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Baptist Bible College & Seminary exists for the primary purpose of preparing men and women for Christian ministry careers. Our mission is to provide excellence in biblical education for effectiveness in global Chiristian 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. We also offer several undergraduate and master's degrees.

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 provide a quality academic experience from a thoroughly biblical perspective. The Master of Science in Counseling Ministries prepares students for career ministries in professional counseling and the Master of Science in Christian School Education deepens the knowledge and skills of professional educators.

Baptist Bible Seminary equips pastors, missionaries, and educators for Bible teaching churches and ministries all over the world. Each course of study at BBS is designed to provide excellence in academic scholarship, to ignite a passion for God and people, and to teach effective ministry methods for service.


Baptist Bible College was founded in 1932 in Johnson City, New York. For its first thirty-six years, the College used the facilities of First Baptist Church in Johnson City. As the student body grew from the first enrollment of forty students, the College gradually purchased and built some 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 Graduate School in 1989.