A Personal Note From Our President

For over seventy years, Piedmont has been known as the place where passion for Jesus Christ and academic excellence converge, as evidenced by thousands of alumni who are using their lives to truly count for eternity and make a difference in their corner of God’s great vineyard. Over the past decade, Piedmont has also become known for embracing technology, utilizing innovation, developing strategic partnerships, and leveraging the Internet to lower tuition, improve learning, and expand our influence across the nation and around the world. The results have been exciting and humbling, driving us to our knees over and over again as we express our profound appreciation to God and give glory where it is rightly due.

Inspiration, innovation, and collaboration are central to Piedmont’s vision. At our core we stand firmly on the inspired Word of God, and we continue to make the Bible the foundation for all degree programs.

Piedmont’s collaborative efforts have produced partnerships all around the world. Over several years, we have merged with five universities with the most recent merger being with John Wesley University in High Point, NC. We are also grateful and happy to have merged with Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL; Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, TN; Atlantic Baptist College in Chester, VA; and Spurgeon Baptist College in Lakeland, FL.

Going forward, our vision is to graduate key Christian influencers in and from every state and nation. So if you are a prospective student, I encourage you to enroll in one of our exciting programs today and join a global family of pastors, university presidents, authors, musicians, nonprofit managers, missionaries, chaplains, educators, sign language interpreters, and national and international leaders of all kinds who are truly making a difference and call Temple Baptist Seminary or Piedmont International University their Alma Mater. Because God Alone Matters,

Charles Petitt




Charles W. Petitt, President