The Cost of Seminary

The cost of seminary

Our Mission: To one day fully-fund the seminary education of all students from the Alabama – West Florida Conference. Seminary students from the Alabama-West Florida Conference come from a broad range of backgrounds and financial situations.  However, many of them, especially those with families, find it very, very difficult to meet all of their financial […]


  The Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit foundation, and all gifts are tax deductible. INSTRUCTIONS FOR DONATIONS “IN HONOR OF” OR “IN MEMORY OF:” All donations may be made in honor of or in memory of someone and an acknowledgement card will be sent. Online donations using PayPal, credit, or debit cards […]

Meet the Stegalls

Dr. and Mrs. Karl K. Stegall

Karl & Brenda Stegall served for 40 years within the AWF Conference. Upon retirement,  Karl vowed he would devote the remaining years of his life to providing financial assistance for seminarians that were struggling financially. When Karl graduated from seminary in 1967, he was appointed the associate minister of the First United Methodist Church of […]

“For The Sake of The Gospel”

A new book, “For the Sake of the Gospel: The mission, purpose, and history of the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment Foundation,” has just been released. The book is authored by George Littleton and includes a foreword by Bishop Paul L. Leeland.

Stegall Book-Cover

“It is a humbling experience to be approached by individuals who, for whatever reason, feel as both the story of your life and the great passion of your life are worth telling, but that was my experience when Philip Young and George Littleton approached me several months ago about this book project,” writes Dr. Karl K. Stegall.  “Philip, along with his wife, Angie, have been two of our Foundation’s most loyal, generous, and faithful supporters through the years.”

The book seeks to achieve three main goals:

  1. To record the history and purpose of the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment Foundation, and to provide some biographical and philosophical background of the family for whom the Foundation is named;
  2. To help our supporters “give as they understand.” We want our supporters to clearly  understand the Foundation’s mission and purpose, and in so doing, to be inspired  to support the Foundation; and
  3. To inspire more young men and women to consider God’s call upon their lives to enter church-related vocations, especially the ordained ministry.

Read more about the book here.

Celebrating & Inspiring

  • Jule Wilson Willis Perry Scholarship Established

    Jule Perry spent the vast part of her 100 years upon this earth as a faithful member of Court Street Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church of Montgomery. She was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School, George Washington University, and Sophie Newcomb College. From the inception of our Scholarship Foundation in 2007, Jule […]

  • A Word from Bishop David Graves

    “The Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment Foundation is one of the vital ministries of the Alabama-West Florida Conference, as they provide financial resources for future clergy to serve our churches. The Foundation is paving the way for our future clergy to graduate from seminary or course of study without incurring debt. It is a wonderful partnership […]

  • Coaching To Win

    Off -Court Discipleship is Built Upon Seminary Student’s On-Court Coaching By Jagger Eastman One of the great blessings of my experience as a student at Asbury Theological Seminary has come through an unexpected opportunity on another campus. Being an avid basketball fan, upon my arrival on campus I reached out to Will Shouse, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Asbury University. Coach Shouse […]

  • Patrick Craig

    ‘I Will Be With You’

    by Patrick Craig, May 2017 graduate of Duke Divinity School In August 2014, I packed up as much as I could possibly fit into my vehicle and left my hometown of Montgomery, Ala. As I drove away, I left behind the comforts of friends, family, and a job I enjoyed to venture off into the […]

  • Ministry in the Wiregrass

    Our Living Heritage By: Wes Kelley, Associate Pastor of  First United Methodist Church in Dothan, Ala. When I think about Methodists in the Wiregrass, I can’t help but think about the importance of family. Our family has Methodist roots going back to 1904 at the Pleasant Ridge Church in southern Coffee County, Alabama and to Williams Chapel Church, which […]

Contact Us

Stegall Seminary Scholarship
Endowment Foundation
P.O. Box 241661
Montgomery, AL 36124

Investing in Church Leaders for Tomorrow

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me.’” Isaiah 6:8