GEORGETOWN, Kentucky — The Eula Mae & John Baugh Foundation has awarded $300,000 to the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky (BSK) to support the seminary’s growing presence at Simmons College in Louisville, Kentucky. The grant will be provided over a three-year period, beginning in 2018.
In January 2018, BSK began offering a full Master of Divinity degree through their Louisville site at Simmons College of Kentucky. Seven graduate level courses are currently being held in Louisville, with more planned for Fall 2018.
“This grant will allow BSK to rapidly strengthen our presence at Simmons College in Louisville as we add additional resources and services,” explained BSK President Dr. David Cassady. “Race is a central spiritual issue for our culture, time and churches, and this grant reveals the Baugh Foundation’s commitment to the kind of presence that shapes new leaders and transforms communities. BSK is enormously grateful for their support.”
Simmons President Dr. Kevin Cosby described the partnership between the two schools, “One of the greatest moves in recent years for Louisville and especially for West Louisville is the presence of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. This wonderful institution may be the only predominantly white accredited seminary housed on the campus of an Historically Black College & University (HBCU). This extraordinary grant by the Baugh Foundation will increase the capacity of both the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky and Simmons College of KY to provide educational opportunities for our city, state, and nation. Congratulations BSK, you prove that partnerships do matter.”
In 2017, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Kentucky awarded BSK a grant of $50,000 to equip classrooms with state of the art technology. Spring 2018 courses are already benefitting from these new systems.
Since 2001 the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky has prepared men and women sensing God’s leadership for life and ministry in faithful witness to Jesus Christ in the church and the world. The seminary draws upon the breadth and depth of the whole Christian tradition to undergird Christian formation. BSK is committed to theological education affirming the God-given gifts of each student and grounded in spiritual, moral, and intellectual formation in the Christian life.
For more information, visit bsk.edu or contact:
Stephanie Fryman, Assistant to the President