Bachelor of Arts
This program is designed to establish a broad foundation for understanding and teaching the Christian faith.
The BA Theology is designed to establish a broad foundation for understanding and teaching the Christian faith. It primarily emphasizes the thematic, theological, and doctrinal understanding of Scripture. This program prepares students for professional or lay ministry and for a variety of careers in the marketplace. The BA Theology offers a solid foundation for further undergraduate or graduate studies in a variety of fields including theology, religious studies, pastoral ministry, and youth ministry
Past students have pursued many types of careers including that of a pastor, professor, missionary, Bible translator, and various other ministry and lay positions.
The BA Theology requires 39 credit hours of theology, 12 credit hours of cognate language requirements, and six credit hours of cognate biblical studies requirements beyond the core requirements. Like most Briercrest programs, the BA Theology requires 39 credit hours of 300+ course work within the context of a 126 credit hour degree.
Students will complete the four-year BA degree Core Curriculum, as well as 6 semesters of Service and Experiential Learning. As part of their graduation requirements, all four-year BA students will also complete the Senior Portfolio (PRT 400).
New students: apply to the college now and our admissions advisors will work closely with you throughout the rest of the process.
Current students: contact Academic Services to change programs and/or to be connected with a faculty adviser.
(126 credit hours: minimum 39 at 300+ level)
(66 credit hours)
(18 credit hours)
(21 credit hours)
Cognate Language Requirements
(12 credit hours)
Biblical Studies Requirements
Kevin was raised in a Christian home and, at the age of eight, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour and Lord and was baptized at Rosemont Park Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Much later, he became a Bible major at Hardin-Simmons University, where he surrendered his life to full-time vocational service. He returned to Fort Worth to attend seminary and married Myra, who had felt called into missions since she was fourteen years old.
He then pastored a small congregation in Arkansas while he finished his Ph.D. Afterward, he and Myra began to look for a place on the mission field where God could use them. They ended up at the Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (PBTS).
He and Myra taught at PBTS from June 2001 to March 2006. Although his primary teaching responsibilities were in the areas of theology and church history, he also taught philosophy of religion, New Testament, Greek, ethics, and preaching. They also enjoyed mentoring the students in discipleship contexts in their home and local churches. Myra hosted a students' wives Bible study on Monday nights and Kevin was active in the college and discipleship ministries of their church.
While they were serving as the Missionaries-in-Residence at Oklahoma Baptist University, God called them to Briercrest College and Seminary. Although they have only been here for one year, they are sure that this is where God has called them, and they are very excited to be serving him here.
Kevin, along with David Miller, will lead Briercrest's upcoming study tour, Study Tour 2013: Follow Paul through Turkey and Greece.