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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.”

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

Artists, Liturgical Dancers, Break Dancers, Iconograph Scholarship    

10 Partial  Scholarships for Women in Ministry

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. 



(804) 404-5617


Mailing Address: 

Post Office Box 33695

Charlotte, NC 28233

Wayland News

Relocation Project Phase 1

The Board of Regents unanimously approved the relocation project scheduled
for the Summer of 2023.
 Stay tuned for updates.



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Current Courses

School of Theology

School of Plain Theology

Graduate School


Lenten Trimester

(4 Weeks)

March 13 - April 7, 2023



MAST5709: Liberation Theology

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Professor: Dr. John Harris



THEO3150: OT Pentateuch

and Former Prophets
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Professor: Dr. Katherine Smith



DR30040: Doctoral Studies Colloquium

6:00 PM - 6:40 PM EST

Professors: Dr. Allyson D. Nelson Abrams

Dr. John Harris

LTPR6205: Liturgics Practicum
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM EST

Professor: Dr. John Harris


EDU35020: Integrating Christian Faith

and Practice

7:45 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Professor: Dr. John Harris



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Wayland TV 

2022 Baccalaureate Service
Preaching: The Rev. Dr. Tisha Dixon Williams
2021 Baccalaureate Service
Preaching: The Rev. Dr. Robert Charles Scott
2021 Academic Convocation
Preaching: The Rev. Timothy S. Starks
2020 Commencement Ceremony
Preaching: Chancellor John Harris
2022 Commencement Ceremony
Preaching: The Rev. Jarrod F. Phillips
2021 Commencement Ceremony
Preaching: The Rev. Dr. Tisha Dixon Williams
2020 Academic Convocation
Preaching: The Rev. Dr. Terri L. Champion
Wayland Memorial Chapel
Various Preachers & Speakers
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