The first president of the Phillips Graduate Seminary, the Rev. Dr. Roger Allan Sizemore, died March 17, 2020 after a life of service in higher education and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Sizemore served as president of PGS from 1988-90 after the Graduate Seminary of Philips University separated from the university in 1987. He served as Dean of the graduate seminary from 1984-87.
Phillips Theological Seminary remains mindful of the COVID-19 pandemic and has made adjustments to its course schedule, events and daily operations at the Tulsa, Okla. campus. At this time, campus offices remain open on their regular schedules. Phillips has been in touch with its students and staff about changes made in response to the viral […]
Interim Dean Joe Bessler is pleased to announce that Peter Capretto is joining the Phillips Theological Seminary faculty beginning the fall of 2020 as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care in Religion and Culture. “We were pleased with the number of strong candidates for this faculty search,” said Bessler. “I believe Peter will strengthen the long […]
Phillips Theological Seminary continues to be mindful of the COVID-19 virus and is monitoring any shift in circumstances that might require the seminary to adjust for on-campus courses, events and daily operations at the Tulsa, Okla. campus. Should changes be necessary, Phillips will notify students and all staff with high-priority emails and through the alert […]
The evening before the first nominating contest in the polarized Democratic presidential primaries, Tulsa-area residents are invited to come together in the American spirit of E Pluribus Unum, One from Many, at Phillips Theological Seminary. The service begins at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2 at 901 N. Mingo Rd. in Tulsa. The seminary is just […]
Phillips Theological Seminary’s accreditation visit from the Association of Theological Schools concluded Thursday morning, Sept. 26, following more than two days of in-depth conversations with alums, board members, students, staff, faculty, and administration. The five accreditation team members explored all facets of Phillips and expressed their appreciation for the transparency and cooperation they experienced during […]
The Rev. Dr. Terry Ewing will join the staff of Phillips Theological Seminary as its first Vice President of Advancement in October. Ewing brings decades of fundraising and development experience in the local church and higher education to Phillips. “After conducting a national search, I’m pleased that we were able to attract a person like Terry who has experience serving congregations and also understands […]
Phillips Theological Seminary had an amazing General Assembly thanks to our friends and alums who turned out in record numbers to learn, welcome, and celebrate our work of theological formation in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). More than 100 prospective students visited the Phillips booth in the exhibit hall and many of you took […]
Phillips Theological Seminary is preparing to receive an evaluation committee from The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS). This evaluation visit is scheduled to take place Sept. 23–26, 2019. The visit relates to the seminary’s continued accreditation with ATS and includes a review of the institution in order to evaluate […]
Phillips Theological Seminary awarded 22 diplomas at its commencement ceremony May 18 at First Christian Church in Tulsa, Okla.