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WAC Trinity Theological College

Trinity Theological College has an agreement with the Reformed Theological College since 7th September 2018. This affiliation with RTC allows us to offer a certificate in Theology accredited with NCHE. Currently, we have 20 students studying for a certificate in Theology who have just ended their first semester. Trinity Theological College has designed a curriculum for the Diploma Theology and Bachelor of Theology, now seeking for affiliation with any other Bible-based theological Institution that would be willing to offer these courses whilst we develop to our own accreditation with National Council for Higher Education.

Trinity Theological College is rich with qualified lecturers holding Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorates in Theology with valid experience in Theological training.


TTC’s Principal is the Reverend Professor Dr. Sams Kironde from Kigozi, Uganda. Dr. Sams was born October 17, 1943 son of Samson Kironde Sengaaga and Solome Birabwa Nalukwago (both late) at Mityana-Singo, Uganda. His educational background includes: 1958 (PLE – First grade) Kiwoko C/U Primary School, 1961 (JLE – First Grade) Luweero Secondary School, 1962/5 (Distinction) Namutamba Teacher Training College sponsored by the Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire – Rt. Rev. Dr. Leslie Brown (late), 1973 – L’Abri stichting – Netherlands under Dr. Hans R. Rookmaaker (Late), 1974 – L’Abri Foundation – Switzerland under Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer (late) and Dr. OS Guiness, 1975 – Trinity Theological College – Bristol, England under: Dr. James Earl Parker, Dr. Collin Brown and Rev. Erec Mortyer, 1976 – 1980 (MABS) Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO Under: Dr. Laid Harris, Dr. Harold Mare Mare, Dr. Robert Rayburn (late) and Dr. Robert Raymond and 1989 (Th.D) The International Seminary – Orlando, Florida, under Dr. Clen Taylor (late).

His work experience is as impressive and includes: 1965/6 Teacher at Namutamba Demonstration School, 1966/71 Sales Training Manager – Brooke Bond Oxo Uganda Ltd, 1971/3 Marketing Manager (Uganda) – The Wrigley Company Ltd, 1978/80 Computer operator – Saver Computerr Company, St. Louis Mo, 1980/90 Data Processing Executive, Anheuser Busch, Inc. Sylmar, California, USA, 1980 – 1990 Executive Secretary – Uganda Human Rights Committee – USA Chapter, 1992 – 1995 Founder and University secretary – The Christian University of East Africa – Now Ndejje University, 1995/2003 Vice chancellor – The Christian University of East Africa, 2004/5 Co-Founder The South Sudan Christian university of Science and Technology, 2006 Christian Peace and Reconciliation Committee for South Sudan North ern Uganda by the Sudanese Gospel Mission and Pax Christi-Netherlands and from 1996 – 2016 Teaching Elder – The Reformed Presbyterian Church, Kampala.

His accomplishments include: 1978-1986 Human Rights Freedom Activist and instrumental in the Economic Embargo against the Idi Amin Regime in Uganda, 1979 – 1989 Executive Secretary Committee on Uganda, Inc. in USA, 1984 – 1986 Secretary General – The Uganda Human Rights League in USA, 1982 – 1985 Chairman – The Ugandan Committee for Democratic Action in USA, 1980 – 1990 Member – The First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, California in USA and 1990 – 1995 established The Christian University of East Africa at (Ndejje) later to be called Ndejje University.

His biographical listings include: 1987 – Distinguished Men of Achievement: by The Cambridge Biographical Society, England, 1988 – Who is who in the West – by Marquis, USA, 1989 – Who is who in California – Marquis, USA, 1989/90 Who is who in the World – Marquis, USA, and 1990 – The Directory of Distinguished Americans, by The American Biographical Society.

