“After spending 10 years in the legal profession, I began exploring with my family and the elders of our church in Guildford whether it would be right for me to train for pastoral ministry. This was something I had hoped to do for a long time. In 2018, it was decided that we should indeed go, and we began searching for a suitable place to train and live.
With a young family to support and tuition fees to consider, additional financial support was a concern. After we concluded that Oak Hill College in London was the best option for us, we put together a budget and began to investigate what funding might be available. We have been very thankful for the support the Particular Baptist Fund has been able to offer us as we take prayerful steps towards serving the Lord in this way.
Thanks in no small part to this support, we are at Oak Hill and benefiting a great deal from it. Being able to engross myself in Homiletics, practical training for Independent Ministry, Systematic Theology, Church History, Biblical Studies, Greek and Hebrew, Apologetics, and other subjects (all with a strong practical and devotional focus) has been wonderful.”
“I want to send my heartfelt thanks to the Fund for their help and generous financial support for my studies at the Irish Baptist College. I will be graduating with a first-class with honours Bachelor of Divinity in September 2022. We had our own Irish Baptist College/Baptist Association graduation last month where I was awarded a Diploma in Ministry Studies with distinction, and I was further presented with the JB Craig Award for Application to Study.
At present I continue to serve as an elder at Ballygomartin Baptist and am regularly preaching at home and other churches. This year as a family we have been specifically praying that the Lord would guide us and call us to serve Him as a family after college and we continue to do so.”
Mark Alexander (Summer 2022)