Truett Seminary Graduate List

NOTE TO MEDIA: Lists of the seminary graduates are linked below, categorized by state. Graduate information is certified by Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary dean's office.

Dec. 2017 Truett Graduates

George W. Truett Theological Seminary Announces Fall Graduates

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WACO, Texas (Jan. 10, 2018) – Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary conferred degrees upon 21 graduates during commencement ceremonies Dec. 15 at First Baptist Church in Waco.

Todd D. Still, The Charles J. and Eleanor McLerran Delancey Dean at Truett Seminary and William M. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures, welcomed graduates and their families. Degrees were conferred by Interim Provost Michael K. McLendon.

Baylor alumnus Larry Parsley, B.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’96, senior pastor at Valley Ranch Baptist Church in Coppell, Texas, gave the traditional message to the graduates.

Truett Seminary began offering classes at First Baptist Church of Waco in 1994, with the first class graduating in 1997, a century after its namesake, George W. Truett, graduated from Baylor. In 2002, Truett Seminary moved into the Baugh-Reynolds campus, its new home on the Baylor campus, which features a 550-seat chapel, great hall, teaching chapel, classrooms, meeting rooms and a beautiful interior courtyard.

The seminary offers a Master of Divinity degree, with eight unique concentrations; Master of Arts in Christian Ministry; Master of Theological Studies; and a Doctor of Ministry degree.

Truett Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. George W. Truett was an 1897 Baylor graduate who went on to pastor the largest Baptist congregation of his era and hold several prestigious positions in Baptist organizing bodies. During his nearly 50-year ministry at First Baptist Church of Dallas, Truett served as president of both the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist World Alliance. He later served 46 years as a Baylor trustee.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.


Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary provides theological education leading to the Master of Divinity, the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, the Master of Theological Studies, or the Doctor of Ministry degrees that are centered in the gospel of Jesus Christ and consistent with historic Baptist commitments to prepare persons to carry this gospel to the churches and the world. Within the M.Div. degree program, students can choose concentrations in Biblical Studies and Theology, Christian Education, Ministry Leadership, Missions and World Christianity, Worship Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Sports Ministry, and Youth/Family/Student Ministry. Truett Seminary also offers three dual degree programs – a M.Div./MSW and M.T.S./MSW through a partnership with Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, a M.Div./Master of Music through a partnership with the Baylor’s School of Music, and a M.Div./MBA through a partnership with Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

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