Application Deadline December 22


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A $2 Million Gift to Begin Chapel Construction

The Hamilton Chapel, will be named for generous donors Dr. Ralph and Barbara Hamilton of Germantown, TN. Click below to learn more about their gift and plans for construction of the chapel as we move forward in this update on the “Ministry for the Real World” Comprehensive Campaign!

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Open MTS: Lifelong Learning for Everyone!


MTS is excited to announce we will offer three courses with Dr. Mitzi Minor during the fall semester specifically for community members! We call it, “Open MTS: Lifelong Learning for Everyone!”

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Faculty Profile


Dr. Courtney Pace joined the faculty of Memphis Theological Seminary in Fall 2015. Her research interests include race and gender, Baptist history, the Civil Rights Movement, and social justice in American religion. She is currently completing her first book on Rev. Dr. Prathia Hall, a womanist Baptist preacher and civil rights activist…


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$100,000 Match Gift Challenge

An anonymous donor has agreed to match up to $100,000 in gifts to the annual fund from now until December 31st! Your gifts now can help us raise over $200,000 to help everyone at MTS do ministry for the real world.
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“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

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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”
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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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