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B. H. Carroll’s annual Convocation is a picture of who we are throughout the year, and it reflects our mission to equip missional leaders. We held our Convocation in one of our Teaching Churches, the foundation of the Carroll teaching network. This year First Baptist Church, Waxahachie, Texas, and their pastor, Dr. David Ritsema graciously hosted us […]
Each year, the President’s Award is presented to a person that has invested their time, talent and treasures to the mission of B. H. Carroll. They serve as an example of someone the B. H. Carroll community can be encouraged by. This year’s President’s Award was presented to David Chisum. David graduated Cum Laude from Baylor University in 1977 […]
On Friday, May 24th, B. H. Carroll Theological Institute celebrated the graduating class of 2019. Three certificate graduates, six doctoral graduates, and ten master’s graduates were in attendance and of those we had five women and 15 men graduating. For the 2018-2019 academic year, Carroll graduated 40 total, including 20 from Vietnam. The 2019 Convocation and Graduation […]
Tremper Longman Distinguished Scholar of Biblical Studies at Westmont College The featured speaker for Frank and Pauline Patterson Spring Colloquy to be held May 20-21 at the Carroll Center is Dr. Tremper Longman. Dr. Longman is the Distinguished Scholar of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He will speak on wisdom in the Old Testament: its […]
December 29, 2018
The first graduation of B. H. Carroll students in Vietnam was held on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Drs. Dao Tran, President of Vietnam Baptist Theological School, and Gene Wilkes, President of B. H. Carroll Theological Institute, along with Bill Holmes, Vice President of Vietnamese Bible, Inc. traveled from the US to moderate the ceremony. Dr. […]
December 14, 2018
Each Gift adds a personalized unique decoration to our tree As we reflect on what we are most thankful for and look forward to celebrating God’s gift of Jesus Christ born in a manger in Bethlehem we ask you to consider a gift to Carroll Theological Institute to lower student debt, scholarship international students and […]
December 12, 2018
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November 10, 2018
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd (Matthew 9:36 ESV) Carroll’s call and goal to train a great host of missional leaders was powerfully confirmed in a recent conference that Gene Wilkes and I attended. In early November, we joined nearly […]
The featured speaker for Frank and Pauline Patterson Fall Colloquy to be held Nov 12-13 at the Carroll Center is Dr. James Hart. Dr. Hart serves as the President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies and is a professional trumpeter, choral director, and a published composer/arranger, songwriter and author. November 12-13, 2018 […]
October 5, 2018
We’re participating in North Texas Giving Day for the 5th year in row. A generous donor has announced that they will match every gift, dollar for dollar up to $100,000. On top of that for every donation of $25 or more, The Communities Foundation of Texas will match a percentage of our total online gifts […]
September 7, 2018
Dr. Karen O’Dell Bullock, Fellow and Director of the Ph.D. program at B. H. Carroll Theological Institute, was awarded the prestigious W.O. Carver Distinguished Service Award at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Baptist History & Heritage Society. The Conference took place from May 31-June 1, 2018, at the Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone […]
Congregational worship with inspirational music, special presentations, inspiring words, and the conferring of degrees characterized the 2018 Convocation and Graduation of B. H. Carroll Theological Institute. The event was held May 25, 7:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Saginaw, Texas where Dr. Danny Howe, Resident Fellow at Carroll, serves as pastor. Dr. Stan Moore, Senior […]
Join B.H. Carroll Theological Institute’s faculty, staff and students as we welcome Dr. Eric Johnson, leading Christian psychology professor and author of God and Soul Care, a groundbreaking achievement in the synthesis of theology and psychology. According to Johnson, Christianity at is heart is a therapeutic faith – a theocentric form of soul care. God’s […]
#BHCarrollGivingDay focuses on our U.S. domestic students who are serving Christ and His church through preaching the Word, making disciples, and influencing others. Carroll’s students are not only pastors; they are also counselors, chaplains, seminary professors, missionaries and spiritual leaders in various ministry positions. As a non-residential seminary, Carroll Institute maintains its operational costs to […]
