Boyce College

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Boyce College
Boyce College.jpg
MottoLove God. Love Neighbor.
AffiliationSouthern Baptist Convention
PresidentR. Albert Mohler, Jr.
DeanMatthew Hall
Academic staff
Location, ,
100 acres
ColorsRed, Black, Gray
AthleticsNCCAA Division II Mid-East
AffiliationsKentuckiana Metroversity Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Boyce College is a private, Christian college affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and located in the Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. Boyce College was founded in 1998 by R. Albert Mohler Jr. as the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and receives its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.[1]


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 guidance 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.

In 2016, Boyce College opened the Augustine Honors Collegium, an honors, seminar-based program. The Collegium publishes a biannual academic journal, The Augustine Collegiate Review.[3]


The faculty includes:[4]

  • Jonathan Arnold (Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Church History)
  • Bryan Baise (Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics)
  • David Bosch (Associate Professor of Business Administration)
  • Denny Burk (Professor of Biblical Studies)
  • Michael Crawford (Associate Professor of Business Administration)
  • Scott Connell (Assistant Professor of Music and Worship Leadership)
  • David DeKlavon (Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation)
  • Tyler Flatt (Assistant Professor of Humanities)
  • Adam Howell (Assistant Professor of Old Testament Interpretation)
  • Kevin Jones (Assistant Professor of Teacher Education)
  • Barry Joslin (Professor of Christian Theology)
  • John Klaassen (Associate Professor of Global Studies)
  • Oren Martin (Assistant Professor of Christian Theology)
  • Jim Orrick (Professor of Literature and Culture)
  • Brian Payne (Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Expository Preaching)
  • Andrew Rogers (Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling)
  • Melissa Tucker (Assistant Professor of Teacher Education)
Notable faculty
  • Charles Draper (Professor of Old Testament Interpretation) May 25, 1947 – June 25, 2017
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, one associate degree, and two certificates.[5] 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, Global Studies, Worship and Music Studies, or Worship and Pastoral Studies.
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Politics, Philosophy, and Economics; Teacher Education (with a concentration in either English as a Second/New Language or Classical Education); or Humanities.
  • Certificate in Worldview Studies or English as a Second/New Language.


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. Notable basketball players include Ben Akers, who received the 2016 Pete Maravich Award.

In fall 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 and author)


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  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. ^ "Boyce College to publish undergraduate research journal". Louisville, KY: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Faculty - Boyce College".
  5. ^ "Programs of Study - Boyce College".