Truett Seminary

Waco | Houston | San Antonio

At Baylor's Truett Seminary, God-called people are equipped for gospel ministry in and alongside Christ's Church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Here, theological education is a sacred process of preparation and transformation for a Kingdom purpose. Truett students think theologically, practice ministry skills, cultivate community, and grow spiritually as they seek to know Christ and make him known.

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Truett Profiles

Abby Bennett
Current Student
"The community at Truett fosters a place for diverse opinions and insights to be held with equal validity and respect. This has provided rich learning and depth as I hear from professors and peers as well as opportunity to understand others better."

Dr. Angela Gorrell
Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
"I aim to create healthy learning communities that welcome vulnerability. This requires vulnerability on the part of me and the students...As students learn to embrace vulnerability and share who they are and learn from one another, my hope is that students feel not just part of a course, but part of a community."

Matthew Davis
"At Truett, you are able to ask questions in class. You are heard. You are seen. Your opinion matters. Seminary is not a place where you come in with all of the answers, and it's also not a place where you're expected to have all of the answers when you leave. This is the training ground."

Mar. 27, 2023
Baylor University’s Truett Seminary Announces the Appointment of Larry Parsley, PhD, as Clinical Professor of Christian Ministry and Director of Mentoring 
WACO, Texas (March 27, 2023) – Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary announced today that Larry Parsley, PhD, has been appointed to serve as clinical professor of Christian ministry and director of mentoring.  
Feb. 22, 2023
BGCT-Baylor Joint Statement on Special Relationship Agreement
DALLAS and WACO, Texas – Leaders from the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) and Baylor University have jointly reviewed the relationship agreement between the two organizations and deemed no changes are necessary. The special agreement, initially agreed upon on November 4, 2011, calls for a joint review by the BGCT and Baylor every 10 years. The most recent review was delayed two years as both organizations managed through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb. 6, 2023
Baylor University’s Truett Seminary Announces the Appointment of Dr. Elizabeth E. Shively as Professor of Christian Scriptures
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary Dean Todd D. Still, PhD, announced today that Elizabeth E. Shively, PhD, has accepted an appointment to serve as professor of Christian Scriptures commencing this July. Shively, a well-known and highly regarded biblical scholar who specializes in the Gospel of Mark, will teach courses in New Testament and Greek at the seminary.
Feb. 17, 2023
Bishop Scott J. Jones Joins Truett Seminary’s Wesley House of Studies
WACO, Texas (February 17, 2023) - Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary announced today that Bishop Scott J. Jones, PhD, has joined Truett Seminary’s Wesley House of Studies as an Affiliate Professor and Pastor-Theologian in Residence.

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