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Reformed Theological Seminary


Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS), a tax-exempt entity since December 1964, beginning its first campus in Jackson, Mississippi, to prepare students to become pastors, counselors, missionaries, evangelists, teachers, youth ministers, and other church leaders in a variety of Christian denominations, with emphasis in a “Reformed” tradition.  RTS traces its roots in the teachings of Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin.  RTS believes in the doctrine as outlined in the Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, as well as in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. RTS believes the “The Five Points of Reformed Theology” summarize its key “Reformed” beliefs: (1) Total Deparavity, (2) Unconditional Election, (3) Particular Redemption, (4) Irresistible Grace, and (5) Perseverance of the Saints.  RTS ‘nine degree-granting campuses are in Jackson, MS; Orlando, FL; Charlotte, NC; Washington DC; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and an online “campus” they call Global Education.  The aim of Reformed Theological Seminary is to prepare men and women to bring the Gospel to all people in every part of the world.

MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating:  1 Star (out of a possible 5 Stars)

MinistryWatch Transparency Grade:  A

ECFA Member?  Yes

Revenue in the Most Recent Year Available (2020):  $26,762,042

Five-Year Revenue Trend:  Decreasing   (by about 18 percent change)

Percent of Revenue Reformed Theological Seminary Spends on Fundraising:  7 percent 

Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising:  2 percent

CEO/Chancellor:  J Ligon Duncan III

President’s Salary and Other Compensation: $339,150

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Rod Pitzer

Rodney Pitzer, Certified Fraud Examiner since 2005, has worked for audit and investigative organizations, including Oregon Department of Justice's Charitable Activities, and being Director of the Oregon Board of Tax Professionals in 1999. In 2011 founded AVOWED.org, ministering to widows, elderly and the disabled, and now scheduled to plant a church in Corpus Christi, Texas.