A Welcome from the Provost

The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is to “prepare servants to walk with Christ, proclaim His truth, and fullfill His Mission.” Everything we do is geared to fulfilling that mission. I trust God has called you to NOBTS to join us in that mission. We are excited about what God is doing here, and I’m glad you are going to be a part of it.

Our faculty have prayerfully designed a curriculum that will equip you for a variety of ministries. While you are in seminary, let me encourage you to approach each class as more than a requirement for a degree. God has called you to study here, so do your very best. If you’ll approach each class seeking to find what God has for you, God will honor your efforts.

One of my favorite parts about NOBTS is the community. Let me encourage you to get to know your fellow students as you study. Some of my best friends in ministry are people I met at NOBTS. Take advantage of this time God is giving you to develop friendships which can encourage you in ministry for the rest of your life. Find some friends who will pray for you and allow you to pray for them as you seek God together.

The faculty and administration of NOBTS are committed to guide and teach you as you become a part of the seminary. We have a world class faculty who have the best possible academic training. They want to get to know you, and I hope you will take the opportunity to get to know your faculty while you are in seminary. They desire to invest deeply in students, and you will be blessed by them while you are here. The faculty of NOBTS are deeply involved in local church ministry and average over twenty years of ministry experience. I hope while you are gaining the tools for ministry at NOBTS you will get involved in some sort of ministry wherever you are. Don’t wait until you graduate to begin to do what God has called you to do.


Dr. Norris Grubbs
Provost