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Executive Officers

• President, Dr. K. Lynn Lewis (2014-present), Executive Vice-President/Provost (2011-13)
• Provost, Dr. Scott Stripling (2017-present)
• Vice-President of Finance and Administration, Mr. Rick McCalip (2010-present)
• Board of Trustees, Mr. Adam Peters (Chair) with 11 total members


• Two full-time administrators who also teach
• One full-time faculty member and 15+ adjunct professors
• 50+ professionals who serve as mentors and visiting teachers


• Dr. James E. Leggett, Founding President (2010-13)
• Rev. Paul Helbig, Bible Institute Co-founder and Lead Faculty (2008-16)
• Mr. Dan Dunham, Founding Board of Trustees Chair (2010-13)
• Grace Fellowship Church, Seed funding for launch (2010-11)

Incorporation and Licensing

• Independent and non-denominational
• Registered Domestic Non-Profit Corporation in the state of Texas (Feb 2010)
• Registered IRS 501(c)(3) Charitable Institution of Higher Education (Aug 2010)
• Exemption by Texas Workforce Commission (Mar 2011, Oct 2018, Aug 2020)
• Exemption by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (May 2011)
• Affiliate Member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (2012 - Jul 2021)
• Approved CEU provider by the Association of Christian Schools International (Oct 2015)
• Approved by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) for Applicant Status (Jan 2018); Candidate status (Apr 2019); Accredited status (Oct 2020); and to offer Distance Education (Apr 2021)
• Approved accredited member of Evangelical Council Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) (Sep 2019)
• Approved member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (Dec 2021, Aug 2023)


• Master of Divinity (84-credit hours)
• Master of Arts (four majors ranging from 48 to 60-credit hours)
• Dual Degree Completion (Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry in conjunction with a TBS MA or MDiv)
• Certificate of Theological Studies (27-credit hours)

Special Program Elements

• Distinctively clear Core Values (Lordship of Christ, Bible as fully true Word of God, Prayer, Unreached Peoples, The Local Church, Community, and Compassion), doctrine, and ethos statements
• Holy Land Study Tour opportunity
• Technological study and resource tools
• Multiple experiential learning opportunities
• Strong commitment to helping students graduate with ZERO ($0) seminary debt

Unique Features

• All programs cover all 66 books of the Bible
• Comprehensive, relevant education and training for 21st century leadership
• Local mentoring and training opportunities throughout the graduate degree programs
• Educational experiences in classrooms, on-site visits to regional locations and international locations, especially in Israel

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