Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Type Christian
Established 1810
President Jerry O'Neill
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Urban
Affiliations Reformed Presbyterian
Website Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary

The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS) is a seminary located in Point Breeze, Pennsylvania, United States. RPTS is a ministry of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America and was founded in 1810, making it the fifth oldest seminary in the United States.

Mission and Emphasis

RPTS's mission is “to educate students who love the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word, equipping pastors for the ministry of the gospel and preparing others in the church for effective service in His kingdom, all within the framework of the historic Reformed faith.”[1]

RPTS emphasizes:

All RPTS professors have significant “field” experience in the church; therefore, classes are taught from the perspective of ordained pastors. This emphasis is highlighted by RPTS’s brand statement: “Study under pastors”.

Degrees and Programs

RPTS, fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), offers the following degrees:

The seminary also offers a Diploma in Theology Program (Dip.Th.), Missionary Training and Servant of the Church certificate programs, and a concentration in Biblical Counseling.


Soon after the organization in 1798 of what is now called the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (in Philadelphia, PA), steps were taken to establish a seminary for the education of its students of theology.


The current faculty includes: Jerry F. O’Neill, Richard C. Gamble, Dennis J. Prutow, Thomas G. Reid Jr., Clayton J. (C.J.) Williams and a number of adjunct professors: Bruce R. Backensto, John Bower, Andrew R. Cooper, Rutledge Etheridge, Mark A. Garcia, William R. Glaze, Jack D. Kinneer, Steven F. Miller, George C. Scipione, Wayne R. Spear, Jeffrey A. Stivason, Calvin Troup, John W. Tweeddale, and Jonathan M. Watt.


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