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About Forge Theological Seminary

WElcome from president Michael Burgos

There are few things men undertake that are as critical and glorious as theological education. The faculty and leadership of Forge Theological Seminary (FTS) recognize the weight of our mission, to provide rigorous and accessible theological education in the name of Christ. We also recognize that FTS serves at the pleasure of the people of God. Christ never established a seminary or Bible college and, therefore, we affirm and uphold the supremacy and authority of local churches when it comes to theological education. For that reason, we require our students and faculty to be active members in a local church. We exist for the church.

A quick survey reveals a vast array of options for theological education. Prior to becoming a faculty member at FTS, I faced a dizzying array of schools, programs, and modalities as I contemplated pursuing doctoral education. Why then should one consider FTS? Here are the four reasons that convinced me:

  1. FTS is utterly committed to the inerrancy and infallibility of Scripture and the biblical gospel.

  2. FTS represents education in the Reformed tradition and, therefore, we cherish the theological legacy of the Protestant Reformation.

  3. The faculty of FTS are men who uphold the importance of the local church. Many of our faculty are ordained churchmen with many years of pastoral experience.

  4. FTS offers a highly accessible approach to education that emphasizes research, asynchronous learning, academic rigor, and affordability.

May our Lord guide you as you pursue education for His glory and the good of His people.

- Rev. Dr. Michael R. Burgos | President of Forge Theological Seminary


Our Mission

Forge Theological Seminary exists to provide rigorous theological education that will serve both students and Christ's church. We've developed our programs to be extremely affordable and to have real-world flexibility. Our goal is to engender careful theological formation in students while they serve their families and local church. 


FTS is situated in the Reformed and evangelical traditions (e.g., the Westminster Confession and Catechisms, the London Baptist Confession of Faith). 

All Staff and Faculty members also affirm the following:

  • The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy

  • The Nashville Statement 

  • The Danvers Statement

  • The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel 

  • The Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation

  • The Apostles', Nicene, Chalcedonian, and Athanasian Creeds

  • The Confessional Statement of the Biblical Counseling Coalition

NON-Discrimination Policy

Forge Theological Seminary admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies and admissions policies. 


Forge Theological Seminary is a non-profit corporation registered in the state of South Carolina.


Forge Theological Seminary (FTS) is governed by a group of men who are dedicated to serving Christ and our students by pursuing the mission of FTS. In addition to participating in regular meetings, trustees express their commitment to the Seminary and its mission through service in a variety of ways, including oversight of the Seminary's educational programs, staff and faculty, and financial dealings.

Current Trustees

Rev. Michael Burgos (Trustee)

Paul Carmen (Secretary)

Chris Chumita (Vice-Chairman)
Rev. Michael Shultz (Trustee)

Lucas E. Vieira (Chairman)


Forge Theological Seminary
6650 Rivers Ave., STE 100.

Charleston, SC 29406
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