Student Life:
"pursuing the ministry together"

"Greenville Seminary has achieved something wonderful in the makeup of its student body: the cultivation of a fraternity of holy men pursuing the ministry together."  - Rev. Dr. Richard D. Phillips (DD '12), Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Greenville, SC

With over 95% of our student body enrolled in the Divinity Program, we have cultivated what one local pastor (Dr. Rick Phillips) has called "a fraternity of holy men pursuing the ministry together." This certainly characterizes the classroom experience of the vast majority of our students. Men come to Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary to equip themselves for the gospel ministry, and they graduate with a commitment to preaching, pastoring, and service to the church.


Outside of the classroom, the experience of a Greenville Seminary student is largely defined by the strong Reformed and Presbyterian churches in the area, the natural beauty of the South Carolina Upstate, and the many opportunities for fellowship with other Seminary families. The faculty and leadership of the Seminary seek to curate these experiences to promote spiritual growth and biblical piety in the lives of our students and their families.

Student Body Association

The SBA organizes social gatherings among students at the Seminary, gives voice to student concerns, and is instrumental in the success of our annual Spring Theology Conference each March. Officers are elected each year for a one-year term, according to the SBA Bylaws.

Ladies' Fellowship

In the midst of our semesters, the Seminary hosts monthly Ladies' Fellowship gatherings that include food, fellowship, and biblical teaching on selected topics. Over the course of four years, wives of students work through a curriculum designed to help them prepare to serve in the local church as the wife of an ordained man. Female staff and students, as well as faculty wives take an active part in the Ladies' Fellowship as well.

Local Churches

There are many Reformed and Presbyterian congregations local to the Seminary. These churches have been - and continue to be - valuable partners and supporters of the Seminary and our students.

GPTS Explore

Each year, we conduct two prospective student open-houses, one in the Fall, and one in the Spring. Please contact us, or click the picture for more information on registration for our upcoming GPTS Explore Prospective Student Open-House.

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