The Cost of Seminary

The cost of seminary

Trying to Understand the Cost of a Seminary Education? 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 obligations while trying to obtain a seminary education without taking […]



The Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit foundation, and all gifts are tax deductible. 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 may be made by using the “Donate” button above. If your […]

Meet the Stegalls


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.

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“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

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    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 our ancestors, the […]

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    Cause for Celebration

    Hundreds gather for Foundation’s annual banquet (Montgomery, Ala.) – On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment Foundation held its annual Dinner of Celebration at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Montgomery. A record crowd of over 475 students and supporters gathered to hear words of thanksgiving from representatives of the 47 seminary students […]

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    Tribble featured in local newspaper

    The Montgomery Independent Newspaper featured an article on one of our 2016 scholarship recipients, Lucas Tribble, in the May 12, 2016 edition. You may read the entire article here. We appreciate the Independent highlighting the work the foundation does to support seminary students like Lucas. We look forward to seeing how God will continue to work in […]

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    Kingswood supports through gift

    The Kingswood United Methodist Church in Mobile recently presented the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation with a gift of $22,738.59. This donation represented the earnings from a bequest that was left to the church by John Howard and Frances Dunagan for the purpose of supporting seminary students from the Mobile area. “The people of Kingswood United […]

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    Take the First Step

    (by Rev. Patrick Quinn, Teaching Pastor at Frazer UMC in Montgomery, Ala.) It was September 2002 and I had just begun the three-year journey of theological education at Candler School of Theology at Emory University after resigning my job at Sandestin Resort. Leaving on Monday mornings from my home in Northwest Florida, I would travel […]

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