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Overview 

The Bible Seminary (TBS) is an independent, non-denominational, 501(c)(3) charitable institution of higher education incorporated in Texas in 2010 to offer training for laity and vocational ministry professionals. On-campus and Distance Education programs include Bible Certificate and Vocational Ministry Certificate non-degree programs, as well as Dual Degree Completion, Master of Arts, and Master of Divinity degree programs.

The seminary is an Accredited member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) approved to offer Distance Education, a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), an approved CEU provider for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and an accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

TBS aims to help nurture a biblically literate populace via comprehensive, strategic, Bible-based training. Faculty seek to integrate studies of the Bible with instruction in historical, theological, and practical disciplines critical to developing professional skills for life and ministry. Experiential education occurs through classroom instruction, study tours, hands-on ministry training, and community-based training with ministry professionals.

Leadership includes Dr. K. Lynn Lewis, President; Dr. Scott Stripling, Provost; Dr. Doug Petrovich, Dean of the Graduate Programs and full-time Professor; numerous adjunct faculty, ministry professionals, and mentors who serve as part of the teaching team; and a Board of Trustees.

Corporation Information

  • Jan 2008 – Bible Institute organized

  • Feb 2010 – Registered independent Domestic Non-Profit Corporation with the Texas Secretary of State, TX SOS #0801230198, TX Taxpayer #32041214118.

  • Aug 2010 – Approved IRS 501(c)(3) charitable  organization, Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) #27-2190032.

  • Mar 2011 – Approved by Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)

  • May 2011 – Approved by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (TXHECB)

  • Apr 2012-Jul 2021 – Approved Affiliate of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)

  • Oct 2015 – Approved CEU provider by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

  • Sep 2019 – Approved accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

  • Oct 2020 – Approved Accredited Status by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)

  • Apr 2021 – Approved Distance Education provider by TRACS

  • Dec 2021 – Approved member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

For more information, visit TBS profiles on the Council for Higher Education Database of Accredited Institutions (CHEA), U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Institutions (USDE), GuideStar, and Great Nonprofits Top-Rated List.

Foundational Commitments

  1. Distinctively clear Core Values (the Lordship of Christ, the Bible as the fully true Word of God, Prayer, Unreached Peoples, the Local Church, Community, and Compassion), Doctrine, and ethos statements.

  2. Comprehensive, strategic training in all 66 books of the Bible integrated into instruction in the standard historical, theological, and practical disciplines critical to developing professional skills for 21st century ministry.

  3. Experiential education that directly engages graduate students in mentored learning throughout their degree programs, provides cutting-edge resource tools and training, community-based experiences including on-site visits with industry professionals, and study tour opportunities, such as a trip to the Holy Land.

  4. Commitment to graduating alumni with ZERO ($0) seminary debt.