the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Legacy

Southern Seminary has been an innovator in theological education since its founding in 1859 as the first seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention. The school’s pioneering legacy began in the visionary mind of James Petigru Boyce, the school’s first president. Boyce dreamed of a school that would accept all God-called individuals for study regardless of their educational background. Southern Seminary’s legacy of theological education is a result of our faculty and administration’s commitment to raising up students who will proclaim God’s Word to the nations.

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.