the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Student Testimonials

Dr. Thom S. Rainer

Ph.D. Evangelism, Southern Seminary;

President and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources

“I will always be grateful
for the opportunity to
earn a Ph.D. from
Southern Seminary.
The academic rigors
were challenging and
demanding. But, at the
end of the day, this
degree proved not to
be a mere intellectual
exercise. The studies at
Southern Seminary
prepared me for both
life and ministry. Even
to this day, years later,
I experience the great
benefit of being a Ph.D
student and graduate
of Southern Seminary.”


Dr. Jason Meyer

Ph.D. New Testament, Southern Seminary;

Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church

“I thank my God continually
for my doctoral
study because it
further fanned into
flame a passion to
handle the Scriptures
reverently and accurately.
The program
had a high level of
academic excellence,
but its professors are
churchman and they
do not practice any
academic gamesmanship.
They instilled in
us a commitment to
the church of the Lord
Jesus Christ. I would
not trade it for all of the
supposed prestige of
Ivy league or European
doctoral education.”



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