As the eighth President of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), I am honored to welcome you to the citadel of excellence in theological education born of African American faith, God as revealed in Jesus Christ. The collective heritage of six seminaries from this rich faith tradition anchors the research, scholarship, and spiritual depth that inform the preparation of church leaders for the twenty-first century’s global society.
I sense a great spirit of enthusiasm throughout this historic institution. In spite of the many challenges to human dignity that are rampant in society today, those of us who understand the struggle to undo oppressive realities also understand the strength of that faith tradition which affirms “Jesus is a rock in a weary land.” It is this faith tradition that enables ITC to prepare transformational Christian leaders for today’s plural and multifaceted world community.
Located in the center of Atlanta, Georgia, ITC uses its urban context as a primary resource to examine what God is doing in society. With our faculty of renowned scholar-teachers, the Gardner C. Taylor Archives, Black Women in Church and Society Program, the Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center and its repository of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers, our Youth Hope Builders Academy, Faith Journey Program, Religious Heritage of the African World, Spirituality and Health Program, Distance Learning opportunities, outstanding staff, and talented and enthusiastic student body, we welcome you to visit our campus. Join us in Christian education that moves beyond mere information and rhetoric about justice, love, forgiveness and peace. At ITC, scholarly excellence and spiritual integrity are combined to prepare Christian leaders who will enhance the quality of life for all God’s creation to the glory of God.
Welcome to the Interdenominational Theological Center!
Ronald Edward Peters