His publications include: An Effective Systematic Bible Study – A Reformed theological Perspective, The Building of Character – Character Formation, from a Philosophical Point of view, The Westminister Confession of Faith Short Catechism translated into Luganda/English with Scripture quotations, and Compiled the First Luganda Encyclopedia of the NSEENENE CLAN


TTC’s Chancellor is British/American the Most Rev ++ Dr. Christine J. A. Mercy Johnson, who is the Presiding Matriarch and Archbishop of the Worldwide Anglican Church. Her qualifications are in Theology, Divinity and Chaplaincy, with an emphasis on grief and bereavement. She is a Chaplain (badge #4226) with the International Federation of Christian Chaplains.


TTC’s Trustee is Ugandan the Most Rev. ++ Christopher Lwanga Tusubira, who is the Presiding Patriarch and Archbishop od the Worldwide Anglican Church. His applicable qualifications include a Certificate in Theology from Uganda Martyrs’ Seminary – Namugongo, a BA in Theology from the Uganda Christian University, Mukono, a BA in Social Science, Social Administration from Makerere University and a Diploma in Education from Ngeta National Teachers’ College, Uganda.


One of TTC’s visiting lecturers is American the ++ Rt. Rev. Dr. Jan Beaderstadt accepted to be the college’s visiting lecturer among others. Bishop Beaderstadt is Apostolic Nuncio for the Presiding Patriarch and matriarch of the Worldwide Anglican Church. He is the Seminary President and Bishop for Education Development with the Church of the Himalayas. Bishop Beaderstadt has agreed to assist with finding qualified friends and theological institutions to partner with TTC.

Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas


The Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas is a new Seminary founded in 2017 to train and educate priests, deacons and lay leaders in the Anglican tradition by the late Dr. George P. Pierce, founding bishop of the Church of the Himalayas. Located in Kathmandu, Nepal, its programs accept students from around the world with a focus on developing nations. Our programs are open to anyone who professes the Christian Faith and adheres to our Statement of Faith. We accept students from a variety of Christian backgrounds.


Ph.D. (Doctor of Ministry), Masters of Ministry (M.Div) and a basic program to train pastors. The Ph.D. and Master’s program is now in place while the Basic Training Program is currently being developed and is hoped to be ready by January of 2020.

 DOCTOR OF MINISTRY: This program is under the guidance of Dr. Jon Ruthven, a retired theologian who has had decades of seminary training. The program runs anywhere from three to seven years and is an independent study program under the guidance of an assigned advisor. Admission into the program requires candidates to have a Master’s Degree in either Theology or Ministry. This program is designed to produce outstanding Christian Leaders across the world. All classes are taught in English. The cost of admission is US $500.

MASTER’S OF DIVINITY: The Master of Divinity (D.Min) program is a three-year program of 30 courses that run for an average of 3 weeks each. Courses are taught in a module program in order to allow for foreign instructors to come and teach. Classes are taught by both foreign as well as native instructors. Master-level classes are taught in English. To qualify to be in the program, one must have a Bachelor’s Degree. The subject of Bachelor does not matter as we know that in developing countries, many priests and pastors need to be bi-vocational. The cost is USD $12 (NRS 1200) registration and USD $10 (NRS 1000) per module.

BASIC LEVEL – In so many places around the world, pastors and priests have little to no theological training. Most are involved in bi-vocational training. The Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas has developed a 20-week program to teach the basics of the faith. The program will be taught in the local language by native instructors. The program understands that local pastors and priests often are limited in time, so the program is once a week for three hours per class. The course covers 20 subjects from theology to preaching, leadership to disciple-making. The courses are taught by native instructors who have been trained by the Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas. Students receive a certificate of achievement who complete the 20 weeks. Cost is USD $10 (NRS 1000) for all 20 weeks, Plus the purchase of the textbook (around USD $3)

OUR CONCEPT: The Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas was founded by the late Dr. George P. Pierce to create a different kind of Seminary that would train leaders as Jesus did. The course of instruction is a mixture of Pentecostalism with traditional Word and Sacrament, thereby creating a balanced approach to theological training. The goal of JESUS SEMINARY is to create dynamic leaders who will create disciples for Jesus Christ through dynamic churches.  The Seminary draws upon Scripture as well as ancient Church Tradition in order for students to develop a solid theological base. The goal is to create strong disciples for Christ in order to advance the church across the world.

The Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas draws upon great teachers throughout history, beginning with Jesus and the Disciples through the Church Fathers and leaders today, cutting across denominational lines. The goal is to combine the power found in Pentecostalism with solid theological roots that forms a well-rounded theology that is rock solid.

Dr. George P. Pierce was an American theologian and missionary, serving in many areas of the world. He came to Nepal in 2008 where he spent the remainder of his life with a passion for training church leaders. In 2012, he organized the Ph.D. program (the first of its kind in Nepal) through the St. Petersburg Theological Seminary of St. Petersburg, Florida where he had served as its president. In 2017, the program was separated when it became its own Seminary. Since 2017, the Master’s Program has been started and the Basic Program will be launched in 2020.

ACCREDITATION – The Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas is an accredited seminary through the Worldwide Anglican Church.

REGISTRATION – The Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas is registered in the United States of America.


Old Testament Survey – This multiple module course will dig deeper into the various parts of the Old Testament, the foundational books of the Bible.

  • Genesis – Dr. Imran Bhatti
  • Pentateuch – Dr. Barnabas Titung
  • Wisdom Books – tba
  • The Prophets – tba

New Testament Survey – Explore the life of Jesus, the growth of the early church in Acts along with how the Holy Spirit moves the believers forward in ways not seen before in the world. Learn also the great teachings of Paul and the other writers of the New Testament. Finally unlocking the keys to Revelation.

  • The Gospels – tba
  • Book of Acts – Dr. Jon Ruthven
  • Writing of Paul – tba
  • General Epistles – Rev. Mini Kumar Rai
  • Revelation – Dr. Jon Ruthven

Church HistoryThis course will trace the history of the church from the end of Acts to the present day and its growth around the world. We are delighted to have several powerful instructors who can lecture on the history of the church.

  • The Church Fathers – Dr. Jan L. Beaderstadt
  • Heresies and early church history – Rev. Amanda Carpenter
  • Reformation – Rev. Matthew Carpenter
  • Church in Africa and Asia – Rev. Eric Bikanja

Comparative Religions – What is the difference between Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism? What about the different sects like Jehovah’s Witness and Mormons? How do different denominations vary? This course will examine the differences in order to understand how they differ from Christianity. ( Professor – tba )

Introduction to the Holy Spirit – This is a powerful course examining the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church today. In this course, Dr. Jon Ruthven, a world-renown expert on the Holy Spirit will share his insights into the power that is given the church.

Empowering the Holy SpiritThis course moves into the second phase whereby you will learn how to empower the Holy Spirit to its maximum potential for your ministry. Also taught by Dr. Jon Ruthven.

39 Articles of FaithThese are the foundational teaching of the Anglican and Methodist Churches, which are universally accepted by Christian denominations. This course will examine each of the articles and relate its significance to Holy Scripture. The creeds of the church will also be discussed in this course. Taught by Rev. Dr. Thomas Langford.


  21 Qualities of LeadershipLearn what it takes to be a leader in the church. These 21 principles are from Dr. John Maxwell and taught by Rev. Dr. Jan L. Beaderstadt. These qualities are necessary to be successful as a leader in the church. Learn what you need to possess internally in order to be the best Christian leader possible.

21 Principles of Leadership – Dr. John Maxwell outlines 21 necessary principles for leaders everywhere, and this includes in the church. This course will examine all 21 of these principles and demonstrate how to successfully develop these into your daily lives. Taught by Rev. Dr. Jan L. Beaderstadt

The Pastor as AdministratorAll pastors must be administrators in the local church. Rev. Peter Newton discusses ways to be an effective administrator so your church functions effectively as well as efficiently.

