Dividend Archive

Senior Testimonies 2018: Leon Coates & David Beltran

February 9, 2018

Leon Coates (M.Div.) In his senior testimony, Leon acknowledges, “[God] orchestrated this journey, sustained it, and directed the next journey.” Leon expounds more on how the Lord sovereignly brought him here and worked in his life here at TMS. David Beltran (M.Div.) As David concludes his time at TMS, he reflects on the challenges that […]

TMS Begins Dr. Robert Thomas Memorial Lecture Series

September 9, 2017

  It was a chapel service like none other at The Master’s Seminary, honoring the past and setting a course for the future. On September 19, 2017, students and faculty gathered for the Tuesday morning chapel service much like they have since the seminary’s inception. Few noticed, however, two men who were in attendance for […]

From Orange County to the Nation: The Pulpit Ministry of Alumnus Philip De Courcy

July 9, 2017

  Pastor Philip De Courcy’s desire to enter pastoral ministry developed during the civil unrest and Troubles in Northern Ireland, where he served as a police officer in the Royal Ulster Constabulary in North Belfast. After studying at the Irish Baptist College, he took his first pastoral charge at Carr Baptist Church. President John MacArthur’s […]

2017 Graduate Panel Interview with Dean of Faculty, Dr. Nathan Busenitz

May 8, 2017

  Dean of Faculty Dr. Nathan Busenitz interviewed three graduates, Craig Barnett, Faly Ravoahangy, and Daniel Arn about their careers prior to studying at TMS and what it was that led them to leave their careers for seminary training. The men also share their plans post-graduation—where they will serve and in what capacity. We are […]

Senior Testimonies 2017: Recounting God’s Provision and Refinement

April 8, 2017

  As the end of the school year draws near, we have the privilege of hearing how the Lord has molded and prepared our graduating seniors for ministry during their training at TMS. The seminary is blessed by these men who, through their commitment to gospel ministry, will carry on our legacy of faithfulness as […]

Steve Swartz: TMS, ministry, and Strength in the River

January 8, 2017

With over a decade of prior ministry experience, Steve Swartz came with his family to study at TMS in 2009. His training transformed his understanding of God’s Word and his appreciation and use of the original languages, theology, hermeneutics, and the applied preaching of any text. Chapel services and the Bible Exposition courses taken with […]

Brian Biedebach: From TMS to Africa, and Back Again

December 8, 2016

   After serving several years with a short-term mission organization, Brian Biedebach came to The Master’s Seminary to be trained in expository preaching. He graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1996 and soon after resumed missions work in Malawi, Africa. Initially, his work in Malawi was in a rural area helping to teach at […]

M.Div. Student, Faly Ravoahangy, to Return to Ministry in Madagascar

November 8, 2016

Called to Ministry Before coming to The Master’s Seminary, Faly Ravoahangy worked as a dual-purpose merchant marine officer in France and for an oil company in Madagascar. His work led him to South Africa in 2007, where he and his wife, Lily, joined a church pastored by TMS alumnus, Dr. Tim Cantrell. Seeing Faly’s appetite for […]

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