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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.
Payne Theological Seminary, a free-standing graduate school mandated by the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) in 1844, is dedicated to the preparation of men and women for leadership in local, national, and global ministries. Payne Theological Seminary offers an Afrocentric theological education focusing on teaching and research that emphasize salvation which finds expression in liberation, reconciliation, social justice, and the dignity of all humankind. The Seminary values African American history, the African American experience, and the biblical tradition.
Payne 2013 Graduation Week Highlights
Plan now to join us May 15-17, 2013 for the Third Annual Bishop Vinton R. Anderson Ecumenical Institute Lecture, Payne Alumni Worship Service, and 2013 Commencement Ceremony. Graduation Week 2013 Highlights (PDF)
The Payne Experience 2008-2012: Transformational Leadership Ushering In New Horizons report was submitted to the 49th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference in June 2012. View
Plan now to attend the Payne Founder’s Day Worship Service November 29, 2012 View
Payne will be hosting the Samuel DeWitt Proctor/Ohio Justice Commission hearings on November 14, 2012 at Omega Baptist Church, 1821 Emerson Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406. Plan now to attend this exciting event! View
The Payne Commemorative Leadership Mural, dedicated November 16, 2011, was 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 past Deans and Presidents.
Limited Edition signed and numbered lithographs can be purchased for $200.00.
Mitchell-Anderson Hall Legacy Wall Campaign
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! PDFs: Campaign Overview and Pledge Form
Payne/Ashland Doctor of Ministry Degree Program
Payne is pleased to announce the recent agreement between Payne Theological Seminary and Ashland Theological Seminary in a joint partnership for the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree. Payne is currently accepting applications for the 2012 and 2013 DMin Cohorts! DMin Article
Bishop Talbot envisioned and compiled a commemorative CD for the Payne and the Sacred Arts Tribute to Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne (1811-1893), in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of his birth. View
Bishop Vinton R. Anderson Ecumenical Institute LaunchedOn May 16, 2011, Payne launched the Bishop Vinton R. Anderson Ecumenical Institute (BVRAEI). The BVRAEI continues the work of ecumenical religious thought, study, and practice of Bishop Anderson. View
Bishop Vinton R. Anderson Ecumenical Institute Annual Community Lecture
Payne Theological Seminary hosted the second annual lecture for the Bishop Vinton R. Anderson Ecumenical Institute on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Mitchell-Anderson Hall. View
Bishop Vinton R. Anderson Ecumenical Institute Community ForumOn May 15, 2012, the BVRAEI hosted a community forum and dialogue on “Seeking Justice: The Role of the Church in Healing Community Wounds– In Memory of Kylen English, Dante Price, and Trayvon Martin.” The forum provided an opportunity for community dialogue and launched a nine-month process to identify key priorities for a justice agenda seeking cooperation, collaboration, and accountability of the faith-based community in Dayton, Ohio. View
Payne and the Sacred Arts Founder’s Day 2011 Extravaganza.
On November 16–18, 2011, Payne Theological Seminary’s Five-City Tour, in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Bishop Payne’s birthday, culminated with Bishop C. Garnett Henning and the 3rd Episcopal District during the Payne Founder’s Week festivities in Wilberforce, Ohio.