Rev. Samuel Tolbert, Jr., DMin., National President
List of Officers, Staff and Teams
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc.
Toll-Free Phone: (844) 610-NBCA (6222)
Toll-Free Fax: (844) 620-NBCA (6222)
Office of the Treasurer
Rev. Dr. F.D. Sampson
PO Box 21219
Houston, TX 77226-1219
Phone: (713) 631-0753
NBCA Foreign Mission Board
c/o Rev. Dennis Jones
8775 Flagship Drive
Houston TX 77029
Office of the General Secretary
Rev. S.C. Dixon
3155 Victoria Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Phone: (225) 355-5155 Office of the President
Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr., MDiv.
2001 Moeling Street
Post Office Box 9
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE BELOW:
On Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm CDT / 7:00 pm EDT, the Triad Pastors Network will host a National Day of Prayer. This will be a live event and President Tolbert will be one of the participants.
To watch this National Day of Prayer Premier on Thursday, please click on one of the links below.
Louisville, KY – National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. (NBCA) named the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky (BSK) as their official seminary during the February meeting of their board in Tampa, Florida. BSK is the first seminary with whom NBCA has forged such a partnership.The NBCA is voluntary fellowship of churches approximating three and half million predominately African-American Baptists.
As part of the partnership, BSK will begin offering an online option for pursuing both the Master of Divinity and graduate certificates in Fall 2020. The NBCA is forming scholarships for seminarians, and BSK is providing two seats on their Board of Trustees for NBCA leaders.
“Theological education in America has too often given priority to white, western expressions of Christianity, missing the rich contributions and leadership of black theologians, mission leaders, biblical scholars and ministers. BSK believes that the formation of ministers must highlight this vibrant tradition if we are to follow God’s call to racial reconciliation and repair,” explained Dr. David Cassady, president of BSK. “BSK is honored to be a partner with both the NBCA and Simmons College of Kentucky. Together, we offer all our students a robust and diverse setting for theological education.
Dr. Samuel Tolbert, Jr., president of the NBCA describes the decision, “The National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc., (NBCA) places a strong value on
theological education. Our new partnership with the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky (BSK) is a strategic relationship that directly reflects our intentionality and focus toward meeting our strategic goals, which include partnerships. Our churches are being encouraged to make BSK the primary Seminary for the training of pastors, chaplains, and church leadership both for now and into the future. BSK’s focus on black church studies and rural church development will make this partnership thrive and support our quest to produce educated christian workers.”
Dr. Lewis Brogdon, who teaches Preaching and Black Church Studies at BSK, underscores the importance of the decision, “I am excited about the partnership between BSK and NBCA. This partnership brings together an international denomination with passionate and committed church leaders with an institution uniquely positioned to equip them to meet the changing nature of ministry in the 21st century and its varied challenges. I want to thank Dr. Samuel Tolbert for his vision and support of this historic partnership.”
In January 2018, at the invitation of Dr. Kevin Cosby, BSK opened a site at Simmons College of Kentucky (HBCU) in Louisville, offering the M.Div. degree. The Kevin and Barnetta Cosby Seminary Scholarship for American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) was established in 2019, providing 10 full scholarships to BSK for ADOS students.
Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky provides lifelong theological education forming creative leaders for ministry in a rapidly changing world. The seminary’s areas of emphasis include women in ministry, racial justice, rural ministry and pastoral care. BSK has a locations at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky and Simmons College of Kentucky in Louisville, Kentucky.
For more information, visit bsk.edu or contact:
Stephanie Fryman, Assistant to the President