Worship in P.F. Johnson Chapel* is a time set apart for the seminary community to  turn our whole attention toward God as we continue to seek to cultivate a love for scholarship, piety, and justice.

At Memphis Theological Seminary we worship in the classroom and in the hallways, but in order for each of those places of worship to be as meaningful as they can be, we also gather to worship in the sacred space of the chapel. Christian worship in an ecumenical setting is especially about love. We are called to be open, patient and generous as we strive to: find ways of worshiping together, share the best of our own traditions, learn about other people’s traditions, and discern the patterns that we hold and create in common.

We have two different services held in the chapel during the regular semester:

  • Regular chapel services are held on Tuesdays at 11:10 am and last about half an hour to an hour.
  • Evening vespers services are scheduled to be held on Monday evenings at 5:30 pm starting on Oct. 14.

Whereas our Introduction to the Theology and Practice of Worship students in the spring coordinate chapel and vespers services, in the fall semester we are pleased to have our faculty members organizing chapel services and our Student Senate organizing the vespers services.

If you have any questions about chapel during the Fall 2019 semester, please contact

*Due to renovations to P.F. Johnson Chapel, chapel services during the Fall 2019 semester will be held on the Brockwell Room on the first floor of Founders Hall across from the President’s Office.

Fall 2019 Chapel Schedule

September 3Dr. Barry Anderson

September 10The Rt. Rev. Phoebe A. Roaf, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee
(led by Dr. Mary Lin Hudson)


September 24Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield

October 1Dr. Janel Bakker

October 8 – Rev. Carlos Solito


October 22 – Martha Lyle Ford

October 29Dr. Chris Davis

November 5 – Dr. Peter Gathje

November 12Dr. Lee Ramsey

November 19Rev. Billy Vaughan

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