction, her heart kept moving her back toward the classroom. What she didn’t expect, however, was a God-ordained shift from working with children to mentoring “grown ups”...

By Marilyn Stewart on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Two phrases – not counting “my hero” – describe Bobby Cox (MDIVCE ’04), say his son Israel Cox (MDIV ‘00) and grandson Noah Cox, a current student in the M.Div. in Christian Thought program. Israel likes to say his dad “walks slowly” at church. Noah sees his grandfather as “open-handed.” Both...

By Gary D. Myers on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College announced the appointment of Blake Newsom, senior pastor of Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, as the next director of the Caskey Center for Church Excellence. Newsom will begin the role as a co-director March 1 and will serve alongside Mark Tolbert,...

By Bob Bunn on Friday, December 17, 2021

At New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College, the phrase “Prepare here, serve anywhere” is more than just a motto. It’s a vital part of the school’s DNA. Since its founding more than a century ago, NOBTS and Leavell College have embraced missions and served as a training ground...

By Staff on Friday, December 17, 2021

Matthew Weaver (M.Div. ’16), ministries pastor of Vintage Church NOLA, felt the need as 2020 came to a close to “refocus” in his daily walk with Christ. From that journey has come Refocus: Twenty Encouraging Devotionals for the Christ Follower, a collection of devotionals to encourage believers in spiritual growth...

By Marilyn Stewart on Friday, December 17, 2021

Twinkling lights behind a soft tapestry of falling snow is a Christmas scene that seems to capture the imagination of many. There is a beauty to Christmas that even nonbelievers of the faith find compelling. Yet, the deeper beauty to Christmas is startling – a king in a manger, lowly shepherds...

By Marilyn Stewart on Tuesday, December 14, 2021

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College celebrated 200 graduates Dec. 11 as President Jamie Dew charged them to make service to Christ the true end of all that they do. Eighteen doctoral degrees were conferred, including seven PhDs, a doctor of musical arts, one DEdMin and nine DMin degrees....

By Bob bunn on Monday, November 15, 2021

People come to seminaries—including New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College—for a variety of reasons. Some are drawn to a particular field of study. Others want to live in a specific part of the country. Each has his or her own reasons, and each follows God’s leading and direction. Smith...