Boyce College

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Boyce College
Boyce College.jpg
Motto Serve the Church. Engage the Culture.
Type Private
Established 1998
Affiliation Southern Baptist Convention
President R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
Dean Matthew Hall
Academic staff
15
Students 1235
Location Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Campus Suburban
100 acres
Colors      Red
     Black
Athletics NCCAA Division II Mid-East
Nickname Bulldogs
Mascot James P. Bulldog
Affiliations Kentuckiana Metroversity Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Website www.boycecollege.com

Boyce College (also referred to as The College at Southern) is the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). SBTS President Albert Mohler started the program in 1998 to begin the training of future ministers.[1] Boyce College seeks to serve the church and engage the culture by training its students in solid biblical theology.

History[edit]

Boyce College is the successor of Boyce Bible School, which was formed in 1974 and offered an associate of arts degree. It is named for James Petigru Boyce, the first president of Southern Seminary.[1] In 1998, under the guiding hand of the seminary's ninth president, Albert Mohler, Boyce Bible School became Boyce College and began offering six bachelor's degrees in addition to the associate degree. While offering seven different ministry-related degree programs, Boyce College's enrollment has grown over 700% in the ensuing years.

Main entrance to Mullins Hall at Boyce College

Boyce College was originally housed in W.O. Carver Hall, but was moved into the newly renovated Mullins Complex in August 2014. The renovation of Mullins includes 86 suite-style dormitories with 350 beds, 17 faculty offices, and Sampey Commons (a gathering area that includes a rock climbing wall, two kitchens, a recording studio, and an entertainment lounge).[2] Boyce College continues to share classrooms with Southern Seminary in W.O. Carver Hall, Rankin Hall, and Norton Hall. It also shares the Honeycutt Campus Center and the James P. Boyce Centennial Library with the seminary community.

Faculty[edit]

The faculty includes:[3]

  • Dan DeWitt, who is the author of the book Jesus or Nothing with Crossway
  • Heath Lambert (Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling), who is the author of "Finally Free" and the Executive Director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)
  • Denny Burk (Professor of Biblical Studies), who is the author of "What is the Meaning of Sex", a blogger for The Gospel Coalition, and the Director of the Center for Gospel and Culture.
Deans (1998– present)
  • Ted Cabal (1998-2001)
  • Jerry Johnson (2002–2004)
  • Jimmy Scroggins (2004–2008)
  • Denny Burk (2008–2011)
  • Dan Dewitt (2011–2016)
  • Matthew Hall (2016–present)

Degrees offered[edit]

Boyce College offers 13 bachelor's degrees, 1 associate degree, and 1 certificate.[4] These include:

  • Associate of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Christian Worldview and Apologetics, or Expository Preaching and Church Leadership.
  • Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies in Church Ministry (with a concentration in either Youth and Family Ministry or Church Leadership), Biblical Counseling, Worship and Music Studies, Worship and Pastoral Studies, Social Justice, and Global Studies.
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Teacher Education, or Humanities.
  • Certificate in Worldview Studies.

Athletics[edit]

Boyce has a men's basketball team which competes in the NCCAA Division II - Mid-East Region. In the 2013-14 season, the team placed third in the Region, losing to Kentucky Christian University.

In the Fall of 2015, Boyce added a men's soccer team to compete in the NCCAA as well.

Boyce also has a women's volleyball team.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • FLAME (Hip-Hop recording artist)
  • Trip Lee (Hip-Hop recording artist)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 29, 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Shoeppler, Hayley (August 20, 2014). "New home of Boyce College dedicated in grand re-opening of Mullins Complex". Louisville, KY: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: Southern News. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Faculty - Boyce College". 
  4. ^ "Programs of Study - Boyce College".