Pentecostal Theological Seminary

From its beginning, the Pentecostal Theological Seminary has followed a model for ministerial development drawn from the Scripture to conform to the nature of the church as established in the Holiness-Pentecostal heritage of the Church of God. It is the mission of the Seminary to prepare men and women for Christian ministry in today’s world. The Seminary is dedicated to carry out this task as an act of obedience to God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. 


From The President

We are being told consistently by various research organizations that the Pentecostal Movement is the world’s fastest growing segment of Christianity. If we are to speak prophetically to this awakening we must be about the work of “equipping the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,” (Ephesians 4:12). That’s what the Pentecostal Theological Seminary is all about. It is my prayer that God will lead you to continue your theological training at PTS. Our commitment is to train women and men to understand the Pentecostal Movement as a statement to the world that the Holy Spirit, poured out on the Day of Pentecost, still flows through the Body of Christ on this earth. 
We are ready to serve you and to help make your educational pursuits a reality. Your ministry is our mission! 

In Christ’s Service
Dr. R. Lamar Vest
Pentecostal Theological Seminary President


The Seminary is sponsored by the Church of God headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee and operates under a charter of incorporation from the state of Tennessee and Bradley County. The School and its programs are approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and is authorized under Federal law to enroll international students.

The Pentecostal Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada to offer the Master of Divinity (M.Div.), the Master of Arts in Discipleship and Christian Formation (MADCF), the Master of Arts in Church Ministries (MACM), the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC), Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MACMHC), the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.), and the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degrees on the main campus in Cleveland. Among these degree programs, the Seminary is also approved to offer fully online the following degree programs: MADCF, MACM, MTS, MAC, and MACMHC.

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