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National Bible College

“Training men and women…
…as if souls depend on it”

Graduate Catalog


This catalog supercedes all other catalogs and other official materials written before August 2010. Therefore, this catalog represents the most recent information concerning degree requirements, and tuition fees. Changes may be made without prior notice.

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Message from the President 5
Message from the Executive Vice President 6
Communications Directory 7
General Information
History 9
Mission 10
Philosophy 10
Objectives 11
Governance 11
Doctrinal Statement 12
Recognition 14
Student Policies and Procedures
Student Standards of Conduct 15
Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy 16
Confidentiality of Student Records 16
Audit Policy 16
Academic Advising 17
School Calendar 17
Policies on Dismissal and Re-admission 17
Student Grievance Procedures 17
Honor System 18 Academic Freedom 18
Plagiarism Policy 18
Admissions Information
Admission Policy 19
Admission Requirements 19
Application Procedures 20
Application Deadlines 20
Admissions Classifications 20
Transfer Students 20
Registration 21
Testing Programs 21
Exit Exams 21
International Students
Polices and Procedures 22
Academic Information
Definitions of Terms Used Describing the
Academic Program 24
Curriculum Philosophy 24
Curriculum Departments 25
Course Prefix Abbreviations 25
Program of Study 26
Bible and Theology Department 29
Course Descriptions 30
Academic Policies 35
Student Life 41
Student Service 43
School Closing 44
Financial Information
Payment of Account 45
Textbooks 45
Returned Check and Late Payments 45
Graduation Fees 45
Refund Policy 46
Cost Adjustments 46
Financial Office Hours/Address 46
Tuition and Fees 47
Endowment Opportunities 48
Administration and Staff 49
Academic Calendar 54


Greetings in the name of King Jesus!

It is an exciting time at National Bible College & Seminary (NBC&S); and it is a joy to be a part of what God is doing in and through our faculty and students. NBC&S was founded on the timeless principles of the Word of God and continues to hold to those principles. At NBC&S students not only receive solid Biblical teachings, but they also experience the richness of the presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Students from around the world have made the decision to train at National Bible College & Seminary. Our staff and faculty ensure that every student receives the kind of practical preparation needed for effective ministry in our world.

I am delighted that you are considering earning your degree at National Bible College & Seminary. As you pray for God's direction in your life and ministry, you can know that the faculty at NBC&S is dedicated to preparing you for the fields that are ripe unto harvest. When you join the NBC&S family, you join a worldwide community of servant-leaders who are dedicated to reaching the lost of this world for the Kingdom of God.

I would like to extend a personal welcome to you as you consider National Bible College & Seminary. May God richly bless you as you prepare for the Kingdom Harvest.

In His Service,

Dr. Stephen L. Lowery


Thank you for considering National Bible College & Seminary in your educational plans. With today's ministry challenges, it is increasingly essential to prepare for what God has called you to do. Since 1983, National Bible College & Seminary has been committed to the effective training of men and women to face the challenges of ministry. Our academic programs are rich in Bible foundation and practical in ministry applications. Graduates of NBC&S have gone on to serve in a variety of ministries around the world that include education, pastoral ministry, and national evangelism.

Our program is about ministry and at NBC&S students are engaged in practical ministry while they attend classes. In fact, the 2,700-membership of the National Church of God serves as a “living ministry lab” where students can implement training and gain experience that will last a lifetime.

This is an exciting time at NBC&S. God is blessing; our programs are expanding; and students are catching a vision for the harvest that is ready in these last days. As you seek God's direction for your academic needs, I trust you will be inspired by the vision we share at NBC&S to provide practical ministry skills for the harvest.

We look forward to working with you to meet your educational needs. The future is bright at NBC&S. Come and experience the difference.

May God richly bless you in your academic endeavors.


Dr. Aaron R. Jones
Executive Vice President


For Information On: Contact: (301) 567-9503

Admissions Registrar
JaNice Parks, D.Min
Ext. 7152

Alumni Affairs President of Alumni Association
Karen McPherson, MTS
Ext. 7166

Bookstore Book Store Manager
Jean Arganua, B.Min (candidate)
301-567-9500 ext. 7118

Student Services Director of Student Affairs
Reginald Pickett, M.T.S.
Ext. 7160

Faculty Academic Dean
Femi Falana, D.R.E.
Ext. 7163

Fees and Payment Chief Financial Officer
Alan Mason
301-567-9507 ext. 8117

Graduate Programs Dean of Graduate Studies
Richard Archer, D.Min.
Ext. 7162

Library Library Technician
Anna Jones B.Min (candidate)
Ext. 7503

Undergraduate Programs Academic Dean
Femi Falana, D.R.E.
Ext. 7163

Registration and Records Registrar
JaNice Parks, D.Min.
Ext. 7152
Registration and Records Administrative Assistant
Crystal Briggs, B.Min. (candidate)
Ext. 7154

