Faith Theological Seminary

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Faith Theological Seminary
Type Seminary
Established 1937
President Norman J. Manohar
Location Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Faith Theological Seminary is a conservative, evangelical Christian seminary founded in 1937[1] in Baltimore, Maryland. Originally located in Wilmington, Delaware, it moved to Philadelphia in 1952, then to its current location in Maryland in 2004.[1] It was founded and incorporated in the summer of 1937 by the following individuals: Rev. Dr. Carl McIntire (President of the Board of Directors), Rev. Allan A. MacRae (President of the Seminary and Professor of Old Testament), Th.B., Ph.D., James E. Bennet, Esquire (Vice President), Rev. Harold S. Laird (Secretary), Roland K. Armes (Treasurer), Rev. Roy Talmage Brumbaugh, D.D. , Rev. David Otis Fuller, D.D., William A. Chamberlin, P.D., Peter Stam, Jr., Rev. James R. Graham, Jr., Rev. A.L. Lathem, Ph.D., D.D., Rev. William R. McCarrell, D.D., Professor J.A. Barkley, Frederic M. Paist, Ernest R. Robinson, Rev. Percy B. Crawford, Rev. Milo F. Jamison, Rev. Merril T. MacPherson, Rev. Martin Luther Thomas, D.D., LL.D., James L. Rankin, Esquire and Weidner Titzck, Esquire. Carl McIntire and Allan MacRae, served as its first presidents.[2] The current President of the Seminary is Norman J. Manohar.


Faith Theological Seminary is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434).525-9539; e-mail:] having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 21, 2015. This status is effective for a period of up to five years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Notable alumni[edit]

Degree Programs[edit]

  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion (B.A.R.)

The Bachelor of Arts in Religion (BAR) program is a four-year academic degree (120 credits) for those who are interested in completing an undergraduate degree that will increase their knowledge and effectiveness by developing a more complete biblical and theological understanding. This degree is offered with a major in Biblical and Theological Studies and minors in Ministry and Counseling. The Bachelor of Arts in Religion program provides General Education and Theological training for persons committed to various church and parachurch ministries. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations. This will enable graduates to minister within a local church or other group by means of leadership skills, evangelism, counseling, and service.

  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is a three year professional degree (90 credits) program designed to train men and women preparing to serve Christ in pastoral and other Christian ministries. The Master of Divinity degree is designed to meet the needs of pastors or other full-time Christian workers, especially those who wish to improve their ability to study, understand, and proclaim the Word of God. It covers a traditional seminary curriculum including Biblical, Exegetical, Systematic, Historical, and Practical Theology. Upon the completion of this program, graduates may work in marriage and family ministry, pastorate, missions, campus/collegiate ministries, biblical and theological studies, evangelism, doctoral studies, or teaching in a university or seminary. Program Learning

  • Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is a two-year professional degree (30 credits) program designed to provide the highest level of training and to equip those actively involved in vocational ministry with greater competence in the practice of ministry. This program concentrates on developing expertise in Christian leadership through the use of the biblical rationale, sociological strategy, and practical implementation of ministry. The Doctor of Ministry degree is the highest professional degree for men and women engaged in local church ministries, world missions, and various parachurch ministries. Each course assumes ministry experience, and endeavors to integrate learning with the student’s present context of ministry as well as future goals.

  • Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)

The four-year program leading to the Doctor of Theology degree (Th.D.)(60 credits) is designed to prepare men and women for vocations of teaching and research and for the scholarly enhancement of Christian ministry. The ideals of the Th.D. encompass the view that the best tools for such vocations develop through training in Biblical Hermeneutics, Biblical Theology, Biblical History, and Biblical Exegesis. The curriculum is thus structured around these primary components based on the inerrancy, sufficiency, unity, and perspicuity of the scripture.



Current Faculty[edit]

  • Michael A. Britton
  • Mark Deckard
  • John L. Lepera
  • Jerry Harmon
  • Jeong Koo Jeon
  • David Jung-Do Park

===Part-Time Faculty===

  • Frank Ammerman
  • Chang Hoon An
  • Stephen T. Hague
  • Gloria L. Hague
  • Jeom Ok Kim
  • Norman Manohar
  • Aubry Myers
  • John Arch Van Devender
  • Jeong A Kim


  1. ^ a b "The Design and History of Faith Theological Seminary". Retrieved January 27, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Allan A. MacRae Papers". PCA Historical Society. Retrieved January 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Wenig, Scott (November 2010). "A Man for All Evangelicals". Christianity Today. 54 (11): 50. 
  4. ^ Todd Hertz (June 1, 2002). "Influential Teacher and Leader Kenneth Kantzer Dies". Christianity Today. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ Quek Suan Yew. "Our History". Calvary Pandan Bible-Presbyterian Church. Archived from the original on 29 March 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 

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Coordinates: 39°22′19″N 76°36′22″W / 39.37194°N 76.60611°W / 39.37194; -76.60611