Dr. Leah Gaskin Fitchue, President
Payne Theological Seminary
Greetings form the Payne Theological Seminary, the only free standing African American Episcopal Church (AMEC) seminary in the world. It would not be an overstatement to say that there is no school like Payne Theological Seminary. It is the oldest African American seminary in the world having been commissioned in 1844 by the Ohio Conference to prepare Christian leaders for scholarship, social advocacy and Christian ministry. Today, more than sixteen decades after Daniel Alexander Payne accepted this mandate, Payne is recognized as one of the preeminent accredited institutions responsible for preparing men and women servant leaders for the Black church and the church universal.
Payne is honored to be apart of the AME church family of the terrific Third Episcopal District, guided by presiding prelate, Bishop Robert Vaughn Webster. No district has experienced as long standing and supportive relationship with Payne as the Third Episcopal District, which continues to nurture extraordinary servant leaders.
To be a Payne graduate is to be unashamedly blunt about the beauty, brilliance and blessings of the Black church and its DNA responsibility for both the soul and sanity of African American men, women and children. Payne equips students to embrace a multidisciplinary methodology that facilitates the exegesis of the Word, gives spiritual counsel, engages public policy advocacy, restores hope, heals lives, and rebuilds infrastructures of broken communities.
The Payne Experience can be yours. Never before has the AME church issued a more clarion call for prepared theologically educated servant leadership. We invite you to join us in answering this call and bolstering the ranks of Kingdom servant leaders in the Richard and Sarah Allen tradition. For more information visit us at the web address below or contact us on line or call 937-376-2946.
Yours in Christ,
Leah Gaskin Fitchue, Ed.D
To learn more about Payne Theological Seminary, click the link below: www.payne.edu