Alumni Highlight: Naomi Karanja-Rivera ’21

Aaron Helm June 28, 2023

Naomi Karanja-Rivera ’21, an alumna of Criswell College, has embarked on a transformative journey that has led her to discover her true calling. In her second year at North Central Texas (Community) College, Naomi felt a divine guidance redirecting her path from communications and journalism toward counseling. It was through… Read More

Alumni Highlight: Dr. Paul Jacobs B.A. ’85

Aaron Helm June 22, 2023

Dr. Paul Jacobs, a distinguished graduate of Criswell College, stands as a shining example of the transformative power of education and faith. Having graduated from Criswell College in 1985, his experience at the institution profoundly shaped his spiritual journey and equipped him for a lifetime of service and leadership.   … Read More

Alumni Highlight: John Croasdale B.A. ’18, M.Div. ’22

Aaron Helm June 14, 2023

Alumnus John Croasdale has been making significant strides in the world of ministry since earning his B.A. ’12 and M. Div. ’18 from Criswell College. His journey, marked by a deep commitment to God and a passion for preaching the Word, serves as an inspiration to many aspiring ministers.   … Read More

Alumni Highlight: Martin Villoria B.A. ’09, M.A. ’14

Aaron Helm June 7, 2023

Education has the power to transform lives, broadening perspectives and fostering understanding. Martin Villoria, a passionate learner and seeker of knowledge, experienced this firsthand during his time at Criswell College. Graduating with his Bachelor of Arts in 2009 and Master of Divinity in 2014, Martin’s educational journey at Criswell played… Read More

Alumni Highlight: Omar Rivera ’21

Aaron Helm May 25, 2023

Omar Rivera, a recent graduate of Criswell College, is already making a significant impact in the ministry field. Graduating in 2021 with a double major in Biblical Studies and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), Omar’s education has equipped him to become a better scholar and leader.    Omar first felt… Read More

Discover BLUE FAITH: A Powerful Bible Study for Peace Officers by Alumnus, Chief Brad Corder ’19.

Denis Reyes| May 23, 2023

Brad Corder, an esteemed alumnus of Criswell College, holds the distinguished positions of Chief of Police and Senior Director of Physical Plant at the institution. With a commendable background in law enforcement spanning 18 years, Chief Corder’s journey commenced with the Plano Police Department, where he dedicated his nights to… Read More

Criswell celebrates graduates in 48th annual commencement

Denis Reyes | May 22, 2023

  On Saturday, May 13 Criswell College celebrated its 48th annual commencement ceremony with 35 students graduating with various degrees. Dr. Christopher Graham, Vice President of Academic Affairs, reminded the graduates of the force binding them together—their shared devotion to God—before graduate speaker Chloe Hughes provided remarks reflecting upon her… Read More

Alumni Highlight: Dr. Jared Wellman ’07, M.A. ’10

Aaron Helm May 19, 2023

 Dr. Jared Wellman, a distinguished alumnus of Criswell College, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Philosophy in 2007, followed by a Master’s degree in 2010. During his senior year in high school, he felt called to ministry, and it was then that he began his journey at… Read More


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