Alumni Highlight: Kiley Parish ’20

Aaron Helm May 11, 2023

As an alumna of Criswell College, Kiley Parish graduated in May 2020 with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. When asked about her call to ministry, Kiley shared that she did not feel a specific call to ministry or social work, but rather a desire to… Read More

Alumni Highlight: Dr. Andrew Hébert ’09, M.A. ’10

Aaron Helm April 27, 2023

Dr. Andrew Hébert is a notable figure in the world of ministry and education. He graduated from Criswell College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies in 2009 and a Master’s degree in Ministry in 2010. Dr. Hébert felt called to ministry from a young age, sensing God’s guidance when… Read More

Alumni Highlight: Tarrick McGuire ’16

Aaron Helm April 20, 2023

Tarrick McGuire, the Assistant Police Chief of the Arlington TX Police Department, is a native of Dallas, TX, and an alumnus of Criswell College. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Assistant Chief McGuire is a nationally recognized expert on issues surrounding police reform and public policy. He… Read More

Alumni Highlight: Kevin Cook ’01

Aaron Helm April 13, 2023

Kevin Cook graduated in 2001 with a major in Biblical Studies from Criswell College. Kevin recalls feeling led to ministry in 1994 when he shared his testimony at a youth juvenile detention center, and several inmates gave their life to Christ. As Kevin was researching training options for full-time ministry,… Read More

Alumni Highlight: Dr. Dawna Duke ’09, ’16

Aaron Helm April 5, 2023

Dr. Dawna Duke, a graduate of Criswell College, has been making waves in the field of education. With a major in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership, she has always felt led to ministry. Her passion for helping students reach their full potential and become aware of the resources available to… Read More

Alumni Highlight: Jacki King ’08

Aaron Helm March 16, 2023

Jacki King first felt called to ministry while studying at the University of Texas at Dallas. Growing up in Carrollton, she had some exposure to the church, but it wasn’t until she attended Bible studies in college that she felt a strong desire to pursue a career in ministry. It… Read More

Alumni Highlight: Bill Watson ’07, M.A. ’11

Aaron Helm March 23, 2023

Bill Watson graduated from Criswell College in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, and in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Historical/Systematic Theology. His time at Criswell was an essential part of his journey to becoming a pastor. He has always felt called to teach about Christ, a… Read More

Alumni Highlight: Bea Garner ’12

Aaron Helm March 16, 2023

Bea Garner graduated from Criswell College in 2012 with a major in Counseling. Prior to attending Criswell, she earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Houston Baptist University, where she trained as a classical singer. While there, she discovered her passion for singing sacred music, which she believes ministers to… Read More


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