Carroll Institute to Graduate Russian Students

Dr. Jim Spivey, Senior Fellow and Professor of Church History, traveled February 6-27 to St. Petersburg, Russia, to teach two courses to a cohort of students at the St. Petersburg Evangelical Theological Academy.

In March, Carroll Institute leaders met with Dr. Sergei Nikolaev, President of the Academy. Pictured are those who attended the meeting at the Carroll “Hub” to review and strategize for B.H. Carroll’s future work in Russia. They made plans to graduate students later this year with Carroll’s Master of Arts in Theology degree. The team also discussed plans to begin classes with a second cohort of students in the Fall. Dr. Nikolaev, who also serves as Pastor of Temple of the Gospel where the Theological Academy is housed, reported on the students, degree programs, and future plans of the collaborative teaching efforts between the Institute and the Academy.

For the past two years, the Institute and the Academy have partnered to train the first cohort of students who come from St. Petersburg, the Urals, Siberia, Moscow Region, Novgorod, and Estonia. Carroll signed a partnership agreement with the Academy in 2013. In addition to Jim Spivey, Resident Fellows Sam Carmack and Bill Bryan have also taught courses at the Academy. If you would like to support this work, please donate here.

Pictured from left to right: Gene Wilkes, David Ritsema, Sergei Nikolaev, Bruce Corley, Budd Smith, Sam Carmack, Jim Spivey

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