"But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from you, and we have given you only." 1 Chronicles 29:14 CSB

Everything we have is a gift from God. Kingdom-minded estate planning acknowledges Christians’ role as stewards of these gifts. Through your own estate planning professional or through our vast network of partners, we can help you pass on God’s provision through biblically grounded estate planning that provides for your family and advances the mission and ministry of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College. 

Here are some ways you can join the DeMent Society.

  • Name NOBTS as the partial or full benefactor in your will.
  • Create a Charitable Gift Annuity.
  • Create a Charitable Remainder Trust.

Sample Bequest Language

Legal Name: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Tax ID #: 72-0494592
Address: 3939 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70126


Have you already included the Seminary in your estate plans? Would you like more information about the Seminary and the DeMent Society? We are happy to help you. Please contact the Office for Institutional Advancement at (800) 662-8701 ext. 3252 or send an email to

The DeMent Society, named for our first president Dr. Byron Hoover DeMent, provides the opportunity for our friends and alumni to ensure the future of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College through estate gifts.

Dr. DeMent was a part of the first fundraising effort of the newly formed Baptist Bible Institute in 1917. DeMent, a native Tennessean, described himself as not primarily a financial agent, "but a Gospel preacher, Bible teacher and humble leader of the people to nobler things." As DeMent raised money, he simply told the story of the enterprise, lifted up its ideals, gave a vision of its needs and possibilities, and let the message work its way into the hearts of people. What truer story could be told today!

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