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.
Founded in 1968, Regent College is a transdenominational graduate school of theology located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is housed in a three-level building. The campus is on the farther side of Vancouver City, and the College is housed in a three-level building. Regent is affiliated with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and is part of the consortium of theological schools on the UBC campus. Regent College is an evangelical school that seeks to cultivate intelligent, vigorous, and joyful commitment to Jesus Christ, His church and His world. Regent College also remains true to orthodox faith as recorded in the Scriptures.
Regent College currently offers four distinct graduate degree programs – Diploma in Christian Studies (DipCS), Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS), Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Theology (ThM). Some of the programs that fall under these concentrations include: Old Testament; Missions & Evangelism; New Testament; Biblical Studies; Marketplace Theology; Family & Community; and Church History. Today, over 600 students are enrolled in the Regent and coming from over 40 foreign countries and representing more than 30 denominations. Moreover, Regent College has produced more than 4,000 graduates and 17,000 former students worldwide.
Dr. Rod Wilson has served as the current president of Regent College since 2000. He is also the Professor of Counselling and Psychology.
SEMINARY REVIEW – Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Main Campus (Hamilton)
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) in Charlotte, North Carolina exists to equip men and women who, as committed servants of Christ, are disciplined in mind, eager to learn, and sensitive to the needs of the world. Gordon-Conwell in Charlotte primarily serves students from the Southeast and its sought-after degree programs have attracted students from other U.S. States and each major continent.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) is an interdenominational evangelical Christian graduate school dedicated to equipping students to ‘all facets of gospel outreach’. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary combines a rich tradition with cutting-edge educational innovation. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, GCTS seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature and ready for a broad array of ministries.
The original Hamilton campus serves as the main campus with a diverse student body of approximately 632 students from 55 denominations and 22 foreign countries. It offers a wide variety of masters and doctoral degrees. Its masters degrees are offered on a full-time, residential model and provide students with a classical theological education, the opportunity for deep spiritual formation, and an emphasis on global engagement and practical training. Its faculty has an international reputation in the areas of biblical studies, ministry and theology. And besides from its main campus in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary also has an urban campus located in downtown Boston known as the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME), a campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, and an extension site located in Jacksonville, Florida.
The current president of Gordon-Conwell is Dennis Hollinger, a Christian Ethicist.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) is one of the largest evangelical Christian seminaries in the world and the educational seminary of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). Located in Deerfield, Illinois, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School enrolls more than 1,200 graduate students in professional and academic programs, including more than 150 in its Ph.D programs. At the center of this school is the Master of Divinity program, preparing pastors, teachers, and missionaries for many kinds of service.
At present, Tite Tiénou is the Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and the professor of Theology of Mission.
Located in Pasadena, California, Fuller Theological Seminary offers 20 degree programs at 9 campus locations – with Spanish, Korean, and online options – through Schools of Theology, Psychology, and Intercultural Studies as well as 15 centers, institutes, and initiatives. Arguably one of the largest and most diverse multidenominational seminaries in the world, Fuller Theological Seminary is known for its academic rigor and has more than 4,200 students from 70 countries and 100 denominations.
As of today, more than 40,000 Fuller alumni have been called to serve as ministers, counselors, teachers, artists, nonprofit leaders, businesspersons, and in a multitude of other kingdom vocations around the world. Some of the seminary’s famous alumni include Rick Warren, John Ortberg, John Piper, John Maxwell and Bill Bright (Founder, Campus Crusade for Christ).
Dr. Mark Labberton was named the president of Fuller Theological Seminary as of July 1, 2013. He is also the Lloyd John Ogilvie Professor of Preaching. He succeeded Richard John Mouw as the president of Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Mouw returned to teaching in the position of Professor of Faith and Public Life. Mouw came from a Reformed background and has a particular interest in the Calvinist concept of ‘common grace’. He is also committed to social justice and ecumenism. In 2006, a Los Angeles Times article labeled Richard Mouw as “one of the nation’s leading evangelicals”.