Spring PreSale on New Items in the Carroll Store Ends May 1st! Show your school spirit and help us spread the word about B.H. Carroll. Order these NEW ITEMS from the Carroll Store. Remember, store items make great gifts! *Please e-mail orders to Most orders will ship for $5 flat rate or you can […]
April 23, 2018
The featured speaker for Frank and Pauline Patterson Spring Colloquy to be held May 21-22 at the Carroll Center is Dr. Eric L. Johnson. Dr. Johnson is a leading Christian psychology professor. He served for 17 years as the Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. […]
Rev. Dr. Stephen Holmes, a Baptist minister and Senior Lecturer in Historical and Systematic Theology at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland, UK, was the guest lecturer for the Frank and Pauline Patterson Fall Colloquy held on November 13-14 at the Carroll Center. The Carroll Hub staff always looks forward to having the doctoral students gather […]
December 26, 2017
For the past four years, Carroll Institute has been in a partnership with the St. Petersburg Evangelical Theological Academy in Russia, offering courses for a Master of Arts in Theology degree. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev, President of the Academy and Pastor of Temple of the Gospel where the Theological Academy is housed, is so grateful to […]
December 22, 2017
In 2008, Dr. Daniel Tran, President of Vietnamese Baptist Theological Seminary (VBTS) and Dr. Bruce Corley, Senior Fellow and at that time President of Carroll Institute, met with other Carroll leaders to begin discussions on how the two institutions could partner to bring accredited graduate degrees to Vietnam. On November 17, 2013, Dr. Gene Wilkes, […]
December 18, 2017
Whereas many institutions confer degrees only two or three times a year, Carroll Institute confers degrees five times each academic year when course requirements are completed for each term — Alpha, Emmanuel, Paschal, Omega, and Summer. Students have the option of attending the commencement exercises held once each year at the end of the Omega […]
December 15, 2017
Last month, Carroll Institute graduated seventeen pastors and church leaders from its seminary program in Southwest China. President Gene Wilkes, and Senior Fellows Jim Spivey and Stan Moore, along with Dr. Steve Wells, pastor of South Main Baptist Church in Houston, traveled to China to participate in the graduation ceremony. They were joined by Larry […]
December 11, 2017
Carroll Institute has lost a dear friend and supporter of the Institute, David Smith. David was born in El Paso, Texas on June 7, 1932 and died in Houston, Texas on Sunday morning, November 19, 2017 at the age of 85. He was Chairman Emeritus and Founder of Chemical Exchange Industries, Inc. and Texmark Chemicals, […]
December 2, 2017
The Texas Christian Community Development Network (TxCCDN) held its annual No Need Among You Conference in Houston on October 25-27, 2017. The conference was hosted by Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church located close to downtown Houston. The conference featured six nationally recognized speakers, 67 workshops and two ministry tours in the Houston area. In light […]
Seth Allen was added to B. H. Carroll Theological Institute’s staff this fall as the institute’s Director of Online Instruction. Seth lives in Knoxville, TN and will train faculty remotely to use technological tools and adopt effective online teaching strategies in order to raise the bar of online learning at B. H. Carroll. Mr. Allen […]
November 1, 2017
B. H. Carroll Theological Institute is pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Stephen Holmes will be the featured speaker for the Frank and Pauline Patterson Fall Colloquy to be held November 13-14 at the Carroll Center. Stephen Holmes is a Baptist minister and serves as an Elder at St. Andrews Baptist Church in St. Andrews, […]
October 11, 2017
B. H. Carroll Theological Institute is pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Stephen Holmes will be the featured speaker for the Frank and Pauline Patterson Fall Colloquy to be held November 13-14 at the Carroll Center. Stephen Holmes is a Baptist minister and serves as an Elder at St. Andrews Baptist Church in St. Andrews, […]
October 9, 2017
Carroll Institute has recently welcomed a new member to its administrative faculty. Dr. Joseph Cathey has been named as Fellow in Scripture and Witness and Associate Professor of Biblical languages and literature. He will also serve as Assistant Registrar. Joe Cathey completed his B.A. at Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, with a major in History and […]
Dr. Bruce Corley, former president of B. H. Carroll Theological Institute and Professor of New Testament and Greek, retired June 30 as Senior Fellow of Scripture and Witness. President Gene Wilkes commented, “Dr. Corley was one of the four founding Senior Fellows who envisioned and implemented the Carroll Model. He simultaneously served as the Institute’s first President […]
