Friends and Donors

Message from the President

Since its establishment in 1970, Criswell College has played a unique and important role in Baptist and church life. Thankful for that legacy, we continue to build an institution of higher learning devoted to academic excellence and spiritual vitality.

Our students often describe their time at Criswell as one of the most transformational periods of their lives; years spent in an academically rigorous environment, meeting apt and creative peers and mentors with whom they connect, grow, and maintain lifelong contact.

Our faculty are committed not only to academics within their disciplines but also ministry in their churches. Balanced with knowledge and practice, they can provide students the opportunity to explore theological issues both safely and deeply, and obtain the skills necessary to influence society.

Our graduates are well equipped for further study and poised to meet challenges in whatever field they pursue. Criswell graduates have gone on to succeed and lead in their denominations as college presidents, business owners, pastors, missionaries, counselors, and professors across the United States and throughout the world.

But what most excites me as president is building on the legacy of Criswell College. Over the past four and a half decades, the college has been instrumental in redeeming and transforming the theology and leadership of an entire denomination. We now want to take that influence into the culture more broadly.

With your help, we believe not only that we can preserve the doctrines and values which have made the Criswell namesake important, but that we can train generations of leaders to permeate society with the good news.

In His Service,

Dr. Barry Creamer
President and Professor of Humanities



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