St. Louis Campus

Though Midwestern’s main campus is in Kansas City, we also have classes offered in St. Louis. If you live in or near St. Louis and want to begin your theological education locally, you can take many of your undergraduate and masters classes here, and complete the rest of the degree in Kansas City or online. Our teachers are also pastors, combining academic rigor with pastoral relevance, serving other pastors and their churches in the St. Louis area.

Come join in community-focused learning in this Christ-centered, family context here in St. Louis.

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Midwestern Seminary’s St. Louis Campus

4900 Reber Pl.,
St. Louis, 63139

(Down from The Journey – Tower Grove).

Courses Available for Undergraduate and Masters

The courses currently offered at our St. Louis Campus are:

BS2210 Old Testament Survey I

BS2211 Old Testament Survey II

BS2310 New Testament Survey I

BS2311 New Testament Survey II

BS2400 Introduction to Hermeneutics

HT3100 History of Christianity I

HT3101 History of Christianity II

HT3200 Theology I

HT3201 Theology II

MS7011 Missiology

MN5475 Personal Leadership Practicum

MN5070 Evangelism and Discipleship Practicum

MN5476 Church Leadership Practicum

MN5005 Spiritual Formation Practicum

HT3245 Theological Formation Practicum

Campus Leadership

Brett Vaden

Director of the St. Louis Campus

Dr. Vaden is a deacon at The Journey West County and the Director of Discipleship and Curriculum Development at The Journey, having served there since 2016. Previously, he worked as Assistant Director of the Schools Division for Memoria Press. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Moody Bible Institute and a masters of divinity and PhD at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Slade Johnson

Adjunct Instructor

Pastor Slade Johnson is the Pastor of Formation and Discipleship at The Journey, having served there since August of 2012. Previously, he served as Senior Pastor of Hanley Road Baptist Church for over 30 years, while also teaching Philosophy and Logic at Missouri Baptist University. He holds degrees from Union University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Carlos Smith

Adjunct Instructor

Pastor Carlos Smith has been the Lead Pastor of The Journey Hanley Road since 2018. Previously, he served as Associate Pastor of Christian Life Enrichment and Student Ministries at First Baptist Church of Chesterfield. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana University-Fort Wayne, a master of divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing his PhD at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If I am not already a student at Midwestern, how do I sign up for these classes?

A: Apply to become a student at and select “St. Louis” as your campus. It only takes 15-20 minutes to fill out the application, and our incredible admissions counselors will help you with the rest.

Q: If I am already a student at Midwestern, how do I sign up for these classes?

A: Current students may register in their student portal or by emailing the enrollment form to our Registrar’s office. The enrollment form can be found here: Catalog and Forms (Email:

Q: Are the St. Louis classes fully accredited?

A: Yes, these are fully accredited, bachelor’s and master’s level classes.

Q: Do I need a college degree to take these classes?

A: No. Our classes may be taken as part of either a bachelor’s or master’s program. For details, please contact

Q: Where will classes take place?

A: Classes are held at 4900 Reber Place, St. Louis, MO 63139.

Q: When do classes meet?

A: Classes run 15 weeks per semester, one day a week (e.g., Monday afternoons, Monday evenings, Thursday mornings), for 3 hours at a time.

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