Dear Friend of B. H. Carroll Theological Institute, I want to thank you for your prayers and participation in North Texas Giving Day this year. The Communities Foundation of Texas raised over $39,000,000 for 2,900 non-profits in North Texas. We are grateful to them for including us in this event. Here’s what you did: We received 10 […]
Dr. Scott Shiffer, B.H. Carroll’s Director of Instructional Services and Resident Fellow, has been named by the Center for Digital Education as one of the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers across America. A pioneer in education technology, Dr. Shiffer was recognized for his vision and commitment to help students thrive in online classes. He […]
September 11, 2017
Dr. Edgar L. Ferlazzo, Distinguished Fellow and Professor of Christian Worship at B. H. Carroll Theological Institute, passed away on August 29, 2017, just one day short of his 81st birthday. Dr. Ferlazzo was an accomplished musician and educator whose hobbies and career reflected his passion for orchestral performance and theater arts. His life was defined by […]
September 7, 2017
B. H. Carroll’s Counseling Program is pleased to spotlight the addition of its newest professor and administrative staff member, Dr. Shannon Wolf. Dr. Wolf is Professor of Psychology and Counseling and Associate Director of Counseling Programs at Carroll. Dr. Wolf comes to Carroll after nine years of teaching in the master’s-level counseling program at Dallas Baptist University. […]
September 1, 2017
B. H. Carroll’s Counseling Department is excited to announce the launch of its newly redesigned dual-track MA in Counseling Degree (MAC). In conjunction with the state of Texas’ updated standards for counseling licensure, beginning Carroll students now have the choice of two tracks for pursuing training to be a counselor. The MA in Counseling—Licensure Track is the […]
July 19, 2017
A Peacemaking Harvest was the topic for the 2017 Frank and Pauline Patterson Spring Colloquy held at the Carroll Center on May 22-23. The colloquy featured three plenary speakers who addressed the topic of peacemaking in terms of Biblical Faith, Baptist Life and in the Courts of Justice. Dr. Myles Werntz, T.B. Maston Chair of […]
B. H. Carroll Theological Institute celebrated its 12th Convocation and 11th Graduation ceremony on Friday, May 26, at First Baptist Church, Grand Prairie, Texas. Four doctoral degrees, 17 master’s degrees, and one Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Christian Ministry were awarded during the evening. The Singing Men of North Central Texas, directed by Don Blackley, provided uplifting […]
June 19, 2017
B. H. Carroll Theological Institute has earned initial accreditation with The Association of Theological Schools (ATS). The Board of Commissioners of ATS during its June meeting in Pittsburgh voted to grant Carroll Institute initial accreditation, following the Institute’s completion of the self-study process and an evaluative visit. The Board granted Carroll Institute the maximum length allowed for […]
June 13, 2017
Convocation & Graduation You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Convocation and Graduation Ceremony of B. H. Carroll Theological Institute Friday, May 26 – 7:00 PM Graduation Super Sale! All items in the Carroll store are on sale. The Graduation Super Sale ends Friday, get your orders in now or join us at Graduation to buy […]
May 25, 2017
All items in the Carroll store are on sale through the end of May to celebrate the 2017 Graduates (Convocation is at 7:00 pm on May 26 at FBC Grand Prairie—we’d love to see YOU there!) Please e-mail orders to A PayPal invoice will be sent to you. You can choose to have your […]
May 13, 2017
You are cordially invited to attendthe 2017 Convocationand Graduation Ceremonyof B. H. Carroll Theological Institute Friday, May 26 – 7:00 PM Convocation Speaker — Darin Wood Pastor of First Baptist Midland Musical Guests — The Singing Men of North Central Texas Worship Center — First Baptist Church 950 Mayfield Road Grand Prairie, Texas Reception immediately following the […]
May 12, 2017
A Peacemaking Harvest will be the topic for the 2017 Frank and Pauline Patterson Spring Colloquy. The colloquy will feature three plenary speakers who will address the topic of peacemaking in terms of Biblical Faith, Baptist Life and in the Courts of Justice. May 22-23, 2017 Register Now Schedule Monday, 22 May 2017 1:30 – […]
May 10, 2017
May 4, 2017
During the week of March 18-25, a team of professors, students, and friends of B. H. Carroll Theological Institute traveled to Camagüey, Cuba, to equip church leaders through the Buddy Rees School of Ministry which is housed in Primera Iglesia Bautista. Thirty students, who began last September as a new cohort of students in the Master of […]
