Dr. William ‘Bill’ Turner, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and Director of Continuing Education, Passes Away

Dr. William "Bill" Turner, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and Director of Continuing Education, has passed away following a recent illness. "Dr. Turner was a valued and loved member of the Lexington Theological Seminary community," said LTS President Charisse L. Gillett. He joined the faculty in 2005. The Alabama native was the father of three adult daughters and several grandchildren. He completed 45 years of local church ministry upon his retirement from the pastorate at the... Read More

A Life Well Lived: Remembering the Rev. Dr. Wayne Bell

Editor's note: The complete obituary for Dr. Bell may be seen here.  Rev. Dr. Wayne H. Bell, President-Emeritus of Lexington Theological Seminary, died peacefully in his sleep early Monday morning, April 17, after a glorious Easter Sunday filled with music, hope and family. He is survived by his wife of almost 73 years, Virginia Marsh Bell, their children, grandchildren and extended family. Dr. Bell served Lexington Theological Seminary as President from 1974-1986. During his presidency,... Read More

LTS Mourns Former President Wayne Bell

Dr. Bell speaking at the last LTS chapel service to take place in the Sanders Chapel. It is with great sadness but with appreciation for a life well lived that we remember the Rev. Dr. Wayne Bell, president emeritus of Lexington Theological Seminary. Dr. Bell served the Seminary as president from 1974 to 1986.   Former LTS presidents at the last chapel service that took place in the Sanders Chapel. Dr. Wayne Bell is second from the right, middle row. On behalf of... Read More

Gospel Witness in Turbulent Times: The Season of Pentecost

The LTS faculty will offer a teach-in on Tuesday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the seminary's facilities in Lexington, Ky. The event will be simulcast online for those who cannot attend in person. The event is designed to equip clergy and lay leaders with frameworks and perspectives for approaching the intersection of scripture, public issues, and congregational context to navigate this time of increasingly divisive and contentious politics. Specifically, the teach-in will provide... Read More

Webinar: Youth Ministry in Small Churches

Date: Saturday, April 22 Where: Online Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. EDT Presenter: Rev. Bill Spangler-Dunning NOTE: Webinar URL will be emailed out the day before the webinar Explore the how, the why, and the mission-focused purpose of starting and developing a youth ministry in a smaller church.  This webinar will focus on healthy ways to start a new youth ministry program, as well as some common pot holes that can derail startups in small churches. You will also learn about... Read More

Earth Day at Lexington Theological Seminary

Save the date for Earth Day at Lexington Theological Seminary! Date: Friday, April 21 Time: Visit any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., with a 30-minute worship service at 12 p.m. Location: Fifth floor, 230 Lexington Green Circle What’s happening: The Green Task Force of Lexington Theological Seminary invites faculty, staff, local students and pastors, as well as our neighbors in the Lexington Green Circle offices and the local Lexington area to visit our gathering space on the... Read More

Webinar: Organizing for Social Impact

Organizing for Social Impact Date: March 18, 2017 Where: Online Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm EST Presenter: Dr. William Barber II NOTE: Webinar URL will be emailed out the day before the webinar Explore some of the historical and modern-day models for building transformative moral movements and how we might re-engage and re-shape them in order to support freedom movements today. In this webinar, Dr. Barber will advocate for the reclamation of deeply-held ethical values and will offer... Read More

Former Trustee Bettie Jean Hamlin Paulk Passes Away at Age 86

Former Lexington Theological Seminary Trustee Bettie Jean Hamlin Paulk, 86, formerly of West Point, Miss., died Feb. 20 in Dayton, Tenn. From the Florence, Ala., Times-Daily: Bettie Jean was the daughter of Rodney and Adele Hamlin. After graduating salutatorian of her high school class in 1949, she married the love of her life, Fred Paulk. Much of her life was spent in search of a great bridge game and in service of her church. Bettie Jean was known as “Mama Bet” to a generation of... Read More

Seminary a ‘Vital Part of the Ecosystem of the Christian Church,’ Schade Says

The. Rev. William Gafkjen, Bishop of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA); Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean and Professor of Hebrew Bible Richard D. Weis; Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship Leah Schade; and LTS President Charisse L. Gillett. Schade Installed as Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at LTS   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dr. Charisse Gillett, (859) 252-0361   Lexington, Ky. (Feb. 20,... Read More

Show some love! It’s ‘I Heart LTS’ Month!

We’ve officially declared February 2017 the third annual I Heart LTS month. I Heart LTS is a social media driven campaign designed to spread the LTS love – and raise contributions to the Ministerial Education Fund. We love to see how alumni and friends from across the nation participate, with profile pictures, posts, tweets and photos of from folks declaring their love of and support for the Seminary. We’re ready to do it again! And we need YOUR help! During the month of... Read More