Video Stories

Student and alumni stories

Mar 18, 2020
Alastair HowieAlastair Howie
DTS Alum Alastair Howie's Life Changing Decision Alastair Howie (MABS, 1996) had an encounter with the Lord that changed his trajectory from corporate stock broker to chaplain within corporate businesses. After founding Chaplain...
Dec 5, 2019
Blaine PetersonBlaine Peterson
DTS Alumni Blaine Larsen's Search for Truth Blaine Larsen (MACL, 2017) knows the elation of having hits on the country music charts, whether as a singer or songwriter, and working with some of the most famous names in...
Jul 25, 2019
Chinzo JargalsaikhanChinzo Jargalsaikhan
Chinzo Jargalsaikhan’s Passion to Bring Jesus to Mongolia Mongolia is a country that is not only growing in population but growing in the number of believers in Christ. They have witnessed a 7.9% evangelical growth rate per year compared...
Feb 19, 2019
Tonya NealTonya Neal
DTS Grad Tonya Neal Ministers to the Abused Each year there are approximately 5.3 million incidents of physical abuse toward women and over three million incidents towards men. Abuse cuts across all racial, ethnic,...
Jan 29, 2019
Adam DerusAdam Derus
Adam Derus: A Commuter Student Story Adam Derus (ThM), a commuter student who lives in Pennsylvania and attends classes at the DTS-DC campus, shares his story with a joy-filled heart. Through DTS's hybrid...
Nov 19, 2018
Jalil DawoodJalil Dawood
Once a Refugee, Now a Pastor In 1982, during the brutal and bloody Iran-Iraq war, Jalil Dawood (MACM, 2007) managed to slip out of Iraq, where he had been persecuted as an infidel under Saddam Hussein’s...
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 (ThM, 1998), pastor of Bethel Church, has the vision and...
Aug 15, 2018
LaVonne ShinglerLaVonne Shingler
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...
Aug 15, 2018
Alec and Amy Zacaroli Work Toward Purpose in Washington DC Current DTS-DC students Alec (2019) and Amy Zacaroli (MABC) started a non-profit organization in 2003 after years of working and raising a family. As they developed 2540, a...
Aug 11, 2018
Karlos LyonsKarlos Lyons
Karlos Lyons: Shaping While Studying in Seminary Karlos Lyons (MABC, 2019), a Biblical Counseling student at DTS, shares a day in his seminary life and highlights the benefits of this unique educational experience.
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 (2010), has set the ambitious goal of providing clean drinking water as well as eradicating...
Jun 7, 2018
Joshua J. BleekerJoshua J. Bleeker
Dr. Josh Bleeker - Serving Leaders in Washington DC Dr. Josh Bleeker (ThM, 2004/ DEdMin, 2016) 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...
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 (ThM, 2009), is a children's clothing business that renews hope for refugee...
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...
Apr 2, 2018
Jana ThompsonJana Thompson
DTS Graduate Jana Thompson Coaches DC Students Jana Thompson (2015), Associate Director of DTS-DC, pursued graduate studies to deepen her understanding of education. Now, as an MACE graduate, she guides other seminary students...
Feb 1, 2018
Bernard FullerBernard Fuller
Dr. Bernard Fuller’s Message of Hope DTS graduate Dr. Bernard Fuller (MACE, 1988/ThM, 1989) serves as Senior Pastor of New Song Bible Fellowship Church in the Baltimore/Washington, DC, region. For decades, Baltimore...
Jan 30, 2018
Nate BearfieldNate Bearfield
Nate Bearfield's Journey From The Kitchen to the Classroom Nate Bearfield (MACE), 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...
Oct 24, 2017
Kyle SponaugleKyle Sponaugle
Kyle Sponaugle’s Unique Ministry at the US Naval Academy Our graduate Kyle Sponaugle (MACE, 2017) ministers to some of the brightest and most talented men and women at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Kyle is the Missional Team...
Jun 1, 2017
Ted G. KitchensTed G. Kitchens
Dr. Ted Kitchens Leads Christ Chapel in Fort Worth Since 1980, Dr. Ted Kitchens (ThM, 1975/PhD, 1989) has served at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, Texas which has been called a church without walls. As Senior Pastor, Dr....
Feb 2, 2017
Rebecca CarrellRebecca Carrell
Christian Radio Host Rebecca Carrell as the Prodigal Daughter Radio host Rebecca Carrell (ThM, current student) enrolled at DTS with a desire to know Christ more intimately through the study of His Word. Her journey to the Seminary has been...
Oct 27, 2016
Erwin W. LutzerErwin W. Lutzer
Dr. Erwin Lutzer’s Brilliant Career in Christian Ministry We're delighted to share this video highlighting the accomplished work of our friend, Dr. Erwin Lutzer (ThM, 1967). He has served as Senior Pastor of the Moody Church for...
Sep 1, 2016
Ekpedeme WadeEkpedeme Wade
From Doctor to Counselor: Dr. Ekpe Wade's Journey to Houston Dr. Ekpedeme Wade (MABCm 2015) is DTS-Houston's newest counseling professor for the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. She's trained both as a medical doctor and counselor, now...
Aug 18, 2016
Nika SpauldingNika Spaulding
Nika Spaulding Scripts Women’s Bible Study Curriculum Meet Nika Spaulding (ThM, 2013), a dynamic force with boundless energy. As the Director of Women’s Equipping and Curriculum at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Nika produces...
Jul 12, 2016
Timon BengtsonTimon Bengtson
DTS Grad Timon Bengtson Ignites Passion in Australia Timon Bengtson’s (ThM, 2006) goal in life is to ignite a passion for Jesus Christ among His people. In Adelaide, Australia, you will find Timon working to this end by serving as...