Interdenominational Theological Center Awards Certificates in Theology


Newly inducted ITC alumni pictured left to right are: Rev. Willie Rice, Mrs. Ruth Bryant, Rev. Lorraine Ross, Min. Lenion Brooker, Mrs. Thelma Thomas, Dr. Samuel Williams, Mrs. Cynthia White, Rev. Barbara Simmons, Mrs. Lydia Harris, Mrs. Linda Fennell and Mrs. Gloria Hamilton (Not shown: Rev. Mary Robbins)
Newly inducted ITC alumni pictured left to right are: Rev. Willie Rice, Mrs. Ruth Bryant, Rev. Lorraine Ross, Min. Lenion Brooker, Mrs. Thelma Thomas, Dr. Samuel Williams, Mrs. Cynthia White, Rev. Barbara Simmons, Mrs. Lydia Harris, Mrs. Linda Fennell and Mrs. Gloria Hamilton (Not shown: Rev. Mary Robbins)

On May 8, 2015, the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta GA held its 2015 Graduation Exercise for candidates in the Certificate in Theology Program. Ten of the 11 eligible candidates from the Faith Missionary Baptist Church site in Savannah, accompanied by families and friends, journeyed to Atlanta for the ceremony. They joined 72 other students from Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana as members of the 2015 graduating class. The graduation address was given by Rev. Dr. Charles E. Thomas, Jr., Vice President for Administrative Services at ITC and ITC President

Dr. Edward L. Wheeler conferred the certificates. The ceremony was held at Antioch Baptist Church where Rev. Dr. C.M. Alexander is Pastor and a reception dinner was held on the ITC campus. The Faith Missionary Baptist Church site in Savannah was designated as a learning center to provide theological education opportunities for pastors, associate ministers, and laypersons. Rev. Dr. Samuel Williams served as the Host Pastor, coordinator and instructor. Dr. Williams, an alumnus of Howard and Emory Universities, champions continuing education and has guided this group of eleven scholars to a higher level of theological competency. The course curriculum included: Old and New Testament, Pastoral Care, Church Administration, History of the African American Church, Preaching and Missiology, Philosophy and Theology and Christian Education.

The Interdenominational Theological Center is the nation’s premier academy for afro-centric theological study and one of the fully accredited Historically Black Theological Seminaries of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). For information on future offerings, please contact Local Coordinator, Dr. Samuel Williams at (912) 547-0547 (cell) or send e-mail to baptistfaith@att.net.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.