“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge” – Proverbs 1:7
Redeemer Seminary stands in a tradition of theological education that reaches back to the United States’ origins, beginning with seventeenth-century pastors who took students under their oversight and guided their reading. The first colleges in the United States were established for the training of pastors, including what became Princeton University in New Jersey. It was in Princeton that one of the first graduate theological schools in the country was founded by the Presbyterian Church.
Princeton excelled under the leadership of distinguished teachers—among them A.A. Hodge, B.B. Warfield, Charles Hodge, and J. Gresham Machen—who devoted themselves vigorously and effectively to the development, propagation, and maintenance of the Reformed faith. As Princeton moved away from biblically faithful theology in the early 20th century, however, four of its professors founded Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia in order to continue teaching and shaping students in the Reformed tradition.
Redeemer began as Westminster Seminary’s extension campus in Dallas. As an independent seminary since 2009, and with satellite campuses in Austin and Houston, we are able to come alongside and serve the life of the local church in those cities so that men and women who desire further theological training do not have to leave their ministries in order to do so.
Our aim is to be an aid to the Church, to whom and by whom God tells his great story of the redemption and regeneration of the world, in its holy mission.