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Southern Evangelical Seminary

Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Southern Evangelical Seminary is a conservative evangelical seminary that offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in Christian apologetics, theology, philosophy, biblical studies and more. The seminary was established in 1992 by Ross Rhoads, a former pastor of Calvary Church in Charlotte and Noran Geisler, a leading Christian apologist and theologian. Rhoads’ burden for evangelism and Geisler’s concern to defend the Faith combined in the two-fold vision of Southern Evangelical Seminary to evangelize the world and to defend the historic Christian Faith. It was officially incorporated in the State of North Carolina on January 6, 1992.

The first classes began in September of 1992. Southern Evangelical Seminary grew rapidly, attracting students from all over the United States and several other countries. From the beginning it attracted national attention by its unique program in evangelism and classical apologetics. The first graduate received his degree in 1995. Ross Rhoads was appointed as the first President of the Seminary. Norman Geisler would assume the presidency and remain in that position until 2006.

In the late summer of 2003, Southern Evangelical Seminary completed the building of its own 23,000-square-foot (2,100 m2) facility on a ten and one-half acre lot located at 3000 Tilley Morris Road, Matthews, North Carolina. In the Fall of 2004 Southern Evangelical Bible College was established to offer students the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree. For a few years, starting in 2006 Alex McFarland, a long time friend of the seminary, was president. Alex’s blend of apologetics and evangelism was found to be a perfect fit for SES which includes both of these in its two-fold mission statement: To evangelize the world and defend the historic Christian faith.

In Spring of 2007 the Veritas Graduate School of Apologetics at SES was approved to offer the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. In the Spring of 2008, a 25,000-square-foot (2,300 m2) facility was added, which doubled the library, tripled the bookstore, and provided more classroom space for students in the growing residency program. The new building also houses a radio station and a state of the art studio for recording.

Richard Land, formerly noted as President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and a stalwart voice of theological and social conservatism was named president on July 1, 2013, expanding the appeal and reach of Southern Evangelical Seminary.


Phoenix Seminary

Phoenix Seminary is an Inter/Multidenominational, evangelical, Protestant, Christian seminary established in 1987 in Phoenix, Arizona. Our campus is located in Central Phoenix with opportunities for multi-cultural and multi-generational ministries. Phoenix Seminary is where hundreds of men and women have embarked upon the most important journey of their lives.

Phoenix Seminary has been fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) since 2002. Additionally, Phoenix Seminary is in the process of obtaining accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The seminary offers several degrees approved by ATS. These include: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Biblical Leadership, and Doctor of Ministry. The seminary also partners with Ottawa University in a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling program. The seminary also offers a Graduate Diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies.

Classes were held at the former Scottsdale campus from 2000 through 2005. In 2005, Phoenix Seminary purchased and moved its campus to a new building in central Phoenix. In 2008, the Center for Women with Vision opened.

Phoenix Seminary is not just another accredited, graduate theological seminary. We have embraced unique distinctives since our inception more than 20 years ago. We believe excellence is a matter of mind and heart.


Multnomah Biblical Seminary of Multnomah University

Multnomah Biblical Seminary is a conservative, evangelical seminary located in Portland, Oregon with several teaching sites located in Reno, NV and Seattle, WA. The Seminary currently offers seven seminary degrees including: Master of Divinity (M.Div.), MA in Christian Leadership (MACL), MA in Biblical Studies (MABS), MA in Theological Studies (MATS), MA in Applied Theology (MAAT), Master of Theology (Th.M.), and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.).

On February 14, 1936, Rev. John G. Mitchell called a meeting of Portland-area ministers and Christian businessmen to discuss the idea of creating a Bible school in the Pacific Northwest. Mitchell, working with Dr. B.B. Sutcliffe, Dr. Willard Aldrich, and others founded the school that year. The following October, classes began with 49 students and a half-dozen faculty in a former mortuary. In 1943 Willard Aldrich became president of the school, and at age 34 the youngest president of a college in the United States. Willard served as president up until his retirement in 1978. During his time as president Multnomah came to reside on its current campus, and became a degree-granting college. His son, Dr. Joe Aldrich, followed his father as President and was affectionately referred to as Dr. Joe. The Multnomah Graduate School of Ministry was founded as a related institution in 1986 and was renamed later to Multnomah Biblical seminary. In 1993, the college was renamed to Multnomah Bible College and on July 1, 2008, the over-arching name of the entire institution was changed to Multnomah University.

Because Multnomah Biblical Seminary was launched to provide a complementary, non-repetitive seminary option for the Bible college graduates, we offer an advanced track designed to build on your Biblical and theological foundation rather than repeating it.


Capital Bible Seminary

Founded as the graduate school to Washington Bible College, Capital Bible Seminary was established in 1958 to provide theological education in a graduate level, preparing Christian men and women for effective Christian leadership in a multicultural contexts around the world. The Seminary offers its graduate level programs at the main campus in Greenbelt, Maryland and the Virginia Extension in Springfield, Virginia.

Both Washington Bible College and Capital Bible Seminary are unaffiliated with any denominations or association but seeks to function in cooperation with all churches that are committed to the historic, fundamental Christian faith, and that share its standards, ideals and goals. The Seminary currently offers a Biblical Studies Certificate, a Certificate in Christian Counseling and Discipleship, a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree (Biblical Studies, Christian Counseling and Discipleship, and Ministry Leadership), a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree, and a Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree.

Dr. George M. Harton serves as the current president of Washington Bible College and Capital Bible Seminary.


Columbia International University Seminary & School of Ministry

Founded in 1923, Columbia International University (CIU) is a multidenominational higher education institution that exists for the purpose of educating people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Jesus Christ. In its residential programs, CIU serves students from more than 40 states and more than 30 foreign countries coming from more than 50 church denominations. To date, CU has over 17,000 alumni ministering in over 150 countries around the world.

The schools of CIU’s university division, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Counseling, the College of Intercultural Studies and the Seminary & School of Ministry, offer postsecondary degree programs ranging from Associate of Arts to Doctor of Ministry. The CIU Seminary & School of Ministry (SSM) offers undergraduate majors related primarily to church ministry and graduate degrees related primarily to ministry leadership. At both levels, the faculty seeks to equip Great Commission Christians for ministry in multi-cultural communities.

Dr. William H. Jones currently serves as the president of Columbia International University.



Founded in 1906, Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS) is an evangelical and ecumenical seminary located in Ashland, Ohio, with extension campuses located in Cleveland, Ohio, and Detroit Michigan. The core values of the Seminary are grounded in its Brethren heritage, which is derived from Anabaptism and Pietism. ATS is also part of the Graduate School of Ashland University, under the governance of the same Board of Trustees.

ATS integrates theological education with Christ-centered transformation as it equips men and women for ministry in the church and the world. ATS has graduated over 4,500 students and currently serving more than 800 students coming from more than 70 denominations and parachurch organizations and many different countries. ATS provides a continuum of educational opportunities that include certificate, diploma, master’s doctoral, and continuing education programs. These opportunities to serve the needs of both traditional students and other learners representing a variety of churches, para-church and secular settings.

In 2006, John Shultz became the president of Ashland Theological Seminary.



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.