Our History

How it all started...

Faith Theological Seminary of Catonsville is a rebirth of the vision and legacy of Faith Theological Seminary which has been preparing believers of Jesus Christ for Christian ministry since 1937.

The seminary traces its origin to Princeton Theological Seminary and the days of the Modernist-Fundamentalist controversy that centered in that institution. The conflict ensued between those who began to accept the historical-critical systems of interpretation and those who did not. By political manipulation, the board of control was altered and the whole direction of Princeton was changed. The conservative majority of the faculty thus suffered defeat, and many of them left.

The spirit of Princeton survived however in 1929 under the leadership of J. Gresham Machen who helped organize a faculty consisting of Oswald T. Allis, Robert Dick Wilson, Allan A. MacRae, John Murray, Paul Woolley, Cornelius Van Til, Rienk Bouke Kuiper, and Ned Stonehouse. They found quarters for a new seminary (Westminster Theological Seminary) in two townhouses in Philadelphia, housing students in the Drake Hotel. Out of Westminster came Faith Theological Seminary which began in 1937 in Philadelphia and had many fruitful and effective years of training servants of Christ.


Expanding the vision...

In the Fall of 2004, Faith Theological Seminary moved from Philadelphia to Baltimore, MD. After facing many challenges and difficulties the seminary unfortunately fell on hard times and lost its accreditation. On October 22, 2019, the board elected Dr. Jerry R. Harmon to be the new President of Faith Theological. God led Dr. Harmon to move forward with a vision to birth a new seminary out of the legacy of the old. The new seminary is named Faith Theological Seminary of Catonsville based on the new location on a beautiful campus in Catonsville, MD. Although the seminary has had a rebirth and has a new location, the unwavering commitment to the fundamentals of the faith remain unchanged. The vision to prepare excellent expositors of the Word is the passion that drives us.

Where we are headed...

Faith Theological Seminary is now approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to award religious and theological degrees. We are pushing forward on God’s promises. We will continue the legacy of teaching the Word of God to Christian leaders.

The mission of Faith Theological Seminary of Catonsville is to prepare men and women for the dissemination of the Gospel of Jesus Christ locally and globally. By teaching the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God efficiently and training in practical ministry, the Seminary seeks to produce graduates, who do the work of missionaries, pastors, and theological teachers through preaching, teaching, and applying the Word of God by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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