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Orlando • 3000 S. John Young Pkwy • Orlando FL 32805

407-514-4413 • orlandocenter@nobts.edu

Florida NOBTS Locations

Welcome to the Florida Centers!

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary developed the Extension Centers to make it possible for students to receive their education near where they live and minister. 

Jacksonville South Florida
Orlando Tallahassee
Pensacola Tampa
Approved for Veterans' Training

Meet our Florida Center Director, Dr. Doug Watkins

Dr. Doug WatkinsThank you for your interest in seminary education through the Florida Centers. Both New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and the Florida Baptist Convention are     committed to making accredited theological education accessible to all Florida Baptists. Since 1977, NOBTS has provided theological education in Florida, enabling students to remain in ministry in the local church while continuing their education.

We look forward to talking with you as you consider pursuing theological education.


Dr. Doug Watkins

Associate Professor of Christian Education, NOBTS
Regional Associate Dean for Florida, NOBTS

Meet our  Staff

RFelipe  Dr. Roger P. Felipe

  Associate Director

  Certificate Coordinator/Recruiter



Janet Cambra  Janet Cambra

  Administrative Assistant



Kim Smith   Kim Smith

   Administrative Assistant

   VA School Certifying Official



Dr. Lema
 Dr. David Lema

Assistant Professor of Theology and Missions, NOBTS

South Florida Extension Director



News and Announcements

Courses available in French and Haitian Creole in West Palm Beach: Haitian students who are interested in courses in West Palm Beach may contact Wadler Jules at 786-877-9612 or wjules2@yahoo.com (anglais, francais et creole) for more information.
Courses available in Spanish at South Florida Hialeh.  Spanish students who are interested in courses in South Florida may contact southflcenter@nobts.edu.

Individuals interested in attending a Florida extension center may contact the Orlando Center at Orlandocenter@nobts.edu  We will forward your request to the NOBTS extension center nearest you.

Florida students who need help scheduling courses, please contact Dr. Doug Watkins at dwatkins@nobts.edu. South Florida students may contact Dr. Lema at southflcenter@nobts.edu.  Haitian students may contact Wadler Jules at jules2@yahoo.com.

Jim Henry Scholarship applications will be posted on each extension center’s website.

To find out about grants, contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@nobts.edu.

Veterans, please contact Kim Smith at 407-514-4592 or orlandocenterassist@nobts.edu to find out more about using your VA educational benefits. You can also find out more at www.gibill.va.gov.

The Church Leadership Certificate, offered in English, Spanish, and French, allows you to train church leaders in your church or association. Contact Dr.Doug Watkins at dwatkins@nobts.edu.

If you have a bachelor's degree from a Baptist college, visit Baptist College Partnership Program or email Dr. Archie England at aengland@nobts.edu to discover ways to earn master’s level credit through workshops or testing.


The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great
Commission and the Great Commandments through
the local church and its ministries.


Biblical Studies
Christian Education
Church and Community Ministries
Church Music Ministries
Pastoral Ministries
Theological and Historical Studies
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