SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Courts Redford College at Southwest Baptist University

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Bing Bayer
Department Chair
(417) 328-1765

Bing Bayer
Clint Bass
Donald Denton
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.


Bing Bayer
Bing Bayer
Bing Bayer
Chairman, Department of Theology
Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue, 200·H Jim Mellers Center
Bolivar, MO 65613
Work (417) 328-1765 |
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Why do you enjoy teaching at SBU? "I enjoy seeing students light up like a light bulb when they learn something new.  I want my students to see the Bible as worthy of a lifetime of study; it is true, fun, and life-changing, especially the Old Testament!"

Faith Dedications: Pulpit supply, Winter Bible studies, and interim preacher.  Lenghty interims were at First Baptist Church, Sedalia, MO; First Baptist Church, Carthage, MO; and Union Mound Baptist Church, Elkland, MO.

Educational and Professional Background: Bayer earned a Bachelor of Science from Dallas Baptist University in religion and philosphy; a Th.M.  from Dallas Theological Seminary in Semitic Languages and the Old Testament; and a Ph.D.  from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Old Testament. Additional study:  Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio.