Originated in Houston, TX – United States

With roots in Houston, Texas, Houston Graduate School of Theology passionately pursued its call to join God’s mission while being conformed to the image of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.


4300-C W. Bellfort Blvd.
Houston, TX 77035

(713) 942-9505

  • Missional theology
  • Spiritual formation
  • Systems thinking/perspective
  • Multicultural
  • Multi-denominational

Welcome to the new home of Houston Graduate School of Theology! We became a part of Kairos University on July 1, 2023, and are excited to be a legacy partner. To learn more about Kairos University offerings, use the site navigation to explore options.


Houston Graduate School of Theology began as a passionate vision of Dr. Delbert Vaughn, a Houston pastor of the Evangelical Friends Church, with the able partnership of his wife, Carol. Dr. David Robinson became the school’s second president in 1997 when the school began to expand its programs.

HGST was the first Protestant ATS-accredited seminary based in Houston and a predominant local provider of theological education by offering classes in the daytime, evenings, weekends, and online. HGST affirms many denominational heritages and embraces its ethnic diversity. The school’s educational focus has been on missional theology, systems thinking, spiritual formation, and counseling programs rooted in the integration of psychology and theology.

In spring 2021, HGST became a legacy partner in Kairos University and is now collaborating with other like-minded schools to offer affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful theological education around the world.

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Becky Towne is a Kairos Executive Partner and the Houston Graduate School of Theology Legacy President.

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Houston Graduate School of Theology became a legacy partner in spring 2021.

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HGST is known for its counseling programs, missional theology, and spiritual formation.

HGST’s History

We are proud to call the Houston Graduate School of Theology a Legacy Partner.

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