The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry endeavors from a Christian perspective to teach students the Bible, our Christian heritage, and spiritual formation, and to prepare students for professional church vocations.
The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry prepares students for professional church vocations but also provides introductory courses for every SBU student in the Bible and spiritual formation.
Our graduates are prepared for seminary or further graduate study or church vocations, whether in local churches or overseas.
The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry is named in honor of the ministry of Dr. Courts Redford, who was President of Southwest Baptist College from 1930 to 1943, leading the then Junior College through one of its most uncertain periods. After serving 21 years with the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, the last 10 years as the chief executive officer, he retired in 1964. After moving back to Bolivar in 1966, Dr. Redford again served Southwest as Interim President for nine months in 1967. The College’s Division of Christianity and Philosophy was officially renamed in his honor in the Fall of 1973. —See Dr. Courts Redford, his life and labors, by Geoffrey S. Swadley, c. 1974.
Job opportunities for Redford College students and graduatesWorship Minister (full-time)
South Gate Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo.
To apply, please submit a resume and brief letter about yourself and your passions in ministry to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to South Gate Baptist Church, 5701 S Farm Rd 157, Springfield MO 65810. (A picture of you and your family, if applicable, and/or a video link or DVD of you leading in worship is desirable.)
1st Southern Baptist Church, Ava, Mo.
Contact Gina Clinkingbeard, chair of the Pastor Search Committee, at email@example.com.
Associate Pastor of Worship Arts and Student Ministry (full-time)
First Baptist Church, Anna, Ill.
Send resume and three references to: First Baptist Church of Anna, Attn: Personnel Committee, 409 Morgan St., Anna, IL 62806
Or submit by email to Lisa Simpkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Director (part-time)
Timber Ridge Baptist Church, Marshfield, Mo.
Contact Wayne Taylor at (417) 883-1751, (417) 576-2674 or email@example.com.
Associate Pastor of Worship (full-time)
Faith Baptist Church, Festus, Mo.
Submit resumes to Pastor Matt Culbertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Minister (part-time)
First Baptist Church, Moberly, Mo.
Contact the Church Office at (660) 263-5351 or Pastor Bob at email@example.com.
Iantha Baptist Church, Lamar, Mo.
Contact: Doug Sprouls at firstname.lastname@example.org or (417) 214-1089.
Student Minister and Worship Leader
First Baptist Church, Sarcoxie, Mo.
Contact the Church Office at (417) 548-3990 or email@example.com
Children and Youth Pastor
First Baptist Church, Calico Rock, Ark.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 297-8548
Minister of Music and Youth
First Baptist Church, Judsonia, Ark.
Contact: Chuck Williams at email@example.com or (501) 279-6748
Weaubleau Baptist Church, Weaubleau, Mo.
Contact: Charles Hemphill at (417) 428-3415
Music Minister (part-time, with goal of becoming full-time)
First Baptist Church, Trenton, Mo.
For more information, contact Rev. Dennis S. Chesnut at (660) 359-3898.
Student Ministry Pastor and Children's Ministry Administrator (full-time)
First Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, Mo.
Resumes may be sent to John Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth & Worship Minister (full or part-time)
Roby Baptist Church, Roby, Mo.
Resumes may be sent to email@example.com.
First Baptist Church, Osceola, Mo.
Contact Len Gilmore, Pastor Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living Proof Church, Paola, Kan.
If interested, email Bo Gerken at email@example.com.
For more information on these opportunities, please contact Cindy Rhoads, secretary for the Department of Christian Ministry, at (417) 328-1760 or crhoads@SBUniv.edu.