We have a very exciting development we want to share with you. Several years ago, Southeast gained approval from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to offer a Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree to everyone who graduated from the two-year program going forward. The question was asked, “What about those who graduated prior to this who received a diploma from East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions?” At the time, the decision was made to require prior graduates to complete two three-hour courses in order to earn the Bachelor of Biblical Studies diploma.
We are pleased to announce that we are making the Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree available to all ETSPM graduates in good standing, without further coursework. Graduates of ETSPM should go to our website and fill out the application. We need updated information to verify graduation and also ensure the student files are compliant with Tennessee Higher Education Commission standards. Once the applicant has completed the proper paperwork and their file has been updated, he will receive his diploma.
Jerry Carmichael and Kevin Key are the inaugural recipients of the Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree. Jerry W. Carmichael is a native of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky and a 1989 graduate of East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions. He has worked with congregations in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. Jerry is married to the former Jean Baker and currently serves as one of the preachers for the Rolling Hills church of Christ in Mt. Sterling, KY.
Kevin Key is a native of Paoli, Indiana and a 2003 graduate of East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions. He has worked with congregations in Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Kevin is married to the former Dawn Galloway and currently serves as the preacher and an elder for the East End church of Christ in McMinnville, TN.
We are very excited to make this opportunity available to all of our graduates and to be able to award this degree to both of these fine men. We are hopeful this will be a benefit to all the graduates of Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies/East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions.