The Global Center

The Global Center exists to help people know their world, serve God in the world, and help the world know God through Jesus Christ


The Global Center allows divinity students and the Birmingham community to better understand and participate in global Christianity. World missions and evangelization were of the heart of Ralph Waldo Beeson's concern. His generosity made possible a divinity school charged to develop quality theological education in a Christian university setting from an evangelical perspective and a Global Center that brings together information, people, and purposes of a missionary God. In rhythm with the heartbeat of our missionary God and the charge of its benefactor, the Global Center of Beeson Divinity School seeks to build awareness of the global Christian cause and community by sending equipped Beeson students into every part of the world and inviting the world into the Beeson and Birmingham communities.  

You are welcome to tour our World Missions Exhibition to get a sense of the rich history of Christian missions, the impact of Christian martyrs, 21st century mission trends and how Beeson Divinity School alumni are serving around the world. Visit our Resource Room to find books, journals, websites and international missions opportunities to connect you to the world. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call (205) 726-2170 or email

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The Global Center
Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
(205) 726-2170
(205) 726-2271 fax

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.