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.
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.
John Ryan McGough
Thomas G Clark
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
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
A luncheon featuring special guest Rev. Traci Blackmon of Christ the King UCC in Florissant, Missouri, and a Kennedy Center Honors-style awards ceremony to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Starks and our 2017 honorees.
Each February, Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS) hosts a community event to celebrate the life and witness of the late Dr. Henry Logan Starks, the first African-American professor at MTS. Known as the Henry Logan Starks Scholarship Dinner, the event pays homage to Dr. Starks’ legacy as a theologian, community leader and activist, and benefits the scholarship endowment in his name.
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.
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.
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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