Invest in the next generation of gospel ministers.

What is the need?

Gospel Need in Today’s World

2.2 billion

More than 2.2 billion people live in countries where religious liberties are declining.

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One-fifth of the U.S. public — and a third of adults under 30 — are religiously unaffiliated today.

205 million

Number of people who live in a people group with no gospel witness at all.

How can you invest?


Other Giving Opportunities

Southern is a growing institution with numerous projects, initiatives, and opportunities for investment.

Southern Fund
All unrestricted gifts are directed toward the Southern Fund to be used where they are needed most. This type of giving is critical to keep the cost of tuition affordable to all our students.

Endowed Faculty Chair
Establishing or completing a previously established endowed faculty chair ensures Southern will be able to recruit and retain a world-class faculty.

Endowed Ministry or Missions Center
Establishing an endowed Ministry or Missions Center allows Southern students to gain valuable ministry experience in the local church and mission fields of the world.


Endowed Student Scholarship
Establishing a student scholarship in honor of a loved one is a lasting way to honor their memory and benefit specific students as they prepare for gospel ministry.

Major Gifts
Southern has been blessed with an exceptional campus and facilities. Capital gifts provide financial resources to expand, enhance, and repurpose facilities for more effective use.

More Info…
For more info about any of these giving opportunities or other opportunities not listed here, please contact our office at or by phone at (502) 897-4700.


For many students, the decision to train for ministry is a decision to leave behind financial security. This is a necessary sacrifice as they seek to fulfill God’s call on their lives. Many years ago, a group of people came alongside Seminary with the goal of supporting its mission and students. These people are known as the Southern Seminary Foundation. You can find out more about Southern Seminary and the Foundation by clicking HERE.

Leadership Briefing

We are pleased to announce that Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be our Leadership Briefing speaker on April 26, 2018. The luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on the campus of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Heritage Hall. Tickets can be individually purchased for $20. If you would like to sponsor a table and bring a group of friends or colleagues to enjoy the Leadership Briefing, the cost will be $150 for 8 tickets.

Click HERE to hear for more information and to purchase tickets.


Heritage Classic

The Heritage Classic is unlike any tournament you have ever
participated in. From the player experience, to the cause it
sustains, this event is unique. The 15th annual Heritage Classic will be held on August 20, 2018 at Big Spring Country Club. Help your business and have a great time all while supporting the next generation of gospel ministers.

More Info

Meet the Team

Craig Parker

Craig Parker

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Southern Seminary Foundation

(502) 897-4143

Jim Stitzinger

Jim Stitzinger

Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement

(502) 897-4143

Dale Anderson

Dale Anderson

Director of Development

(502) 897-4719

Don Shoemaker

Don Shoemaker

Regional Director of Development, West Coast

(502) 897-4143

Edward Heinze

Edward Heinze

Regional Director of Development, Texas

(502) 897-4143

Dylan Eagle

Director of Advancement Operations

(502) 897-4629

Jeremy Westbrook

Regional Director of Development, Florida

(502) 897-4143

Michael Wellman

Michael Wellman

Director of Advancement

(502) 897-4230

Shelly Sullivan

Shelley Sullivan

Secretary to the Executive Director of the Foundation

(502) 897-4700

Alice Rodrieguz

Alice Rodriguez

Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement Events

(502) 897-4605

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