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SEMINARY REPORTS: SBC seminary presidents express gratitude, hope

Jeff Iorg: Gateway seminary represents SBC investment in the West

By Tyler Sanders/Gateway

Jeff Iorg Photos by Adam Covington

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP)—Gateway Seminary President Jeff Iorg described the legacy of faithful investment in the American West through Southern Baptist support of the school at the 2022 annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

“Gateway was founded as Golden Gate Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1944. We were adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in 1950 and a special financial gift from the estate of William Conover, funneled through the SBC Executive Committee, saved our school in 1952,” Iorg said.

“Why did Southern Baptists go to such lengths 70 years ago to support a school on the West Coast when we were still very much the Southern Baptist Convention? Because Gateway Seminary was a denominational down payment on becoming a national movement.”

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