Seven Georgians graduate from Southern Seminary

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is located in Louisville, KY. SBTS/Special

LOUISVILLE, KY — Eleven students with ties to Georgia were graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Spring commencement ceremonies in late May. The seminary conferred degrees to 320 Southern master’s and doctoral students on May 18.

The commencement address was delivered by President R. Albert Mohler, former editor at The Christian Index.

Caleb Nathanael Hecox from Gainesville, a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, received the Master of Divinity degree. Heckox, who is married to Summer Hecox, is a 2010 undergraduate from the University of West Georgia.

R. Tyler Kirkpatrick from Columbus, a member of Crosspointe Church, received the Master of Divinity degree. Kirkpatrick, who is married to Chelsi Kirkpatrick, received his undergraduate degree – the Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies and New Testament Greek, from Cedarville University in 2014.

Chad Minter from Thomaston, a member of First Baptist Church Lyons, received the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree. Minter, who is married to Molly Minter,  previously received the Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia and the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

Gregory Nash from Flintstone, a member of Immanuel Baptist in Rossville, was awarded the Master of Divinity degree. His married to Kris Nash and received the undergraduate degree – a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management – from Covenant College in Chattanooga, TN 1995.

Mark Parker from Kennesaw, a member of Hurt Road Baptist Church in Smyrna, received the Master of Divinity degree. He is married to Lennette Parker and has the Bachelor of Arts in Management and Bachelor of Arts in Business degrees.

Jeffrey Timmons from Sandy Springs, a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, received the Master of Divinity degree. He is married to Jayne Timmons and has the 2012 undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Georgia.

John Benjamin Urban of Peachtree City, a member of Dogwood Church in Tyrone, received the Master of Arts in Discipleship and Family Ministry. He is married to Elizabeth Russell Urban and has the Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry degree from Point University.

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