Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest hosted the Board of Visitors and Trustees on its campus April 15-17.
From Sunday evening to Tuesday afternoon, the Southeastern Board of Visitors and Trustees discussed several matters taking place at the College at Southeastern and Southeastern Seminary since their last visit in the fall.
Daniel Akin, Southeastern’s president said in his address that the Lord has grown the school to roughly over 2,850 students and he expects the enrollment to hit the 3,000 in the next few semesters.
Akin said the Lord has been faithful to Southeastern, and in turn, they should seek to remain faithful to Him.
During the business session, the Board of Trustees elected Todd Borger as associate professor of Old
Testament and Hebrew.
Borger received his B.M. from the University of Redlands, his master of divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, and his doctorate degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been teaching at Southeastern since 2009.
James Merritt, pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Ga., encouraged Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary students, faculty and guests to take a stand “on the risen Christ.” Merritt was speaking in chapel April 17 during the Board of Visitors and Trustees meeting on campus.
On April 17 James Merritt, pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Ga., addressed the students, faculty, staff and Boards with the command, “When problems come into your life, don’t look for a place to run; find a place to stand and that place is on the risen Christ.”
The chapel recognized several families and individuals who are being commissioned to the foreign mission field in the fall.
Drawing from Acts 4, Merritt challenged these families and individuals to stand tall, stand tough and stand true in the gospel wherever the Lord takes them.
Merritt asked, “Do you wonder why the gospel is being preached in the 21st century? It is because of the fervency of the early disciples and the faithfulness of our Lord.”
Akin, closing the chapel, asked for all missionaries to gather so that the Boards of Visitors and Trustees, as well as other students, could pray over them.
“I thank God for these who answered his call, and I pray that he would fulfill completely his perfect will in their lives,” Akin said.
“Being in God’s will is not always the safest, but it is the best place to be. The Lord is so good and may you be faithful in the mission field you have been placed until the day he calls you home.”