As of the beginning of this month, 16 new students had been accepted for the incoming class, nine of whom will be studying on campus, six of whom will be participating in our mentored distance learning program, and one of whom will be taking classes in a combination of residential and distance methods. Three additional students were nearing completion of their admission processing. If all goes well, GPTS could be welcoming a near record 19 new students. We praise God for guiding these men toward fulfillment of their calling to train for Christian ministry at Greenville Seminary.
The new class includes candidates for Master of Divinity, Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Arts, and Master of Ministry for Ruling Elders degrees.
New students will be welcomed on campus for orientation and a banquet on Aug. 25. Convocation ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m., Aug. 26, with a reception to follow. Classes begin the following day. The public is welcome to attend the convocation service. Our convocation speaker this year is Arie van Eyk, pastor of Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, N.C. Pastor van Eyk is a 2003 graduate of Greenville Seminary.
Coming on campus for the fall semester are the following students:
Ethan Bolyard, Greenville, S.C., M.Div.
James Clark, Lynchburg, V.A., B.Div.
Martin Dendekker, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, M.Div.
Jon Dorton, Kingsport, Tenn., B.Div.
Melwin Isaac, Karnataka, India, M.A.
Stephen Richman, East Liverpool, Ohio, M.Div.
Anthony Rogers, Las Vegas, Nev., B.Div.
Terseer Shagba, Abuja, Nigeria, M.A. (pending travel documentation)
Andrew Wann, Sanford, Fla., M.Div.
Employing our state-of-the-art online distance learning program will be:
Bradley Chwastyk, Linthicum Heights, Md., M.Div.
Charles Deeg, Spring Hill, Fla., M.Div.
Gil Garcia, Pittsburg, Pa., M.Div.
Brian McCollough, Prattville, Ala., M.Div., (distance for a semester, then on site)
Donald Oliver, Rapid City, S.D., M.M.R.E.
Sadiq Zeeshan, Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan, M.A.
Taking both on-campus and online classes will be Timothy Rice, who lives in nearby Anderson, S.C., M.Div.