About the Seminary
Introduction from the Provost
It is a pleasure as well as an honor to be the first Provost/Academic Dean of the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary (JCTS). Since its inception, the Seminary has evolved to encompass all of the training components of the foundation and is the academic arm of the Universal Foundation For Better Living. We live in a time where people are searching for meaning in their lives. This seminary is dedicated to assisting in this search by educating people to guide the masses.
The time has come for ministers, lay leaders and other interested people to support others in their quest for meaning. Using the technology of today, the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary joins other educational institutions in providing an atmosphere for the study of religion in its sociological, historical, and economic contexts. It provides an atmosphere where academic research is supported and where the gap between religion and science can be breeched. In addition, JCTS is a place where New Thought Christianity, the mystical tradition of Christianity, is added to the knowledge base of academicians.
The Rev. Dr. Anna Price, Ph.D.
Founders & Mission
JCTS was founded in 2001 by the Reverend Dr. Johnnie M. Colemon and the Reverend Dr. Mary A. Tumpkin. JCTS serves as the education arm of the Universal Foundation for Better Living (UFBL), which operates as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit religious organization in Florida.
We are a multi-cultural, inclusive school for education in training and ministry. Our mission is to prepare spiritual leaders to establish and develop empowerment centers throughout the world. We provide an atmosphere that will encourage men and women to model the message of Jesus the Christ in relevant & practical ways. We have created a learning environment that:
~ Promotes academic excellence
~ Encourages the creation of experimental and innovative programs
~ Provides a place for ideas to be born, explored and developed
We promote the empowerment of all peoples through learning & practicing principles handed down through the ages and taught by Jesus the Christ.
The Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary shall admit qualified students of all human expressions of the Creator without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, or sexual preference, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students.
The Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary is an accredited member of the Accrediting Commission International. ACI, the world's largest non-government related accrediting association, is not connected with any State Department of Higher Education or the U.S. Department of Education. All credits are transferable to the other 316 members of ACI.