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MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT: Southern Evangelical Seminary


Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) began in 1992 as an evangelical Seminary school.  SES is committed to integrated training in theology, philosophy, and apologetics to help remove obstacles so that people can come to Jesus Christ.  Theology, philosophy and apologetics are woven into each SES class to form a systematic Christian worldview.  SES firmly holds to the inerrancy and infallibility of God’s Word as its final authority for faith and practice.  SES holds to the “classical” view of the attributes of God and what it means to be a human being.  SES views good theology as essential to good discipleship.  Its philosophical foundation is through the lens of Thomas Aquinas, to build powerful arguments for the existence of God and His creative activity in addition to the objectivity of truth, morality, and biblical interpretation.  SES’s apologetics approach is to defend the faith and thereby destroy arguments and every proud obstacle against the knowledge of God.  Southern Evangelical Seminary aims to equip its graduates to effectively proclaim the Gospel, engage the culture, and defend the Truth.

MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating: 1 Star (out of a possible 5 Stars)

MinistryWatch Transparency Grade: A

ECFA Member? Yes

Revenue in Most Recent Year Available (2020): $1,622,728

Five-Year Revenue Trend: Decreasing  (by about 11 percent change)

Percent of Revenue Southern Evangelical Seminary Spends on Fundraising: 14 percent

Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising: 2 percent

President: Judge Philip Ginn

President’s Salary and Other Compensation: $156,505

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Rodney Pitzer, Certified Fraud Examiner since 2005, has worked for audit and investigative organizations, including Oregon Department of Justice's Charitable Activities, and being Director of the Oregon Board of Tax Professionals in 1999. In 2011 founded AVOWED.org, ministering to widows, elderly and the disabled, and now scheduled to plant a church in Corpus Christi, Texas.