Duckens Saint-Phart and Yonel Alcius, two graduates and former staff members at STEP, are currently students in the Master of Theology (ThM) program at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Their experience as students at STEP played a crucial role in preparing them to pursue studies at DTS. Indeed, Duckens says: “My experience at Dallas Theological Seminary has allowed me to appreciate at a higher level the quality of the training offered by STEP. My balance and academic performance here confirm that the STEP curriculum meets the international standard of university education.“
Yonel agrees, saying: “My studies at STEP allowed me to easily adapt to the program at DTS from an academic point of view. Discipline and academic rigor are values that I acquired during my time at STEP and they are crucial in my training here at DTS.“
To the question: “What motivated you to pursue your theological studies at DTS?” Yonel replied, “I am convinced that a person well-educated in the Word of God can be an effective tool in the hands of the Holy Spirit. God can use him to give better results for the advancement of his kingdom. This, as well as the encouragement of President Wadestrant Jean Baptiste, was invaluable to me to move forward in this area.“
The formation of evangelical leaders for a better understanding of the Word and a better relationship with God is the ministry to which Duckens and Yonel aspire after their studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, when they will join the faculty of STEP.
The STEP family can not be more grateful to the Lord who opened doors for these two graduates to become part of the student body of the DTS.