My son just started Bible College this semester and wants to be a Pastor. I have impressed upon him the need to get a Masters Degree at minimum, and a Doctoral degree would be better. The college he now attends stresses the need to start a church, not take over an established one. That leads me to the question in the OP: What kind of Baptist Church would you start? Independent, Southern Baptist, Reformed Baptist are 3 possibilities that come to mind. What would be wrong with starting a non-denominational church as far as the name goes, but be strong in Baptist doctrine? Does anyone know of a Baptist church that went dropped Baptist from the name, but kept Baptist doctrine?