About BBS - Clarks Summit University

About Baptist Bible Seminary

At Baptist Bible Seminary, you’ll find advanced degree programs that are Christ-focused, Scripture-driven and immediately applicable to your unique ministry.

You want to know God deeply, understand Scripture accurately and communicate His truths effectively to a hurting world. At Baptist Bible Seminary, you’ll be equipped to do that as you attain academic proficiencies, engage in hands-on ministry opportunities and develop leadership competencies for effective ministry.

Whether you’re a lay person in your church who wants to serve more effectively, a pastor who is serious about deep theological study or someone seeking to communicate Scripture well through writing, speaking or teaching, you will benefit from a BBS education. Choose from four completely online master’s degrees and two web-enhanced doctoral degrees, each with numerous concentrations to help you reach your specific goals. You’ll further your ministry without having to leave your ministry, learning conveniently online.

Baptist Bible Seminary embraces Baptist convictions with a commitment to biblical authority. We are passionate about the theological preparation and development of ministry-minded students like you.

When you earn your advanced degree at BBS, you receive academic excellence, rigorous biblical instruction, practical ministry experience and valuable mentoring from seasoned ministry professionals. You’ll study under our highly qualified faculty, each with a doctoral degree and years of ministry experience.

Ready to grow your spiritual life, deepen your ministry and open up career opportunities? Discover how a Baptist Bible Seminary education will help you reach your goals.

A distinguished part of Clarks Summit University, Baptist Bible Seminary has been preparing students for effective ministry for more than 40 years. Read our Doctrinal Statement and Mission and Values.

What Our Students Say

“I now have many tools many insights and practical ideas. I really felt cared for and loved. It became family for me in so many ways.”

Evgeny Bakhmutsky D.Min. ('16)
Senior Vice President, Union of Evangelical Chirstian-Baptist Churches of Russia
Pastor-Teacher, Russian Bible Church
Moscow, Russia

“The courses have been tremendously enriching. They maintain a very high level of academic rigor while simultaneously encouraging authentic spiritual growth and careful application of God’s Word to daily life. The degree programs are intentionally structured so students receive a top-notch theological education while also building actual ministry experience in local churches.”

David Gunn, Ph.D. Student
Editorial Director–Public Relations, Regular Baptist Press
Arlington Heights, Illinois

“Since coming to BBS, I have been encouraged to seek the truth. Already, my studies have helped me to be a better teacher of the Word and leader in my ministries.”

Terry Leigh Perrine, Master of Divinity Student
Sunday School Teacher
Women's Bible Study Leader
Librarian at the Good News Library of WRGN FM 88

“The Ph.D. program allowed me to pursue a doctorate while working in my ministry without having to relocate.”

Joe Parle, Th.M. ('07), Ph.D. ('09)
Academic Dean and Professor of Bible Exposition, College of Biblical Studies
Houston, TX
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