Why Beeson?


"I chose Beeson because I was called here. It's a place of communal learning, encouragement and diversity, within doctrinal commonality, that was unparalleled anywhere else. And the thrill of the challenge was too much to pass up!"

Jason Cook, M.Div. 2014
Editor at The Gospel Coalition and Teaching Pastor at Fellowship Memphis

“The classes are small enough that you truly get to know the wonderful professors and your fellow students in a way that cultivates a great atmosphere for learning and conversation. From the faculty-led mentoring groups to Tuesday's community lunch after chapel, Beeson fosters community in a way that enriches education and personal growth.”

Hayden Walker, M.Div. 2013
Minister to Students at Mountain Brook Baptist Church

“I came to Beeson because of the school's commitment to training pastors who faithfully teach and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With the commitment the school has to the truth of Scripture and the confessions of the church creeds, there was really no other school that compared to the holistic theological education Beeson Divinity had to offer.”

Clayton Hornback, M.Div. 2014
UCF College Minister at Mountain Brook Community Church

“The climate of concern at Beeson Divinity School is to produce competent, caring, courageous and committed servants of our Lord, with special focus on pastors who can preach as well as lead.”

James Earl Massey, member of the Beeson Advisory Board,
Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor-at-Large of the Anderson University School of Theology

“Beeson professors have spent their lives not only studying Scripture, but fervently seeking the face of Christ.  And when you hear them speak, you know they are much with God.”

Sam Hays, M.Div. 2015
Youth Minister at Wright Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach, FL

“Beeson is a unique treasure among schools that train for ministry.  At Beeson you find a world class faculty and a curriculum that grounds you in scripture, theology, biblical languages and  the giants of the faith going back to the early church.”

Victor H. Hanson III, chair of the Beeson Advisory Board,
Retired president and publisher of The Birmingham News

"Why Beeson? There are a host of good reasons, among them: an outstanding faculty; an excellent program focused on preaching the gospel message; a conservative, biblical emphasis. The best reason, however, is the Christian fellowship, faculty and students, which is the soul of the school, and where the heart is inspired for a lifetime."

Drayton Nabors
Attorney, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court

“Beeson challenges me to evaluate my walk with God and push forward to reach full potential of the woman of God he has called me to be.”  

Demetrea Weakly, M.Div. 2014
High School Bible and Spanish Teacher at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama