RTS Jackson Library
The RTS Jackson Library, currently located in the Biblical Studies Building, exists to serve the students, faculty, and staff of Reformed Theological Seminary. The Jackson library consists of over 200,000 books, e-books, and periodicals dedicated to the study of Scripture, theology, counseling, psychology, and church history. The library also provides in-house access to the leading online journal databases in theology, Biblical studies, and psychology. For more information, email our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601-923-1623.
Sam Patterson Student Center
Whether you need a place to study, or simply to hang out with your fellow students, the Sam Patterson Student Center provides many opportunities for fellowship. New pool, ping pong, and foosball tables were added in 2020, along with a big screen television and Playstation 4. Our student center lounge contains free coffee, and lunches are served on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the fall and spring semesters. The student center is often home to various lunch events, conferences, and community fellowship events throughout the year. Students have access to the student center at any time (even after hours) via a valid student ID. The Sam Patterson Student Center also houses the Mailroom, Clothes Closet, the RTS Women’s Fellowship meeting room and Women’s Fellowship nursery. For more information, email Jim Scott.
At RTS Jackson we offer a variety of community and recreational opportunities. In addition to our Fitness Center and Gymnasium, there are two athletic fields behind the Biblical Studies Building and behind the Gymnasium that are often used for various activities such as soccer, flag football, and ultimate frisbee. The campus also boasts a disc golf course comprised of 18 targets, which brilliantly displays the beauty of the RTS grounds as it stretches the lengths and depths of the Jackson campus. Our campus pavilion serves as another popular outdoor gathering spot for students wishing to fellowship together. For more information, email Jim Scott.
The RTS Jackson Fitness Center and Gymnasium are accessible to students at any time (even after hours) via a valid student ID. The gym is frequently used for volleyball, basketball, and indoor soccer, and balls can be found inside the facility. The Fitness Center includes a racquetball court and a weight room, complete with a treadmill, an elliptical machine, and a broad array of free weights. Students will frequently come to lift in pairs or by themselves, and then grab a quick shower in the locker room before going to class. Racquetball equipment can be found next to the entrance of the court. For more information, email Jim Scott.
The Bookstore/Admin Building holds the RTS Jackson Bookstore, as well as certain Jackson administrative offices. The RTS Jackson Bookstore offers competitive prices on textbooks for students. Additionally, it provides the general public with a place to purchase reformed literature and bible resources. Open weekdays from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, it serves as the area’s largest Christian bookstore. For more information, email our staff.
Dean Christian Education Center
The hub of academic life for Master of Divinity students, the Dean Center is home to three main classrooms and all Master of Divinity faculty offices. The Dean Center also houses the offices of Admissions, Dean of Students, Student Services, Academic Dean, Registrar, and Assistant to Field Education.
RTS Counseling Center and MAC Program Facilities
The hub of academic life for Master of Arts in Counseling students, the Counseling Center at RTS and MAC Program Facilities, are located next to the Library. The MAC Program Facilities include two main classrooms, all Master of Arts in Counseling faculty offices, and a student lounge. The Counseling Center at RTS offers individual, couples, and family counseling to the greater Jackson area. It operates as a ministry of Reformed Theological Seminary and serves as a clinical training facility for advanced graduate students in Counseling. For more information, email Stephanie Wielgosz.
Whether single, married, or married with kids, many RTS students enjoy being a part of our on-campus housing community. In addition to being an affordable housing option which provides convenient and quick access to faculty and other campus resources, living on campus provides students with the opportunity to consistently fellowship with other RTS students, developing friendships which will last a lifetime. For more information, email Jim Scott or visit the Jackson Housing page.
In Grace Chapel, our campus gathers together every Wednesday for worship. This weekly midweek rhythm brings us rest from our work and studies as we sing, pray, and listen to Scripture preached by faculty, local pastors, campus ministers, and other guest speakers. After chapel service, faculty and students gather for prayer over a meal in the Sam Patterson Student Center. For more information, email Charlie Wingard.
The White House is a two-story white colonial home that served as the beginning for Reformed Theological Seminary. In the fall of 1966, RTS opened its doors for resident studies in Jackson, Mississippi, and the White House was used for offices and classrooms in the seminary’s early years. Today the White House contains four guest rooms and consistently houses alumni and family members of current students. While RTS has now grown to nine degree-granting campuses, the White House still serves as a reminder of our humble beginning and Lord’s continued provision throughout the history of RTS. For more information, email Jim Scott.