SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Questions? Contact

Rodney Reeves, Ph.D.
College Dean
(417) 328-1770
rreeves@sbuniv.edu

Faculty
Clint Bass
Bing Bayer
Donald Denton
Jim Frost
Mike Fuhrman
Duke Jones
Kelly Malone
Zach Manis
Rodney Reeves

Mission Statement

The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry endeavors from a Christian perspective to teach students the Bible, our Christian heritage, and spiritual formation, and to prepare students for professional church vocations.

The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry prepares students for professional church vocations but also provides introductory courses for every SBU student in the Bible and spiritual formation.

Our graduates are prepared for seminary or further graduate study or church vocations, whether in local churches or overseas.

The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry is named in honor of the ministry of Dr. Courts Redford, who was President of Southwest Baptist College from 1930 to 1943, leading the then Junior College through one of its most uncertain periods. After serving 21 years with the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, the last 10 years as the chief executive officer, he retired in 1964. After moving back to Bolivar in 1966, Dr. Redford again served Southwest as Interim President for nine months in 1967. The College’s Division of Christianity and Philosophy was officially renamed in his honor in the Fall of 1973. —See Dr. Courts Redford, his life and labors, by Geoffrey S. Swadley, c. 1974.

Job opportunities for Redford College students and graduates

Family-Children's Pastor (part-time)
First Baptist Church, Neosho, Mo.
Send resumes by September 1 to susan.conness@fbcneosho.com or 12325 East Highway 86, Neosho, Mo. 64850.

Pastor (full-time)
1st Southern Baptist Church, Ava, Mo.
Contact Gina Clinkingbeard, chair of the Pastor Search Committee, at ginaclinkingbeard@yahoo.com.

Bi-vocational Pastor
First Baptist Church, Swedeborg, Mo.
Submit resume to Greg Black, Pastor Search Committee, farmerblack5@yahoo.com

Youth Director
First Christian Church, Nacogdoches, Texas
Call (936) 564-7389 for more information.

Educator
Kingdom Christian Academy, Fulton, Mo.
Current openings are for Middle School/High School Language Arts (full-time), Kindergarten (full-time), Early Elementary (full-time), and Music (part-time, 6 hours per week). Send resumes to office@kcasaints.net or visit www.kcasaints.org for more info.

Senior Pastor (full-time)
McCarthy Baptist Church, St. Joseph, Mo.
Send resumes to McCarthy Baptist Church, Attn: Pastor Search Committee, 2710 S Belt Hwy, St. Joseph MO 64503 or email resumes to cyndeelonge@mccarthybaptist.org. Resumes will be accepted June 22-July 31, 2015.

Pastor (part-time)
Grandview Baptist Church, Centralia, Mo.
Resumes may be sent to gvbc8300@gmail.com.

Youth Pastor (full-time)
Fellowship Bible Church, San Antonio, Texas
Submit resume, cover letter, and written testimony of your conversion to Christ and your spiritual journey to Pastor Russell Schwarz at russell@fbcsatx.com or mail to 8603 Huber Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78240.

Preschool/Children's Minister (full-time)
First Baptist Church, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Contact Steve Francis at steve@fbcpb.org to submit a resume or for more information.

Divisional Field Director (full-time)
Stonecroft Ministries
Seeking three full-time divisional field director positions - one each for the Northwest, South Central, and Mid-South regions. Visit Stonecroft's website for more information and to apply.

Leadership and Training Director (full-time)
Stonecroft Ministries
Visit Stonecroft's website for more information and to apply.

Female Student Associate (full-time)
First Baptist Church, Rogers, Ark.
FBC Rogers is looking for a female to work with the student pastor in discipling the female students. Interested applicants should apply online at fbcrogers.org.

Student Pastor (full-time)
Marshfield First Baptist Church, Marshfield, Mo.
Submit resumes to staffopening@marshfieldfirst.org or mail to Marshfield First Baptist Church, Attn: Search Committee, PO Box 746, Marshfield MO 65706.

Minister of Student Discipleship (full-time)
Covenant Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, Mo.
To apply: Submit resume, application of The Baptist Faith and Message, a minimum of three personal references, and video of at least two recent messages to theresa@covenantbaptistmv.org or by mail to Covenant Baptist Church, 1350 E Industrial Rd, Mt Vernon MO 65712.

House Director (full-time)
Runnymede School, Walnut Grove, Mo.
Full-time/live-in situation involving supervision/mentoring of boys ages 9-15, household and grounds maintenance, and other responsibilities. To inquire, contact Bob Brandon at (417)-335-0550. You can learn more about the ministry at www.runnymedeschool.com.

Worship Leader (full-time)
Metro Community Church, Vandalia, Ill.
Submit a resume and a recent video of you leading worship to staffposition@metrocommunitychurch.com

Director of Sports Ministry
First Baptist Church, Arnold, Mo.
Contact James Southwick, Family Life Center Pastor, at james.southwick@fbca.us.

Pastor (part-time, bi-vocational)
Harrisburg Baptist Church, Harrisburg, Mo.
Email resumes to Harold and Katie at hbcpsc1@gmail.com or mail to Harrisburg Baptist Church, Attn: Pastor Search Committee, PO Box 147, Harrisburg MO 65256

Youth Minister (full-time)
Belview Baptist Church, Melborune, Ark.
Send resume and references to Belview Baptist Church, Attn: Youth Search Committee, PO Box 476, Melbourne AR 72556 or email to sumrall53@hotmail.com

Youth Minister (part-time)
Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo.
Contact Dr. John Lepper at john.lepper@holmeswood.org

Minister of Missions (full-time)
First Baptist Church, Lebanon, Mo.
Send resumes to larimore.melissa@gmail.com. Deadline for resumes is April 10, 2015.

