“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”—Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV)
We’ve officially begun the 2017–2018 academic year, which marks 70 years since our seminary's founder, Charles E. Fuller, began classes in 1947 at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. In honor of Fuller’s 70th anniversary, we will be sharing resources from our archives throughout the year that celebrate the history, scholarship, accomplishments, and impact that define the Fuller legacy.
Jeremiah 33:3 was Charles Fuller’s life verse as he ventured into starting his radio program, the Old Fashioned Revival Hour, in 1934, and later when he opened the doors to Fuller Theological Seminary. The promise of God’s faithfulness carried Charles Fuller through seasons of uncertainty as he reached millions of listeners across the world through his radio broadcast, and throughout the inaugural academic years of Fuller’s history.
As we celebrate this momentous anniversary, it is important to look back and remember the courageous and innovative leadership of those who have gone before us at Fuller, while pressing into the seminary's rich history in ways that will guide us in the future. We enter into a new season burgeoning with possibility, and we are persistent in trusting God to show us great and mighty things for another 70 years.