By Marilyn Stewart on Monday, December 21, 2020

Four graduation ceremonies, a combined celebration of May and December graduates, and a borrowed venue 45 miles away marked the Dec. 18-19 graduation ceremonies and the close of 2020 for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College. Jamie Dew, president, opened his charge to the graduates expressing heart-felt gratitude to...

By Marilyn Stewart on Friday, December 18, 2020

COVID-19 presented its share of challenges for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College in 2020. The pandemic made life harder for students and professors alike. With all the difficulties brought on by COVID guidelines and social distancing, new initiatives and partnerships brought welcomed news to the seminary community. Leavell...

By By Gary D. Myers on Monday, December 7, 2020

Students hoping to engage the nations with the gospel have a new opportunity this spring – the Passion Week Mission Trip to Clarkson, Ga. NOBTS and Leavell College students who participate will spend five days ministering to the diverse population served by the Send Relief Center and Clarkston International Bible...

By Gary D. Myers on Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Leavell College at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary launched a new initiative to promote fellowship and community and foster spiritual growth among undergraduate students – the House System. During the launch meeting and house placement event on Nov. 16, NOBTS and Leavell College President Jamie Dew challenged the students to make...

By Gary D. Myers on Thursday, October 29, 2020

Hurricane Zeta raced ashore just after 4 p.m. Oct 28 near Cocodrie, La., with wind speeds of 110 mph. The fast-moving storm quickly reached the New Orleans metro area, and by 7:30 p.m., the storm had passed. The eye of the storm passed directly over New Orleans, including the New Orleans...

By Marilyn Stewart on Friday, October 16, 2020

UPDATE - Six weeks after Hurricane Laura left Lake Charles, La. reeling from damage, Hurricane Delta brought new damage and is forcing repairs already completed to be redone. Chad Gilbert, community and missions pastor for Lake Charles’ Trinity Baptist Church, described the second storm as “demoralizing” as residents now...

By Bob Bunn on Friday, October 16, 2020

Nathan Jernigan has always been a builder at heart. Raised by a single mom in Tallahassee, Florida, he began building a respectable ministry for himself by leading worship as a teenager. But playing songs on a guitar didn’t hold enough allure, so he pursued a different path toward building things. “I...

By Gary D. Myers on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees approved three initiatives to bolster the work of Leavell College, elected Tyler Wittman to the faculty, and affirmed changes to the doctor of ministry program. Trustees also voted to approve a partnership agreement with the North American Mission Board to establish a church planting...