April 29, 2017
May 26 2017 Public launch of the Campaign Training Leaders…Transforming Lives for Join your fellow supporters of Carroll to learn about the Campaign Progress and to attend the XIth Convocation and Graduation Ceremony For more information about Training Leaders…Transforming Lives, call Michelle Martin at 972.580.7600 ext. 36 or email her at
April 28, 2017
EVENT CANCELED April 8, 2017 7:30 am – 2:30 pm B. H. Carroll Theological Institute will be hosting the Leaders Edge Summit sponsored by Texas Baptists on April 8, 2017, 7:30 am – 2:30 pm, at the Carroll Center in Irving. The conference is designed for pastors and key church leaders. Carroll Institute’s president, Dr. Gene Wilkes, […]
April 4, 2017
In the News Dr. David Ritsema featured in the Baptist Standard   From the President A Church and A Visit: The Carroll Way   From the Community Celebrating Lent Why Lent? How to Celebrate Lent For Every Season Genuine Worship Brings Unity Are You A Peacemaker? Your Prayer Life 8 Reasons Your Prayer Life Might […]
March 31, 2017
A Peacemaking Harvest will be the topic for the 2017 Frank and Pauline Patterson Spring Colloquy. The colloquy will feature three plenary speakers who will address the topic of peacemaking in terms of Biblical Faith, Baptist Life and in the Courts of Justice. Save the DateMay 22-23, 2017 Speakers Dr. Myles Werntz T.B. Maston Chair […]
David Ritsema, a PHD graduate and Resident Fellow at B. H. Carroll Theological Institute, as well as a member of its Board of Governors, was featured last month in the Baptist Standard. Every week, the Standard focuses on a Texas Baptist pastor in an interview style section entitled “Deep in the Hearts of Texans.” Since […]
March 27, 2017
B. H. Carroll Theological Institute is preparing to receive an evaluation committee from The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS). This evaluation visit is scheduled to take place March 27-30, 2017. The visit relates to the Institute’s work toward initial accreditation with ATS and includes a comprehensive review of the […]
March 1, 2017
In the News Carroll PhD Grad, Tommy Vaughn, Elected as 2018-19 President of The South Carolina Counseling Association Growing Global Church – CBF field personnel bear witness to Christ in China   Free Lenten Devotional Download The B. H. Carroll Theological Institute family has prepared this Lenten devotional as a guide through the forty days of […]
February 28, 2017
Dr. Tommy Vaughn, who graduated in May 2016 with a PhD in Counseling and Psychology, was elected President of the South Carolina Counseling Association for the 2018-19 year. He will serve as President Elect this year. Currently, Dr. Vaughn is a member of the Executive Council and serves as Parliamentarian and as liaison with the […]
New Course on Interim Pastoral Ministry starting in Omega “The Interim Pastor” will be offered online during the upcoming Omega Term (13 March-12 May 2017). The new course introduces students to the practice and tenets of interim ministry with applications that can also be applied in a broader pastoral ministry setting. An interim pastor’s practices […]
February 10, 2017
Even youths grow tired and weary,and young men stumble and fall;but those who hope in the Lordwill renew their strength.They will soar on wings like eagles;they will run and not grow weary,they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31   From the President The Changing Landscape of Ministry Preparation and Carroll’s Vision   From […]
January 31, 2017
March 18-25, 2017 Carroll Institute invites you to be a part of an exciting and stimulating week of taking classes with fellow Carroll Cuban students in their context and culture. During the week of March 18-25, Carroll Institute is offering two intensive seminars: The courses will be presented in English and Spanish at the Buddy […]
January 17, 2017
From the President, Senior Fellows, Fellows, and Administrative Staff of B. H. Carroll Theological Institute May you be blessed by the wonders of Christ during this Christmas Season. May His love and grace be with you throughout the coming New Year. We are grateful for your prayers and support of Carroll’s mission to equip missional leaders. From […]
December 22, 2016
Christmas is here! For Christians around the world this is a season of giving. As followers of Jesus we give because our actions reflect God’s gift of love, his Son, Jesus. As you give gifts to demonstrate God’s love this Christmas, what about giving a gift that… invests in people and projects that yield eternal […]
December 8, 2016
The B. H. Carroll Board of Governors elected three new Governors at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Carroll Center in Irving, TX. The three new Board members are: Dr. David Ritsema Pastor, First Baptist Church, Waxahachie, TX Mr. David Chisum SVP & CFO, CPA Presco Polymers, L.P., Sherman, TX […]
