Bishop B. Courtney McBath

M.Div. ‘98

"From a call to ministry to pastoring over 7,000."

Bishop Courtney McBath was in full-time ministry in Virginia when his church rapidly grew from a congregation of 20 to one of the largest churches in America. "I knew I needed to broaden my knowledge base so I could better serve this growing congregation." He chose Regent University's School of Divinity master's degree program because of the university's synergy of excellent ministry training, spiritual formation and challenging academic coursework. "I was able to build and refine essential foundational skills of ministry leadership, like vision casting, strategic planning and communication." Today, Calvary Revival Church is a thriving church with attendance over 7,000 and was ranked by Outreach Magazine in 2006 as one of the top 100 largest U.S. churches.