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 "Combines a love of God with a passion for ministering to the People."

Welcome Message

Turner Theological Seminary remains committed to its motto, "For a Prepared Ministry," in keeping with its founders' goal of being "an institution for the preparation of training for every department of Christian work." Henry McNeal Turner's vast history and impact emphasize his capacity to prepare clergy and laypeople for an ever-changing theological terrain. TTS encourages students to live a bold, Christ-centered, influential life. Along with academic excellence, our commitment to preparing you to excel in mind and soul distinguishes us from others. Our students, professors, and administration all have a common goal: to make a major difference in the world. That is the T.U.R.N.E.R. difference. We welcome you to come see for yourself!!!
- Ammie Davis, M.Div., MBA, Ph.D.

The Role of Theological Education in the Black Church







Dr. Ammie L. Davis is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi with an enthusiastic, innovative, and holistic approach to the Worship Experience, community outreach, and pastoral care for God's people.  Dr. Davis is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.  Dr. Davis is the Eighth President-Dean of Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia, the Immediate Past Connectional First Vice President of AME/Women in Ministry (WIM), and a member of the Commission on Chaplains of the AME Church.  Dr. Davis is the first woman and Navy Chaplain to serve as President-Dean at Turner Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Davis was commissioned as a Chaplain Candidate Program Officer in the United States Navy Reserves in April 2002.  In August 2002, Dr. Davis graduated from the Navy Chaplain School in Newport Rhode Island, subsequently reporting to Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia.  On August 12, 2005, Dr. Davis was commissioned for active duty to serve in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps.  Dr. Davis served 14.5 years enlisted (Hospitalman Corpsman) and 13.5 years as an officer (Chaplain) in the United States Navy.  After 28 years of military service, Dr. Davis retired from active-duty service on September 30, 2016, as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Chaplain Corps.  

Dr. Davis earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management (2000) from Southern New Hampshire University. She graduated with honors from Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), Atlanta Georgia with a Master of Divinity (MDiv) Degree in Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Care and Counseling (2004). While a student at Turner Theological Seminary, Dr. Davis was elected to serve as President of the Turner Fellowship, inducted into the International Society of Theta Phi and Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and College.  In February 2005, Dr. Davis was elected President of Turner Theological Seminary Alumni Association.   Dr. Davis earned a Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Management and Leadership (2011) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Webster University (2014).  Dr. Davis earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Ecclesial Leadership (2021) from Regent University. 

Her life is a testimony to the incredible mercy and boundless grace of God through which we all are saved. Faith and persistence are the keys. 

Dr. Davis' Motto:

Worship God Wholeheartedly!!! 
Teach God’s Word Effectively!!!  
Reach Out to Others Creatively!!! 
Encourage Others Continually!!!

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