The Doctor of Ministry program at Southwestern Seminary may have been the most valuable training experience I've had in ministry. It was theologically sound and incredibly practical for my work in the local church. I've often said that it was really an experience I could stand to go back and re-do every 5 years simply because it was so relevant. In my estimation, the recent addition of the emphasis on expository preaching combined with the Southwestern preaching faculty make this D.Min. program one of the best in the world. I highly recommend it to every pastor and preacher who is serious about his ministry."

Jim Shaddix
Pastor, Riverside Baptist Church- Denver, CO

I constantly thank God for the equipping of the D.Min. program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The D.Min. studies forced me to discipline myself and improve the quality of my ministry as a very young pastor, providing skills and insight which have served me well over the years in ministry. The seminary’s iron sharpened my balsa wood! I developed life-long mentoring relationships with professors, some of the greatest Christians on the planet. My prayer project provided a model and a foundation for all churches that I have pastored over the last 27 years. I urge you to take your ministry to the Lord’s next level!"

Hayes Wicker
Pastor, First Baptist Church- Naples, FL

I am grateful for the privilege of completing my D.Min. at Southwestern. The experience was spiritually and mentally challenging and added great value to my life and ministry. I would certainly encourage prospective students to prayerfully consider this outstanding opportunity to expand their education and preparation for life’s highest calling."

Jack Graham
Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church- Plano, TX

My D.Min studies at Southwestern were life changing. The course work strengthened my biblical foundation and challenged me to be more creative in ministry. I was energized by the opportunities to connect with professors and peers in a small group setting."

Ted Traylor
Pastor, Olive Baptist Church- Pensacola, FL

With a twofold emphasis on theological training and practical ministry, Southwestern’s Doctor of Ministry program contributed significantly to both my leadership and preaching skills. As a pastor of a local church I found the progam’s unique annual schedule to be “user friendly” and as a student I found the program’s structure promoted a network of lasting relationships with both my professors and my peers.” (“Looking back on my experience, I’m glad I chose Southwestern’s DMin program.”)

Nathan G. Lino
Senior Pastor, Northeast Houston Baptist Church- Houston, TX

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