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Westminster Theological Seminary


Westminster Theological Seminary (Seminary) incorporated in March 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to train men for the gospel ministry as pastors, evangelists and teachers.  The Seminary offers programs for men and women, both online and on-campus.  The Seminary intends its students to propagate and defend the religious belief as set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms and principles of Presbyterian church government.  The Seminary has secondary aims for theological training for other church officers and members, with a view to effective ministries as stewards of Christ.  The Seminary programs are those specifically approved by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), such as degree programs of Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Philosophy.  The aim of Westminster Theological Seminary is to train specialists in the Bible to proclaim the whole counsel of God for Christ and His global church.

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

MinistryWatch Transparency Grade: A

ECFA Member? Yes

Revenue in Most Recent Year Available (2020): $21,946,711

Five-Year Revenue Trend: Increasing   (by about 45 percent change)

Percent of Revenue Westminster Theological Seminary Spends on Fundraising: 8 percent

Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising: 2 percent

President: Peter Lillback

President’s Salary and Other Compensation: $215,243

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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.