In every generation, inspired people have come forth to meet the challenges of their day. We now face an era that is calling for a new level of Spirit-filled, scholarly leaders. The great Rev. Dr. Benjamin Mays once said that “if religion is to be respectable, challenging and increasingly helpful...we have no other choice than to concern ourselves more in the future with theological education among (our people) than we have in the past.” That future calls to us today, and Jackson Theological Seminary is ready to answer. With your committed support, I believe we can help develop courageous change-agents for the pulpit and the public square, God being our helper. With a robust student body, thoughtful academic rigor, engaging theological scholarship, and an intentional strategy to build the beloved community, we will make a difference in the lives of people and institutions in local and global theatres. Let us challenge each other to be excellent. As our staff and faculty work together with you to train Kingdom-minded leaders, there is no doubt that the Jackson experience will foster deep spiritual formation, integrity and a hunger to tell the old story of a Jesus and his love. Welcome to the next level of preparation in service to “God our Creator, Christ our Redeemer, the Holy Spirit our Comforter and humankind our family.
Rev. Cecil L. Williams, Jr.