Gateway Seminary, one of the six seminaries affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, has officially launched its Southern California campus and held various events from October 6 to 8 to celebrate.

On the morning of October 6, the school held a dedication service with some 500 faculty members and guests at the chapel in the new campus. The mayor of Ontario, where the school is located, also attended the dedication service and gave congratulatory remarks.

Craig Evans, author and professor at Houston Baptist University, was featured later in the day on October 6 as the ‘Deere Lectures’ speaker. He spoke on the topic, “Ancient Biography and the Reliability of the Gospels,” and compared the historical documents before and after AD 1 to explore the historical reliability of the gospel. Later in the evening, some 400 gathered for the Gateway Seminary Gala at the Ontario Convention Center.

Gateway also hosted a ‘Gateway Festival’ for members of the surrounding community. Food and various activities and games were open to the public for free.

The seminary, which was established in 1944 in Northern California, has had some 8,000 students graduate under its former name, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. After the school moved its main campus to Ontario in July 2016, it also changed its name to Gateway Seminary. The school has also had much interest in the Korean community, and has featured a Korean-English Bilingual Program at the Southern California extension in Brea since four years ago.

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