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.


Clint Bass
Clint Bass
Clint Bass
Associate Professor of Church History
Southwest Baptist University
Work 201·D Jim Mellers Center, 1600 University Avenue
Bolivar, MO 65613
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Current Research Projects
Thomas Grantham (1633-1692) and General Baptist Theology was published by the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage in 2013. The book, based on Bass’s doctoral thesis, focuses primarily on the doctrine of the General Baptist leader, Thomas Grantham.

“The book was meant to give an account of the life and thought of the most important General Baptist theologian of the later seventeenth century,” Bass said.

Education and Professional Background
B.A., SBU (2000); M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2003); Th.M. Duke (2004); D.Phil., Oxford (2008).

Dr. Clint Bass is a Visiting Fellow of the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage, Regent's Park College, Oxford, UK.

Faith Dedications
While in Kentucky he served as Youth Pastor, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Mt. Eden. His church membership is currently with Southern Hills Baptist Church, in Bolivar.