Category: Stories

Stories
Nov 19, 2018
Once a Refugee, Now a Pastor In 1982, during the brutal and bloody Iran-Iraq war, Jalil Dawood managed to slip out of Iraq, where he had been persecuted as an infidel under Saddam Hussein’s reign of terror....
Ministry
Nov 2, 2018
Beth BarronBeth Barron
Serving the World in a City: Alumni Profile of Cameron Mullens Cameron Mullens (ThM, 2011) paces across a room in a worn, weathered church building. He gestures and scrawls on the whiteboard in front of more than a hundred students. Women with...
Spiritual Life
Oct 19, 2018
Jennifer RothJennifer Roth
I Got an "A" in Trauma I’ve gone through some dark seasons in my life. Hardship and heartache have evolved into uninvited companions who have stayed far longer than I would have ever chosen....
Stories
Oct 11, 2018
Wayne SmithWayne Smith
Pastor Wayne Smith Leads Bethel Church of Houston Houston, TX, is now the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the country, surpassing New York City. Wayne Smith, pastor of Bethel Church, has the vision and prayer to bring...
Ministry
Oct 5, 2018
Wayne BraudrickWayne Braudrick
God's Wonders in the Place of Darkness “I would give about anything to not have to say what I am about to tell you.” The speaker was our family physician, a friend of twenty years, and the conversation occurred six...
Campus News
Sep 21, 2018
Raquel P. WrotenRaquel P. Wroten
2018 Alumni Distinguished Service Award | Gary DeSalvo Thirty-seven years ago a group of ordinary people called Gary DeSalvo to lead Temple Bible Church in Temple, Texas, straight, “fresh out of seminary, in 1981,” DeSalvo...
Stories
Aug 30, 2018
Lightner: Finishing Strong It was in a one-room school house near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that a young Robert Lightner first discovered he wanted to be a teacher. “I went there for eight grades and I...
Stories
Aug 15, 2018
USAF Veteran Lavonne Shingler's Ministry to Women During her service in the United States Air Force, God's hand on Lavonne Shingler's infant son revived her relationship with the Lord. While stationed overseas, dressed in military...
Stories
Aug 15, 2018
Alec and Amy Zacaroli Work Toward Purpose in Washington, DC Current DTS-DC students Alec and Amy Zacaroli started a non-profit organization in 2003 after years of working and raising a family. As they developed 2540, a ministry focused on...
Stories
Aug 11, 2018
Karlos Lyons: Shaping While Studying in Seminary Karlos Lyons, currently studying Biblical Counseling at DTS, shares a day in his seminary life and highlights the benefits of this unique educational experience.
Stories
Jul 12, 2018
Todd PhillipsTodd Phillips
Dr. Todd Phillips' Goal to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Liberia Through his ministry The Last Well, Dr. Todd Phillips, DTS Doctor of Ministry graduate, has set the ambitious goal of providing clean drinking water as well as eradicating...
Ministry
Jul 12, 2018
Stephanie GiddensStephanie Giddens
Maximizing Impact: Glorifying God through Empowerment As a child, every time National Geographic hit the mailbox, I’d flip through the pages, imagining the places I would one day travel. One theme remained constant–Africa.   I...
Stories
Jun 7, 2018
Joshua J. BleekerJoshua J. Bleeker
Dr. Josh Bleeker - Serving Leaders in Washington, D.C. Dr. Josh Bleeker serves as professor and dean at the DTS Washington DC campus. His passion for God’s Word and love for DTS come together and result in “the best job in the...
Stories
May 31, 2018
Kelley M. MathewsKelley M. Mathews
Preguntas con Poder Transformador: Perfil del Dr. Ron Blue   “No podemos ni convencer ni condenar a nadie. Lo único que hacemos es hablar sobre las buenas nuevas y luego damos un paso atrás y observamos a Dios obrar. Usted...
Stories
May 31, 2018
Kelley M. MathewsKelley M. Mathews
The Transforming Power of Questions: Profile of Dr. Ron Blue “We can not convince or convict anybody. All we do is chatter the good news and then step back and watch God work. You ask, ‘What happens if I do all this stuff—talk to these...
Stories
May 14, 2018
Stephanie GiddensStephanie Giddens
Children’s Clothing Company Making a Difference Vickery Trading Company, a ministry founded by Dallas Theological Seminary graduate Stephanie Giddens, is a children's clothing business that renews hope for refugee women by...
Stories
May 1, 2018
Grace ChoiGrace ChoiSamuel LeeSamuel LeeSamuel P. ChiaSamuel P. ChiaDarrell L. BockDarrell L. Bock
Cultural Engagement: A Meeting of East Asia and America Dr. Darrell Bock, executive director of Cultural Engagement at DTS, talks with Samuel Lee, Grace Choi, and Dr. Samuel Chia about the complex and multi-faceted experiences of East...
Stories
Apr 5, 2018
Michael A. OrtizMichael A. Ortiz
Meet Dr. Michael Ortiz, Director of DTS en Español Right now, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. However, Hispanic biblical training programs continue to be scarce. Take a moment to hear how the Lord called...
Stories
Apr 2, 2018
Jana Thompson
DTS Graduate Jana Thompson Coaches DC Students Jana Thompson, Associate Director of DTS-DC, pursued graduate studies to deepen her understanding of education. Now, as an MACE graduate, she guides other seminary students and...
Stories
Feb 1, 2018
Bernard FullerBernard Fuller
Dr. Bernard Fuller’s Message of Hope DTS graduate Dr. Bernard Fuller serves as Senior Pastor of New Song Bible Fellowship Church in the Baltimore/Washington, DC, region. For decades, Baltimore has experienced great...
Stories
Jan 30, 2018
Nate BearfieldNate Bearfield
Nate Bearfield's Journey From The Kitchen to the Classroom Nate Bearfield, a student at the DTS-DC campus, had a spectacular culinary career, but it eclipsed other aspects of his life. Now, as he studies in the MACE program, Nate desires...
Stories
Oct 24, 2017
Kyle SponaugleKyle Sponaugle
Kyle Sponaugle’s Unique Ministry at the US Naval Academy Our graduate Kyle Sponaugle ministers to some of the brightest and most talented men and women at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.  Kyle is the Missional Team Leader at...
Stories
Oct 16, 2017
Steve SmithSteve Smith
Dispatches from the Land of Luther: Alumni Profiles of Jürgen Schulz, Scott Way, and Steve Henderson If Martin Luther visited Germany today he could buy a pair of Hier stehe ich Converse sneakers, attend a Luther-themed musical oratorio touring the country, or drink a high-malt...
Stories
Sep 11, 2017
Raquel P. WrotenRaquel P. Wroten
Dr. Stanley Toussaint: A Humble, Spiritual Giant and Hero of the Faith The humble, spiritual giant from Hinckley, Minnesota, who touched the lives of many, taught and preached the Scriptures, and loved well, is home—with his Lord and Savior. Dr....