This year, Beeson has celebrated 35 years of training God-called men and women for service to the church of Jesus Christ, and we are looking forward to the next 35 years!

I hope and pray that 2023 has been an excellent year for you and your family and that you enjoy hearing about what God has been up to at Beeson Divinity School in the past year.

While we will return to our print magazine in 2024, we are grateful to be able to host our magazine online and provide it to our alumni, students and friends.

For those of you who don’t know me, I joined the staff of Beeson this past summer after spending seven years in journalism as a reporter and editor. It was apparent from day one that Beeson is a special place with special people. I tell folks frequently that I have never met so many genuinely kind people, all of whom are driven by a commitment to the Lord and to Beeson and its students.

It's been a busy year for Beeson. We’ve added three new degrees, all of which are set to begin in 2024, welcomed many new students, celebrated the graduation of many others and are excited about the forthcoming addition of new faculty members. On a bittersweet note, we’ve bid Dr. Allen Ross a fond farewell as he steps into retirement and are preparing to do the same next year for Dr. Robert Smith, Jr. The impact these men have had on Beeson and for the kingdom of God are immeasurable, and we are so grateful for God’s providence in bringing them to us and allowing them to share their gifts and their lives with us.

It is truly an honor to step into this building every day and tell the story of what God is doing in and through Beeson. As you read through the stories in this year’s magazine, I hope you’ll take time to thank God for His faithfulness to us and pray for His continued blessing on our work here.

In Christ,
Neal Embry