BSK kicks off a new semester with highest enrollment in 15 years

BSK kicks off a new semester with highest enrollment in 15 years

BSK also launched the Institute for Black Church Studies as well as some new certificate programs this Fall.

BSK is excited to welcome 52 students to the classroom this semester, with courses kicking off on Monday, August 23. Enrollment has grown steadily over the last 4 years since BSK first partnered with Simmons College of Kentucky. In 2020, BSK was named the official seminary of the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc., and many new students that have enrolled at BSK are NBCA pastors and leaders.


BSK’s President, Dr. David Cassady expresses excitement for a new semester, “BSK is blessed to have engaged wonderful partnerships, including with the National Baptist Convention of America, Simmons College of Kentucky and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. We are thrilled to be welcoming larger numbers of students from these communities into the BSK family!”

Plans were in the works for BSK to offer the Master of Divinity and certificate options via Zoom before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. BSK has a unique approach to in-place learning, taking the context of where students are serving into account, helping students with networking for resources and relationships that can support their ministries now and in the future, and striving to approach courses so that relationships between professor and students, and students with one another, are nurtured.


If you are interested in supporting the journey of these new students financially, your gift will go directly to their tuition costs. Applications have already started coming in for the Spring 2022 semester. Interested students can contact Abby Sizemore, Director of Admissions, at or 859-788-3066.