Dr. Brett Golson serves as Vice President for Spiritual Development and Church Relations and Dean of the Owen and Elizabeth Cooper School of Missions and Ministry Studies (Cooper School of Missions and Ministry Studies) at William Carey University. He joined the faculty in 2012 as assistant professor of religion and was named chair of the Department of Christian Ministries in 2014.
The Cooper School of Missions and Ministry Studies operates on the belief that the Bible is the inspired, true, and trustworthy Word of God. While history, tradition, and reason play no small role in Christian education, the Bible holds ultimate authority in Christian education, doctrine, and practice. We hold to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 as our confessional statement.
The goal for professors within the Cooper School of Missions and Ministry Studies is to prepare future scholars, missionaries, pastors, youth ministers, children’s ministers, and church planters for 21-century ministry. Our professors are both scholars and practitioners.
All students are encouraged to double major in ministry and a professional field, such as education, pre-professional medicine, English, business, nursing, psychology, or mass communication. Because William Carey University divides the school year into three trimesters, students can choose to complete a graduation path that includes a double major within four years.
Built in the curriculum is a ten-week internship program. Students are paired to serve locally or internationally. This unique opportunity allows students to combine their professional major and ministry major into a customized, real-world experience.