True development doesn't happen in a vacuum. It comes in the trenches, struggling and serving alongside others.

If you are accepted into our program, you become a part of something bigger. It's not merely training you receive; it's a legacy you're meant to carry on. Thankfully, though, it's one you do not carry alone.

Here's a list of our residents, past and present - those who you'll be carrying the torch alongside and those who have passed it down to you... those who have been in the trenches.

Current Residents


Wadzie Chikungwa
1st Year Resident

Wadzie, a proud Zimbabwean, is completing her M.A. in Christian Counseling while doing the Residency Program with an emphasis on women's ministry. She intends to use her training to help women towards emotional, relational, and spiritual health.


Walter Jackson
3rd Year Resident

Originally from Missouri, Walter lived in Memphis for some time before joining our residency to gain "inside" experience in church leadership & pastoral care. He was also just recently married to his wife of Jade 9 months ago, and he is working on his Master's at RTS.

Sirgregory Thornton
1st Year Resident

Bio coming...

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Tyler Wilson
3rd Year Resident

Tyler was raised in Lumberton, TX and moved to Tennessee for college. After graduating, he married Erin, and they're expecting a little girl in October 2017. Tyler is pursuing an MDiv at SBTS and wants to do the residency to learn how to pastor in a multi-ethnic context.


Residency Alumni

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