Facts

  • Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) institution of higher education in State of Texas, 2010
  • Non-denominational
  • 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
    • Vice-President of Finance and Administration – Mr. Rick McCalip
    • Board of Trustees Chair – Mrs. Heidi Arneson
  • Exemption granted by Texas Workforce Commission, March 2011
  • Exemption granted by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, May 2011
  • Affiliation with Association for Biblical Higher Education approved, April 2012
  • 8-course, Bible Certificate program
    • First Bible Certificate classes offered, 2008
    • More than 1,050 students have enrolled in Bible Certificate classes since 2008
  • 32-course, 96-hour Master of Divinity program
    • First classes offered, Fall 2012
    • In-depth training in all 66 books of the Bible
    • Comprehensive, relevant curriculum for the 21st century ministry
    • Local church mentoring and training opportunities throughout the entire degree program
    • Holy Land trip for students and student spouses
    • Technological ministry study and resource tools
    • Multiple experiential learning opportunities
    • Commitment to help our Master of Divinity students graduate with no seminary debt
  • Commitment to 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
    • Compassion
  • Current Location - Katy, Texas
    • On the 80-acre grounds of the Great Southwest Equestrian Center
    • Immediately adjacent to the 30-acre campus of Grace Fellowship UMC
  • Current Enrollment (2013-2014)
    • Master of Divinity program = 18
    • Bible Certificate classes, 185
    • Business Seminars = 42