Even though we offer 40 programs of study, from biology to teacher education, from business to psychology, ministerial training remains the core of what we do at Welch College, and we hope to expand that one day soon with the addition of master’s-level seminary education.

The ministerial program is alive and well at Welch College. More than half the men on our campus are preparing for some sort of preaching ministry, and our ministerial students take every opportunity they can to preach the Word of God.

The frequent preaching tours these students take throughout the academic year exemplify their dedication. On these tours, a vanload of ministerial students will go to a certain region and then fan out to preach and represent Welch College at churches in that area. I thought my readers would be interested in this letter I received recently from Eric Brown, a pastor in Alma, Georgia.

Please pray for these Welch ministerial students as they prepare for Great Commission ministry in the context of the local church.

Dear Dr. Pinson,

Recently the South Georgia Association of Free Will Baptists was blessed to host a Welch College preaching trip. The young men who came exceeded our expectations. They did a fantastic job representing themselves, the College, and Christ in an impressive way. The other pastors who hosted a student described them as confident, respectful, outgoing, and best of all great preachers. This has been one of the best crops of “preacher boys” sent our way. They represented well the biblical vision of the man of God I know that you’re personally committed on producing at Welch.

I hosted junior Dustin Walters. He is a gifted young man who is well on his way to becoming a great preacher. I look forward to hearing great things from him in the future.

Thanks for all your hard work at the helm of our Flagship College. Praying for your strength and influence to permeate a generation of young men for Free Will Baptists and God’s glory!


Rev. Eric L. Brown, Pastor
Pine Level Free Will Baptist Church
Alma, Georgia

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