The Southwest Institute of Religious Studies (SWIRS) is dedicated to faithful and honest study of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Courses are offered for adult students who wish to deepen their study of various theological, scriptural, historical, and cultural topics that relate to the church. Currently courses are intended to be provided on two different platforms, Udemy and Moodle. Find out more about our courses and certificates.

SWIRS is founded and managed by K.T. Martin.

K.T. Martin, Director of SWIRS

K.T. Martin has bachelors degree in religion from Liberty University, a masters degree in leadership from the University of Arizona Global Campus, and a masters degree in religious studies from Athens State University. He wrote his thesis analyzing the life and theological impact of the prophet Joseph Smith Jr. He also has a diploma from the Institute of Religion by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is currently pursuing a PhD in humanities, with a focus in history. Mr. Martin is passionate about the history and theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and founded SWIRS to provide more opportunities for others to expand their education in the study of the church within a faithful framework.