From the President, September 2021

The faculty and staff of B. H. Carroll Theological Institute did not slow down for a minute this summer. Along with preparing for and starting our Master’s Alpha Term courses and doctoral semester seminars, we consolidated our office space and launched our new website. 

B. H. Carroll has always invested more in people than in brick and mortar facilities. We have kept a limited number of faculty and staff who office at the Carroll Center in Irving while other faculty and staff are scattered around the US and the world. The COVID pandemic accentuated the value of working remotely when people are physically unable to come to an office. As more of us worked remotely along with the faculty and staff who already worked in this way and as other companies downsized their space due to reduction in staffing, with Board approval we subleased our Suite 100 offices to another company. The arrangement not only helped them, but it also gives us financial support for our lease obligations.

All who had offices in Suite 100 are now accommodated in Suite 170, which we already leased. I am grateful to the faculty and staff who worked over and above their regular responsibilities to make the move happen and who moved themselves from office to office.  I want to thank especially Adele Vermillion and Michelle Martin for tending to the details of the move as if every small item affected their own families. We are in the same building at 6500 N. Belt Line Rd., Irving, TX 75063. Our Suite number is 170 now. Make note in your address books if you still use snail mail. All other numbers are the same.

While the consolidation of our office space was happening, our Mission Advancement Team worked to launch our new website. I like the primary theme of the site, “Your Calling. Your Path. His Kingdom.” The message summarizes our mission to equip men and women called to serve Christ and His church. You can see a short video that provides and overview of what makes Carroll different here

Thanks to a grant from the C.I.O.S. Foundation of Paul Jr. and Shirley Piper and the creative expertise of Caylor Solutions, the website went live the first of this month. Please take time to browse through the contents and share it with others. I am grateful to Dr. Greg Tomlin, Carl Heath and the team along with the Caylor team for their good work in upgrading our front door to the world. Keep an eye out for promotions on our social media channels. 

Please join me for our annual day of giving on North Texas Giving Day, September 23. We are inviting friends of Carroll to build giving teams for the day. While many non-profits vie for attention on this day, it remains the largest single giving day by multiple donors every year for Carroll. The B. H. Carroll North Texas Giving Day page is open now. You can also create your own FUNdraiser page for us from that site. Thank you in advance for your gifts and prayers.

We share the sadness with the Baptist Theological Seminary in Santa Clara, Cuba, at the Home Going of their President, Felix Gonzales, due to COVID-related causes. Dario Izquierdo, a Carroll PhD candidate, who teaches at the seminary let us know of their loss. Several Carroll graduates and students are connected to the seminary in Santa Clara. We look forward to the day when we can return to the island to fellowship and learn with our brothers and sisters there. Please keep the Cuban Christians in your prayers as they face many hardships yet remain faithful to the Lord.

We share with all who are struggling these days the words of Christ’s servant, Paul, the Apostle, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” May we live in the strength of the Lord with the hope that to be with the Lord is our ultimate gain.

Serving Him With You,
Gene

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