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June 2019 Newsletter

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A Monthly Newsletter of Faith Theological Seminary

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June 2019

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Faith Theological Seminary’s
Eighty-Second Annual Commencement
Saturday, June 1st at 10:00 AM
Guest Speaker:
Dr. David Anderson, Pastor, Bridgeway Community Church
Event will be held at the Seminary



82nd Annual Commencement

The Directors and Faculty of Faith Theological Seminary cordially invite you to the Eighty-Second Annual Commencement Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The Special Speaker for the event will be the Rev. Dr. David Anderson, Founder and Senior Pastor of Bridgeway Community Church located in Columbia, Maryland.

Following the Commencement there will be a Luncheon held at 12:15 p.m. at the Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet, 2033 E. Joppa Road, Parkville, MD 21234. Buffet Donation – $20.00 per person For more information, please contact: Faith Theological Seminary 529 Walker Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212 Phone: (410) 323-6211 Fax: (410) 323-6331



Free Biblical Counseling Course

Here are some course reviews:
I have greatly enjoyed the Biblical counseling course. The course has broadened my horizon. I learned the principles, theories and techniques of Christian Counseling, which have equipped me for the various types of counseling. My sincere thanks to Dr. Manohar for this excellent course. “Your leaf shall not wither, and whatsoever you doeth shall prosper.” Ambrose E. Edebe

I really enjoyed this intensive Biblical Counseling course that are applicable for every area of life and godliness. I appreciate your thorough explanation of salvation and God’s Word to everyday life circumstances. Thank you. Carrie Jenkins

I really enjoyed the class. It was very enlightening. It really helped me personally with something I’ve dealt with in I my life. I highly recommend it. I told some people about it and they want to take the class. Thank you! Senora Hunter-Neal



Social Media Campaign

Continues Thru the Summer

We are continuing to encourage the use of social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as communication vehicles to foster awareness about our unique seminary and programs.

How You Can Help

If you have accounts on any of these platforms, you can participate in this campaign by following Faith Theological Seminary and regularly sharing our posts. The social media handle on most of the social media platforms where we have a presence is “@faithseminary”. Simply search for FTS using that keyword and “follow” or “like”.

We also invite you to share one of our encouraging memes that have been posted on social media. A “meme” is defined as “a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.”

This is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to spread the word about what God is doing at our seminary. Each social media venue will have its own method of sharing a meme. If you need assistance, email c.brooks@fts.edu.

Another way to spread the word about FTS is to post an encouraging message, share a flyer or announcement about an event being held at FTS, sponsored by it, or attended en masse by Faith Theological Seminary students.

Lastly, you can support and spread the word about FTS by writing a positive rating in the reviews section of the social media site that you use.

Let’s work together to increase FTS enrollment by 100 students by the end of 2019!



Student Testimonies

This month we introduce you to Nikki Frazier, a Master of Divinity Student at Faith. During my journey, under the leadership of Dr. Manohar, I have learned the root and foundation of Christianity. This includes all the sacrifices that the first century believers endured to keep the Gospel message alive. In studying the path of the true Gospel, one becomes more empowered passionate and thankful to be called to “Spread the Good News”.

Also, during my study, I have an understanding of including the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts in my course of studying scriptures. Each instructor that I have encountered has taught me something that I carry with me during my personal walk of salvation. In addition, Faith Theological Seminary has also taught me to never stop learning especially if you are a Preacher or a Teacher of the Gospel. Therefore, I have set my mind on learning something new every day. This is not to boast or be proud; on the contrary to be more humble and strive to be more equipped to Defend the Faith.



GoFundMe Fundraiser

The mission of Faith Theological Seminary is to prepare men and women for the dissemination of the Gospel of Jesus Christ locally and globally since 1937. In 2004, FTS moved from Philadelphia to Baltimore. We have been working towards state accreditation and we have fulfilled all of the requirements and must maintain a $500,000 surety bond. With your help, we can make a greater impact in Baltimore and beyond. With state-level accreditation, FTS can start an online program to train and equip more Christian leaders to serve God’s Kingdom.



Faculty Spotlight

Leroy Fitts is a native of Norlina, North Carolina. After receiving the call of Jesus Christ to the Gospel Ministry at age 17, he continued his education at Virginia Seminary and College, Lynchburg VA (A.A.); Shaw University, Raleigh, NC, (B.A.); Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC (M.Div.) Baltimore Hebrew University, Baltimore, MD (M.A.); and Post Graduate studies as a NEH Fellow at Princeton University and the Urban Center of Graduate Studies, Southeastern Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC. He received the D. Div. from St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, where he served on the faculty for more than 20 years. Dr. Fitts has lectured and taught at several colleges, universities and seminaries, including a lecture at Oxford University, Oxford England where he holds membership in the Oxford Round Table. Among his several publications and contributing editorials include, Lott Carey: First Black Missionary to Africa (Judson Press), A History of Black Baptists (Broadman Press), The Lott Carey Legacy of African American Missions (Gateway Press), and A History of the African American Church (Create-Space).

Dr. Fitts greatest contributions to the Kingdom of God include the pastorate of several churches including three rural churches in North Carolina beginning at the age of 18; the First Baptist Church,
Jacksonville, NC (1968-1972), and the historic First Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD (1972-2009). Rev. Fitts married Alice Louise Alston more than 52 years ago and have two sons and two daughters. They have eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.



Leadership in any field, whether it be political or ecclesiastical, calls for an identity with a cause and a people. Every preacher must believe that God has called him to a “great work.” The ministry is a high calling.

Dr. Carl McIntire

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