‘Baptist Seminary Not For Sale’

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Rev. Dr. Olu Q. Menjay, president of Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention (LBMEC), has denied rumors in some quarters that the Baptist Theological Seminary situated along the Robertsfield Highway is for sale.

Rev. Dr. Menjay said under his administration, no Baptist property including the Seminary will be sold out.

At the 34th Commencement Convocation of Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary (LBTS) on Sunday, June 26, held at Effort Baptist Church in Paynesville, Dr. Menjay said, “We cannot give up now. We just can’t give up now; we have come too far to sell our property.”

He said when he became president of the Baptist Convention he made a commitment to stand by the Seminary, which belongs to the church.

Dr. Menjay’s statement was in reaction to an advertisement a court placed recently in local dailies that the Seminary was up for sale.

The advert, he said, was based on a decision from the court where a former president of the Seminary took the LBMEC administration to court alleging that the institution is indebted to him.

“I have long settled the financial obligation,” Dr. Menjay declared. “There are some people among us who are church killers, not even church goers, least to call them church members.”

He then charged the graduates to support the work of God, adding, “Don’t be the church killers, but a true disciple of Christ. Talk is cheap. You are not graduating from this school to go out there to sue people,” Rev. Dr. Menjay cautioned the graduates.

During his remarks, Dr. Menjay lauded LBTS president Rev. Dr. Richard Francis Wilson for accepting to serve in Liberia.

Dr. Wilson, for his part, thanked God for being alive to continue working for the Seminary. He said there are more works to be done at the Seminary and promised that he would make use of his remaining time in the country.

At the program, the LBTS faculty conferred 16 Bachelor’s degrees in Theology and Religious Education upon the graduating class.


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