Harding School of Theology is a seminary located in Memphis, TN. We help Christians grow deeper faith in God and challenge them to high standards in their Bible study and in the practice of their faith and service. All of our master’s degrees and our certificate are available on campus or online and our student body goes around the globe.
Whether you are a church member who just wants to serve better or are someone who wants to be equipped for a lifetime of ministry, HST can help you reach the dreams and goals God has given you. Our Certificate in Spiritual Leadership is a great tool for ministry leaders, Bible class teachers, or church elders or deacons.
For ministers or those training to be ministers, we offer three master’s degrees:
- The Master of Arts in New Testament, Old Testament, Systematic Theology, or Church History is a focused academic study that leads to a major research project. This degree does not focus on practical ministry courses, so keep reading if that is your goal.
- The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry will equip you for leadership in a specialized ministry in churches or other settings.
- The Master of Divinity prepares you for a lifetime of ministry leadership with a focus on spiritual growth, pastoral scholarship, and practical ministry skills.
For those who already have earned the M.Div. and have ministry experience, we recommend the Doctor of Ministry degree.
For those who are lifelong learners who do not want to take credit courses, we have a page for you as well.
Robby John, HST MDiv alumnus 2018, Youth Minister at the Bay Area Church of Christ in Tampa, FL
Robby John is from the small island of Dominica. He spent lots of time writing poetry and listening to all genres of music, which inspired him to tell stories. Being a lover of The Word and the mystery therein, he enjoys painting pictures through his music of both the good and the bad in order to connect with people of all different races and cultures. The style is more of a reggae/hip hop fusion which mirrors the influences both in music and poetry.
Dr. Mark E. Powell, HST Professor of Theology.
I started cooking BBQ when I moved to Memphis. I love fire, meat, and the way good food brings people together. Whether I’m cooking BBQ or enjoying it with friends, my soundtrack includes rock, blues, and outlaw country. And anytime is a great time to listen to my favorite guitarist and live performer!
Wesley Hargon is an MDiv student at HST and a youth minister in South Texas
I’ve always thought I would die at a young age, so I chose to follow my dreams early. It all started with rap at age 12. My love for hip hop has brought me where I am now. I was created to know my creator and to make my creator known by creating. Ask me about freedom, peace, and a purpose driven life and I will tell you about Christ.
Bethany Moore is an MDiv student at HST and ministers with a church in Long Island, NY
Finals week comes at the end of a long semester. These are some of the tunes that help me power through.
Dr. Dave Bland, HST Professor of Preaching for 28 years. Retiring May 2021 and serving as HST Adjunct Professor.
My wife and I own an 80 acre farm 30 miles east of Memphis. We have a nice cabin and bunkhouse we offer to families and small groups for weekend retreats and getaways. All kinds of outdoor activities (nine-hole frisbee golf course, 210′ zip line, large rope swing, obstacle courses, fishing, canoeing). When I’m on the road, these are the road songs that keep me going.
Pictured: Dr. Bland on his tractor at a retreat with HST student leaders.
Dr. Matt Carter, HST alumnus and current Director of Admissions. Matt helps folks discern a call to ministry and works with them to get the training they need to live out that calling.
When we’re not in lockdown, I travel a lot to represent the school at different events. Sometimes the road gets long and I get weary. This playlist pumps me up to keep the school Prius between the ditches!