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Baptist Bible SeminaryAdmissions Team

Our Admissions staff is passionate about serving those who are training for full-time ministry. Their goal is to help you become well prepared for the path set before you.

Your Admissions Representative is here to guide you through your application and admissions process, making it as simple and straightforward as possible.

Director of Enrollment Services

A 1991 BBC graduate, Paul earned his Master of Divinity degree from BBS in 1995. Following his graduation, he became Director of Admissions at BBS in 1995. In June 2012, He transitioned into his new role as Director of Enrollment Services at BBS. Paul is passionate about helping men be thoroughly equipped for full-time vocational ministry. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children, following the New York Yankees and New York Giants. His passions also include ministering to professional athletes in the role of chaplain for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (the Pittsburgh Penguins' AHL affiliate). In addition, he "pinch hits" for the baseball chapel ministry with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Paul also speaks at adoption conferences on "Becoming an Adoption-Friendly Church". He speaks each year at the Together for Adoption annual conference and has presented on two separate occasions at the Moody Pastor's Conference.

Admissions Representative

Matthew Acosta grew up in Thailand where his parents were missionaries for twenty years. He studied at Doane Baptist Seminary in Iloilo, Philippines and has served as associate and lead pastor at Dumaguete First Baptist Church, Philippines. He plans to eventually return to the Philippines after completion education at Baptist Bible Seminary. His favorite verse is I Thessalonians 5:24—“Faithfull is He who calls you, He will surely do it.”

Nicholas CharltonTHOMAS ANDERSON, JR.
Admissions Representative

Thomas enrolled at Baptist Bible Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity degree (May 2013). His seminary internship was under BBC&S trustees Gary Moosey and Tom Benefiel at Starkey Road Baptist Church (Seminole, FL) during the 2012-2013 school year. Thomas was involved in an inner-city church plant in Trenton, NJ prior to returning to BBS and pastored Faith Baptist Fellowship Church (Lake Ariel, PA) while a Master of Divinity student.

Admissions Representative
Director of Doctor of Ministry Studies


Lee originally joined BBS in July 1998 after serving in pastoral ministry for 20 years. He returned in 2013 after time again in pastoral ministry. His role often involves advising prospective and current students and teaching in the areas of church worship and strategic planning. He founded and directs Paraklesis Ministries, which assists churches between pastors with an intentional interim ministry of preaching and consulting. He earned degrees from BBC and BBS and in 2003 earned a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration at Nova Southeastern University. He has been married to Colleen for 35 years. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.