Throughout its history, Southern Seminary has maintained the primary purpose of preparing students for Christian ministry. Today, we are committed to offering students comprehensive and rigorous training for the challenges of ministry.Explore Degrees
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary stands on the confessional vision articulated by the founding faculty in the Abstract of Principles and on the Baptist Faith and Message.
Southern Seminary’s history is an incredible testimony to God’s faithfulness.
Southern students don’t just read good books, they study with the authors.
When Andy Davis finished his Ph.D. in church history in 1998, he accepted the call as pastor of the historic First Baptist Church Durham, North Carolina. Davis navigated powerful factions of deacons and committee chairs by memorizing, meditating on, and preaching Scripture verse-by-verse.Read More
Seminary should not be a break from ministry. Many students find themselves deployed to a number of local ministries and pastorates during their time in Louisville.
Racial violence and horrific police killings dominated the headlines in early July when Los Angeles-area pastor Jeremy Yong urged his small congregation to remember their Christ-centered hope.
The Department of Biblical Worship is dedicated to training worship leaders with musical excellence and theological precision.
Students at Southern are passionate about spreading the gospel in its full biblical integrity to every person and people group. Southern combines biblical training and ministry strategy to train students to develop a vision for the reaching lost and the tools they need fulfill that vision.
Learn wherever you’re on mission.
Southern Seminary’s Global Campus allows students the flexibility to prepare for ministry anywhere on the globe.
The Billy Graham School combines biblical training and missionary strategy to train students to fulfill the Great Commission.
Academic Centers offer specialized ministry training in Louisville and to the ends of the earth.
“Only God can make a minister. That fundamental fact frames our responsibility; for humility necessitates our understanding that Southern Seminary does not make ministers. Nevertheless, God makes ministers through the crucible of learning, study, prayer, and experience. Southern Seminary combines all of these elements in a comprehensive program of theological education that combines unquestioned academic excellence with practical application.”
R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Southern Seminary President
Students are choosing Southern because of the rigor and network that will help them train and serve relentlessly for a lifetime in preaching, missions, counseling, shepherding, teaching, and leadership for the gospel’s expanse throughout the world.
When you donate to Southern Seminary, you’re supporting the training of 5,500 future pastors, missionaries, counselors, and other gospel leaders. Every dollar you give is a dollar they won’t have to pay in tuition and fees.