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

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

Youth and College Pastor
First Evangelical Free Church, Springfield, Mo.
Contact: Linda Ferguson at linda@firstefc.com or (417) 889-9445

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

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.