I am thankful for what God has done in providentially working to bring IRBSTS into a working reality for the aid and benefit of the churches of Jesus Christ. The instructors are the best the Reformed Baptist world has to offer. The instruction is solid, biblically based and confessional, rooted in the tradition of our forefathers in the faith, yet with an eye to contemporary academic conversation, so that the teaching is applicable and fresh. The school offers a number of flexible programs for students, making the seminary experience feasible for those who are far or near, able to dedicate part time or full time. I am especially thankful for the staff, who work diligently to serve the students, organize websites, raise money, schedule semesters, and who in general seek to bring glory to God in the every day operation of the school. Please join me and the other students in giving praise and glory to our Father God. In his goodness and grace he has given us such an opportunity as this: a Confessional Reformed Baptist Seminary in our own time. A school dedicated to equipping and training men for the ministry of the gospel of his Son and our Lord, Jesus Christ. Our Savior continues to reign through the Spirit accompanied preaching of his Word in local churches, bringing sinners to the Father in faith and repentance. All thanks and praise and honor be to him forever and ever.