Above: Dr. A. Michael Black speaks at the 2016 Alumni Induction Breakfast.
It’s hard to believe that nearly a year has passed since I joined the team at Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School – Greenbelt as site director and dean. Each day since February 1, 2017 has been filled with new experiences, the building of old and new relationships and some challenges as well. I’m very thankful for the opportunity God has given to serve at this great academic institution.
While matriculating through the halls of Washington Bible College, Capital Bible Seminary and Palmer Theological Seminary, I never thought that one day I would serve as the site director and dean of an academic institution. But here I am, after 32 years of pastoral ministry in the Washington D.C. area, doing just that.
Four years ago, when the future of Washington Bible College and Capital Bible Seminary was uncertain, God’s intervention through LBC | Capital provided the continuation of a Christ-centered education in the DC Metro area. Since the college’s academic acquisition of WBC/CBS, LBC | Capital has secured a state-of-the-art facility in Greenbelt, Maryland where we continue to operate and offer our biblical education.
The students at the Greenbelt location benefit from a loyal faculty and staff who provide outstanding scholarship, teaching, advising and student services. The Greenbelt team prays and labors together, believing that God will bless them as LBC | Capital trains mission-minded students to think and live a biblical worldview. It is my hope that the Greenbelt location becomes a voice in the Capital region and beyond, producing graduates who are critical thinkers and address the complex problems of our world with grace and truth.
I am confident that God will increase the reach of LBC | Capital – Greenbelt throughout Washington D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia and Baltimore. Speaking on behalf of the faculty and staff at the Greenbelt location, I look forward to graduating students, who, in the words of Keith Baum, our marketing director, “are Godly influencers.”