Founded in 1989, Knox Theological Seminary is an indepent conservative evangelical seminary located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The seminary was founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy under the guidance of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.
Located in Point Breezem Pennsylvania, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS) is a ministry of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. The Seminary was founded in 1810, and is the fifth oldest seminary in the United States. Reforemed Presbyterian Theological Seminary currently offers the following degrees: Master of Divinity (M.Div), Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min). RPTS also offers a Diploma in Theology Program (Dip.Th.), Missionary Training and Servant of the Church certificate programs, and a concentration in Biblical Counseling.
Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s mission is “to educate students who love the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word, equipping pastors for the ministry of the gospel and preparing others in the church for effective service in His kingdom, all within the framework of the historic Reformed faith.” RPTS emphasizes scholarship in Biblical studies, systematic theology, church history, and Biblical counseling; the cultivation of personal godliness and interpersonal skills; and the development of spiritual gifts.
Since 1979, Westminster Seminary California has offered a distinctively Reformed theological education in order to glorify Christ, promote His Gospel, and serve His Church. The strength of our four master degree programs lies in our faculty’s commitment to the inerrant Scriptures and the Reformed confessions. Our alumni use their education as pastors, missionaries, teachers, and leaders in the Church for the world.
Westminster Seminary California welcomed its first students in the fall of 1980. From the beginning, WSC committed itself to providing the finest in theological education with a particular focus on preparing men for pastoral ministry. The inerrancy of the Scriptures, the Gospel of Christ, the importance of the church and preaching, and the Reformed confessions have all guided the life and teaching of the Seminary.
From its inception WSC has attracted students from all over the United States and from many foreign countries. At the time of its founding, there was no Reformed seminary in the western part of the United States. WSC established a campus with an extensive library, a comprehensive curriculum, and a full faculty of teachers who were both experienced pastors and experts in their academic disciplines.
WSC traces its commitment to Reformed theological education back to the Reformation and especially to John Calvin’s educational approach in his Genevan Academy. In America that educational heritage was maintained at Princeton Theological Seminary in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Old Princeton was devoted to the inerrancy of the Bible, outstanding scholarship, fine academic education, and service to the church in its preaching and missionary work. When in 1929 Princeton Seminary was reorganized to tolerate theological liberalism, several faculty members, led by the distinguished scholar J. Gresham Machen, left Princeton to found Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The new seminary preserved the heritage of old Princeton and passed it on to WSC. Westminster Seminary California was initially a branch campus of the Philadelphia school until 1982 when it became fully independent.
Dr. Robert B. Strimple and Mr. Robert G. den Dulk shared the administrative responsibilities for founding the Seminary, moving to California in 1979. Dr. Strimple became the first president of WSC in 1982, overseeing the movement of the Seminary from its temporary home in San Marcos to its beautiful, permanent campus in southeastern Escondido. In 1988, Dr. Strimple returned to full-time teaching and scholarship, while Mr. den Dulk became president, increasing the size and financial strength of the school. Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, who had joined the faculty in 1981 as professor of church history, became the third president of WSC in 1993.
Established in 1837, Erskine Theological Seminary is a graduate institution affiliated with the conservative Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARP) with a mission to train people for pastoral ministry and to serve the Church in a variety of ways. Erskine is located in Due West, South Carolina and also offers classes at its four extension centers (Florence, Greenville, and Charleston, SC; and Augusta GA.). Erskine Theological Seminary is the graduate arm of Erskine College, a liberal college which was established in 1839 and also affiliated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Erskine Theological Seminary is thoroughly committed to the Reformed tradition. As a part of this commitment, Erskine subscribes to the doctrinal standards of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, as set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. Two-thirds of all faculty members are required to be members of denominations that subscribes to the Westminster Confession of Faith or some other Reformed Confession, with the goal being that a majority of faculty members be Associate Reformed Presbyterians.
Just this year (2013) Dr. David A. Norman resigned as the president of Erskine Theological Seminary. Dr. N. Brandley Christie currently serves as the acting president effective July 1, 2013 until an interim or permanent president is appointed by the Board.
Founded in 1876, Calvin Theological Seminary (CTS) is the oldest denominational ministry and the only seminary affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church which is comprised of approximately 300,000 members in over 1,000 congregations across the United States and Canada. The Seminary is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is closely tied to Calvin College, though each school has its own Board of Trustees. Though CTS is affiliated with the CRCNA, nearly half of the students are from other denominations.
At present, Calvin Theological Seminary offers four Masters programs (Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Theological Studies and Master of Theology), one Doctorate program (Doctor of Philosophy) and a variety of ecclesiastical programs. The Seminary’s foundation is Reformed theology and is thoroughly committed to the Bible as God’s Word and to the confessional standards of the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort as a faithful interpretation of the Word.
In 2011, Rev. Julius Ted Medenblik became the president of CTS.
