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New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley borrowed Charles Dickens’ opening lines from A Tale of Two Cities to describe the school’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina and the recent economic recession: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

In many ways, the story of NOBTS is a “tale of two seminaries,” Kelley said.

After a long, hard recovery following Katrina and the recession, the seminary has emerged as a powerful force for reaching the nations with the Gospel. More than ever, it is impacting New Orleans with evangelism, missions, and ministry and training leaders for churches of many languages and races, both in the United States and abroad. Kelley gave thanks for God’s faithfulness to the “School of Providence and Prayer.”

“He’s the same God in the storm and the blue sky,” Kelley said.

Seminary Beginnings
Founded in 1718, La Nouvelle-Orléans began as a French colony and...