About the Pelt Foundation

Pelt Foundation GraduationThe Rev. Dr. J. Sherman Pelt Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It was established in 2014 by Mrs. Mary O. Pelt to honor the life, ministry and legacy of her late husband. Dr. Pelt was the Senior Pastor of the Liberty Baptist Church-Atlanta, Inc. for twenty-two (22) years from 1991 - 2013. For twenty (20) of those years he also taught Baptist History & Polity at the International Theological Center/Morehouse School of Religion. In addition, he served as a Professor & Mentor in the Doctoral Program at United Theological Seminary of Dayton, Ohio from over five (5) years. Fourteen (14) students received Doctor of Ministry degrees under his leadership. As an active member of the Atlanta Association, New Era State Convention and the Progressive National Baptist Convention, he taught and lectured on a variety of subjects at various local, state, regional and national associations and conventions.

This Foundation promotes Dr. Pelt's rich legacy of preaching, teaching and sharing the Good News of the Gospel, as well as, his passion for education, in general and Christian Education, in particular. The Pelt Foundation will enthusiastically support and promote educational endeavors by providing scholarships to college and seminary students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. As we assist in the creation of a brighter future for our scholarship recipients, the community of faith will be empowered through educational advancement. The Board of Directors and Staff of the Pelt Foundation gives praise to God for the opportunity to continue Dr. Pelt's legacy of generosity. God poured into him and he poured into others. His contributions are far reaching. To God be the glory for the tremendous difference he made in the countless lives he touch while on this earthly journey!

Mission Statement

The mission of The Rev. Dr. J. Sherman Pelt Foundation, Inc. is to provide academic scholarships to those enrolled at post-secondary institutions. These scholarships will provide financial assistance to Baptist seminarians matriculating at the Interdenominational Theological Center/Morehouse School of Religion, as well as, other accredited seminaries and current members of the Liberty Baptist Church-Atlanta, Inc. who meet the conditions established by the foundation.

Vision Statement

The vision of The Rev. Dr. J. Sherman Pelt Foundation is to empower the community of faith by supporting educational advancement. The goal is to aid in creating a brighter future for both theological students and lay persons enrolled in undergraduate and graduate levels of study.

Board of Directors

Mrs. Mary O. Pelt,  Founder & CEO
The Pelt Foundation

Dr. Maxine Waddell, Pastor
Antioch Baptist Christian Church
Atlanta, Georgia

Rev. Kewon M. Foster, Sr.
Out of Love Ministries
Atlanta, Georgia

Our Staff

Mrs. Mary O. Pelt, CEO/Founder

Mr. Sherman Tyrone Pelt, CFO/Treasurer

Mr. John Nicklaus Pelt, COO/Secretary