Press Release: MTSO’s Schooler Institute on Preaching features Mark Kelly Tyler


MTSO’s Schooler Institute on Preaching features Mark Kelly Tyler

Rev. Dr. Mark Kelly Tyler will lead the Schooler Institute on Preaching Feb. 10 and 11 at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio. Tyler is senior pastor of the historic Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia and a fully affiliated faculty member at MTSO, where he teaches homiletics and African-American studies.

Thanks to the generosity of Schooler Family Foundation, the event is offered to the public without cost. Advance registration is required. A complete schedule and online registration form are available at MTSO is offering one CEU credit for a $25 administrative processing fee.

Tyler holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Dayton, a Master of Divinity degree from Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio, and a B.A. in religion from Clark Atlanta University. In 2008, he was appointed pastor of Mother Bethel, the first congregation founded by Bishop Richard Allen, the founder of the AME Church. Mother Bethel has been a spiritual, social and community force since the late 1700s.

Tyler, who began teaching at MTSO in 2007, recently was interviewed by host Henry Louis Gates Jr. for the PBS series “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.”

“It goes without saying that Mark Kelly Tyler is an excellent preacher,” said MTSO President Jay Rundell. “Our Schooler Institute participants will quickly realize what MTSO students already know: He also is an engaging and dedicated teacher of the craft. We look forward to his insights.”

Methodist Theological School in Ohio prepares transformational leaders of many faith traditions for service to the church and the world. MTSO offers master’s degrees in divinity, counseling ministries, theological studies and practical theology, as well as a Doctor of Ministry degree. For more information, visit



Danny Russell
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