BCF News 2019


The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) is equipping people with the knowledge and opportunity to serve the Lord in various ways. Some may choose to spend their lives overseas, in a classroom teaching, running a business, or being a counselor. BCF has many degree options in the hopes of finding the perfect place for you to serve the Lord upon graduation. A BCF graduate, David Rathel was recently appointed the Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Rathel has received many degrees which include a Ph.D. in Divinity from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in theology from The Baptist College of Florida. He has served as a pastor for different churches and as an adjunct professor of theology and philosophy for the Baptist College of Florida. He has also provided teaching assistance for the University of St. Andrews.

Rathel not only teaches, but writes conference papers for the University of Cambridge, the University of St Andrews, the University of Edinburgh, and the Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference. He is an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He also serves as co-chair of The Evangelicalism in the Long 18th Century Group of The Evangelical Theological Society.

The president of Gateway, Jeff Lorg, states "We are so fortunate to have Dr. Rathel as a member of our faculty...at St. Andrews, he developed a skills-focused curriculum for the first-year theology student[s], and we believe his approach will serve Gateway students well in the coming years." For more information on The Baptist College of Florida and the different degrees offered, please call 800.328.2660 or visit the website at www.baptistcollege.edu.