Editorial -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Masters Seminary Journal
Volume: TMSJ 05:2 (Fall 1994)
Article: Editorial
Author: Anonymous


The Master’s Seminary commenced its ninth year this fall. God has sent us twenty-one international students who traveled from twelve countries to be with us. We also have 189 students from 35 states, giving us a record enrollment of 210 men.

Not only have students come our way from around the world, but our faculty has kept a busy travel schedule also. President John MacArthur spent one month this summer in a ministry mission to the Republic of South Africa. I am planning on travel to Kiev, Ukraine, and ministry in the Baptist Seminary the last week in September; and then on to Minsk, Belarus, to teach and survey the possibility of helping launch a seminary in conjunction with the Baptist Union. Professor Jim George will travel to Moscow in October to teach evangelism and discipleship. Professor Keith Essex spent most of the summer in Mongolia ministering to the churches and assessing the prospects for church planting. Professor Alex Montoya traveled to New Zealand and Professor Robert Thomas led a group of eleven students and alumni on a three-week study trip to Israel in conjunction with the Institute of Holy Land Studies.

This fall we added two men to our faculty. Dr. Trevor Craigen has joined us as Associate Professor of Theology. Over the past fifteen years Dr. Craigen has ministered in various teaching capacities in Europe. Professor Keith Essex joins our faculty on a full-time basis this fall, centering his effort in Bible Exposition. Also, Dennis Swanson (MDiv, 1994) will join the staff as an assistant to Professor Jim Stitzinger in overseeing our library operations.

Speaking of libraries, we continue to work toward and pray for the ground-breaking of our new library and faculty office building which we call the “Equipping Center.” The accomplishment of our mission to train the next generation of preachers and teachers of the Scriptures requires this new facility.

The new building will allow for library expansion from 60,000 to 125,000 volumes, house a full-time faculty of approximately 22, and provide a much needed student lounge area. The projection is for this facility to meet our needs for decades to come. Not only does the library provide resources for Grace Community Church members, but also for Logos Bible Institute students at Grace Church. The Master’s-Grace Library will undoubtedly be the largest church library in America.

God has graciously supplied almost $2.8 million of the needed $5 million for this project—primarily from friends of The Master’s Seminary

beyond Grace Church. An additional $1.2 million must come in before construction can begin, with an additional $1.0 million then needed for fixtures, furni...

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