Baptist Studies Program

The Baptist Studies Program at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary makes seminary training  available to Baptist students at a prestigious, accredited institution in South Carolina.

The program incorporates Baptist students into the established Southern Seminary curriculum while affording them the opportunity to take specialized classes in the following disciplines:

  • Baptist History & Theology
  • Leadership & Congregational Polity

The Baptist Studies Program is also designed to provide continuing education for Baptist ministerial staff members and to offer Christian education opportunities for Baptist laity in South Carolina.

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina formed a partnership in 2004 to develop this program under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Virginia Barfield, who holds a Ph.D. degree in New Testament Studies from Duke University.



Contact Admissions:
(803) 461-3238
(800) 804-5233 (toll free)
Fax: (803) 461.3285
4201 North Main Street
Columbia, S.C. 29203


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