If the Black church is to continue to be a source whereby Black leadership is developed, programs of instruction in Bible interpretation, pastoral counseling, and family life must be provided to the local pastor to upgrade his/her skills in meeting today's crises. It has been the compassion of religion that has advanced civil rights, human rights, and social justice. Therefore it is important that religion does not relinquish it's influence in determining the direction of this society. Local pastors must upgrade their skills and prestige in order to guard against the community's downgrading of Christianity, because the institutional church has failed to be on the cutting edge of community issues and problems.
It is well documented that the American religious-education institutions have failed to educate people of color in significant numbers. Therefore we can no longer rely on, or wait for, the traditional white Bible colleges and seminaries to educate and train African-American pastors and Christian workers for our communities.
-The Reverend Dr. Roger Mack Pumphrey
St. Martin's College and Seminary employs the use of correspondence based, competence based distance learning methodologies to provide adult learners throughout the Christian Community with opportunities to earn Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees in academic programs and to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve success, awareness and self actualization.
Your previous education and work experience has value in the St. Martin's degree programs. As a part of the enrollment process you can send us documentation of your previous educational experience (e.g. college transcripts, continuing education training and other types of learning that relates to your degree objectives. You may also provide your work history which evaluated for awards of credits.
The power of the mind and focus of your degree program is limitless! What you have learned, you have earned!!