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The Mission of Wayland Baptist Theological Seminary is to practically and professionally prepare God-called men and women to impact the world by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Church, the academy, and specialized ministries.

Our Mandate: “To proclaim the power of the gospel by healing the sick, mending broken hearts, feeding the hungry, cleaning the lepers, setting the captives free and leading humanity to the sacred heart of Jesus Christ.”

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Tuition Scholarship Opportunities 
NEW! Baptist Pastor's & Ministry Spouses Scholarship 

NEW!
Artists, Liturgical Dancers, Break Dancers, Iconograph Scholarship    

3 Partial  Master Level Scholarships


5 Full Scholarships for Music Ministers/Musicians 

A Seminary for the times. Founded in 1812 as the Baptist Training Union by free and escaped enslaved persons, Wayland Baptist Theological Seminary has a heart for scriptural interpretation, scholarship, sacred music, skills, and specialized ministries. With a rich history of practical and professional preparation, Wayland continues to equip pastors, ministers, scholars, music ministers, musicians, global service apostles (missions workers), and church workers for a variety of ministries in the church, the academy, and the world. 

Wayland Baptist Theological Seminary is like no other, balancing practical application and scholarship by prepared clergypersons and academicians utilizing our pastor-prophet-priest and professor-prophet-practitioner system for instruction and equipping. Wayland Baptist Theological Seminary is the choice for specialized ministry preparation, testing intellect against standards of excellence, and working from a historic Baptist perspective hermeneutically, in identity, ecclesiology and practice, historically, theologically, and in polity. 

CONTACT US

Phone:

(804) 404-5617

Email:

waylandbaptistedu@gmail.com

Mailing Address: 

Post Office Box 2721

2333 53rd Street East

Oneco, Florida 34264-9800

Upcoming Chapel Speakers

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The Rev. Willie Dwayne Francois, III, DMin

Pastor | Scholar | Author

Denominational Affiliation:

Progressive National Baptist Convention

Sunday, August 29, 2021 | 5:45 PM

Holy Day/Observance 

Orientation Sunday 

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TBA

Ministry Spouse

Denominational Affiliation:

National Baptist Convention, USA

 

Sunday, September 5, 2021 | 5:45 PM

Holy Day/Observance 

Ministry Spouses Appreciation Day

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The Rev. Tiny Lucus

Minister | Teacher |Preacher

Denominational Affiliation:

Pentecostal

Sunday, September 19, 2021 | 5:45 PM

Holy Day/Observance 

Ordinary Time

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Pastor Russell Andrew Pointer, Jr., MDiv

Lead Minister | Church Planter

Denominational Affiliation:

Church of Christ (Non-Instrumental)

Sunday, October 3, 2021 | 5:45 PM

Holy Day/Observance 

World Communion Sunday/

Clergy Appreciation Sunday 

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Elder Kelon Duke, DMin

Preacher | Pastor | Revivalist

Denominational Affiliation:

National Primitive Baptist

Convention, USA

 

Sunday, October 17, 2021 | 5:45 PM

Holy Day/Observance 

Ordinary Time

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The Rev. Danielle
L. Brown, DMin

Pastor | Preacher | Revivalist

Denominational Affiliation:

American Baptist Churches, USA

Sunday, October 31, 2021 | 5:45 PM

Holy Day/Observance 

Horace B. Wayland Day

(School Spirit Day)
Commemoration of Baptist

Missionaries & Fore-parents 

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The Rev. Clarence
E. Wright, DMin

Pastor | Poet | Leader

Denominational Affiliation:

Progressive National Baptist Convention

Sunday, November 14, 2021 | 5:45 PM

Holy Day/Observance 

Baptist Heritage Sunday (WBTS)

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The Rev. J. T.
Thomas, MS

Pastor | Educator

Denominational Affiliation:

Progressive National Baptist Convention 

Sunday, November 28, 2021 | 5:45 PM

Holy Day/Observance 

Advent/ Seminary Giving Sunday

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The Rev. Shawn
Patrick Torres, MDiv

Preacher | Advocate | Activist

Denominational Affiliation:

Progressive National Baptist Convention 

 

Sunday, December 5, 2021 | 5:45 PM

Holy Day/Observance 

World HIV/AID Commemoration Sunday 

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V. Shayne Frederick

Singer | Composer  |Musician

Sunday, December 19, 2021 | 5:45 PM

Holy Day/Observance 

Christmas Vespers

WEEKLY READINGS:
REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY

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New Faculty Lecturers 

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Rev. Jennifer L. Carner

Faculty Lecturer (Theology & Rhetoric)

 

Denominational Affiliation:

National Baptist Convention, USA

Area of Interests:

Epistemology, Rhetorical
Theory, Rhetorical Criticism, World Religions, Systematic Theology, African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric

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Dr. Gregory P. Nelson

Faculty Lecturer (Methodist Studies)

 

Denominational Affiliation:

African Methodist Episcopal Church 

Area of Interests:

Methodist Studies, Methodist History, Methodist Discipline 

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Dr. Tisha Dixon Williams

Faculty Lecturer (Practical Theology)

 

Denominational Affiliation:

Missionary Baptist Conference, USA

 

Area of Interests:

Biblical Studies, Marriage & Family, Practical Theology, Pastoral Ministry

Upcoming Courses

School of Theology

School of Plain Theology

Graduate School

 

Ordinary Trimester

(8 Weeks)

August 23 - October 15, 2021

 

MONDAYS

PRAC500 - Ministerial Boundaries & Ethics 

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

Professor: Dr. John Harris

THEO650 - Critical Approaches to

Black Theological Literature 

7:15 PM - 9:15 PM EST

Professor: Dr. John Harris

TUESDAYS

BSWB590 - Women's Biblical Narratives

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Faculty Lecturer: Dr. Tish Dixon Williams

 

WEDNESDAYS

PRAC 100 - Preaching Practicum

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Faculty Lecturer: The Rev. Eric J. Goode

Lockridge College &

Adult Undergraduate Studies 

 

Fall Semester 

(10 Weeks)

 

August 23 - October 28, 2021

 

MONDAYS

MUS101: Music History Through

the Black Religious Experience 

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teaching Assistant: Dr. Sara L. Blanford

 

THURSDAYS

RHT101: Rhetoric, Invention

(Reading) and Memory

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Faculty Lecturer: The Rev. Jennifer L. Carner

 

THE101: Black Theological Construct 

8:15 PM – 9:15 PM EST

Professor: Dr. John Harris

Ordinary Trimester/Fall Semester Schedules

Ordinary/Fall Booklist