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Issue 10: March 2020

Graduate Program

Introducing Dr. Billy Strother

Dean of Graduate Studies

Cincinnati Christian University (BA),
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
(MDiv., Ph.D.), Vanderbilt Divinity School

Teaching Experience:
Point University, Cincinnati Bible
Seminary, Kentucky Christian University

Ministry Experiences:
Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, Alabama

Billy’s favorite pastimes include dates with his wife and best friend, Carol, and spending time with two young grandsons. He also enjoys reading, writing, fishing, hunting, motorcycles, and muscle cars.

Most of all, Billy loves the privilege of encouraging volunteer church leaders, mentoring ministers and missionaries. He enjoys sharing how Jesus can heal the broken-hearted and rebuild shattered lives. While at Central, he looks forward to showing church leaders and members how God can use them in their churches and communities to reach their maximum potential for Christ.

Read more about our graduate program!

Master of Arts in
Ministry Leadership

Learning Formats
• Online: 8-week online courses offered in partnership through Hope International University give you flexible learning options.
• On-Campus: One-week intensive courses on CCCB’s campus in Moberly, MO, allow you to work collaboratively with your peers and network within your constituency.
• On-Site: Coaching and mentoring from experienced staff members gives you professional development within your own ministry location or at one of our host partners.

Intensive Courses & Faculty
• Discipleship & Christian Formation (Dr. David Roadcup)
• Change & Conflict Management (Dr. James Estep)
• Dynamics of Healthy Congregations (Dr. Gary Johnson)
• Professional & Team Development (Dr. Billy Strother)

Program Information
• 36 credit hours = 2 years of study at 9 credits per semester
• Select graduate courses from other institutions may be transferred into the MA in Ministry Leadership.

Career Options
• Leader in a church, community, or social service agency
• Administrator of a nonprofit organization or missions agency
• Executive, manager, or director in nonprofit ministry

Affordable Access
• Total tuition & fees for the program are about $10,000.