About Us


St. James the Elder Theological Seminary is an international distance-learning educational ministry. Our comprehensive curriculum offers rigorous study and training with the love of Christ incorporated within the foundation of each course.

St. James Degree Programs

Our programs are purpose-driven without filler or busy work. These curricula have been praised by long-established institutions, and our graduates have thrived in the professions for which we have prepared them. They have been taught to surrender themselves to the complete control of the Holy Spirit every single day.

We offer degree programs from the Bachelor to Doctorate level in several areas of study:

  • Theology (B.A., M.A., PH.D.)
  • Christian Clinical Counseling (M.A., PH.D.)
  • Christian Holistic Health (M.A., PH.D.)

Your Education is Valuable.  

Investing in your education is an investment in your future. Attending St. James The Elder Theological Seminary goes beyond the traditional classroom experience. You will have frequent contact with faculty and staff, and direct access to the Seminary president. Your education is valuable and if accepted for admission, you bring value to our institution.

Pray first. Contact Us. If you are interested in speaking to a member of our faculty or staff, please feel free to call (904) 619-9916 or (618) 339-5312 between the hours of 9a.m. and 5p.m. Monday through Friday, EST.

A member of our staff will be happy to provide you academic advisement and connect you with the appropriate faculty member who can best prepare you for academic and vocational success.

Please click here for a statement from our leadership on Accreditation.