In the late 1970's, Dr. Hayes began to feel the calling God to found a Bible-centered seminary that would offer active in-the-field Christians the opportunity to complete their seminary degree studies through quality distance education. Andersonville Theological Seminary believes that actively serving God in the field is of greatest importance. To this end, we have developed a program of study that allows pastors, teachers, and counselors to earn their seminary degrees their own homes while continuing to actively serve in the field. For over a quarter of a century, ATS has provided quality leaders to churches, denominations, and para-church organizations around the world, and is looking forward to an even greater future. With new accreditation pending and new programs developing, prospective students, current students, and alumni will find that Andersonville never rests in seeking to improve its programs and student body.