Crowther Graduate Theological Seminary, Abeokuta was established in 2009 by the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) as a postgraduate institution for advanced theological studies. The Seminary is a learning and research centre of excellence to equip scholars in sound theological education, effective ministry, character formation, and sound faith. It admits scholars across nations, gender and classes.
It was established based on the resolution of the ‘All African Bishops Conference’ of 2004 in Lagos, that orthodox Anglican Provinces should establish major institution of sound theological studies for the training of personnel and as an alternative, to African personnel training in controversial oversea institutions. Because of the leading role of the Church of Nigeria in opposing revisionists’ tendency such as homosexuality in the western world, CGTS has come to be that centre for theological excellence not only for all Nigeria, but Africa, Asia and the world at large.
The Seminary operates with a rich Faculty of world class scholars comprising many Professors and Lecturers with recognized doctorate degrees. They come from various backgrounds with sound theological and academic expertise.
To be the Church of Nigeria’s major Theological Institution, to Train and Equip men in the knowledge of the word of God, commitment to orthodox faith, genuine worship and service to God through sound theological education and character formation for effective ministry and practical mission for the advancement of the kingdom of God.
1. To deepen the candidate’s critical and analytical understanding of the religious and cultural traditions of mankind with special reference to the African context.
2. To encourage an in-depth study of specific areas within the subject with a view to pursuing specialized research works.
3. To produce graduates familiar with the methodological and theoretical developments in the relevant fields of Religious Studies who will be able to apply their knowledge to their environment and also make their own contributions to universal scholarship.
4. To help students to develop independent thought and critical judgment and tolerance in the field of Religion with a view to achieving greater understanding and harmonious living in the society.