“TBS’s connection to churches was the primary catalyst assisting me in raising funds for the mission field. Various professors of the school connected me to pastors who had sympathetic ears due to TBS’ proven reputation. In one instance, I was to preach at a church where the pastor said, “I do not know you, but I will allow you to preach because you are a TBS grad, and I am confident that you have received a sound theology.” My lectures and style of delivery have been inspired by the remarkable teaching of TBS, and TBS continues to assist me, for I rely on advice from TBS professors who are eager to help me navigate through new challenges that I encounter.” —- Mr. Carlos Paul (BTS, 2013), Theology Professor & Chaplain of African Christian University.
“Trained by highly educated men who love the Lord was a very fruitful experience for me. They gave me knowledge but also gave me a living example of how to apply knowledge to spiritual growth and help others to love and serve the Lord faithfully. Everything that I learned at TBS is being used in the church where I’m now serving as an assistant pastor. TBS really gives a theological training that transforms.” —- Pastor Jean-Claude Quloré (MDiv, 2019), Église Évangélique Baptiste de Rivière-Salée, Martinique.
“Just a few blocks from the world-class scholarship of the University of Toronto, TBS has always maintained a commitment to training its students to a high academic standard. In two areas especially, TBS continues to uphold this academic excellence by continuing to require what many schools are dropping: biblical languages and church history. TBS is committed to upholding the need for pastoral students to learn both Greek and Hebrew. Further, the church history courses, including historical theology electives have become a critical piece for ministerial training. Now as much as at any time in history, the perspective of God’s dealings in the past through revival, reformation, decline and division render lessons which modern ministers desperately need to learn.” —- Rev. Clint Humfrey (MDiv, 2002), Senior Pastor of Calvary Grace Church, Calgary (Ph.D. Candidate).
“As TBS Alumni, I am personally proud of this seminary and thank God for its existence. Prior to my training at TBS, I had two previous pieces of training in pedagogy and in theology respectively in Madagascar and France. However, my seminary experience at TBS has sharpened my academic rigour, and my spiritual fervour and helped to stimulate in me the prowess for excellence. The challenge was difficult, exacting and exigent but it was consequential, worthwhile, and relevant to my life’s perspectives and objectives. This training surpassed greatly those that I received in my secular and previous training.” —- Dr. Rabenja Ramiarake (BTh, 1978; Honorary D.D., 2019), Senior Pastor of Fianonana Batista Biblika eto Tamatave, Madagascar.
“Over 40 years, I have observed TBS from a variety of perspectives. As a student, as a lecturer and as a former Board member. I can sincerely say that TBS is a solid Reformed seminary, which in my opinion, exceeds the standards of many seminaries and Bible colleges of today.” —- Dr. Bob Penhearow (MDiv, 1986), President of the Carey International University of Theology.
“The training I received from TBS challenged me intellectually and stimulated my spiritual growth. The emphasis on faithfully proclaiming the intent of the biblical author has set the agenda for my ministry. I especially benefited from the godly example and influence of my professors, who blended academic rigour and practical faithfulness to Christ and his church. I am grateful to the Lord that the training I received has equipped me to minister the gospel in churches over the last 20 years.” —- Dr. Russell Job Umandap (MDiv, 2002), Lead Pastor of Crestwicke Baptist Church, Guelph.