Leadership Essentials – This class focuses on tools such as time management, team building, developing committees and more. It also looks at the 11 ways successful people think. Taught by Rev. Dr. Jan L. Beaderstadt


The Ethics of MinistryIt is essential for all pastors to have a strong sense of Christian ethics. This module focuses on what it means to have Christian ethics and values that must come from the heart. Taught by Rev. Dr. Jan L. Beaderstadt

Pastoral Care and CounselingChristian churches are unique in offering their members counseling services. Here students will learn how to provide pastoral care in a variety of settings. Taught by Daniel J. Hesse.

Dealing with Conflict in the Church – Every church will experience conflict because churches are composed of people. Pastors must learn at how to deal with conflict and how not to exacerbate it. This course is taught by Rev. Peter Newton.

The Pastor as Preaching – This is a fun course on how to be an effective preacher. Rev. Matthew Carpenter from the USA will be here in late February to conduct this important class. Prepared to be challenged as you reach new heights in your preaching.

The Pastor as Christian EducatorHow do we train the children in our churches? Elisabeth Langford, the wife of Dr. Thomas Langford will teach ways to train children in becoming disciples for Jesus Christ.

How to Develop a Self-Supporting Ministry – You definitely need money to do ministry, but your congregation is tiny? How do you survive? Rev. Newton Sarkar of Bangladesh will show you how! Rev. Newton started out from a poor family with no money. Now as he approaches 40, he is part owner of two successful factories in Bangladesh as well as other businesses, all the while using his income to support his ministry. He has taught in many countries in Asia and will share his secrets with you. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas.

Church and Ministry Finance – This is an important course as learning how to properly manage money is essential to the health and success of your ministry. Your people need transparency in order to develop trust. Taught by Rev. Peter Newton

How to Attract Foreign Money For Ministry – Looking to expand into a specialized kind of ministry? You need to learn how to properly ask! Getting foreign money isn’t as easy as finding a queeday. Today’s foreigner wants to see your plans including a Pro-forma of how you will develop this ministry. People just don’t give money for a good idea; they want to know it will actually happen. This course will show you how to do it so you can be more successful in your quest. This course is only available to students of the Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas. Taught by Rev. Dr. Jan L. Beaderstadt.

Bereavement – Dealing with death and dying. The Most Rev ++ Christine J.A. Johnson is a world-renown expert on death and dying. Having died herself and brought back to life, she personally experienced a taste of what is to come. She works with people who are dying as well as their families, preparing them for the world to come which Christ has promised to believers. This is a dynamic course that will teach you how to bring comfort to your people.

PLEASE NOTE: All courses are taught in modules of two to three weeks. All courses must be paid for in advance. Students are expected to participate in class, do their homework and study. All work must be done by each individual class member.

Tirunelveli Theological Seminary and University



Initiatives of ‘Bold Theological Vision’ 

CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATION: Though communication is primordial in nature, its significance and importance has been realized only during the latter half of the last century. Seeing the incredible developments in this field has made people to call the 21st Century, a century of Communication. Its significance is seen in every walk of life to develop human relationships on the one hand and the marvels of new media on the other. Hence, pastoral training needs to be given importance to this new trend, as pastors are basically communicators, whose daily activities involve in relationship building, preaching, teaching, administration, etc., and which requires better skills in communication. TTS responds to these challenges by introducing new and innovative courses in all aspects of communication from a Christian perspective, including computer applications to its students. It endeavors to make the fruits of new communication technology available to students so that the students can have easy access to books, periodicals, archival materials for research using computer skills. 

