Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) is an Ecumenical relationship of six Protestant theological colleges in Atlanta. The predominantly African American part organizations give graduate and expert level philosophical training. Their central goal is to prepare ministers, church pioneers, and instructors focused on serving the congregation and the network. ITC individuals speak to six unique divisions.
The ITC was established in 1958 after four theological colleges met up. Unique part establishments were Gammon biblical theological seminary, Turner Theological Seminary, Phillips School of Theology, and More house School of Religion, which as of late became Baptist School of Theology. Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary and Charles H. Bricklayer Theological Seminary later joined ITC. Absalom Jones Theological Institution was additionally a part school at once, however shut its program in 1979.
Degree programs offered at ITC by its part theological schools are Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Education, Master of Arts in Church Music, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Theology. There are likewise double degree programs. Some portion of ITC’s vision is to be an asset uniting pioneers from the congregation, the scholarly world, organizations, not-for-profit, governments, and networks to create answers for the social and good difficulties confronting our country today.
A glance at the historical backdrop of ITC’s part theological schools uncovers a few organizations going back to the post Civil War time. Gammon Theological Seminary was established in 1883 as a piece of Clark College in Atlanta. It is partnered with the United Methodist Church, and Dr. Albert Mosley is President/Dean. Turner Theological Seminary was established as a branch of Morris Brown College in 1894. It is partnered with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Dr. John F. Green is the President/Dean. Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary is a Presbyterian Church (USA) theological college. It stretches out back to 1867 and the Freedman’s College of North Carolina. The theological college joined ITC in 1969, when it migrated from Charlotte. Paul T. Roberts, Sr. is the President/Dean. Baptist School of Theology, earlier More house School of Religion, is related with different Baptist gatherings. G. Martin Young is the President/Dean. Phillips School of Theology was established at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee in 1944. It is a theological college of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The school moved to Atlanta in 1959. Dr. Marvin Frank Thomas, Sr. is President/Dean. Charles H. Bricklayer Theological Seminary was established in 1970 by the Church of God in Christ. Dr. Harold Bennett is President/Dean of the theological school.
ITC is certified by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to grant ace and doctorate degrees. Also, it is licensed by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). ITC is situated on ten sections of land in the Atlanta University Center grounds, at 700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW.