Just as individuals
change and develop with time, Louisiana Baptist University has
developed in significant and proactive ways. In our world of
accelerated change, it is important to plan carefully for where
we are going, but it is also appropriate to consider from whence
we have come.
Baptist University was founded in 1973 by the Baptist Tabernacle
in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dedicated Christian educators and
church leaders recognized the need to form an institution
in Louisiana to train Christian leaders in the finest traditions
of conservative Judeo-Christian education. This institution
was a pioneer in offering outstanding programs in distance
education and external degree programs for practicing professionals
who wish to enhance their professional skills and competence.
Many of the nation’s leading pastors, best selling authors
and Christian leaders hold degrees from the university. At
least a dozen college presidents have received at least one
of their degrees from LBU/LBTS.
the University has grown, it has also expanded its academic
programs to include Christian communications, Christian counseling
and Christian education.
February of 1993, the administration and the Board of Trustees
revised the charter and restructured the administration to
parallel the expanding programs of the University. At that
time it was appropriate to change the name to Louisiana Baptist
University. The new name has been well received by current
students, alumni and appropriate agencies.
a part of its significant growth and development, the University
in 1998 instituted a Seminary Division. The mission of the
seminary is to provide a high quality, rigorous academic study
for experienced Christian professionals.
a modest beginning, LBU has steadily developed into what is
today an important institution in Christian higher education.
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