The Alabama Baptist Seminary is a ministry of Crenshaw Community Baptist Church. Dr. Ira Walton Sr. is senior pastor of CCBC and Chairman of Trustees. Dr. Daryl Franzel serves as president and Rev. Jason Scott serves as senior consultant. The seminary is located on the campus of Crenshaw Community Baptist Church in Luverne, Alabama.

The Alabama Baptist Seminary is a unique institution designed for the purpose of training men and women across a multicultural and religious background in the proper interpretation of the Word of God.

The Alabama Baptist Seminary is veteran-friendly and has special discount programs available for our nation’s veterans.

The Alabama Baptist Seminary is established with souls in mind. Therefore, it is the goal of the church, seminary and staff to provide a quality, complete and affordable education to each student.

The Alabama Baptist Seminary is an independent non-affiliated institution of learning, at liberty to teach the Word of God without compromise or movement bias. However, the Seminary is distinctively Independent Baptist in its doctrinal studies. The seminary is literal in its interpretation of the inspired Scriptures.

If you are looking for a school of higher learning to properly prepare for service to God, you are encouraged to consider Alabama Baptist Seminary. God bless you as you seek His leading.

TRAINING men and women to reach the world.

TEACHING the truth without compromise or bias.

TAKING hope to Black America through Godly education.

TURNING hearts and lives from hate to the love of God.


  • On all students, but especially Black America.
  • On the truth of the Word of God; not man’s interpretation.
  • On establishing New Testament churches in all cultures based on Biblical Truth.


  • All churches involved in training young men and women for the mission field of America.
  • All pastors black, white, brown, red and yellow, reaching the minorities, training men and women to reach their culture with the hope of Jesus.


  • Through Alabama Baptist Seminary Campus Program.
  • Through Alabama Baptist Seminary Extension Program.
  • Through Alabama Baptist Seminary Church Satellite Program.


  • Strengthening the Family through God.
  • Strengthening the Nation under God.
  • Strengthening the Church in God.
  • Strengthening the Cause for God.

What We Believe

The Bible

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired; that it has truth without any admixture of error for its matter; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man; the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions should be tried.

One True God

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth. A Trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

On Creation

We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness; that man’s creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through interminable period of time from lower to higher forms; that all animal and vegetable life was made directly, and God’s established law was that they should bring forth only “after their kind.”

Of Virgin Birth

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost, in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin. He is both the Son of God, and God the Son.

For a full synopsis of our doctrinal stand of the Scriptures, contact the school.