The founder of CTSC is Bishop Dr. Samuel L. Cutler. He is a man of vision and love for the ministry. Bishop Cutler is a
graduate of: Norfolk State University (B.A.), United Christian College, Richmond Virginia Seminary (M. Div.), and Norfolk
Theological Seminary and College (D. Min.). After more than 40 years of serving, he is now the beloved Pastor Emeritus of
Canaan Baptist Church (Hampton, Virginia).
Welcome and thank you for your interest in Canaan Theological Seminary and College...! It is our
joy and delight to serve you and others with great expectation in developing your God given ability
and talents. In the wisdom and grace of God, Canaan Theological Seminary’s mission is to prepare
all persons who have been called in the field of ministry by offering a viable and challenging program
of Biblical Study and instruction to serve. With this in mind our objective is to provide guidance to students with Biblical
Counsel and life experience and to promote an environment where they may glean an in-depth understanding of the Word
of God. It is our desire to give opportunities for students to perfect the skill that is needed for each preacher, pastor,
minister or lay person to function in the field of Christian Ministry, both in and out of the church. CTSC is committed to the
spiritual welfare of its students. Once again, I say thank you for considering Canaan Theological Seminary and College for
your spiritual enrichment and growth, our doors are always open.
Yours in Christ,
Samuel L. Cutler, President