by Victoria Watson

Wildcats Media


Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary in Ontario, California, signed an articulation agreement with Louisiana College President Rick Brewer in Chapel in September.

This agreement allows students to apply college credits earned at LC to a seminary degree at Gateway Seminary.

“This agreement is kind of a streamlined approach that helps students get through seminary quicker based on what they’ve already learned here at Louisiana College,” Iorg said.

Iorg is hopeful that this agreement will lead students to further their graduate education at the seminary.

Brewer has also signed agreements with Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“Gateway makes our fourth articulation agreement out of the six Southern Baptist seminaries, and we look forward to partnering with all of them,” Brewer said. “It’s a win-win for our students. And Gateway is in sunny California—who wouldn’t want to go advance their studies for the Kingdom of God in such a beautiful place? This academic partnership affirms the quality of the College’s Missions & Ministries program and readiness of our graduates to flourish at the Seminary level.”

Iorg was also the speaker for Chapel, continuing Louisiana College’s study through the book of Colossians, preaching the preeminence of Jesus Christ.

Justin Langford, dean of the School of Missions and Ministries, said many LC graduates with a B.A. in Missions and Ministries go on to seminary to further their theological education.

“These students benefit from the robust design of our B.A. degree by having their master’s program shortened,” Langford said. “I am personally grateful for this articulation with our seminaries because it demonstrates a mission-minded cooperation that has long characterized Southern Baptists. Our Lowery Scholarship recipients at LC are the direct beneficiaries of these articulations.”

Louisiana College President Rick Brewer joined with Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary,in September , in signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions that will allow LC students to apply college credits to their first year of seminary. Iorg was the Chapel speaker, also. He was in town serving as keynote speaker for the E4 Preaching Conference held at First Baptist of Pineville.


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