The Executive Director's Welcome
For more than 17 years now Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta has been training pastors, missionaries, church planters, Bible teachers, and lay leaders in the church. We have developed a track record for winsomely equipping men and women for Christian service by means of a curriculum that is grounded upon the authority of the inerrant Word of God and a faculty that is comprised of pastor-scholars—many of whom are serving locally as pastors and all of whom embody what RTS aspires to see in our students, namely, a mind for truth, a heart for God, and a life for ministry. And we have the privilege of doing all this in one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world.
Dr. Guy Richard
Executive Director, Atlanta Campus
Welcome to Atlanta
Atlanta offers a unique opportunity for seminary students to engage many diverse cultures and people groups, offering hands-on learning opportunities on par with the largest cities in the world for a fraction of the cost. As one of the best places to live in America, in Atlanta you are within 30 minutes of approximately 3,500 churches, the world’s largest aquarium, 4 professional sports teams, the headquarters of 16 Fortune 500 companies, 54 public parks, and the tallest skyscraper in the United States outside NYC and Chicago.
You are also in a city with ample ministry opportunities, many founded by native Atlantans who recognized the escalating problems caused by large urban development. There are not only urban and national ministry opportunities within which to serve His Kingdom, but also international missions agencies to explore a call to the unreached or de-Christianized. As one of the top 50 global cities in the world, Atlanta offers seminary students an educational setting that extends far beyond the classroom.
Why RTS Atlanta?
RTS Atlanta is part of the RTS system of campuses and, as such, it shares the same curriculum and all the best features and characteristics that set RTS, as a whole, apart from other seminaries. But, as is true of every campus, RTS Atlanta also has several unique features and distinctive emphases that help to give us our own special nuance or flair:
- The city of Atlanta.
- The Center for the Study of the Bible & Ethnicity.
- We are a fast-growing and diverse campus.
- We are especially concerned with equipping the whole person for ministry.
To read more about these unique emphases, please click the “learn more” button below.
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Richard P. Belcher, Jr.
Mrs. Karen Ellis
Director of the Center for the Study of the Bible & Ethnicity; Robert Cannada Fellow for World Christianity
Mrs. Kim Johnson
Director of Women's Ministry
Ms. Katherine Longmuir
Business Manager & Executive Assistant to Dr. Guy Richard
Mr. Sheldon Nordhues
Director of Development
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Dean of Students
Dr. Guy M. Richard
Dr. Jonathan Stuckert
Registrar & Interim Director of the Library
Mr. Pascual Thedford
Director of Admissions
Ms. Blake A. Trenary