SEBC Alum Evans granted Doctoral Fellowship

Alyssa Lehr Evans was granted the Louisville Institute Doctoral Fellowship for 2013-2015. This Fellowship is a two-year award focused on first and second year Ph.D. students who are considering theological education as their vocation. The program is designed to support the formation of ecclesially engaged academics. Ten students are selected for this opportunity, and the cohort will meet in Louisville three times during each fellowship year. The Louisville Institute is a Lilly-Endowment-funded program based at Louisville Seminary. 


Using the funds from this award, Alyssa was able to spend the month of July in Göttingen, Germany, and take a course at the Goethe Institute. In addition to connecting with Reformation scholars at Göttingen University, she was privileged to travel to Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

On May 10th, SEBC celebrated the graduating class of 2013. In the commencement ceremony, Dr. Hawkins charged the graduates to avoid the hazard of comparison and trust God to fulfill his unique purpose for each of them. Our guest speaker was Jeff Jones, an SEBC alumnus, who is the senior pastor of Chase Oaks Church in Plano Texas. He spoke from 2 Timothy 2:1-9, explaining to the students that they were responsible for influencing their generation for the cause of Christ and for passing the gospel to the next generation. He gave each gradate a baton to remind them of the task that is now theirs. Ferrell Lucas Gossett was the class valedictorian and Kellie April Curb the salutatorian. Congratulations to the 2013 graduates!

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Register for Reflecting God through the Proverbs – Spring Community Bible Study

Reflecting God through the Proverbs- Spring Bible Study


A proverb is a concentrated, catchy and practical statement designed to provide insight into life. Biblical proverbs, written by wise King Solomon and others, are designed to provide the reader with wisdom and skill for living.


“Reflecting God through the Proverbs” is the title for the series of studies taught by Southeastern president Dr. Don Hawkins during the spring semester. According to Dr. Hawkins, “The concept of wisdom as reflected in Proverbs involves developing the practical skill for living in a manner that pleases God. Thus the title of our study, ‘Reflecting God through the Proverbs’, expresses the ultimate goal of this series of studies.”


Among the topics to be covered during the semester are securing wisdom, experiencing God’s guidance, overcoming temptation, handling our finances, dealing with anger, cultivating friendships, developing diligence and resolving conflict. “As you can see from these topics, our studies will touch life in an extremely practical way,” Dr. Hawkins observed. “These classes provide an excellent means for Southeastern Bible College to serve the greater Birmingham community, and there is no charge to participate.”


Evening classes will begin Monday, January 28 at 7 p.m. and meet in classroom to 244 (entrance A). Morning classes will begin Tuesday, January 29 at 10:30 a.m., and will also meet in classroom to 244. To register for this free class, please contact Anita Scroggins at (205) 970-9213 or by e-mail at

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ISSR Library Award

SEBC has been selected to be a recipient of the International Society for Science and Religion library award. The award is a 224 volume set of books on the subject of science and religion, spanning all areas of the interface between science and spirituality.   The books were selected by the ISSR Editorial Board, ISSR members, and experts from many academic disciplines, faith traditions, and geographical regions.  The collection ranges from information on  science and spirituality to 11 other subject areas such as social sciences, history, philosophy, et. al. 

The books have been integrated into our  library collection and it is hoped that they will have a significant impact on professors, students and researchers. 

Coblentz Joining Faculty

William Travis Coblentz will be joining the Southeastern Bible College family this fall as Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

Travis completed undergraduate studies at Bethel College, Indiana, in Biblical Studies/Christian Ministries; he received a Master of Theology and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Baylor University.  He is in the final stages of completing his dissertation and plans to graduate with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Baylor University, Texas, in December.

Travis, his wife, Chrissy, and two small children live in Waco, Tx.  Please pray for them as they find a place to live in Birmingham, pack and prepare for the move on August 3rd.

Southeastern Bible College 64th Commencement Ceremony


Southeastern Bible College 64th Commencement Ceremony


Friday, May 11, 2012 Southeastern Bible College held its 64th Commencement Ceremony. Dr. Andrew Westmoreland, President of Samford University, was the keynote speaker.  Thirty-one students graduated with twenty-seven students participating in the ceremony. Three AA degrees were conferred and twenty-four B.A. degrees were conferred at the ceremony. 


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