Pastor and Spiritual Leader (full-time)
First Baptist Church, Wheaton, Mo.
Contact Rick Staponski, chairman of the Pulpit Committee, at firstbaptistwheatonmo@gmail.com

Contemporary Worship and Outreach Leader (part-time)
Westside Baptist Church, Waynesville, Mo.
Send resume to Lindell Shelden, Westside Baptist Church, 801 Historic 66 W, Waynesville MO 65583.

Youth Pastor
First Baptist Church, Dighton, Kan.
Contact Danny Parker, pastor, at (620) 397-1753 or djparker@st-tel.net.

Children's Ministry Director (part-time)
First Baptist Church, Diamond, Mo.
For questions or to submit a resume, contact Pastor Ron Crow at pastor@joplin.com or (417) 325-6486.

CSU Director
Mineral Area College, Park Hills, Mo.
The Mineral Area Baptist Association is seeking resumes for a CSU Director for Mineral Area College. The position is dually funded by the Association and the Missouri Baptist Convention, and housing is provided. Send resumes to mabaptist@sbcglobal.net or 5169 Flat River Road, Farmington MO 63640.

Senior Pastor (full-time)
Winnwood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo.
Send resumes to Dennis McClain, Search Committee Chair, 4513 N Jackson Avenue, Kansas City MO 64117 or winnwoodbaptist@prodigy.net.

Music and Youth Pastor (full-time)
First Baptist Church, Boonville, Mo.
Send resume, cover letter and references to sdparis1988@gmail.com or mail to: Search Team, First Baptist Church, 625 Main Street, Boonville MO 65233.

Youth and Worship Minister (full-time)
Four Winds Church, Conway, Ark.
Submit resumes, mp3 or video (if available), photo and references to lewisr@conwaycorp.net.

Pastor
First Baptist Church, Trenton, Mo.
Send resumes to: Pastor Search Committee, 2421 Oklahoma Ave., Trenton MO 64683 or email to fbc@grundyec.net

Associate Pastor for Worship
First Baptist Church, Farmington, Mo.
Recommendations, resumes, or inquiries are welcome via email at fbcfarm@sbcglobal.net (Attn: Personnel Committee); or in care of Personnel Committee, First Baptist Church, 210 North A Street, Farmington MO 63640.

Worship Pastor (full-time)
Calvary Baptist Church, Neosho, Mo.
Contact Austin Wylly at (251) 508-7489

Worship Leader and Student Minister
First Southern Baptist Church, Hutchinson, Kan.
The FSBH Search Team is open to one full-time combination of both areas or two bi-vocational staff positions. Interested parties should email resumes (including ministry philosophy and five references) to fsbc@fsbhutch.kscoxmail.com.

Worship Minister (full-time)
South Gate Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo.
To apply, please submit a resume and brief letter about yourself and your passions in ministry to canderson@southgate.org or mail to South Gate Baptist Church, 5701 S Farm Rd 157, Springfield MO 65810. (A picture of you and your family, if applicable, and/or a video link or DVD of you leading in worship is desirable.)

Associate Pastor of Worship Arts and Student Ministry (full-time)
First Baptist Church, Anna, Ill.
Send resume and three references to: First Baptist Church of Anna, Attn: Personnel Committee, 409 Morgan St., Anna, IL 62806
Or submit by email to Lisa Simpkins at annafirst.lisa@hotmail.com.

Music Director (part-time)
Timber Ridge Baptist Church, Marshfield, Mo.
Contact Wayne Taylor at (417) 883-1751, (417) 576-2674 or wdtaylor47@yahoo.com.

Associate Pastor of Worship (full-time)
Faith Baptist Church, Festus, Mo.
Submit resumes to Pastor Matt Culbertson at mattc@faithfestus.com.

Music Minister (part-time)
First Baptist Church, Moberly, Mo.
Contact the Church Office at (660) 263-5351 or Pastor Bob at bob@fbcmoberly.org.

Pastor
Iantha Baptist Church, Lamar, Mo.
Contact: Doug Sprouls at sproulsdj@live.com or (417) 214-1089.

Student Minister and Worship Leader
First Baptist Church, Sarcoxie, Mo.
Contact the Church Office at (417) 548-3990 or s2pogue@yahoo.com



Children and Youth Pastor
First Baptist Church, Calico Rock, Ark.
Contact: fbccr@centurytel.net or (870) 297-8548

Minister of Music and Youth
First Baptist Church, Judsonia, Ark.
Contact: Chuck Williams at chuck-williams@att.net or (501) 279-6748

Bi-vocational Pastor
Weaubleau Baptist Church, Weaubleau, Mo.
Contact: Charles Hemphill at (417) 428-3415

Music Minister (part-time, with goal of becoming full-time)
First Baptist Church, Trenton, Mo.
For more information, contact Rev. Dennis S. Chesnut at (660) 359-3898.

Student Ministry Pastor and Children's Ministry Administrator (full-time)
First Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, Mo.
Resumes may be sent to John Bennett at bennettjo@health.missouri.edu.

Youth & Worship Minister (full or part-time)
Roby Baptist Church, Roby, Mo.
Resumes may be sent to robybap@centurytel.net.

Pastor (full-time)
First Baptist Church, Osceola, Mo.
Contact Len Gilmore, Pastor Search Committee, at lenegilmore@gmail.com.

Children's Pastor
Living Proof Church, Paola, Kan.
If interested, email Bo Gerken at bogerken@gmail.com.

For more information on these opportunities, please contact Cindy Rhoads, secretary for the Department of Christian Ministry, at (417) 328-1760 or crhoads@SBUniv.edu.