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  • Golden Gate Seminary closes Mill Valley campus

    June 7 2016 by Kathie Chute, GGBTS | with 0 comments
    Golden Gate Seminary closes Mill Valley campus

    Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary closed its main campus on June 3 to prepare for its 400-mile move to Southern California. After a ceremonial locking of the doors at, President Jeff Iorg sent out a campus-wide email that read, “The Mill Valley campus is now closed. We press on!”

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  • Merida: Make the ‘Hero’ of the Bible the hero of sermons

    March 24 2016 by Katherine Chute, GGBTS | with 0 comments
    Merida: Make the ‘Hero’ of the Bible the hero of sermons

    Tony Merida challenged students during a series of preaching lectures at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary to “make the Hero of the Bible the hero of your sermons.” Merida, associate pastor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, spoke during the Golden Gate’s Hester Lectureship March 16 and 17.

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  • Iorg says seminary’s relocation ‘has no parallel’

    February 15 2016 by Kathie Chute, GGBTS | with 0 comments
    Iorg says seminary’s relocation ‘has no parallel’

    Speaking during the final president’s convocation on the Mill Valley campus in the Bay Area that has been the seminary’s home base since 1959, Jeff Iorg said he was deeply moved by the spirit in which seminary personnel had responded to the transition.

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  • Relocation of Golden Gate campuses moving forward

    January 21 2016 by Kathie Chute, GGBTS | with 0 comments
    Relocation of Golden Gate campuses moving forward

    Construction is progressing rapidly at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s two new campuses, and more than 40 new jobs have been posted on the seminary’s website, President Jeff Iorg reported in mid-January. Iorg, speaking to the seminary’s staff and students, said the new campus in Ontario, Calif., is still on target …

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  • Agreement increases understanding between seminaries

    October 27 2015 by Rebekah Wahlberg, GGBTS | with 0 comments
    Agreement increases understanding between seminaries

    Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, and John Ong, president of Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary, signed an agreement Oct. 8 for students and faculty to have the opportunity to pursue their education or research between the two schools.

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  • Students in Vt. get Calif. music resources

    September 4 2015 by Sarah Carr, Northeastern Baptist College | with 0 comments
    Students in Vt. get Calif. music resources

    Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary worked with Northeastern Baptist College during the first half of August to pack up a 2,200-volume collection of music references, antique hymnals and books on music from the seminary’s Mill Valley campus in California and deliver it to Vermont at NEBC’s Hogue Library in Bennington.

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  • Broader NAMB mission, new seminary name approved

    June 18 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Broader NAMB mission, new seminary name approved

    An amendment to the mission statement of the North American Mission Board and a name change for Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary were among the recommendations affirmed by messengers during the Executive Committee’s report to the Southern Baptist Convention June 16 in Columbus.

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  • GGBTS relocation to be ‘mission-focused’

    May 14 2015 by Tyler Sanders, GGBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    GGBTS relocation to be ‘mission-focused’

    Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary President Jeff Iorg presented building plans for both the new primary campus in Southern California and commuter campus in the San Francisco area to trustees during their spring meeting. Iorg said the seminary would use a “mission-focused design scheme” to best utilize space in the new locations.

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  • Selma provoked GGBTS to demand ‘equal justice’

    March 10 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Selma provoked GGBTS to demand ‘equal justice’

    “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Ala., 50 years ago provoked Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary students to send telegrams to segregationists like Alabama Gov. George Wallace and civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. to notify them that many Southern Baptists supported equal rights for all Americans regardless of race.

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  • Southern Baptist grads reminded to proclaim the gospel

    December 22 2014 by Compiled by BR Staff | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptist grads reminded to proclaim the gospel

    Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (GGBTS) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) presidents reminded hundreds of graduates to not forget the broken world to which they are called to preach the gospel. Jeff Iorg, GGBTS president, said “God didn’t make a mistake in sending Jesus into the world, and He isn’t…

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  • Prof. Jenkins: Christianity heads back to its roots

    December 12 2014 by Kate Weatherly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prof. Jenkins: Christianity heads back to its roots

    Vibrant colors of flags representing several nations paraded down the chapel aisle before history professor Philip Jenkins from Baylor University described the consequences of the movement of Christianity toward the Global South from its predominant foundation in North America and Europe since 1900.

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  • Golden Gate finalizes campus purchase

    November 10 2014 by Tyler Sanders, Golden Gate Seminary | with 0 comments
    Golden Gate finalizes campus purchase

    Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary has finalized the purchase of its new campus site east of Los Angeles near the Ontario International Airport. President Jeff Iorg announced Nov. 7 that the Conditional Use Permit has been approved by the city of Ontario, removing the final condition on closing the sale.

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  • Golden Gate announces campus purchase

    August 14 2014 by Ben Skaug, GGBTS/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Golden Gate announces campus purchase

    Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary has signed a purchase agreement for a new primary campus site in Southern California east of Los Angeles near the Ontario International Airport. President Jeff Iorg also announced that the seminary will ask that a new name: Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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  • Golden Gate finalizes campus sale, ready to secure new site

    July 25 2014 by Ben M. Skaug, GGBTS/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Golden Gate finalizes campus sale, ready to secure new site

    Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary has finalized the sale of its property near Mill Valley, Calif., setting aside funds both to purchase a new campus in Southern California and add $50 million to its endowment. The sale agreement for Golden Gate’s Mill Valley property included a base price of $85 million.

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  • Iorg to seminary grads: 'Stay humble'

    July 2 2014 by Tyler Sanders, GGBTS/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Iorg to seminary grads: 'Stay humble'

    The 139 graduates receiving degrees from Golden Gate's Northern California Campus represented about 60 percent of the total graduates from the entire Golden Gate Seminary system. President Jeff Iorg identified several ways graduates can move forward into the future Christ provides.

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