Aims and Objectives

❖ Inculcating the values of the Reign of God

❖ evolving a praxis-oriented method of teaching and learning

❖ preparing and equipping women and men for pastoral and other variedministries of the church and society

❖ fostering an inclusive community through corporate worship, mutual care andfellowship ❖ kindling a spirit of inquiry which encourages freedom of critical reflection and research 

❖ responsibly engaging in the social struggles of the contemporary society

❖ Disseminating knowledge and information to the church and society at large through seminars, consultations, workshops, training programs and publications. Theological Education has the broader goal of equipping the people of God, the congregations, in their respective contexts, for living out the doxological- liturgical, reflective, diaconal and mission dimensions of their existence, with a strong commitment to the liberation of the down-trodden, reconciliation among all human beings (particularly in the multi- religious and pluralistic contexts), and the integration and renewal of God’s wider creation (particularly in the context of ecological crises). In other words the aim of theological education is to cultivate an integral and holistic spirituality that would enable the students to be sustained in their commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be committed to the guidance of the Holy Spirit in their living out the truth and values of the Gospel, that would help them become faithful and effective ministers/teachers/servant- leaders in and through the Church. 

  1. Programs Offered A. Diploma level (D. Th/ B.C.S) 

This basic theological program of the Senate of the University, is meant to prepare leaders with a secular degree who are competent in articulating the Christian faith and hope in theological discourses when it comes to the core expressions of a mature Christian Spirituality such as discipleship, transformation of life- style, prayer and preaching and manifest a mature Christian Spirituality in their pastoral care and counseling. It is intended to install and cultivate good moral values and authentic lifestyle in the lives of the students. Character building is also an essential part of theological education; an Endeavour is made to inculcate a sense of commitment and integrity in the students. 

  1. Bachelor of Theology (B.Th./B.Min) Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) degree program, the basic theological program of the Tirunelveli Theological Seminary (University), is meant to prepare graduates with a secular degree who are competent in articulating the Christian faith and hope in theological discourses when it comes to the core expressions of a mature Christian Spirituality such as discipleship, transformation of life- style, prayer and preaching and manifest a mature Christian Spirituality in their pastoral care and counseling. It is intended to instill and cultivate good moral values and authentic lifestyle in the lives of the students. Character building is also an essential part of theological education; an Endeavour is made to inculcate a sense of commitment and integrity in the students. 

Admission Requirements for the B.Th. Degree: 

A candidate at the time of admission to the B.Th. degree course must satisfy one of the following conditions. He/ She must be

i. A holder of HSS of a recognized Indian Education, or its recognized equivalent degree;

ii. A holder of the D.Ph. Diploma of the Tirunelveli Theological Seminary candidate is eligible to join the third year of B.Th. course. He / She should have passed the two qualifying English papers offered in the D.Ph. course.

  1. Bachelor of Divinity B.D.(REGULAR) 

Bachelor of Divinity (B.D) degree program, the basic theological program of the Tirunelveli Theological Seminary (University), is meant to prepare graduates with a secular degree who are competent in articulating the Christian faith and hope in theological discourses when it comes to the core expressions of a mature Christian Spirituality such as discipleship, transformation of life- style, prayer and preaching and manifest a mature Christian Spirituality in their pastoral care and counseling. It is intended to instill and cultivate good moral values and authentic lifestyle in the lives of the students. Character building is also an essential part of theological education; an Endeavour is made to inculcate a sense of commitment and integrity in the students. 

Admission Requirements for the BD Degree: 

A candidate at the time of admission to the BD. degree course must satisfy one of the following conditions. He / She must be

i. A holder of bachelor’s degree of a recognized Indian University, or its recognized equivalent degree;

ii. A holder of the B.Th. Degree of the Tirunelveli Theological Seminary; the candidate is eligible to join the third year of BD course. He / She should have passed the two qualifying English papers offered in the B.Th. course.

