DTS 90th Year Anniversary

Greetings from DTS Family & Friends

We have heard thousands of wonderful stories over the years about the impact Dallas Theological Seminary is making around the world because of the diligent and faithful work of our grads. We recognize that there are many stories out there left to tell. This is an opportunity to share your story of God's faithfulness and how He has used the Seminary to bless your life. We hope current students will be encouraged by your words to stay committed to their calling as they prepare for a lifelong ministry of teaching truth and loving well.

Josh Bleeker

Faculty Member

Luke Perkins ThM 2013

Alumni

Greg Hatteberg

Faculty Member

Matthew St. John ThM/DMin 2007

Alumni

Matt Williams ThM 1995

Alumni

Ben Mogos ThM 2010

Alumni

Carlos Zazueta ThM 2002

Alumni

Chris & Yanci McGregor ThM/MA[BS] 2005

Alumni

Cristian Barbosu ThM 1999

Alumni

Jim & Lisa Samra ThM/MA[BS] 2001

Alumni

Joe Hishmeh ThM 1993

Alumni

Kelly & Tosha Williams ThM/MA[BS] 1996

Alumni

Steve & Cathy Paul ThM/MACE 1990

Alumni

Nehemiah Sia

Nehemiah Sia

Alumni ThM 2001

When I first came to Dallas Seminary, I was still very young. At the age of 20 years old, I began my studies pursuing th...

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Danny Sartin

Danny Sartin

Alumni MA[BS] 1981

I attended Dallas along with Southwestern three decades ago. The classwork taken at DTS has continued to surface over an...

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CLARENCE WOOLEY

CLARENCE WOOLEY

Current Student

I have been trying to further my education off and on for the past forty years. At every turn, Satan had set a trap, a r...

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Brian Bittiker

Brian Bittiker

Staff Member

God used several professors (LB, BJ, Dr. "P", JB, AS & GS, DW, BC), many students, and my Spiritual Formation experience...

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Jarod Walston

Jarod Walston

Alumni ThM 2011

The benefits of being a student at DTS continue to show throughout my ministry in rural Nebraska. However, the most mean...

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Kellie  Elmore

Kellie Elmore

Current Student

DTS has in a short time, the truth behind lip service and heart service. The school has taught me more in the few weeks ...

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James L.  Higgs

James L. Higgs

Seminary Supporter ThM 1962

I graduated from DTS in 1962. Since that time God enabled me to pastor four churches in Dallas, Chicago and San Francis...

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Sujaya James

Sujaya James

Alumni PHD 2003

Sincere thanks to Professors, Staff, and Volunteers for enriching me in the Lord Jesus. For fellow comrades in the class...

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Michael Karpf

Michael Karpf

Alumni ThM 1993

I first heard about Dallas Theological Seminary in early 1977. I was a very young Christian pre dental student at Nort...

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Greta Birtell

Greta Birtell

Staff Member

I was raised in a DTS church and I'm very thankful for the solid foundation in my walk with the Lord and the Bible I rec...

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We have heard thousands of wonderful stories over the years about the impact Dallas Theological Seminary is making around the world because of the diligent and faithful work of our grads. We recognize that there are many stories out there left to tell. This is an opportunity to share your story of God's faithfulness and how He has used the Seminary to bless your life. We hope current students will be encouraged by your words to stay committed to their calling as they prepare for a lifelong ministry of teaching truth and loving well.

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90th Anniversary Celebration
The event will be broadcast live from campus on October 16, 7:30-8:30 pm CDT

What is the impact of your support?

First Class

In the fall of 1924, the first students at what would later be called Dallas Theological Seminary met to study under Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer. Dr. Chafer’s burden and vision to emphasize expository preaching and teaching of the Scriptures led to this inaugural class of thirteen men.

1920s & ‘30s

In those early years DTS’s prayer and financial supporters helped educate people such as J. Vernon McGee, who launched his Thru the Bible radio program, which is still produced in more than one hundred languages and broadcast daily to every continent. Those supporters also helped make possible the education of Dr. J. Dwight Pentecost, who went on to teach more than 10,000 DTS students over fifty-eight years.

1940s

Donors made it possible to train students like Jim Rayburn, founder of Young Life—which reportedly reached 1.4 million kids last year through their worldwide clubs and campus ministries.

1950s

Investments in DTS helped educate Howard Hendricks, who taught at DTS for sixty years, directly or indirectly touching the lives of millions and shaping many of the leading ministries in our world today. He taught multitudes how to study the Bible for themselves.

1960s

Those who gave to DTS during the 1960s supported the training of Chancellor Chuck Swindoll, whose Insight for Living (IFL) radio broadcasts air worldwide more than 2,000 times each day. In addition to English, listeners hear IFL broadcasts in six languages. David Jeremiah also graduated in the 1960s, and his Turning Point ministry is now heard on 2,500 radio stations and seen on TV in a potential 2.5 billion homes worldwide.

1970s

Supporters of DTS in the 1970s helped the Seminary educate people such as author Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in south Dallas and president of The Urban Alternative (TUA). TUA seeks, by God’s grace, to transform inner-city neighborhoods nationwide, and its radio outreach extends to nearly 1,000 outlets in the U.S. and to more than 100 countries worldwide.

1980s

1980s-era friends helped equip Babu Pimplekar, who returned to Central India. A second generation of DTS grads—his daughter, Rani, and son-in-law, Jayesh Yangad—minister in Aurangabad. Their works include church planting, evangelism, counseling, pastoral training, and hosting medical camps. Supporters also aided in educating pastor and author Andy Stanley, founder of North Point Ministries, which equips leaders to create churches that unchurched people love to attend.

1990s

People who prayed and gave to the Seminary during the 1990s invested in God’s work through people such as Moscow pastor Gennadi Sergienko; second-generation DTS grad Priscilla Shirer, co-founder of Going Beyond Ministries; Imad Shahadeh, president of Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary; Elizabeth Inrig, who led women’s ministries for the Evangelical Free Church of America; and current DTS president Mark Bailey.

2000s

Those who more recently invested in DTS have helped to equip graduates such as Brad Hopkins, who directs the Central Wyoming Rescue Mission; Célestin Musekura, who founded ALARM, an African-led organization that equips leaders to transform their communities; and hundreds of others who have reached millions around the globe through books and articles.

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