Beeson Divinity School of Samford University is an interdenominational evangelical theological school in Birmingham, Alabama. The current dean of Beeson Divinity School is Timothy George and is the Professor of Divinity History and Doctrine. In addition, Beeson Divinity School is one of eight schools that make up Samford University.
On February 9, 1988, the Board of Trustees of Samford University authorized the establishment of the School of Divinity beginning in the 1988-1989 academic session. In one sense this action fulfilled the founding purpose of the University adopted in 1841 which provided for “the establishment of a Theological Institution, connected with the college hereinafter established.”
The seminary was established on February 9, 1988 and was established. In December of 1988, the Samford Board of Trustees voted to name the Divinity School ‘Beeson School of Divinity’ in honor of Ralph Waldo Beeson and his late father, John Wesley Beeson. Ralph Beeson provided the largest gift from a living individual in Samford history to establish the first divinity school at a Baptist college or university in the nation. Beeson Divinity School is open to persons from all Christian denominations.
Mr. Beeson’s founding vision was that Beeson Divinity School would be a place that trains “pastors who can preach.” Although many students and graduates find places of service outside the pulpit, the Seminary’s aim is to give special attention to the pastoral ministry.
Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS) is the national seminary of The Christian and Missionary Alliance centered in metropolitan New York with extensions in other parts of the United States and abroad. The Rockland Campus of Alliance Theological Seminary serves as the main campus which is located in a small suburban community in Nyack, Rockland County overlooking the historic and picturesque Hudson River Valley. The total enrollment for all ATS campuses is over 800 (275 on Rockland campus) and the student body is 80% ethnically diverse and represents almost 40 denominations.
Michael G. Scales is the 12th president of Alliance Theological Seminary and Nyack College. He was first elected as president of ATS and Nyack College in 2006 and has since been re-elected to that role twice.
Carolina Graduate School of Divinity is positioned to provide graduate theological education for men and women from multi-denominational backgrounds. The mission of Carolina Graduate School of Divinity is from Psalm 78:70-72 which is to cooperate with the Holy Spirit as he forms students spiritually, intellectually, and vocationally to shepherd God’s people with integrity of heart and lead them with skillful hands.
Recently, Carolina Graduate School of Divinity (CGSD) has joined a growing number of higher educational institutions as a member of the University Center of Randolph County at Randolph Community College. Carolina Graduate School of Divinity will offer a Master of Arts in Ministry degree and a Master of Divinity degree on RCC’s campus.