John Leland Baptist College

1300 Mt. Vernon Dr.

Georgetown, Kentucky 40324









 March, 2016



Dear Students, Pastors and Churches,

As always, we are excited about the start of another academic term. God’s word, as the Psalmist wrote, is indeed “sweeter than honey” (Ps. 119.102). I never cease to be amazed at what the Lord is doing at John Leland Baptist College. We truly have a great faculty, staff, and student body. As we all know, in the Lord’s work there is rarely enough money to do everything we would like to do, but with a little sacrifice and God’s grace we often accomplish a great deal. Certainly none of our help is over paid, and our students make a lot of sacrifices. Not only is there the cost of tuition and books, there is also a significant sacrifice of time and mental energy that could be used in a more leisurely fashion; however, our students know what the Psalmist meant when he wrote, “I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.” God’s word places such a high premium on study and knowledge, it is a wonder that more Baptist folk don’t pursue it. May the Lord grant us all “knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom” (Dan. 1.17) which we know comes only through a life of serious study.  

Let me call your attention to the two On-Campus classes offered this quarter. The first is Difficult Passages in the Old Testament taught by Bro. David Pitman. This class will be held at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bromley, KY. I assure you that the most knowledgeable among us will learn a good bit more from Bro. Pitman’s instruction.

Then in Georgetown, KY at Grace Baptist Church Studies in the Historical Books will be taught by Bro. John Haynes. This is what we call a “content” course because it is literally “chocked full” of essential and important information on the Historical Books—most of which you are very likely never to hear in a sermon or Sunday school lesson.

Thirdly, there are a number of counseling courses offered this term that are open to everyone—men and women. Every Christian should be able to advise and counsel others in matters concerning the word of God. Please note that we have started a Graduate program in Biblical Counseling. This degree program is open only to ordained Baptist preachers who wish to counsel within the context of the local church.

On a more personal note, I thank the Lord that my doctors at the Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, KY are fairly confident that I’ve won the present battle with cancer. And although my illness has left me a bit debilitated from what I once was, I am able to get out and would love the opportunity to share with your church this great ministry of John Leland Baptist College. If your church would be interested in learning more about our college and its classes, don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember we are still offering our “First Course Free” to anyone who is a member of a church in our fellowship. 

Let me close by thanking everyone who financially supports and encourages us in this work. It is my prayer that God would richly bless you.

In Christ,

Wm. Van Nunen  



For Christ and the Church

 Apply thine heart unto instruction and thine ears to the words of knowledge” (Proverbs 23.12)

Phone: 502-316-8154


Wm. Van Nunen

Academic Dean

John Leland Baptist College

Office: 502-316-8154

College Motto: "For Christ and the Church"

“Apply thine heart unto instruction and thine ears to the words of knowledge” (Proverbs 23.12)