Worship 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, the hallways, and in the sacred space of our 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.


Chapel is on Tuesdays at 11:00 am (central) while Fall and Spring semester classes are in session.

During the pandemic, chapel services have taken place virtually. Students, faculty, and staff are emailed the link each week to join on Zoom.

Chapel services are also streamed live on the seminary’s Facebook page.

Recordings of chapel services are available below.

If you have any questions about chapel, please contact Dr. Christy Woodbury-Moore.

Spring 2023 Chapel Schedule

January 31: Dr. Jody Hill, President 

February 7: Rev. Dr. Gina M. Stewart (MDiv, ’96), Senior Pastor of Christ Missionary Baptist Church (Black History Month) [Order of Worship]

February 14: Rev. Fekecia Gunn (MDiv, ’12), Director of Financial Aid (Black History Month) [Order of Worship]

February 21: Rev. Dr. Zedric Clayton II (DMin, ’21), Pastor of Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church (Black History Month) [Order of Worship]

February 22: Dr. Mary Lin Hudson, Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics (Ash Wednesday)

February 28: Rev. Darell Harrington (MDiv, ’21), Senior Pastor of New Sardis Baptist Church (Black History Month) [Order of Worship]

March 7: Rev. Dr. Linda Willis (DMin, ’22), Co-Founder and Pastor of New Life Memphis (Women’s History Month) [Order of Worship]

March 14: Rev. Lisa Anderson (MDiv, ’94)Executive Director of Room in the Inn – Memphis (Cumberland Presbyterian Heritage Day / Women’s History Month) [Order of Worship]

March 21: Rev. Elaine Blanchard (MAR, ’95; MDiv, ’00) Pastor, Author, Storyteller, and Actor (Women’s History Month) [Order of Worship]

March 28: Rev. Dr. Rosalyn Nichols (MDiv, ’96), Pastor and Interfaith Officer at MIFA (Women’s History Month) [Order of Worship]

April 4: NO SERVICE (Holy Week / Spring Break)

April 11: (Word and Sacrament)

April 18: Rev. Jamie Lee (MDiv, ’09), Dad. Husband. Artist. Author. Overcomer. Pirate. Methodist Minister (Earth Day)

April 25: (Recognition of Graduates)