F. Furman Kearley
F. Furman Kearley

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BNc)Faulkner University announced Apr. 25 the formation of the Kearley Graduate School of Theology in the V. P. Black College of Biblical Studies.

The school will be named after the late Dr. F. Furman Kearley, a biblical scholar and a strong proponent of Faulkner University and Christian higher education.

The Kearley Resource Center is located in the Harris-Parker building and contains Kearley’s vast library collection.

Beginning in the fall of 2013, the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree and all future graduate programs will be administered and overseen by the Kearley Graduate School of Theology.

Dr. G. Scott Gleaves will remain temporarily as the chair of the graduate program and the director of graduate studies.

“The Kearley Graduate School of Theology will seek to excel in biblical scholarship and Christian ministry in order to instill in students a balance between truth and deeds, faith and works, and knowledge an wisdom,” Gleaves said.

A private, Christian liberal arts university based in Montgomery, Faulkner is celebrating its 70th anniversary during the 2012-2013 school year. With a mission to provide an education anchored by not only intellect but also character and service, Faulkner aims to educate the whole person.

Serving both traditional and non-traditional students, the university is home to five colleges: the Alabama Christian College of Arts and Sciences, the Harris College of Business and Executive Education, the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies, the College of Education and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.

In addition to its main campus in Montgomery, Faulkner operates extension campuses in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Mobile.

For more information, visit the university’s website.

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