The Good News

Baird-Buck CP Endowment Receives $100,000 Gift

The Leon and Alivene Harris Trust Fund recently contributed $100,000 to the Seminary to go toward the Baird-Buck CP House of Studies Endowment. Mrs. Harris was a cousin of Dr. Clinton Buck and Sondra Baird Roddy who along with their families initiated the endowment....

Statement on Christchurch, New Zealand

Memphis Theological Seminary stands in solidarity with the persons, families, and larger communities devastated by the armed violence committed on March 15th, 2019 at and around the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand. As Christians...

MTS Mourns John Kilzer

Rev. Dr. John Kilzer, our dear colleague and faculty member, passed away Tuesday, March 12th at the age of 62. John was a leader for us in our addiction recovery program, a gifted scholar, an even more gifted singer/songwriter, and a sweet spirit.  John Kilzer was an...

MTS at Thriving in Ministry Convening

Last month, Martha Lyle Ford, director of the Center for Faith and Imagination (CFI) at MTS, and Martha Park, program coordinator for CFI as well as the Methodist House of Studies, traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the Thriving in Ministry Convening, which brought...

Dr. Michael Turner on the Local Pastor in the UMC

On Saturday, January 26th, the Metro District Committee on Ordained Ministry for the Memphis Annual Conference hosted an event on the importance of the local pastor to the United Methodist Church. Memphis Theological Seminary Professor and Director of the Methodist...

Rev. Dr. Earle Fisher Named Henry Logan Starks Fellow

The Rev. Dr. Earle Fisher has been named the 2019-2020 Henry Logan Starks Fellow at Memphis Theological Seminary. Fisher is pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church, a community activist, and a frequent guest teacher and lecturer at a number of Memphis institutions of...