Missionary Baptist Seminary, Little Rock

The Missionary Baptist Seminary, located in Little Rock, Arkansas, was founded by Antioch Baptist Church in September of 1934. Its founders believed, as does the faculty and administration, in teaching and training Christian workers. Its purpose is to train, not only pastors and teachers, but all Christians for the work of Christ in His churches and to bring the gospel to the lost world. 


The Missionary Baptist Seminary has total confidence in the Scripture as the one and only source of, doctrine, reproof, correction, and divine instruction in righteousness in order to equip every Christian for every good work. Information about the Missionary Baptist Seminary, Little Rock.

History of MBS, Little Rock

The vision and desire to provide ministers of the gospel with a sound theological education was foremost on the mind of Dr. Conrad N. Glover as he witnessed the closing of the Missionary Baptist College in Sheridan, Arkansas in May of 1934. It was at this time he, with the collaboration of Dr. Ben M. Bogard and Dr. J. Louis Guthrie, began forming the outline for a plan that been on the heart and prayer of Dr. Glover for two years prior to the closing of the College which had fallen victim to changing times and the economic woes of the Great Depression.  It was through this combined effort, that a seminary would be established based in Little Rock, Arkansas, that would now be known as the Missionary Baptist Seminary.

In September of 1934, the Missionary Baptist Seminary was started out of the Antioch Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, which elected Dr. Conrad N. Glover as school president, Dr. J. Louis Guthrie as vice president, Dr. Ben M. Bogard (the pastor of Antioch at that time) as Dean. A board of trustees composed of separate members was also established. All three men sharing the same vision for the school quickly led to a successful and rapidly growing seminary leading young ministers in the sound teaching of God's Word.

In May of 1979, the Missionary Baptist Seminary relocated the school to its new building and current location on Stagecoach Road (Hwy 70) in Little Rock, where it still resides today. The Seminary is successfully striving to fulfill the same purpose for which its founders intended; to provide a sound Bible based education for the spread of the gospel, and the furtherance of God's kingdom.

Faculty and Administration

The MBS has been blessed by God to have faithful men serving as instructors for many years. The current instructors are listed below.

Roger Copeland, President

Mark Harris, Dean of Students


Marcus Blakley

Micah Deaton

Will Diggs

David Harris

Lynn Harris

Joey McDermott

Jerry Medlock

Dillon Miller

Phillip Miller

Terry Parrish

Todd Self

Mark Thornton

Matt Thornton

John David Watson