Faces of Carroll: Cory Bennett

There are many reasons why our students, professors, and teaching churches choose B.H. Carroll Theological Institute. So many, that we decided to round up some of our favorite stories in this series: The Faces of Carroll.

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Cory Bennett



Cory Bennett with his wife, Jessica, and son Maddox.

Cory Bennett didn’t know the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute existed until a friend from his undergraduate days pitched it as an option for seminary education. His friend had enrolled and suggested Cory might consider doing the same. 

But when Corey first investigated B.H. Carroll, he thought something might be amiss. How could the school be affordable and high-quality at the same time? He asked. Then two things happened. 

Cory met the B.H. Carroll faculty and a family member who worked for another well-established seminary told him how academically strong the Carroll faculty was. In fact, Carroll’s faculty hold degrees from schools such as Oxford University, Cambridge University, Princeton Theological Seminary, the University of Glasgow, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Baylor University.  

“I discovered it was, in fact, affordable, and I knew the Institute had top tier professors teaching. These two factors plus the flexibility of online and in-person classes is what attracted me to B.H. Carroll,” Cory said. He now encourages others to pursue B.H. Carroll for their education. 

“Carroll has everything you need—and more—to gain more knowledge and wisdom in Scripture and theology. You can take courses from the comfort of your own home and still have access to some of the most gifted professors in our region. They not only teach you but guide you in the direction you need to go in your ministry to fulfill God’s calling on your life.” 

That access to high-quality faculty and the development of close, personal relationships was especially helpful in hard times, Cory said. When he had to take a break for financial reasons, he said he was able to come back and pick up where he left off “like my departure was only the day before.”

“The professors at Carroll genuinely care about each student and what they are learning in each course. I not only gained theological knowledge during my time at Carroll, but I also made life-long friends along the way,” Cory said.  

Cory completed received his Master of Arts in Christian Education earlier in 2020 and now serves as the student minister at First Baptist Church Mountain View, Arkansas.

Published: Dec 2, 2020


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