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Seminary and Graduate School of Religion

Dean: Stephen J. Hankins, PhD

Dean’s Welcome

God favors men who learn to accurately explain and proclaim the Word of God. He delights in servants whose method in proclamation is clear, interesting, and life-related, showing the lost world and the church what He desires of them in response--faith and obedience. At Bob Jones University Seminary we focus on training men to preach the Word, since this is central to shepherding people for the glory of God in any ministry context.

But even more important, our focus at the Seminary is on developing the right kind of men to do the preaching that God commands. Men of knowledge, compassion, integrity and courage provide just the sort of example the people of God need to grow in the image of Christ. Since setting a right example is the essence of true spiritual leadership, we strive to prepare men who are well-developed models of the Truth. Our aim is to prepare men who will effectively teach others by what they say and the way they live.

Seminary Conference Series

Bob Jones University Seminary since 2011 has hosted an annual conference for pastors and lay leaders dealing with some aspect of ministry in a concentrated manner. The seminary conference draws from the theological and ministry practice of its own seminary professors and of leaders who are recognized for their expertise on the conference topic. Details of past conferences can be found at the links below.

Professional Ministry Program

Pastors, it’s never too late to earn a seminary degree. Our Professional Ministry Program offers 2-week courses of concentrated, quality education that easily fit into your busy schedule.