“Memphis Theological Seminary is an institution of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, but it is ecumenical and diverse.”
- Black, Non-Hispanic 61% 61%
- White, Non-Hispanic 32% 32%
- Asian 3% 3%
- Hispanic / Other 4% 4%
Centered in scholarship, piety, and justice, Memphis Theological seminary cultivates faith leaders in the way of Jesus within a hospitable and diverse community to serve the church and the world.
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.