Welcome to Spirit and Life Seminary

Is God leading you to become a more competent and compassionate minister? Are you desiring to impact your local church and community? Do you want to faithfully discern and proclaim God’s word?

The Ministry and Theological Studies program is composed of 22 courses designed to introduce you to foundational topics in ministry and theological studies with a Wesleyan Pentecostal approach. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you on your journey toward becoming an effective spiritual leader in your home, an integral part of your community of faith, and a capable Christian witness in your community and beyond!”

Do you have any questions?

No matter where you are in the process, we can help you develop your educational journey. Email us to help you get started!

Generous scholarships are available

AMD provides generous scholarships made available after enrollment in programs offered by our educational partners. All COGOP members in good standing are eligible for these scholarships.


Spirit and Life Seminary received certification from the Association for Hispanic Theological Education in 2022. AETH certification is recognized by the Association of Theological Schools as meeting the expectations of equivalence of studies at the university baccalaureate level.


Spirit and Life Seminary is authorized for operation as a postsecondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. To view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Spirit and Life Seminary, please visit Tennessee Higher Education Commission and view the Authorized Institutions and Data page.

Spirit and Life Seminary Candidacy, Certification, and Authorization

Candidacy Status

The Accreditation Commission of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, also known as TRACS, granted Spirit and Life Seminary candidacy status effective January 1, 2024. TRACS is recognized by both the United States Department of Education (DE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a national institutional accrediting agency for Christian post-secondary institutions, colleges, universities, and seminaries.


Spirit & Life Seminary does not attempt to place a student in secular employment or ministry service. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Spirit & Life Seminary, please visit the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.”

Our Programs


The Certificate in Ministry and Theological Studies is a 66-credit hour program that is certified by the Association for Hispanic Theological Education (AETH).


The Bachelor in Ministry & Theological Studies Program is 120 credit-hour degree. It is created for those students who already hold an undergraduate degree or possess a minimum of 54 credit hours.

Partner Programs


The master’s programs vary depending on your choice of study. Contact our office to review your options!


The Doctor of Ministry Degree is a 30-hour degree option that is ATS and SACS accredited, the highest academic accreditation possible.

Our Team

The primary role of Spirit & Life Seminary is to prepare men and women of the Church of God of Prophecy who will be equipped to fulfill the Great Commission. Through its academic programs of higher education, Spirit & Life Seminary seeks to expand the kingdom of God, build the Church, and equip its students to become effective Christian leaders and citizens.

These are the staff members who are helping Spirit & Life carry out this mission.

Dr. Michael Hernandez


Albert Murza

Academic Dean

Carimet Sidney

Admissions and Marketing Manager

Jacob Coleman

Director of Business and Finance

Debbie Freeman

Registrar & Director of Student Services

Gayla Cassidy Brewer

Director of Library Services

Plan. Prepare. Grow.

Online Options

Learn at your Pace


Multiple Paths

Mission Statement

The mission of Spirit & Life Seminary is to provide educational programs and opportunities that are theologically sound and practical in scope so that leadership and ministry within our movement are equipped to reconcile the world to Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Albert Murza

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Dr. Michael Hernandez

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