Morehouse School of Religion (Baptist)
Morehouse School of Religion, formerly known as Augusta Theological Institute, was organized in 1867; two years after the Civil War had ended. Known as the oldest theological institution, it was established in the Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia. Morehouse School of Religion’s professors and students are expected to uphold five tenets known as the “Morehouse Mystique,” which includes: (1) academic excellence, (2) the elocutionary arts, (3) high moral values, (4) social commitment, (5) belief of higher power.
MSR is associated with a number of Baptist groups, including American Baptist Churches USA, National Baptist Convention, USA, and Progressive National Baptist Convention). As a dynamically accredited Baptist seminary, Morehouse School of Religion is faithfully committed to the motto “A Servant Seminary for a Serving Church.”