Master of Theology (M.Th.) For the academic year 2020-2021, TTS will offer Master of Theology Program in the following branches: 

  1. Christian Theology
  2. History of Christianity
  3. Communication
  4. Old Testament
  5. New Testament
  6. Missiology vii. (Subject to approval by the TTS) 

Admission Requirements for the M.Th. Degree: (as per the existing norms of the Tirunelveli Theological Seminary (University).

i. A person who has passed the B.D. examination of the Tirunelveli Theological Seminary in First or Second Class at least with B- Grade and has passed at least 3 papers at B.D. Degree securing at least Second Class with 60% average in the Cluster in which he/she plans to do M.Th. Course.

ii. A person who holds an academic qualification which, in the opinion of the Committee on Academic Council of the Tirunelveli Theological Seminary, is equivalent to B.D; he/she should have passed such a degree in First or Second Class (B Grade).

iii. If a B.Th. graduate, who has upgraded to B.D, applies for M.Th., he should have passed at least 2 papers in the Branch of specialization as part of the B.D. Course.

Language Requirement: 

In addition to the above, applicants should have fulfilled the following requirements for admission to various branches: Additional Requirements:

Applicant should have had at least one year of practical experience in some field of Christian Service a after the completion of the basic theological degree (Bachelor of Divinity). 

Applicant at the time of applying for admission should have already passed the M.Th. Qualifying Examination, if required.

Women applicants are exempted from one year of practical experience.

Doctor of Theology (D.Ph. /D. D/Ph.D.) 

Admission Requirements for the Doctoral Program:

Applicant should have completed M. Th., in the same branch of the proposed Th.D studies in First or High Second Class (65% and above);

Applicant who in the opinion of the Research Committee of the Tirunelveli 

Theological Seminary holds an equivalent qualification;

iii. Applicant, after passing M. Th., should have completed at least three years of work experience;

Applicant should have been engaged in post-M.Th. research activities; and

Applicant should have competence in the language(s) required for the particular field of study;

Application should have passed the Common Entrance exam and should have completed Methodology course conducted by the TTU. 

Additional Requirements:

Applicant while applying shall submit research articles or papers written after the completion of Post Graduate Studies.

Applicant will be required to submit a research paper on a subject prescribed by the Doctoral Committee of the College.

Applicant shall be required to appear before the Interview Committee. 


















  1. MRS. DR. KAMALARANI, MA, B.TH, M.Div., 




Documents Required with the Application Applicant shall enclose Photocopy of the following documents; the originals are to be produced at the time of the interview. i. Degree Certificate (provisional certificate not accepted). ii. B.Th./BD/M.Th. Statement of Marks issued by the Senate of Tirunelveli Theological Seminary, wherever applicable (Statement of Marks issued by the college will not be accepted). iii. Copy of the Statement of Marks of the Qualifying Examination of the Senate of TTU, wherever applicable

Character and Conduct Certificate from the Institution last attended. v. Letter from the local pastor certifying that the applicant is a communicant member. The Pastor’s letter should also make a mention of the duration of candidate’s membership in the congregation. vi. Certificate of ministerial experience, if applicable. vii. Official letter of Church Sponsorship from the Head of the Church. 

(If the applicant is sponsored by the Church). viii. Letter of Financial Guarantee from the competent church/sponsoring authority/ parents/guardian. ix. Letter from the Sponsor (Church Head or Parents) that the applicant’s medical expenses will be met during his/her study at TTS. x. Letter from the Employer/Head of the Church or Diocese that the applicant will be relieved from employment during the period of study in TTS, wherever applicable. xi. Crossed Demand Draft drawn in favor of Tirunelveli Theological Seminary and Payable at Tirunelveli towards registration fee: Rs. 500/- for B.D., Rs.500/- for M.Th. and Rs. 1000/- for D.Ph. NOTE: Incomplete application forms shall not be considered TTS does not financially support any candidate. A few scholarships are available for deserving women candidates 

Address for further correspondence: Applicant should write complete Postal address (Both permanent and present) in the Application Form in Capital letters. All the applicants should give contact mobile number as well as email id through which the College can contact them for communication. The filled in application form with all supportive documents should be sent to: The Registrar, Tirunelveli Theological Seminary and University 56-E, St. Mary’s Street, Perumalpuram, Tirunelveli 627007 Tamil Nadu, India, Mob: 9416471230; Email: bishopvmoses@gmail.com