MTS Openseminary


If you have questions about MTS Openseminary, Palmer Seminary's blended online degree program leading to a Master of Theological Studies degree, please contact Rodney Ragwan: 484-384-2941 or

Rodney Ragwan
Program Director of Openseminary

Rodney is a native of Durban, South Africa. He has served as the pastor of two Baptist churches in South Africa, and is the former president of the Baptist Association of South Africa. He  obtained a Licentiate in Theology from the Baptist College of Southern Africa (RSA), BA(Hons) in Missiology from the University of Durban-Westville, (RSA), Master of Arts in Religion and Social Transformation from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal (RSA), Master of Theological Studies in Christian Missions from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary – now called Palmer Theological Seminary (USA), Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family from Palmer Theological Seminary (USA) and Doctor of Philosophy in Church History/Missions from the University of Pretoria (RSA). He is the author of two books, In His Service and Vision in Progress.  Rodney is an instructor in Palmer Seminary’s Eastern’s School of Christian Ministry, the Priscilla Institute and the Doctor of Ministry in Leadership of Missional Church Renewal program. He currently serves as a bi-vocational pastor at Mayfair Conwell Memorial Baptist Church in Northeast Philadelphia.   Rodney is married to Eva Anita and they have three children, Renton, Edwin and Renee. They live in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.