Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary began as two separate institutions: Gordon College of Theology & Mission and Temple University. They united to become Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1969. Their current president is Dr. Dennis Hollinger. Gordon-Conwell joined the SSA in 2012, as a founding partner school.

Mission Statement: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is an educational institution serving the Lord and His Church. Its mission is to prepare men and women for ministry at home and abroad. The seminary undertakes this task as a training partner with the Church so that what is learned on campus may be complemented by the spiritual nurture and the exercise of ministry available through the Church. Gordon-Conwell’s mission arises out of God’s redemptive work in this world effected in Jesus Christ, understood through the biblical Word and mediated by the Holy Spirit. As a theological seminary, it provides learning, resources and training through which men and women may acquire knowledge, gain skills and develop attitudes needed in Christ’s ministry.



“Part of being a leader is leading people, and hopefully as many people as possible will come along. We’ve made a commitment, for example, to solar energy on our campus. We’ll be installing it in the next few weeks. That’s a symbolic thing that begins to flow down throughout the entire campus- faculty, staff, all of the administration, and then down to the students as well. It sends a rich message…You do what you feel is the right thing to do, and when you make that kind of a commitment I think it does flow into all the nooks and crannies of the institution.” – Dr. Dennis Hollinger, President, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

SSA Liaisons:

DSC_0809Rachel Wallick is the Student Sustainability Coordinator at Gordon-Conwell. She hails from Baltimore, Maryland. She attended James Madison University and received a degree in Social Work. She has done graduate work in the United Kingdom studying Evangelism and Apologetics, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity Degree at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.


Dr. Gordon Isaac brings a diverse theological background (having studied at a holiness seminary, a Lutheran seminary and a Jesuit university), expertise in the Reformation, and extensive study of Martin Luther to his position at Gordon-Conwell. An expert in Reformation studies and Martin Luther, Dr. Isaac studied under an internationally known Luther scholar at Marquette and wrote his dissertation on Luther’s expositions of Psalm 90. Until 2002, he was the Associate Editor of Luther Digest and has read papers on Luther at the Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, The Lutheran Seminary in Kobe, Japan, and at the International Luther Congress. He has also traveled on occasion to Germany to study and research.


Gordon- Conwell Creation Care Links:

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary to Conduct Energy Audit This is the first step of a comprehensive stewardship plan written by the seminary after joining the SSA.

Gordon-Conwell Features Creation Care Week The events included a guest speaker, Dr. Matthew Sleeth.