If you had asked me ten years ago if I had any idea that I would be attending a preaching school, I would have probably laughed. Near my sixtieth birthday, I applied for admission to the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies. I learned about Southeast at a Gospel meeting at our home congregation in Searcy, AR. My wife and I were attending Crosby Church of Christ.

A few months earlier, I had made a few attempts at preaching at Crosby. I had become interested in spreading the truth of the Gospel. My wife and I operated a lawn care business and as far as we were concerned, we were going to finish out our lives in Searcy. When we learned about Southeast at the Gospel meeting, we were interested but concerned I was too old. Learning about the intense two-year program in Knoxville (Karns) run by a very sound faculty by a very sound congregation, made us want to know more.

Dawana and I soon learned that this well-known preaching school with an excellent reputation was offering a tuition-free opportunity to study and be trained by a staff of Bible scholars. We soon made a reconnaissance trip to visit the school and Karns congregation. We were overwhelmed by the kindness and first-class operation at this school and congregation.

I must say that making the decision to attend Southeast was one of the best decisions we have made in our walk for Christ.


Bob is a Mid-Year student scheduled to graduate in December of 2016. If you would like more information to help yourself or someone else in making the decision to attend Southeast, please call us (865-691-7444) or contact us via our website to speak with someone.

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