About MTSO

Mark Kelly Tyler

Fully Affilliated Faculty
Homiletics and African-American Studies



Ph.D., University of Dayton, 2006
M.Div., Payne Theological Seminary, 1994
B.A., Clark Atlanta University, 1991

Areas of expertise

An ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Dr. Tyler has extensive expertise in both theological education and pastoral ministry. Since 2008 he has served as senior pastor of the historic Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. He has taught at Payne Theological Seminary and New Brunswick Theological Seminary in addition to MTSO.

Site of interest

Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church


DM-915: Transforming Mission

DM-917: Preaching for Change

HM-600: Introduction to Homiletics

HB/NT/HM-735: The Bible and Preaching in African-American Traditions