Welcome

Welcome to Payne Theological Seminary! Payne Theological Seminary is one of the oldest Black seminaries primarily concerned with the training of men and women for the ministry. The purpose of Payne has always been, to prepare men and women of faith to be spiritual leaders, intellectual leaders, and agents of constructive social change in the church and world.

Payne is proud to be the first Black Seminary in the United States with an on-line Master of Divinity Program.

 

Mission:

Payne Theological Seminary, founded by the African Methodist Episcopal Church (1894), is dedicated to the preparation of African American and other leaders for ministry in the tradition of liberation, reconciliation, social justice, and the dignity of all humankind.

 

The Board of Trustees invites applications for the position of President of Payne Theological Seminary. 

President - Job Description

 

Payne is seeking qualified candidates for the Bishop Vinton R. Anderson Ecumenical Institute Bossey Fellowship.

For more information, click here.

 

Spotlight

There has been a change of venue for Gospel of Matthew course taught by Dr. Michael Joseph Brown. [read more]

 

 

 

Payne Launches New Doctor of Ministry Degree Program (DMin)

Read the Press Release

DMin Flyer

 

Commencement Address by 

           

Cornell William Brooks, Esq.
National President and CEO of the NAACP

Time:   7:00 p.m.
Location: Wilberforce University Alumni Multiplex
1055 North Bickett Road, Wilberforce, OH 45384

Commencement Week Flyer

              

Commissioned by Dr. Leah Gaskin Fitchue and rendered by Dayton artist, Mr. James Pate, the mural features 39 distinct icons, including portraits of the 16 deans and presidents.

Mural Order Form

 

The newly renovated Mitchell-Anderson Hall will feature a beautiful bronze Legacy Wall tree highlighting the names of past Mitchell-Anderson Hall residents and campaign donors. Get your name on the tree today!

Campaign Overview 

Pledge Form

News & Events

2015 COMMENCEMENT WEEK

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Payne Minister’s Forum
A Gateway To The
Payne Executive Certificate Program

Mitchell-Anderson Hall
Payne Theological Seminary
9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 

5th Annual Bishop Vinton R. Anderson

 

Ecumenical Lecture & Reception

 

Mitchell-Anderson Hall

Payne Theological Seminary

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Senior Dinner (invitation only)
Hilton Garden Inn
3520 Pentagon Park Blvd.
Beavercreek, Ohio 45431
5:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Board of Trustee Meeting
Hilton Garden Inn
3520 Pentagon Park Blvd.
Beavercreek, Ohio 45431
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Payne Alumni Worship Service
Hilton Garden Inn
3520 Pentagon Park Blvd.
Beavercreek, Ohio 45431
7:00 p.m.

 

Friday, May 22, 2015


Board of Trustee Meeting
Hilton Garden Inn
3520 Pentagon Park Blvd.
Beavercreek, Ohio 45431
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Luncheon for Dr. Leah Gaskin Fitchue
Hilton Garden Inn
3520 Pentagon Park Blvd.
Beavercreek, Ohio 45431
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Commencement Ceremony
Wilberforce University
Alumni Multiplex
7:00 p.m.