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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

First Baptist Church O’Fallon
8750 Veterans Memorial Parkway
O’Fallon, MO 63366

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

Mike Atherton

Dr. Michael Atherton

Campus Director

Dr. Atherton has served as the Senior Pastor of FBC O’Fallon (MO) since 2017 and been a Senior Pastor since 1999. He has been teaching in the Seminary (Gateway Seminary and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) since 2011. He has earned a D.Min and Ph.D from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as an Ed.D from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Zach Crook

Dr. Zach Crook

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Zach Crook is the Senior Pastor at Fee Fee Baptist Church in Bridgeton, MO, having served there since 2019. Previously, he served churches in Texas for fifteen years. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Wayland Baptist University. He has a Master’s of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D from Dallas Baptist University.

Brandon Kiesling

Dr. Brandon Kiesling

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Kiesling has served as a pastor at First Baptist Church O’Fallon since 2018. Previously, he worked as Assistant Professor of Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Hannibal LaGrange University and a masters of divinity and Ph.D at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jonathan Swan

Dr. Jonathan Swan

Adjunct Instructor

Jonathan E. Swan serves as the Associate Pastor of Education and Discipleship at First Baptist Church O’Fallon (MO) and Managing Editor of Eikon: A Journal for Biblical Anthropology. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Southwest Baptist University as well as a M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Brett Vaden

Dr. Brett Vaden

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.

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: [email protected]).

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 [email protected].

Q: Where will classes take place?

A: Classes are held at 4750 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O’Fallon, MO 63366

Q: When do classes meet?

A: Classes run 8 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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