The (Seminario Chileno Bautista) Chilean Baptist College in Santiago Chile was formed for the training of men for the gospel ministry in Santiago and around the world. There are five men studying at present in the seminary under the direction and teaching of missionary Jason Holt. Jason is the founder and director of the college and presently has five men that he is training for the ministry. The men spend 12 hours each week in morning classes with Jason where they receive instruction in Bible doctrine, missionary methods and other practical lessons for ministry and leadership. They also attend the bible institute held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings for 2 hours. Each one of the five men studying is also involved in one of the three churches in operation in Santiago as part of the team of missionaries working together with Jason. In addition, the men are required to work in the ministry for 45 hours per week not including services. In addition to the work, these men pay a monthly tuition toward the operational expenses of the seminary.
(From left to right) Carlos Fernandez, Vladimir Caro, Yerko Aravena, Nicolas Mazzella, Cristian Alarcon, Jason Holt. Carlos Fernandez currently works with Jason at Faith Baptist church and is involved in the music program. He is extremely talented and a real blessing to the church. Vladimir Caro is working with Missionary Jason Kenny and his family in a new church plant in another part of Maipu (a suburb of Santiago). Yerko Aravena also works with Jason Holt at Faith. Micolas Mazella is heading up the church plant out of Faith Baptist church that is meeting in the community center in an area about 15 minutes by car from Faith. Nicolas has an amazing testimony and is doing a wonderful job at Omega. Cristian Alarcon works as the assistant pastor at Faith Baptist church and will be overseeing the ministry there when the Holts come in for furlough in April of 2011.
By John Pearson