New Alumni Association, B. H. Carroll summer hours, and more

| Jun 22, 2022

"This Week on the Hill" is a weekly roundup of campus news, announcements, and events from Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College.


Southwestern Alumni Association announces benefits, membership options

The newly relaunched Southwestern Alumni Association is now available to the 41,000 living alumni serving around the globe. In addition to fostering relationships, members can receive discounts for hotel stays at the Riley Center, in-house conferences, as well as books and merchandise at the Seminary Hill Bookstore. Members can also audit a class every year, access the institution’s ATLA database, and more. Memberships can be purchased monthly, annually, or for a lifetime. For cost and more details, click here.

B. H. Carroll Center to close temporarily in July

The B. H. Carroll Center for Baptist Heritage and Mission, which holds archival materials, special collections, and rare books, will be temporarily closed for the month of July, but will reopen again in August. For more information about the Center, click here

Southeast Asia mission trip application deadline July 15

A team from SWBTS and TBC will join IMB partners on a mission trip to Malaysia this December. Are you interested in going? The deadline to apply is July 15. Any questions, please contact the World Missions Center at

Campus News

Longtime professor of adult education Lucien Coleman dies at 91

Lucien Edwin Coleman Jr., retired professor of adult education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1983-1993), died Saturday, June 11, in his home in Weatherford, Texas. He was 91.

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Southwestern Seminary alumni hear from newly elected SBC president, honor Iorg, Lee

ANAHEIM, Calif. - For the second consecutive year, the newly elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, who is an alumnus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, addressed the gathering of the seminary’s Alumni and Friends Luncheon in Anaheim, June 15. 

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Greenway highlights ‘new day’ on Seminary Hill in SBC report

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Highlighting growing enrollment in the Spanish language degree programs, the relaunched alumni association, primacy of the Master of Divinity degree, and the recently released The Authority and Sufficiency of Scripture, President Adam W. Greenway told messengers to the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting it is a “new day” at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary during his June 15 report.

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Southwestern Women connect with alumni, ministry wives during SBC

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Southwestern Women connected with females at the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting and auxiliary events in Anaheim through the Women’s Expo held on June 13-14 and the Ministers’ Wives Luncheon held June 14.

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Greenway challenges Pastors’ Conference attendees to ‘speak truth in love’ based on authority, sufficiency of Scripture

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The authority and sufficiency of Scripture challenge believers to speak the truth in love even when it is painful, Adam W. Greenway, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College, told attendees of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference in Anaheim, California, during a June 13 address.

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Depending on God, Southwestern, TBC students see conversions during Crossover 

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - With a huge smile, Joy Mathis* explained, “I am really happy that God answered my prayer that knocking [on] the door really works.”

Mathis, a Master of Arts in Christian Education student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary who is from East Asia, was one of 34 Southwestern and Texas Baptist College students who participated in Crossover the week before the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Anaheim. During the June 6-10 week, Southwestern Seminary and TBC students knocked on 537 doors of homes, had 322 conversations, engaged in 237 Gospel conversations, and led 18 people to salvation in Christ, said Carl J. Bradford, assistant professor of evangelism at Southwestern Seminary and faculty leader of Southwestern and TBC’s Crossover team.

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Southwestern relaunches alumni association for seminary, TBC graduates

Graduates of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College are invited to join the newly relaunched Southwestern Alumni Association, President Adam W. Greenway announced today.

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Southwestern Seminary student uses skills, learns lessons ministering to Ukrainians

The young lawyer – just a few weeks away from the birth of her child – had fled her war-torn native Ukraine alongside her mother. At a refugee camp in the neighboring country of Moldova is where Sara Noland met the young mom, now holding her three-week-old daughter. 

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Associate provost, interim dean, five administrative appointments announced at Southwestern Seminary

The appointments of a new associate provost, an interim dean for the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries, and administrative leaders for student services, the writing center, library and information services, and admissions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College were announced today by President Adam W. Greenway.

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Four scholars appointed to Southwestern Seminary, TBC faculty

Four new faculty appointments for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College were announced today by President Adam W. Greenway.

“God’s favor upon Seminary Hill is once again evident in the addition of these new scholars to the faculty of Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College,” said Greenway. “Our faculty are our curriculum, and these four new professors undergird the already prodigious scholarship that characterizes our world-class faculty. Our current and future students will be blessed to learn from these scholars, each of whom is also a committed minister of the Gospel of Christ.” 

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