ABOUT BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE & SEMINARY
For its first 36 years, the College used the facilities of First Baptist Church in Johnson City. As the student body grew from the first enrollment of 40 students, the College gradually purchased and built buildings of its own.
In the 1960s, the need for a new campus became evident. In 1968, Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton assisted in locating the Clarks Summit campus for the school. Classes began in the Seminary in 1972 and in the College’s graduate programs in 1989.
Baptist Bible College & Seminary's mission is to provide excellence in biblical higher education for effectiveness in global Christian leadership.
As a comprehensive educational institution, we offer degree programs ranging from the one-year Bible certificate to the Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, in several on-campus, online, and distance learning formats.
Baptist Bible College exists for the primary purpose of preparing men and women to pursue selective Christian ministry careers for which the Bible major is foundational or essential.
Baptist Bible Graduate Studies exist for the primary purpose of preparing men and women to be godly servant-leaders for selected Christian ministries. By using the Scriptures as the foundation and basis for all instruction, our Graduate programs seek to produce graduates who are able to serve effectively in a variety of educational, counseling, church, and para-church ministries.
Baptist Bible Seminary exists for the primary purpose of preparing men as they acquire the knowledge, commit themselves to the spiritual ideals, and develop the skills that will enable them to qualify for ordination and enter into a worldwide Baptist ministry.