Welcome to the Alford School of Ministry


I have been called to ministry. How can the Alford School of Ministry at Piedmont International University equip me?

The Alford School of Ministry at Piedmont International University will put you on your path to ministry. We connect with students who have a passion for ministry work. We offer degree programs that draw upon historical principles for biblical study and speak to the real needs of our modern world.

Here’s what sets us apart: Our highly credentialed professors foster life-changing mentoring relationships with students that put them on their path to highly effective ministry. A Piedmont International University education is a biblical passport for Christian servants on their path to effectively fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40). We offer excellent educational programs and equip students with a biblical worldview to exegete Scripture and culture. We believe that a global Christian guided by a biblical compass is empowered by faith to work and make a lasting contribution for the cause of Christ (James 2:14-18).

Answer your calling; be equipped and ready for employment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016-2026 employment projections estimates an average growth of up to 9% in ministry jobs.

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Renaming the School of Ministry

Out of profound appreciation for their generous contributions toward enhanced innovation and broader influence, the Trustees of Piedmont International University voted unanimously on September 17, 2013 to name the School of Ministry in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Alford.

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Tony and Chris Alford

Temple Baptist Seminary Graduate Degrees

Temple Baptist Seminary came to Piedmont through the merger with Tennessee Temple University in 2015 and has been a great addition to the already robust programs offered at Piedmont. Temple Baptist Seminary gives oversight and direction to all courses offered in the Bowman School of Bible and Theology and the Alford School of Ministry.

Students in PIU’s Temple Baptist Seminary study subjects such as hermeneutics, apologetics, church history, systematic theology, and practical ministry. Graduates from Temple Baptist Seminary hold national and international positions in corporate organizations, churches, church ministries, non-profits, educational institutions, and government agencies.

To learn more about our degree offerings, contact Temple Baptist Seminary at admissions@piedmontu.edu today to schedule a time to talk with one of our advisors.


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Alford School of Ministry Degree Offerings

KEY:   * Online Only  ** Residential Only  ^ Requires Dean’s approval and additional hours
† Online with one-week on campus residency requirement

...that in all things He might have the preeminence.
Colossians 1:18