Ministry Leaders

Central Baptist Theological Seminary has a vision for collaborative and transformative relationships with churches, as well as to provide excellent ministry preparation.  To that end, the seminary endeavors to be a resource for ministry leaders.

The recently renovated, state-of-the-art library is available for personal study and small meetings.  In addition to its traditional book and periodical collection, visitors will want to visit the developing Des Peres collection of resources for congregational health or the Yang collection on global christianity.  Online library resources are available for current students and Central alumni/ae.

Faculty and staff are considered to be among the seminary’s greatest assets.  Courses are available for lifelong learning , including the recently developed FOUNDATIONS ministry certificate program.  Resource pages created by Central faculty and staff are available for download.

Central Seminary has a tradition of providing quality continuing education events as well.  Current Faculty, as well as excellent speakers from sister organizations, provide timely content for ministry leaders and others interested theological issues.  Watch here for information and registration for these events.

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My Experience:

Patricia Hernandez


Building bridges, bringing diverse people together to become the body of Christ is my vocation.

I am a bridge builder who reaches across theological, geographical, and cultural divides to relate to people and pastors in many different kinds of situations, always bringing people closer to each other and closer to God. I am someone who listens deeply and responds out of a recognition of God’s giftedness in each and every person before me. I am someone who cares widely and looks for ways to be attentive to God’s ever-abundant grace in our midst.

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