Incorporation and Licensing

  • Independent and non-denominational

  • Registered as Domestic Non-Profit Corporation in the state of Texas (Feb 2010)

  • Registered as IRS 501(c)(3) Charitable Institution of Higher Education (Aug 2010)

  • Exemption granted by Texas Workforce Commission (Mar 2011, Oct 2018, Aug 2020, Nov 2020)

  • Exemption granted 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 Texas Veterans Commission (Jul 2017)

  • 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 as an accredited member of ECFA (Sep 2019)



  • 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)


Executive Officers

  • President, Dr. K. Lynn Lewis (2014-present)

  • Provost, Dr. Scott Stripling (2017-present)

  • Vice-President of Finance and Administration, Mr. Rick McCalip (2010-present)

  • Board of Trustees, Mrs. Heidi Arneson (Chair) with 11 total members



  • Master of Divinity (84-credit hours)

  • Master of Arts (four majors, 48 to 60-credit hours)

  • Dual Degree Completion (Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry in conjunction with a TBS MA or MDiv)

  • Vocational Ministry Certificate (27-credit hours)

  • Bible Certificate (10-credit hours)



  • 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


Unique Features

  • All programs cover all 66 books of the Bible

  • Comprehensive, relevant education and training for 21st century ministry

  • Local church mentoring and training opportunities throughout the graduate degree programs

  • Educational experiences in classrooms, on-site visits to many regional locations and locations in Israel


Special Program Elements

  • Distinctively clear doctrinal and ethos statements

  • Commitment to seven core values - Lordship of Christ, Bible as fully true Word of God, Prayer, Unreached Peoples, the Local Church, Community, and Compassion

  • Holy Land Study Tour opportunity

  • Technological ministry study and resource tools

  • Multiple experiential learning opportunities

  • Strong commitment to helping students graduate with no seminary debt

Because God has a huge heart for the poor

and overlooked (Matthew 25:31-46), we will strive

to motivate, equip, and train students to minister

to “the least of these” as a lifestyle.