By Gary D. Myers on Thursday, June 17, 2021

NASHVILLE – In his report to the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College President Jamie Dew expressed hope for the future of the SBC and excitement about what is happening in New Orleans. Dew also pledged to prioritize servanthood, devotion, gospel proclamation,...

By Gary D. Myers on Friday, June 11, 2021

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary announced the appointment of Greg Mathias as associate professor of global missions, the relaunch of the school’s Global Missions Center, and new scholarships for missionaries and their children. NOBTS and Leavell College President Jamie Dew began using the phrase “prepare here, serve anywhere” to describe the...

By Marilyn Stewart on Thursday, May 20, 2021

Stephanie Friend, 72, waited until husband Jeffrey Friend crossed the graduation stage with his D.Ed.Min. degree in 2016 before she enrolled in New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s professional doctorate program. This year, Stephanie crossed the graduation stage herself to receive her D. Min. and become the second “Dr. Friend” in the...

By Marilyn Stewart on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Jamie Dew, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College president, charged Spring 2021 graduates to look to the Lord’s Prayer not only as a model for prayer but as a model for a life committed to Christ. Graduation services returned to the seminary’s Leavell Chapel for the first time since...

By Staff on Friday, May 14, 2021

Leavell College highlighted student scholarship and research this year with the Best Senior Thesis of the Year Mini-conference on April 21. The authors of the top five senior theses presented their research to the Leavell College faculty and answered questions about their research and conclusions. Dr. Sandy Vandercook, Associate Dean of...

By Bob Bunn on Friday, May 14, 2021

Nick and Mari Strube readily admit that they are living examples of the old adage, "opposites attract." In so many ways, their differences are apparent. Nick was raised in the suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee, while Mari grew up in Brazil. He is reserved and keeps things close to the vest. She...

By Marilyn Stewart on Friday, May 14, 2021

Sometimes going to the other side of the world is as simple as staying home. For a group of 28 NOBTS and Leavell College faculty and students, their recent week-long trip to Clarkston, Ga. was a step outside the familiar and into a refugee’s shoes. Clarkston, dubbed “the Ellis Island of...

By Staff on Thursday, May 13, 2021

As soon as NOBTS was made aware of criminal online sexual misconduct allegations against Andrew Shiira, we were in complete cooperation with law enforcement and will continue to cooperate with them as requested. We offered any assistance we might provide to complete the investigation. Currently, we have no evidence of...