To be a leading Reformed Christian institution that proclaims the Gospel, ministers the church, society, and God’s creation
As a Reformed institution, PTS College & Advanced Studies aims to:
- Provide quality and holistic Christian educational services at all levels.
- Train men and women for the building-up of the church and transformation of society.
- Serve as catalyst for the expansion of God’s kingdom on earth.
PTS College and Advanced Studies was founded on June 29, 1983 by the Evangelical Presbyterian Mission, Inc. (EPM), a mission group organized in the Philippines in 1978 through the missionaries of the Presbyterian Church in Korea (Hapdong). The seminary started with module classes with ten students through the leadership of Dr. Hwal-Young “Gerardo” Kim and Dr. Kiho “Timothy” Park. The name of the seminary was formerly known as Presbyterian School of Theology (PST) located at the Teacher’s Village, Diliman, Quezon City. In 1985, the name was changed into Presbyterian Theological Seminary and transferred to its present location at Salitran IV, Dasmariñas, Cavite in 1987.
PTS began offering regular semestral classes for different degree and diploma programs, such as Master of Divinity (M. Div.), Master of Ministry (MAM.), Bachelor of Theology (B. Th.), and Bachelor of Church Ministry (B.C.M.). In April 1986, PTS held its first commencement exercises and graduated 14 students. From that year onwards, PTS produced graduates from different degree programs serving in different churches and ministries both here and abroad.
PTS-CAS started offering Basic Education (Elementary) in June 2009. In 2010, PTS-CAS took a leap from training of ministers and workers for the church to the training of God’s people (clergy and laity) for kingdom-related ministries. So aside from the regular theological degrees (such as Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Arts in Theology) being offered, PTS-CAS has been approved in 2006 by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to offer BEEd Program (Bachelor of Elementary Education), aiming to produce quality teachers who could provide our public and private schools not only with academic but also with moral and spiritual training.
Junior High School was added in 2011 and senior high school, in 2016. We also started Technical and Vocational training in 2015, especially in the area of welding and bookkeeping.
In 2018, we started the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in the Reformed Tradition, with four Korean students, five Filipinos, and one Canadian. This July, 2019, we started our Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (MABC) in partnership with Overseas Instruction in Counseling (OIC).