MEET PRESIDENT AND CHANCELLOR
Greetings and a warm welcome to all new and returning students of the One Way International Theological Seminary (OWITSL). As you embark on your academic pathway, I just want to say that we are thrilled to be partnering with you as you participate in an exciting educational journey of discovery in the Ministry.
Whether you are a returning or first-year student, you will find unlimited opportunities to enjoy Seminary life by learning, exploring, and engaging together with your colleagues, the administrative staff and the faculty.
Since we have begun this noble institution, we have been working arduously and earnestly to ensure that our programmes are at a world class standard. We do this, so that you, our students can be confident in our programme offerings and the quality of education and qualification which you will receive. In guaranteeing this, we have secured and continue to secure partnerships and affiliations in membership and accreditation to satisfy and fulfill your educational expectations as you seek to become qualified in Ministry.
These bodies include:
American Accreditation Association (AAA)
Association of Independent Christian Colleges and Seminaries (AICCS)
American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA)
Accrediting Commission for Biblical Higher Education (ACBHE)
National Bible College Association (NBCA)
In addition to seeking partnerships, we have taken a closer look at our programme offerings and how we could develop them to be more distinct, relevant and edifying to the contemporary needs of the Ministry. To that end we have also expanded the range of our programmes to offer programmes in the certificate level, professional development, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees.
We are equipping our students to perform with the highest level of proficiency, and in honouring this, we have designed our programmes around skilled and qualified lecturers in the fields of study. We have made our programme affordable, and we have also made them flexible to ensure that students can work and study via our independent study programme, or through the blended learning approach. The Covid 19 pandemic has not stopped our students from attaining their educational dreams.
Plans are in projection to further develop partnerships and introduce new programmes that will cater to all persons who are desirous of working in the Ministry. These will saddle our students (actual and potential) to work in hospitals, churches, the constabulary force, the defence force, prisons, in at risk communities, and wherever their pastoral, ministerial, evangelical or missionary work will take them.
We are cultivating a rich and dynamic Seminary here at the OWITSL and together we work to promote a climate that is respectful, civil, supportive, and safe. Our core values allow us to provide an educational and learning environment where we can all pursue our dreams and reach our highest potential.
I am confident that the year ahead will be full of rewarding experiences. On behalf of myself and the managing team, we look forward to seeing you around the Seminary.
Thank you for being a special member of the One Way International Theological Seminary Ltd family!
Bishop Dr. Austin G.A Wright, BH(M)JP
Distinguished Professor and the President (OWITSL).
I am happy to announce that we can send out today seven (7) Doctoral students from our Graduate School in collaboration with the Cornerstone Christian University. I would like to congratulate all the graduating students and their families for their hard work and intensive study here at One Way International Theological Seminary (OWITS). All of you can be very proud of your wonderful achievement.
The One-way International Theological Seminary has a distinguished history and curriculum. I am so glad that you have chosen to complete your studies with us. I want to thank you for attending our on-site graduation so that I am personally able to hand you your well-earned degree from one of the better Theological Seminaries.
The One Way International Theological Seminary was founded in 2016 as a coeducational institution. It is a private evangelical Christian institution located in, Kingston, Jamaica West Indies.
The Seminary offers Undergraduate, Graduate and Post Graduate degree programmes and its primary objective is to train Missionaries, Evangelists, Pastors, Preachers, Christian Professionals and Teachers.
One Way International Theological Seminary is registered with the Companies Office of Jamaica as a not for profit organization and is also a registered member of the American Association for Higher Education and the Association of Independent Christian Colleges and Seminaries in the USA. OWITS is also in an advance state of receiving accreditation from both organizations. The Seminary is in the process of acquiring affiliation with the National Christian Counsellors Association which will affords it the opportunity to certify Christian Counsellors with the professional Clinical Certification.
Our Motto is ” Created for Excellence”.
As such a special place, it is my prayer that OWITS will remain to be a place where you want to return after graduation, both in your memory and in person.
Congratulations again on your graduation and God’s richest blessings to all of you at your next destination.
Peace and Every Good
Reverend Professor Austin Wright BH(M), JP
President & Chancellor