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 and October 2018

  • 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

  • Approved by the Texas Veterans Commission, July 2017

  • Approved by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) for Applicant Status in January 2018 and achieved Candidacy status, April 2019.

  • Approved as an accredited member of ECFA, September 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

  • Provost – Dr. Scott Stripling

  • Vice-President of Finance and Administration – Mr. Rick McCalip

  • Board of Trustees – Mrs. Heidi Arneson (Chair), 11 regional and national representative members



  • Master of Divinity – 84-credit hours, first classes offered in Fall 2012, and first 7 graduates in 2015

  • Master of Arts – Four majors ranging from 48 to 60-credit 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 – added in 2015

  • Bible Certificate – 10-credit hours, first 10 graduates in December 2012



  • Two full-time administrators who also teach

  • One full-time faculty plus 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 opportunities

  • 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.


The Bible Seminary exists to glorify God by training Christian believers in a context of biblical community in all 66 books of the Bible so that they can serve the local church and fulfill the Great Commission by the power of God’s Spirit.


281-646-1109 (Phone)

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2655 S Mason Rd

Katy, TX 77450 | Map


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