Caskey Center for Church Excellence

Directed by Dr. W. Mark Tolbert
Associate Director, Dr. Jeffrey Farmer

The Caskey Center for Church Excellence was established in Spring 2014 and is an initiative between NOBTS and an anonymous donor to provide free theological education for Louisiana SBC pastors and staff members who are bi-vocational or serve smaller membership churches. In Fall 2014, the donor gave additional funds to extend the full-tuition scholarship program to include Mississippi SBC pastors and staff members who are bi-vocational or serve smaller membership churches. In Summer 2015, the donor provided further funds to expand the full- time tuition scholarship program to include Alabama SBC pastors and staff who are bi-vocational or serve smaller membership churches.

What Caskey Scholarships Offer

  • Full tuition scholarships (up to $6,000 annually) for ALSBOM, LBC, and MBCB bi-vocational and smaller church membership ministers for certificate, undergraduate, or Master’s study in any NOBTS delivery system in Alabama, Louisiana, or Mississippi (main campus, hybrid, extension, workshop, online).

  • Scholarship recipients also receive the Logos Silver Bible software package.

Eligibility Requirements

Alabama

  • Serve as a bi-vocational or paid-staff minister in an ALSBOM church with 150 or fewer in worship.

  • Affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 (www.sbc.net/bfm/ bfm2000.asp) and the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (www.cbmw.org/core-beliefs).

  • Engage in personal evangelism and submit reports on evangelistic activity.

  • Be interviewed by Dr. Mark Tolbert, Director of the Caskey Center.

Louisiana

  • Serve as a bi-vocational or paid-staff minister in an LBC church with 250 or fewer in worship.

  • Affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 (www.sbc.net/bfm/ bfm2000.asp) and the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (www.cbmw.org/core-beliefs).

  • Engage in personal evangelism and submit reports on evangelistic activity.

  • Be interviewed by Dr. Mark Tolbert, Director of the Caskey Center.

Mississippi

  • Serve as a bi-vocational or paid-staff minister in an MBCB church with 150 or fewer in worship.

  • Affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 (www.sbc.net/bfm/ bfm2000.asp) and the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (www.cbmw.org/core-beliefs).

  • Engage in personal evangelism and submit reports on evangelistic activity.

  • Be interviewed by Dr. Mark Tolbert, Director of the Caskey Center.

For more information about the Caskey Center for Church Excellence, its programs, services, or calendar of events, contact Dr. Mark Tolbert at 504.816.8227 or caskeycenter@nobts.edu.