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Launching a new partnership with a Washington-area seminary topped the agenda of the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship March 23 as it gathered for its annual meeting in suburban Maryland.

The 50-church regional affiliate of the national CBF will collaborate with the John Leland Center for Theological Studies in a shared mission of "equipping churches and leaders for transformational ministry," according to a document signed by MACBF leaders and Leland president Mark Olson.

Though the partnership does not involve any financial obligations by either the MACBF or the Arlington, VA-based Leland Center, the document encourages "mutual assistance."

"By collaborating we can share our resources," said MACBF coordinator Trisha Miller Manarin, who added that the partnership was a result of extensive conversations with Leland dean and vice president Jeffrey Willetts. "This is a wonderful way for us both to benefit."

For the full article visit The Religious Herald.



I was born and raised in the Washington Metropolitan area graduating, from Parkdale High School in Riverdale, MD. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Music Education from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and my Masters of Education from George Mason University, teaching elementary band for 20 years in the Alexandria City Public Schools. After the deaths of my mother-in-law and both of my grandmothers in a 13 month period, I felt separated from the church and had to reflect on my walk through the valley. After deep prayer and reflection, I felt the call to the ministry. I spoke with my pastor, Dr. Howard-John Wesley, and he told me of John Leland. With the low student-teacher ratio combined with knowledgeable professors from across the globe, I knew Leland was the seminary to further my walk with the Lord and my education of the Bible. In the spring of 2010 I entered Leland's Masters of Divinity program and plan on completing my degree in June of 2015. While at Leland I have taken many classes with Dr. Carro and Dr. Dapaah, both of whom have made an impression on my theology and my desire to further study of the Bible and understand the Lord's will for my life and teaching. I am a member of Alfred Street Baptist Church, which licensed me as a minister in August 2012. With the gifts God has blessed me with I work with Children's Church, direct the Jackie Henry Green Orchestra, and play lead guitar for the Voices of Triumph and the Music Ministry. I look forward to serving whenever and wherever I can bringing the Word of the Lord and helping to train up the next generation in the way they should go, so they when they are old they will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).


- Keith A. Perkins 



On March 20, 2014, the Board of Trustees approved an increase in tuition effective for the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year of $10.00 per credit hour for the Master's Program and $5.00 per credit hour for the Diploma Program.  The "good news" is that the "Early Bird Discounts" were increased by the same amounts; therefore, if you take advantage of the early bird discount you will not have any increase in your tuition per credit hour next year.  This makes it much more beneficial to register and pay your account balance early (by July 15 for the Fall Semester and by December 15 for the Spring Semester).

If you do not take advantage of the "Early Bird Discount" your balance will be due by the Friday after classes start (at the increased rate).  A $50.00 late fee is charged on student accounts with unpaid balances on the Friday after classes start.  On March 20, 2014, the Board of Trustees also approved a new policy to charge additional late fees each month the account remains unpaid.  Each full month that the account remains unpaid after the due date, an additional late fee of 1.5% of the unpaid account balance will be charged.

Also, as in the past, a student will not be allowed to graduate, to register for a class in the next semester, or to receive a transcript until their account balance has been paid in full.  

The following is a schedule of the next year tuition fee structure compared to the current year tuition fees:  




Metro DC Student


Non-Metro DC Student


Early Bird Discount





Early Bird Discount


Tuition fees for audit students are one-half the standard tuition paid by students who take the course for credit.











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1306 N. Highland Street
Arlington, VA  22201