the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Extension Centers

We recognize that commitments to family, work, and ministry make it impossible for some people to attend Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. We offer a number of extension centers around the region. These programs are fully accredited.

  • Extension Centers Office 1-800-626-5525, x4390, e-mail
    Cammie Abercrombie, Executive Secretary for Extension Education


View an extension center to find its current course schedule and four-year proposed schedule.


Extension center students can take advantage of summer and winter intensive courses at the Southern Seminary campus in Louisville.

Special Information for Extension Centers in Tennessee

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, please visit and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

If a complaint is not settled at the institutional level, the student may contact the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 404 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN  37243-0830. Telephone: 615-741-5293.

Resolution and reconciliation is best accomplished in Christian love with candid communication (Matthew 18). If intractable, Christian mediation should be sought apart from secular litigation (I Corinthians 6). Students should seek resolution through the grievance process within institutional channels, apart from the public view.

More information on Tennessee extensions

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