Our mission is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.

What We believe

Theological training for real-life ministry

At Southeastern, we equip you to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission because we believe each of us has a part in God’s plan to share his love with the world. This means everything we do — diving deep into theology in the classroom, building friendships on campus, partnering with local churches — is preparing you to go out into the world to minister wherever God is calling you.

Our History

In 1950, Southeastern was established as an institution of higher learning with the support of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program. From an SBC conference in Chicago to the preserved historical land and renovated buildings of our Wake Forest campus, we have built a space for a community that’s passionate about the Great Commission. 70 years later, we’ve grown to over 5,000 students committed to learning and growing together in Christ.

Our students hail from 44 countries and all 50 states

75+ graduate and doctoral tracks that offer theological training for a variety of contexts

We are going

  • I can't think of an area of ministry that in some way was not influenced by my time at Southeastern in terms of a theological vision for ministry and how that understanding of the gospel touches every sphere of life and every sphere of ministry.

    Tanner Turley

    Seminary alum

  • The ethos of Southeastern is the Great Commission. That is part and parcel of what you're going to get, what you're going to hear, in every classroom from every professor.

    Paul Laso


  • Southeastern prepared me to develop a Christ-centered, Scripture-driven, Spirit-filled, and mission-oriented pastoral ministry.

    Moises Gomez


  • Southeastern helped me to pursue the Great Commission with my head, heart, and hands.

    Lauren Pratt

    MAIS alum

  • Southeastern faculty members share a vested interest in fulfilling the Great Commission across academic disciplines, as well as a passionate desire to invest in students both inside and outside the classroom. These values are lived out on a peaceful campus and in a family-oriented community that maintains a small-town atmosphere.

    Jim Shaddix

    Professor of Preaching and W.A. Criswell Chair of Expository Preaching

  • On the campus at Southeastern, we strive to be a community that takes God and His word very seriously, working it out as we love God and love people.

    Tracy McKenzie

    Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew

  • Southeastern is helping me fulfill the mission by teaching me how to raise up the next generation of disciple makers.

    Lissy Sandoval

    Women's Ministry

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We seek to build a safe campus that honors God’s vision for community.

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