Thank You For Giving


As a friend of Payne Theological Seminary, you know that our mission produces ministerial leaders who are committed to liberation, reconciliation, social justice, and the dignity of all humankind. Less known is our vision to become a global leader in distance education, and that we are currently ranked 3rd in accredited online master-level theology programs. To achieve our vision, I am soliciting your support as we celebrate 125 years of Payne Seminary.

On November 3, 2017, I formally accepted the charge to become the 17th President because I’ve seen how “God Makes the Impossible Possible” at Payne. We serve an embodied Savior who wants us to perform an embodied ministry. We are preparing leaders who engage the structures of power, who are irritants for social justice. We are “flipping the script” of theological education by taking our courses to students — to their communities — leaving the ivory tower behind.

Your financial contribution will continue Payne’s drive to build an annual fund, our endowment, and support our students with scholarships. You will be directly strengthening our ability to teach in places far and wide, delivering quality theological education across the United States and in Africa. I invite you to join us in this ministry by making your gift today!

Yours in Spreading the Gospel

Michael J. Brown