Central was established in the Kansas City area in 1901. In the past decade, Central has increased its reach beyond the Midwest. We have a Doctor of Ministry program in collaboration with the Myanmar Institute of Theology in Myanmar (Burma). In addition to the campus in Shawnee, KS, we have teaching sites in Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Michigan. We also offer courses in Washington, California, Texas, Illinois, and Missouri.
In this section of the website you can learn more about our three teaching sites in Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Michigan.
- Specific course offering schedules
- Key personnel
- Contact information
Each site is part of Central but unique in the additional faculty expertise the provide and their care for the leadership needs in each region. These locations allow community to form where students are more closely immersed in ministry and provide programs with greater attention to diversity and cultural realities.
Former Executive Minister of ABC Wisconsin Rev. Dr. Arlo Reichter reflected on Central’s site in Wisconsin:
“I shared the vision of accredited theological education in Wisconsin with Dr. Timothy Ashley, a college classmate of mine at Sioux Falls College, and he visited with then Dean of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Molly T. Marshall, at our region annual meeting where she was a featured speaker. Now, nine academic years later, we have served nearly 100 students from ten denominations.”