Welcome to WBTS

We, at Washington Baptist Theological Seminary, seek to deliver a quality of basic education that is second to none. Anything less, in our estimation, would be robbery. Within the past 85+ years, the Washington Baptist Theological Seminary has taken great pride in going about the task suggested in Dr. Holloman’s treatise, “Gold Everywhere.” In that treatise, he inferred that in the most unlikely places, and among the most unlikely persons, gold can be mined, if the miners are determined.  

We, the Trustees and faculty, work to equip persons who are “furthest from the top” with the gold that has, heretofore, been almost exclusively refined at the Washington Baptist Theological Seminary.

Rev. Dr. John L. McCoy


Instructional Program

The Washington Baptist Theological Seminary's instructional program is only designed for and aimed at persons who hold or seek to learn the particular religious faith or beliefs of the church or religious institution and provides only educational programs for religious vocations or purposes. 

Washington Baptist Theological Seminary is a religious educational institution operating in the State of Maryland pursuant to an exemption granted by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, without a certificate of approval from the Commission, as specified in the Code of Maryland Regulations 13B.02.04.  

Coronavirus Update

Greetings Students of The Washington Baptist Theological Seminary:

As president, I just want to share with you just where we are in terms of our calendar based on the present outbreak of the Coronavirus. Firstly let me say that the health and welfare of our students are our number one priority. Therefore, every decision we make will reflect your safety. As you know we have extended our Spring break an additional week, but as you know the uncertainty concerning how to proceed makes it difficult to determine the best avenue to take because of the various jurisdictional regulations put in place by our Federal and State officials. Our faculty and staff will meet within the next week to adjust our calendar so that none of the work that you have done will have been in vain.

However, because the situation is still fluid, I have decided to cancel classes for the next 15 days to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Governor of Maryland. In the meantime, I am encouraging each student to be in touch with your professors to determine exactly what he or she will require in regards to completing your present classes. At the same time we are working to get some of our classes on line. I will be sending out weekly updates as to the progress of deliberations and calendar.

Finally, let me say that these are difficult times but with the help of God we will get through them. These are the time for which you have been called. With this in mind, I am encouraging each of you to utilize this time wisely to the end of drawing closer to God and each other. May God bless and keep each of you.
John L. McCoy, President 

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Mount Rainier, MD   20712
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