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MTS Faculty

Our world-class faculty of men and women are committed to seeing our students grow in wisdom, character, competence, and experience.
Jody Hill, D.Min.

Jody Hill, D.Min.

President

 Christopher Davis, D.Min.

Christopher Davis, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministry, Associate Dean of Doctoral Studies & Director of Community Engagement

 Mitzi L. Minor, Ph.D.

Mitzi L. Minor, Ph.D.

Mary Magdalene Professor of New Testament

 Tricia Vesely, Ph.D.

Tricia Vesely, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Christian Ethics

Janel Kragt Bakker, Ph.D.

Janel Kragt Bakker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mission and Culture

 Peter Gathje, Ph.D.

Peter Gathje, Ph.D.

Professor of Christian Ethics & Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean

 G. Lee Ramsey, Jr., Ph.D.

G. Lee Ramsey, Jr., Ph.D.

Marlon and Sheila Foster Professor of Pastoral Theology and Homiletics

 Christy S. Woodbury-Moore, D.Min.

Christy S. Woodbury-Moore, D.Min.

Assistant Professor of Spiritual Formation & Director of Supervised Ministry

Carmichael D. Crutchfield, D.Min., Ph.D.

Carmichael D. Crutchfield, D.Min., Ph.D.

Clara Scott Chair of Church and Ministry and Professor of Christian Education, Spiritual Formation, and Youth Ministry

 Mary Lin Hudson, Ph.D.

Mary Lin Hudson, Ph.D.

Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics

 Michael K. Turner, Ph.D.

Michael K. Turner, Ph.D.

Hamilton and Varnell Chair in Wesleyan Studies, Associate Professor of the History of Christianity & Director of the Methodist House of Studies

Faculty Emeriti

Clinton O. Buck
Professor Emeritus of Educational Ministry

Paul R. Dekar
Professor Emeritus of Evangelism and Mission

Jay Earheart-Brown
Professor Emeritus of Theology

Barbara A. Holmes
Professor Emeritus of Ethics and African American Studies

Waldo E. Knickerbocker
Professor Emeritus of Church History

Matt Mathews
Professor Emeritus of Theology

V. Steven Parrish
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament

Robert Stanley Wood
Professor Emeritus of Church and Ministry

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Memphis Theological Seminary, located in Memphis,TN, offers a first-rate seminary education and experience. The ability to dialogue with some many different Christian faith traditions, the ability to learn about the mission of the gospel in the pursuit of justice in our world, and the ability to provide such education and training at an affordable rate make Memphis Theological Seminary a high-quality seminary today. 

Daniel Pigg

I spent 7 years going part time and working my day job to complete graduation in 2004. I enjoyed the friends I gained and the grace and knowledge in the education.

Wyvonia Woods Harris

MTS is one of the best things that could have happened to me. Going through their PAS program was an amazing experience and blessing.

Andrew Ward