Our vision of theological education for ministry engages students throughout their studies in the practice of ministry. Come visit campus to learn about each of our degree and certificate programs. Let us help you take a step towards answering your call to ministry.

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Open MTS Returns!

Thanks to overwhelming demand, Dr. Mitzi Minor is back for three new Open MTS courses this semester on the Gospel of John, the Corinthian Letters, and a two-week special, “Practicing Resurrection.” Open MTS invites community members to learn from esteemed professors without the commitment of a degree track (no homework, no tests, and a lighter schedule), for less than the cost of auditing!
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Faculty Profile


MTS welcomed Dr. Paula McGee to the faculty in 2016 as the Assistant Professor of African American Church Studies. In addition to her work at the seminary, Dr. McGee is an author whose new book Brand New Theology: The Wal-Martization of T.D. Jakes and the New Black Church will be released for purchase March, 2017. More than a theologian, Dr. McGee has achieved acclaim in basketball as an NCAA national champion, and her alter-ego The Book Princess promotes literacy and is loved by children everywhere.


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John Ryan McGough

“I chose to attend Memphis Theological Seminary because I felt that it was the best seminary to help me to broaden my outlook on life and theology.”

Samantha Hassell

“I am proud to be a student at MTS”

Thomas G Clark

“MTS has not only inspired me in ministry but also inspired my future.”

Brittany Meeks

“…my time at MTS has confirmed for me that God has indeed called me to a life of service and ministry”
Formation for Ministry Leaders Initial Meeting for 2017 Spring Semester
Jan 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Women in Ministry Lunch @ MTS Cumberland 102
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Holmes Lecture @ Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm

Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman
Assistant Professor of Theology and African American Religion Yale Divinity School

The New Abolition: Reverdy C. Ransom and the Black Social Gospel

Holmes Lecture @ Lindenwood Christian Church
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am

Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman Assistant
Professor of Theology and African American Religion Yale Divinity School

Breaking White Supremacy: The Black Social Gospel as New Abolitionism

Fractured at St. Mary’s @ St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm
Fractured at St. Mary's @ St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral

Dieu parmi nous from La Nativité du Seigneur, “God among us from The Birth of a Savior” (Olivier Messiaen) premiere 1936
Duologue for Trumpet and Organ (Dennis Janzer) premiere 1995
Winner, First Prize, 1995 International Trumpet Guild Composition Contest
Psalm 92: Flourish Like the Palm Tree (Dennis Janzer) Premiere 2010
Commissioned for the American Guild of Organists Region IV “Psalms and Palms” 2010 Midwinter Conclave, Sarasota-Manatee Chapter
Psalm Meditations (Dennis Janzer) Premiere 2004
Compositions for Native American Flute with guitar (Howard and Beverly Vance)


Dennis Janzer, Organ;
David Spencer, Trumpet;
Beverly Vance, Native American Flute ;
Howard Vance, Guitar;

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Our Mission

To educate and sustain men and women for ordained and lay Christian ministry in the church and the world through shaping and inspiring lives devoted to scholarship, piety, and justice.

Our Values

The identity of MTS has been shaped by the traditions of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, its location in Memphis, a partnership with the broader Christian community, a commitment to dialogue with people of other faiths, and participation in the community of higher education.


Our Vision

Memphis Theological Seminary pursues its mission so that Christian leaders and the churches they serve can effectively proclaim and embody God’s mission of redemption, justice, and peace in service to the new creation in Jesus Christ.

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