Recruitment Director of Recruitment
Reginald Pickett, M.T.S.
Ext. 7160

Institutional Advancement Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Ralph Sutherland, D.Min
Ext. 7159

General Education Director of General Education
Pamela Pettyjohn, D.Min
Ext. 7164

Online Studies Dean of Online Studies
Hope Murphy, Ed.D (candidate)
Ext. 7155

General Information


In 1983, Dr. T.L. Lowery, Senior Pastor of the National Church of God established the National Bible Institute (NBI). He selected 14 of his top leaders to train and equip for Christian ministry. For a curriculum, Dr. Lowery selected the Church of God "Ministerial Internship Program" (MIP) which is an extensive study of Bible Doctrine, Ministry, and other areas necessary for success in Christian work. In 1984, Dr. T.L. Lowery recruited Dr. Fred Snowden to assist in formalizing a one-year intensive ministry training curriculum.

In 1992, NBI was approved by the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization to accept foreign students. In September, 40 students representing 21 foreign countries attended classes at the National Bible Institute.

In 1993, NBI received its non-governmental accreditation through the Accrediting Commission International for Schools, Colleges, and Theological Seminaries. This allowed NBI to award undergraduate degrees in Biblical Studies. In 1996, NBI proudly changed their name to National Bible College (NBC) and the first Bachelor Degrees were awarded.

In 1998, the administration of the National Bible College began the task of restructuring the academic programs and developing a strategic college development plan. In 1999, NBC received certification from the Maryland Higher Education Commission as a degree-granting religious institution.

In the fall of 2000, National Bible College took a giant step forward into the new millennium with the establishment of the National Bible Seminary, the graduate division of the National Bible College. In June 2001, the seminary graduated its first set of Master of Theological Studies candidates.

In 2001, National Bible College and Seminary (NBC&S) received a donation from John Gregory of King Pharmaceuticals to expand the facilities. In 2006, NBC&S moved into the new World Education Center (WEC). This center provided NBC&S with an additional 27 classrooms, a two-story library, a gymnasium, and a commercial kitchen. In 2008, NBC&S expanded its program to online studies, offering both undergraduate and graduate courses. NBC&S will continue to train men and women to reach the worldwide harvest.


National Bible College and Seminary provides extensive Christian education for laypersons, ministers, and Christian professionals. NBC&S exists to prepare the student for God-honoring ministry both in the church and society.


The National Bible College and Seminary philosophy is based upon the biblical fact that Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church and truth is founded in the Word of God. We recognize that wisdom and knowledge comes through the Godhead (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit).

The National Bible College and Seminary is dedicated to educational integrity and Biblical truth. Understanding our call as an institution, we are committed to providing Christian education based on the Word of God and sound doctrine. Our program of study consists of Bible and Theology, and general education. It is through these programs that we endeavor to prepare the student to reach the worldwide harvest.

National Bible College and Seminar believes through the work and power of the Holy Spirit the mission, objectives, and purpose can be met to the glory of God.


The National Bible College and Seminary core values are foundational beliefs that guide the operation of our institution. Our core values influence the activities of the institution and the conduct of faculty, staff, and student.

Biblical Authority The National Bible College and Seminary (NBC&S) seeks to operate as an institution under functional authority of the inerrant Word of God. NBC&S is committed to obeying its commands and applying its principles (2 Timothy 3:16).

Integrity National Bible College and Seminary (NBC&S) seeks to live, teach, and entreat lives that are not conformed to this world (Romans 12:2) Emphasis is placed on Christian growth and maturity that models after the life of Christ. NBC&S acknowledges the obligation of every Christian to live under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Global Missions National Bible College and Seminary is committed to implementing Christ’s mandate to reach the worldwide harvest by teaching and training students for evangelism, church planting and cross cultural ministry. (Matthew 9:37, 38)

Academic Excellence National Bible College and Seminary is committed to providing qualified Christian education and academic programs that challenges and enables every student to fulfill their God-given destiny.

Christ-centered Relationships National Bible College and Seminary is committed to building body of students that places Christ at the center of all relationships in order to promote strong churches, families, and communities.

Dedicated Servanthood National Bible College and Seminary is dedicated to training Christian leaders whose understand the importance of prayer, holy living, worship, giving, and effective ministry. NBC&S further seeks to cultivate an understanding that without the Holy Spirit, true ministry will not take place in the student, community, or church.


National Bible College and Seminary seeks to advance the following objectives, through selected programs of study. The student will be able to:

Understand and demonstrate biblical principles, and teach them effectively.
Understand and demonstrate the process of biblical interpretation and doctrinal formulation.
Apply specific ministry skills and abilities to specialized areas in ministry.
Understand and demonstrate spiritual disciplines in their daily life.
Understand basic foundations for general education.
Give spiritual guidance to a dying world and aid them in growing spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
Communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the church, home, and community.
Develop competency in the use of tools and methodologies common to the pursuit of higher learning.
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of essential biblical principles and biblical teachings through practicum, written assignments, and group projects.
Defend the Christian faith by allowing the Word of God to be the foundation.


