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Interdenominational Theological Center
Established 1958
Religious affiliation multiple
Location Atlanta, Georgia,
United States

The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) is a consortium of denominational seminaries located in Atlanta, Georgia. Today ITC educates and nurtures women and men who commit to and practice a liberating and transforming spirituality; academic discipline; religious, gender, and cultural diversity; and justice and peace.



ITC was founded in 1958 through the mutual efforts of four denominations, representing four seminaries, whose mission was to educate Christian leaders for ministry and service in the Church and the global community.

Academics and demographics


Seminaries and programs

Currently, ITC is home to six seminaries:

Seminaries and religious affiliations
School Religious denominations Reference
Gammon Theological Seminary United Methodist Church
Morehouse School of Religion Baptist
Turner Theological Seminary African Methodist Episcopal
Phillips School of Theology Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary Presbyterian Church (USA)
Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary Church of God in Christ

There is also the Harry V. Richardson Fellowship for those students outside of these six seminaries and for non-denominational students and the Lutheran Theological Center


ITC is accreditted by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

Degree offerings

The ITC offers Master of Divinty (M.Div), Master of Arts in Christian Education (M.A.C.E.), Master of Arts in Church Music (M.A.C.M.), Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.), and Doctor of Theology (Th. D.).

Notable alumni

This is a list of notable alumni which includes graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of the Gammon Theological Seminary, the Morehouse School of Religion, the Turner Theological Seminary, the Phillips School of Theology, the Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary , the Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary, the Harry V. Richardson Fellowship, and/or the Interdenominational Theological Center.

See also Interdenominational Theological Center alumni.

Name Class year Notability Reference
Alexander Preston Shaw (B.D.) 1906 Methodist Bishop and notable preacher
Gayraud Wilmore Scholar and theologian
Rev. Marcus D. Cosby (M.Div) Senior Pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Houston, TX
Bishop Eddie L. Long (M.Div) 1986 Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Lithonia, GA
Bishop Adam J. Richardson (M.Div) 115th Bishop of the A.M.E. Church, 2nd Episcopal District
Lorraine Jacques-White (M.Div) Radio Personality - 1380 WAOK AM, Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Marsha Foster Boyd (M.Div) President, Ecumencial Theological Center
Rev. Otis Moss, Jr. (M.Div) Pastor of Mt. Olivet Institutional Baptist Church and former Co-Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA
Charles E. Blake (M.Div) Pastor of West Angeles C.O.G.I.C., Los Angeles, CA and Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Inc.
Bishop David Copeland (M.Div) Pastor of New Creation Christian Fellowship, San Antonio, TX, Served in the United States Air Force as a Chaplain
Claudette A. Copeland (M.Div) Co-Pastor of New Creation Christian Fellowship, San Antonio, TX, Served in the United States Air Force as a Chaplain, She and her husband were the first active duty African American couple in the United States Air Force Chaplaincy


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