History & Partnerships
2005: The Seminary held its first commencement ceremony with three graduates. Dr. E. Glenn Hinson, Senior Professor of Church History and Spirituality, delivered the address to the graduates.
2007: On September 8, the Seminary celebrated its Encenia, a celebration of the founding of Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. Dr. Emmanuel McCall was the event’s featured speaker.
2008: On March 10, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky installed Dr. Dalen Jackson, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, as the school’s first Academic Dean.
2009: On March 6, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky launched the E. Glenn Hinson Lecture Series in commemoration of Dr. Hinson’s 50th year of teaching. Dr. Hinson delivered the inaugural lecture.
2010: The Seminary moved onto the campus of Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, during the summer.
2012: On August 25, the Seminary recognized the completion of its tenth year of classes with a Tenth Anniversary Celebration held on the campus of Georgetown College. Dr. Brett Younger was the featured speaker.
2015: In June, the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools granted Baptist Seminary of Kentucky accreditation, approving the Master of Divinity degree program.
2016: The Seminary creates a partnership with Simmons College of Kentucky. Founding President Greg C. Earwood retires.
2017: David Cassady becomes second president of BSK
2018: BSK begins offering a full M.Div. in Louisville at Simmons College. Receives $300,000 grant from Baugh Foundation to support work at Simmons site.
2020: BSK named the official seminary of the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. (NBCA).
2020: BSK receives 10 year reaccredidation from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) following self-study process.
2020: BSK approved by ATS for comprehensive distance education.
2020: Revised M.Div. Curriculum launched to now require 75 hours and infuse couses with Black church studies content.
2020: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia selects BSK as partner to provide distance education for Virginia students.
2021: Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation awards BSK $750,000 to begin Institute for Black Church Studies.
2022: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida & the Caribbean Islands selects BSK as partner to provide distance education for their students.
2022: Lilly Endowment awards $998,725 grant to BSK as part of their “Pathways for Tomorrow” initiative.