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Welcome to Hood Seminary

Hood Theological Seminary is a graduate and professional school that provides theological preparation for effective ministry in a diverse society. Our programs can help you to pastor a local congregation, serve in a specialized ministry such as Christian Education or Counseling, explore theological questions for personal enrichment, lay a foundation for a PhD program elsewhere, or retool yourself for more senior church leadership.

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Salisbury Area and Other Upcomng Alumni Meetings


Salisbury Area Alumni Meeting
Thursday, September 1, 2016 6:00—7:30 p.m. in the Aymer Center
Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144
Dinner will be served!
Please RSVP by August 26 at 704-314-4720 or cwilder@hoodseminary.edu

Other Upcoming Alumni Meetings:

Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 6 p.m.
East Stonewall AME Zion Church, 1729 Griers Grove Road, Charlotte, NC 28216

Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Trinity AME Zion Church, 631 E. Florida Street, Greensboro, NC 27403

South Carolina
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriott, 120 Blarney Drive, Columbia, SC 29113

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Hood Temple AME Zion Church, 16 W. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Lomax Hannon Jr. College, 725 S. Conecuh Street, Greenville, AL 36037


Catch up on more news from HTS!

August 2016 HOODLines

President Lattimore Elected to the ATS Board

Dr. Vergel Lattimore, President of Hood Theological Seminary, was elected to the Board of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) at its biennial meeting in Pittsburgh last month. He will serve a four year term which may be renewed at the biennial meeting in 2020. Other new board members include Doris Garcia of Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, and Mark Young of Denver Seminary.

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HTS Mourns the Passing of Board Chairman, Bishop Richard Keith Thompson

With heavy hearts we mourn the passing of Hood’s beloved Board Chairman, Bishop Richard K. Thompson, on Saturday, July 16th.

A Celebration of Life Service was held on Monday, July 25 at Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church in Washington, DC. Please pray for his family, the A.M.E. Zion Church family, and all those whose lives he touched through his ministry.

Born July 7, 1943, in Kannapolis, NC, Thompson earned an A.B. degree from Livingstone College in 1965 and a Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary in 1968. He was elected the 86th bishop in the line of succession during the A.M.E. Zion Church’s 44th General Conference in 1992.

Bishop Thompson served with dedication and distinction on the HTS Board of Trustees since its inception in 2001. We will miss his strong, quiet leadership which transformed and inspired those who worked with him to strengthen and support the Seminary.

The family has graciously requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hood Theological Seminary for the Bishop Thompson Endowed Scholarship,1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144.

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