on Monday, November 7, 2022

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy visited with President Jamie Dew and other seminary administrators at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College, Oct. 31. 

“We are incredibly grateful that Sen. Cassidy took the time to come to our campus, meet us, and see who we are,” Dew said. “It is not often that someone of his rank would have the interest in what we do, but we are honored by him and are grateful for his leadership in our state and country.”

During the visit, Cassidy and Dew discussed future opportunities and challenges facing NOBTS, including providing well-rounded training for ministers in the 21st century. In the meeting, Dew explained, “We are seeking to just be faithful in the work God has given us to do.”

The visit included a tour of the NOBTS campus where Dew shared a brief history of NOBTS and his vision for the future.

Cassidy noted that he had long heard of the seminary and was grateful for the chance to visit. 

“This seminary is a blessing to New Orleans and the wider region,” Cassidy said. “Their work to spread the gospel will make our communities better places to live.”

As the visit concluded, Cassidy and Dew discovered their shared interest in Mark 10:45, a verse that each uses to lead their respective teams.

“It is evident that Sen. Cassidy has a very real and genuine faith in Christ,” Dew said. “We are grateful to see that.”