The Expositors Seminary began as a shared dream of several men who were engaged in ministries in the state of Florida. In the spring of 2005 Ken Fuller, the executive director of The Believer’s Foundation, called a meeting of local church pastors and elders from various locations throughout the state. This meeting resulted in a great deal of excitement and support for the establishment of a new seminary. In subsequent meetings throughout the summer and fall of that year a seminary name was chosen, as well as a governing board. Articles of incorporation and bylaws were approved and on November 8, 2005 The Expositors Seminary came formally into existence.
The Board of Directors immediately asked Pastor Jerry Wragg to serve as chairman and employed Bob Whitney as full-time Administrative Dean and Dr. George Zemek as part-time Academic Dean. These men immediately went to work laying a solid foundation both administratively and academically for the seminary. Four church-campus locations were chosen and state of the art video conferencing technology was installed at each location.
TES officially launched its training with classes on August 28, 2007. Ten students would constitute the first cohort of The Expositors Seminary. The following evening Dr. John MacArthur delivered a powerful message at our first Convocation addressing the students and congregations of all four campus churches.
In the summer of 2009, TES took significant steps forward with the hire of Dr. George Zemek as full-time Academic Dean, Professor, and Scholar-In-Residence and Lindsey Sylcox as the seminary’s first full-time Administrative Assistant.
This current academic year TES has over 70 students enrolled in the seminary at seven church locations in six different states with 36 alumni now serving in various ministries around the world.