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Steve Roese (MABS 95)

In 2006, while serving as Executive Pastor of Irving Bible Church and board member of ALARM INC, I was confronted with the reality of what fifty-five years of war had done to the nation of Sudan. Having just signed a

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2015 Distinguished Alumni Service Award | Vickie Kraft

“Vickie spent a lifetime distinguishing herself as a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. Prior to receiving her degree from DTS in 1985, as one of the first women graduates of DTS, Vickie had already spent years teaching Bible studies and serving in various ministries. Vickie has always ‘multiplied’ her efforts. This was one of her ‘core’ values in Christian ministry, teaching, mentoring, and discipleship.”

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Gary Cramer (ThM 89, DMin 95)

Gary serves as chaplain for the Alabama Crimson Tide, winner of the 2016 NCAA College Football National Championship. He shares what it’s like to be in ministry in this unique setting.

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Cleon Rogers (ThM 1980, ThD 1991)

I have learned a key to teaching truth and loving well is the word “and.” It is not possible to teach truth well without loving well and vice versa. It is our responsibility to invest time and effort diligently in knowing God and living His Word. This process produces changes that lead to loving the things that God loves; his church and those who do not know Him.

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Matthew Bailey (ThM, 2013)

I learned that being like Jesus means getting your hands dirty outside the classroom. You cannot be a disciple of Jesus and only feed your mind. From Greek and Hebrew professors navigating through textual issues with the hearts of pastors, to counseling and pastoral professors teaching us how to love and care for people with the minds of theologians, I am indebted to the warm hearts and sharp minds of the DTS faculty.

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Fred Campbell (ThM, 1970)

“…love comes from being involved with people, understanding them, listening to them, caring for them, and growing and developing in relationship with them. You might say a pastor’s preaching attracts people to the church, his love keeps them there.”

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Eddie Taubensee (CBTS 2015)

A former MLB catcher, Eddie expresses his appreciation for the online degree he earned from DTS and shares how it has prepared him to minister to other professional athletes.

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Chad Rankin, (MA/CE 11)

Chad had the opportunity to work in a church and attend seminary full time. He shares how this experienced has affected him and the effect it has had on his ministry.

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Matthew Williams (MA/BC 11)

Matthew utilizes his DTS training in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. He serves as Director of Operations at Exile International, a ministry that is transforming the lives of former child soldiers and children orphaned by war.

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