Covenant Theological Seminary, sometimes known as Covenant Seminary is the denominational seminary of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Covenant is located in St. Louis, Missouri, and its primary task is to train students for pastoral ministry – including church planting, campus ministry, chaplaincy, and missionary service. The Seminary does not require its students to be members of the PCA, but it is loyal to the teachings of its denomination.
Covenant Seminary’s faculty, as well as the Board of Trustees annually subscribe in the writing to the Bible as the Word of God, immediately inspired and inerrant in its original writings, and to the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, which, although subordinate to the Bible in their authority, set forth the Seminary’s understanding of biblical faith in a consistent and reliable form. Covenant’s students, on the other hand, affirms the historic Christian beliefs expressed in such documents as the Apostles’ Creed and the Statement of Faith of the National Association of Evangelicals.
Dr. Mark Dalbey serves as the current president of Covenant Theological Seminary. He is also an Associate Professor of Practical Theology.
Founded in 1929, Westminster Theological Seminary is a Presbyterian and Reformed Christian graduate institution that offers theological education at Philadelphia campus and through a program of study in London. In 1982, the California campus of Westminster became an independent institution which is now known as Westminster Theological Seminary California.
Westminster Theological School exists to form Christian leaders to proclaim the whole counsel of God throughout a changing world. The Seminary is committed to Scripture and to the systematic exposition of biblical truth known as the Reformed faith. The School also subscribes to the Westminster Confession of Faith. Westminster desires to be used in training ministers of the gospel and others for service in those churches committed to the Three Forms of Unity as subordinate standards.
The current president of Westminster Theological Seminary Dr. Peter A. Lillback. He is also the Professor of Historical Theology.
Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) is a non-denominational, evangelical graduate school dedicated to serve the Church in all branches by preparing its leaders through a program of graduate theological education. RTS’ primary theological distinctives are a commitment to historic Reformed theology and the Bible as God’s inerrant Word. RTS was founded in Jackson, Mississippi and also has campuses in Orlando, Florida, Washington D.C. and Charlotte, North Carolina. RTS in Jackson (also famously known as the Belcher Campus) currently offers academic degrees in Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling and Doctor of Ministry.
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III was appointed as the Chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary last August 2013. He was the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS in Jackson and was responsible for teaching courses as Systematic Theology, Ethics, Apologetics, History of Philosophy and Christian Thought, Covenant Theology, Patristics, Evangelism and Theology of the Westminster Standards. Dr. Duncan is also the Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church where he has served for the past 17 years.
Guy L. Richardson serves as the current President of RTS in Jackson.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is the oldest of the six seminaries affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Southern Batist Theological Seminary is one of the world’s largest theological seminaries with a full-time equivalent enrollment of over 2,000 students. Today, it trains students coming from 41 countries and all 50 states. In addition, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is currently organized into four different schools and programs – School of Theology, Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism, School of Church Ministries and Boyce College.
R. Albert Mohler, Jr. serves as the 9th and current president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Christianity Today recognized Mohler as a ‘leader among American evangelicals’ while Time called him the ‘reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S.’ Moreover, Mohler is currently serving as chairman of the SBC’s Council of Seminary Presidents. He is also known as a conservative Baptist evangelical and a Calvinist.
The Pentecostal Theological Seminary is dedicated to preparing pastors and training ministerial leaders for global evangelization. Over twelve hundred Seminary graduates serve in strategic locations and lead ministries to fulfill the urgent world-wide mission of the church.
From its inception, the Seminary has shared library resources with Lee University. In the Fall of 1981, the Seminary doubled the holdings in religion with the purchase of 27,000 volumes. The Pentecostal Resource Center houses the William G. Squires Library and serves both the Seminary and Lee University. It is also an archive for the Church of God and the international Pentecostal Research Center. The library currently contains approximately 154,000 volumes. Following the election of Dr. Cecil B. Knight at the 1982 General Assembly as Assistant General Overseer, Dr. Lewis J. Willis was appointed President. The enrollment continued to grow in the Fall.
With the dedication of the Thurman J. Curtsinger Ministry Center on September 28, 1995, the Seminary effectively doubled its campus workspace. This accomplishment speaks to the honor of a noted churchman who endowed the project, to the leadership that has brought it to pass, and to the passion, dedication, and reputation of a highly qualified faculty. In 1997, the Board of Directors, in keeping with the earliest rationale for the school and its unique denominational mission, changed the name of the school to Church of God Theological Seminary.
In May of 1998, Dr. Donald M. Walker, a Seminary alumnus, was selected as President. He and his wife, Jacquelyn, gave themselves tirelessly to secure finances and a record enrollment at the Seminary. President Walker arrived at the Seminary in the middle of the self-study for reaffirmation of accreditation and worked to make this a reality. During his tenure, ATS and SACS reaffirmed the accreditation of the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Discipleship and Christian Formation, and the Master of Arts in Church Ministries degrees for ten years, and approved the Doctor of Ministry degree. Along with his wife, they increased endowment scholarships to $6 million, making it possible for more ministers to be fully equipped for ministry in the twenty-first century, and established 3 new endowed chairs.