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McAfee School of Theology to Offer Master’s Courses at Henry Center


May 10, 2010

Media Contact:
Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037

Admissions information:
(678) 547-6474 

McDONOUGH — Beginning this fall, Mercer University’s James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology will offer three of the core courses for its master’s programs at the Henry County Regional Academic Center. In addition, students can also take two courses online as well – one in the fall and one in the spring – allowing them to take a large portion of their master’s core courses without having to travel to the Atlanta campus.

The courses fulfill requirements for McAfee’s Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Master of Divinity degrees. 

“The McAfee School of Theology understands itself as a resource for ministers, churches and students preparing for various ministerial vocations,” said Dr. R. Alan Culpepper, dean of the School. “Knowing that many students in south Atlanta and middle Georgia are working and find it difficult to commute to Mercer’s Atlanta campus, McAfee will offer master’s level courses for the first time this fall at Mercer’s Regional Academic Center in Henry County.”

All three courses at the Henry Center will be taught in the evenings and include Pastoral Care, taught by Dr. Skip Johnson, on Mondays; Faces of Jesus:  A Global Perspective, with Dr.  Ron Johnson, on Tuesdays; and Old Testament l with Douglas Watson, on Thursdays. There will also be two online courses, one in the fall, Hebrew Exegesis l, taught by Dr. David Garber, with an online meeting on Thursday evenings, and one in the spring, Church History II, taught by Dr. Loyd Allen.
Interested students should contact the Admissions Office at the McAfee School of Theology:  (678) 547-6474 or at

About the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology
The McAfee School of Theology was established in 1996. Located in Atlanta on Mercer’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus, the School of Theology offers programs leading to the degrees Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry. The School of Theology also offers several joint programs: an M.Div.-Master of Business Administration, an M.Div.-Master of Science in Counseling and an M.Div.-Master of Arts in Church Music through the Townsend-McAfee Institute for Graduate Church Music Studies, a collaborative program between the School of Theology and the Townsend School of Music in Macon. For more information, visit

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,000 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
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