Facts

  • 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, March 2011
    • Exemption granted by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, May 2011
    • Affiliate Member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), 2012
    • Approved CEU provider by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Oct 2015
  • Founders
    • Dr. James E. Leggett, Founding President (2010-2013)
    • Rev. Paul Helbig, Bible Institute Co-founder and Lead Faculty (2008-present)
    • Mr. Dan Dunham, Founding Board of Trustees Chair (2010-2013)
    • Grace Fellowship UMC, Seed funding for launch (2010-2011)
  • Executive Officers
    • President – Dr. K. Lynn Lewis
    • Provost – Dr. Steve Adamson
    • Vice-President of Finance and Administration – Mr. Rick McCalip
    • Board of Trustees – Mrs. Heidi Arneson (Chair), including 11 regional and national representative members
  • Programs
    • Master of Divinity – 32 graduate courses, 96-hours, first classes offered in Fall 2012, and first 7 graduates in 2015
    • Master of Arts – 20 graduate courses, 60-hours, added in 2015, and first graduate in 2015
    • Dual Degree Completion (Dual track to obtain both a Bachelor's and Master's degree) – Added in 2015
    • Licensed Professional – 8 graduate courses, range of 16-30 hours, added in 2015
    • Bible Certificate – 8 certificate courses, 600+ students since first classes offered in 2008, and first 10 graduates in December 2012
  • Faculty
    • One full-time professor, and two full-time administrators who also teach
    • 20+ 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
    • Fundraising training
    • Strong commitment to helping students  graduate with no seminary debt