The President's Welcome

How you learn will determine how you lead.  At RTS Jackson (known as the Belcher Campus), campus housing fosters a strong community environment for learning and spiritual formation.  Surrounded by other believers, you can process out loud what you’re learning.  You can discuss what you hear in classroom lectures at a break, over lunch, or on the basketball court.  The context of community fosters meditation on God’s Word.

From a biblical perspective, community is rooted in worship, and the seminary gathers weekly for a special time of worship in chapel.  In addition, the Jackson area boasts a strong contingent of Bible-believing churches which help our students grow spiritually through internships, preaching the circuit, and pulpit supply, giving our students the opportunities to put into practice the skills that they are developing in the classroom.

Our strong community provides a variety of social outlets.  In addition to weekly basketball, ultimate frisbee, and soccer on campus, the Student Cabinet organizes monthly events that draw the community together for a time of fellowship.  Women In Ministry provides an avenue for our seminary women (both wives and students) to plug into the community through fellowship with other seminary women.  The Reformed Informer is a weekly publication that informs our students of everything they need to know about Student Life.

E.M. Bounds once said, “The church is looking for better methods, but God is looking for better men.”  God has blessed us with faculty that have an unswerving commitment to the authority and inerrancy of God’s Word and produce first-rate academic scholarship.  They invest their lives in our students.  Through weekly prayer groups and regular lunches, faculty seek to imprint their love for God’s church and his Word on their students.  They truly live out our motto: a mind for truth, a heart for God.

The best way to learn about RTS is to visit our campus.  I will be happy to reserve a guest room for you so you can attend classes, worship with us in chapel, meet faculty members, and visit with students.  If you would like to schedule a visit, learn more about the application process or financial aid, or if you have further questions, please feel free to call us toll-free at 1-800-543-2703 or you can send email to

Guy Richardson

President, RTS Jackson