Greetings to you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!
My name is Ben Carlson. I live in Owensboro, KY, with my wife and three (soon to be four) children. On July 1, 2013, I moved to Owensboro, KY, in order to start the Master of Divinity program at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary. In February 2018, I finished my studies at the seminary and received my degree. I now serve as a pastor at Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY, with two of the greatest men I have had the pleasure to know: Dr. Sam Waldron and Joe Wilson.
There are many reasons why I thank God for CBTS, and there are many reasons why I think men aspiring to the ministry should prayerfully consider becoming students at CBTS. Here are several of them:
At CBTS, you are taught what it means to be a confessional Reformed Baptist. Every class must conform to the teachings contained in the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, and every professor subscribes to it. Each assigned book is the cream of the crop and gold-standard of Reformed theology. When you leave this institution, you will not receive a Master of Confusion but instead will be a trained scribe for the kingdom of heaven.
At CBTS, you are taught by the leading Baptist theologians of our era. Each professor holds an advanced degree in his field of study, and most have written books on their area of expertise. It is safe to say that these men are trustworthy and know what they are talking about.
At CBTS, you are given the opportunity to learn sound, wholesome theology at a price you can afford. This seminary works extremely hard to give every student the best bang for his buck. Tuition is purposely kept at a minimum so those who need theological education the most can receive it without becoming a beggar to the rich or a slave to the lender.
AT CBTS, you can be a student while working a part-time or even a full-time job. Besides the modular classes, each course is taught in the evening to ensure that those who are in the workplace during the day can be in the classroom at night. Because this was so, I could provide for my family while also preparing to be a minister in God’s church. Work and school complemented, instead of competed against, each other.