November 9, 2016
Carroll Institute has recently welcomed three new members to its administrative faculty and staff. Dr. Shannon Wolf Dr. Wolf was brought on as an Associate Director of Counseling Programs. Dr. Wolf is a Licensed Professional Counselor with supervisory status in Texas as well as a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor. She has served as the […]
November 1, 2016
In October, Dr. Scott Floyd, Senior Fellow and Director of Counseling Programs at Carroll Institute, had the opportunity to travel to Chengdu, China, to teach Crisis and Trauma Counseling to 25 Chinese students who are a part of Carroll’s partnership with Thanksgiving Church, one of Carroll’s international Teaching Churches. Students in the Chengdu program undertake […]
October 31, 2016
It is not so much the case that God has a mission for his church in the world, as that God has a church for his mission in the world. Mission was not made for the church; the church was made for mission – God’s mission. Christopher J. H. Wright   Christopher Wright, Ph.D. will […]
October 20, 2016
Drs. Gene Wilkes, Stephen Hatfield, and Adlin Cotto, along with her husband Robert Cotto, traveled to Camagüey, Cuba, for a teaching trip during the week of September 17-24. For the first time, a domestic Carroll master’s level student accompanied the group. Natalie Powell is a first-year student in the M.A. in Counseling degree program. Classes […]
September 29, 2016
Startup Stock Photos Face-to-Face & Zoom Video Classes Four courses are being taught face-to-face on site at various churches and the Carroll Center while streaming live online. Christian Heritage III (FHCHS5113.111) Taught face-to-face at First Baptist Church Waxahachie on Mondays from 6:15pm – 9:00pm. The class meets once a week for eight weeks. This course […]
Carl R. Wrotenbery, a longtime friend of Carroll Institute, entered the Lord’s presence on Sunday, June 19, 2016, after a long illness. Carl was born in Mount Pleasant, Texas, on Dec. 14, 1929, to P.H. and Gertrude (Cates) Wrotenbery and attended public school in Tyler and Tyler Junior College. His undergraduate degree was from Baylor […]
June 28, 2016
PhD and DMin students gathered on May 23-25 for an “in-house” colloquy at the Carroll Center. Thanks to the generous gifts from the Frank & Pauline Patterson Endowed Colloquy Fund, students had the opportunity to participate in worship, fellowship, and workshops organized by PhD Program Director Karen Bullock and DMin Program Director Larry Ashlock. Dr. […]
June 3, 2016
The Convocation and Graduation ceremony of B. H. Carroll Theological Institute was held May 27, 7:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Saginaw, Texas. It was an exciting and inspiring evening as degrees were conferred upon 11 graduates. Dr. Richard Jackson, Chair of Carroll’s Board of Governors, delivered the Convocation address entitled “B. H. Carroll…In Covenant […]
June 2, 2016
Carroll Institute will once again hold an “in-house” colloquy for Doctoral Students and Faculty on May 23–25Colloquy for Doctoral Students and FacultySeeking Excellence – learning workshops that will enhance their research and writing skills, offer guidelines to ensure the proper treatment of participants in their research studies, and provide safeguards against unethical conduct in research […]
April 27, 2016
The DFW alumni group gathered together on Saturday March 19th in order to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and of course enjoy some good food. It was a diverse group that met. This group included graduated students, fellows, senior fellows, the chancellor of Carroll, and some of their families as well. During […]
March 30, 2016
Deana AdamsPh.D., LPC-S Dr. Deana Adams, LPC-S, was the first woman to graduate from B. H. Carroll Theological Institute with a Ph.D. in Ministry and Formation/Psychology. Following her graduation in May 2012, God has continued to bless her with a passion to help those affected by brain injury. With great assistance from Drs. Karen Bullock […]
Carroll Institute is excited to announce the opening of its online store! The design and marketing firm Hole in the Roof Marketing, Inc. is hosting the Carroll Store on its website. During the startup phase, the store will be open on select days: February 1 – 20 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, an […]
February 1, 2016
For the past three weeks, Dr. Adlin Cotto, Fellow and Director of the Master’s Degree and Hispanic Studies Programs at Carroll Institute, has been involved with the National Vacation Bible School Institute and Preview Events through LifeWay Christian Resources. Dr. Cotto has conducted training workshops at Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina, Travis Avenue Baptist […]