Message from the Jacksonville Dean


Gordon-Conwell—Jacksonville is our fourth campus, extending the mission of co-founders Billy Graham and Harold Ockenga into the nation’s fourth largest state of nearly 20 million people. In 2006, president Walter Kaiser and the Board of Trustees approved the vision of anchoring a new campus in North Florida to nurture the study of God’s infallible word amidst a culture of vibrant evangelical churches, church-plants and non-profit organizations.

Our motto at Gordon-Conwell—Jacksonville is ‘Live Classes, Flexible Schedule.’ Each of our classes is taught by one of our world-renowned faculty, meets the highest standards of academic excellence and challenges our students to think deeply about scripture. And yet our flexible weekend scheduling allows students to pursue their education while serving the Lord in their local church or in the marketplace. This nexus of high-quality instruction in a flexible setting provides Jacksonville and North Florida with a transformational and authentic education that equips men and women to serve God in all walks of life.

The Jacksonville campus marries rigorous academic study with hands-on application, giving students real-world, practical ministry experience. We offer two outstanding degrees, the Master of Divinity and the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL). The MACL degree is a cutting-edge program focused on training students in a variety of theories and practices of leadership, as well as developing relevant competencies for effective leadership in Christian ministry. Most of our MACL students are not seeking to be full-time clergy, yet they nevertheless sense a call to provide leadership to churches, para-churches and the marketplace.

Let us help you follow your call. Come be enriched in your faith, deepened in your knowledge of scripture and transformed by the renewing of your mind. Students leave equipped to advance Christ’s Kingdom and to Think Theologically, Engage Globally and Live Biblically.

Ryan Reeves, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor of Historical Theology