NOBTS Graduation: Kelley challenges graduates to ‘bring them home”

NOBTS President Chuck Kelley challenges graduates to 'bring them home' during his commencement speech Dec. 13.

By Frank Michael McCormack

NEW ORLEANS—New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College, the school’s undergraduate program, celebrated Dec. 13 as 250 students earned degrees. NOBTS President Chuck Kelley was the featured speaker. Continue reading

Sept. 30 at NOBTS: Moore in Chapel at 11 a.m., Religious Liberty Conference at 7 p.m.


Outside of time in class today and study, NOBTS students have two events today to look forward to and participate in. First up is a time of worship at 11 a.m. this morning, featuring Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore. Continue reading

NOBTS caps 2013-2014 academic year with prison graduation

everrett welch cropBy Frank Michael McCormack

Behind a guard house and fences, past a security checkpoint and through two remotely-operated gates, 22 students of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s Leavell College gathered May 23 for the last commencement ceremony of the seminary’s 2013-2014 academic year.

The students — all inmates of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman — received associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in Christian ministry from Leavell College. Many were surrounded by family members and fellow inmate students, with representatives also on hand from the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi Baptist Convention and New Orleans Baptist Seminary. Continue reading