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

Alumni Highlight: James Mayville ’22

Aaron Helm March 9, 2023

James Mayville graduated from Criswell College in the spring of 2022 with a major in PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics). Since he was 15 years old, he has felt a deep calling from the Lord to dedicate his life to his service and Kingdom work. He knew that pursuing a degree… Read More

Black History panel highlights cultural, church challenges and relations

Kendall Lyons |February 27, 2023
(Left to right) Criswell College Director of Intercultural Relations Kendall Lyons, Divine Inspiration Baptist Church Pastor Wade Simmons, Texas Baptists’ Director of African-American Ministries Oza Jones, and Cornerstone Baptist Church of Arlington Children’s Minister Lynn Harper Recently Criswell College students, faculty, and staff gathered on the 3rd floor of the... Read More

Alumni Highlight: Terri Spencer

Aaron Helm |February 27, 2023

Terri Spencer graduated from Criswell College in 2020 with a degree in Education. She is a first-grade teacher at Founders Classical Academy. Her journey toward ministry began when she worked as a preschool teacher and realized that teaching is her passion. She wanted to teach full-time but lacked the proper… Read More

Alumni Highlight: Shanon Thomas

Aaron Helm |February 16, 2023

Alumni Highlight: Shanon Thomas Shanon Thomas graduated from Criswell College with a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership in 2007 and returned to the school to earn a second Masters in Counseling, which was completed in 2018. His studies at Criswell prepared him to better serve his community and those he… Read More


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