Brief History of Pwo Karen Theological Seminary
This seminary was started in 1897 as "The Karen Woman's Bible School" by Mrs. Mary Brayton Rose, the only daughter of an American Baptist Missionary to the Pwo Karen, Rev. D. L. Brayton. She intended to educate Karen women with theological knowledge, because at that time, there was no seminary which was admitted for the Karen women in Myanmar.
In 1935 the school was handed down to the Pwo Karen Baptist Conference and renamed "The Pwo Karen Bible Training School" and both Karen male and female students were admitted. Then in 1964, the school was upgraded and known as "Pwo Karen Theological Seminary."
P.K.T.S Mission Statement
- As a graduate theological seminary in the Pwo Karen Baptist tradition, in faithfulness to our Lord Jesus Christ and the Great Commission, we expect to educate Christian leaders who desire:
- Rigorous study in a Baptist Christian community, which embracing personal spiritual growth, high academic and moral value.
- Devote to the renewing of local churches in the light of the present situations and challenges.
- Therefore we vigorously attempt to nurture our graduates:
- To serve Myanmar society with creative expression of the Gospel.
- To commit oneself to endorse God's love and righteousness in every aspect of life;
- And to sustain one's own culture and literature.