An administrative staff and an elected Board of Directors operate the National Bible College and Seminary. The National Church of God, friends, and tuition support NBC&S. The programs offered at NBC&S primarily benefit students seeking vocational ministry.

The governance of the Bible College and Seminary includes input from both faculty and students. The Faculty Senate consists of the faculty members of NBC&S. The Student Government Association consists of active students in good standing. Both the Faculty Senate and SGA impact directly on matters of governance by providing recommendations to the administration. In all cases, final decision-making is the responsibility of the administration within the broad policies established by the Board of Directors. The administration considers recommendations from the faculty, staff, and students in making governance decisions. On matters of academic impact, the recommendation of the faculty, through its governance organ, shall be factored into the decision made by the administration.


1.1.1 The Scriptures
We believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration of the original writings of the sixty-six books of the Bible, the Word of God. The Word of God is the full and complete revelation of God's will for man, the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:20, 21; Jude 3).

1.1.2 The Godhead
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; co-eternal in being; co-identical in nature; co-equal in power and glory; and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:18, 19).

1.1.3 Jesus Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men (John 1:1, 2, 14, 18; Luke 1:35). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our complete redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, propitiatory, and substitutional sacrifice, a redemption made sure to us by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24, 25; 5:8-10; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God the Father where, as our High Priest; He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor and Advocate (Acts 1:9-11; Romans 8:34; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:3; 6:19, 20; 7:24, 25; 9:24; I John 2:1, 2).

1.1.4 Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, possessing all the attributes of deity; and that; in essence, He is equally God (Acts 5:3, 4; II Corinthians 13:14). We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration and sanctification, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling equally and permanently with every believer, and sealing them unto the day of redemption (Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 6:11; 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:13, 14; 4:30). We believe that every unregenerate person, the moment he exercises faith in Christ as Savior, immediately possesses the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; Galatians 4:6; I Thessalonians 4:8). We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth; that He sovereignly bestows spiritual gifts upon each believer; and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled (controlled) with the Spirit (John 16:13; I Corinthians 12:4-7; Ephesians 5:18).

1.1.5 Man and Original Sin
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God but through Adam's sin the whole race fell, became alienated from God and inherited a sin nature, is totally depraved, possesses no spark of divine life, and of himself, is utterly helpless to remedy his lost condition apart from the grace of God (Genesis 1:25-27; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).

1.1.6 Salvation.
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to sinful man by grace and received solely by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ who accomplished complete redemption by His substitutionary death and shedding of His precious blood (John 3:18; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8, 9; Philippians 3:4-9; Titus 3:5; I Peter 1:18, 19).

1.1.7 The Church
We believe that the universal church, which is the body and the bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of the present age which began at Pentecost and shall be terminated at the rapture (Ephesians 1:22, 23; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 12:5; Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 2:42-47). We believe that the establishment and continuance of the local church is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures, being composed solely of believers (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11). These churches worship on the first day of the week, the Lord's Day (John 20:19, 26; Acts 20:7; I Corinthians 16:1, 2; Hebrews 10:25). We believe baptism by immersion should precede local church membership (Acts 8:35-38).

1.1.8 The Personality of Satan
We believe that Satan is a personal being, the highest rank of all angelic creatures; who through pride became the author of sin and the cause of the fall of man. He is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire (Genesis 3:1-19; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 4:21; 25:41; Revelation 20:10).

1.1.9 The Blessed Hope
We believe that the next great event in the fulfillment of prophecy will be the imminent, personal, pre-tribulation return of the Lord in the air to receive to Himself into heaven both His own who are alive and remain unto His coming and also all who have fallen asleep in Him. This event is the blessed hope set before us in Scripture, and for this we should be constantly looking (John 14:1-3; I Corinthians 15:51, 52; Philippians 3:20; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14; I Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10).

1.1.10 The Tribulation
We believe that the translation of the church will be followed by the fulfillment of Israel's seventieth week (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 6:1-19, 21) during which the church, the body of Christ, will be in heaven. This entire period of seven years will be a time of judgment on the whole earth, at the end of which, the times of the Gentiles will be brought to a close. The latter half of this period will be the time of Jacob's trouble (Jeremiah 30:7), which our Lord called the great tribulation (Matthew 24:15-21; Revelation 6:1; 19:21).

1.1.11 The Second Coming of Christ
We believe that the period of great tribulation will be climaxed by the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth as He went, in person, on the clouds of heaven, and with great glory to introduce the millennial age; to bind Satan and place him in the abyss; to lift the curse which now rests on the whole creation; to restore Israel to her own land and to give her the realization of God's covenant promises, and to bring the whole world to the knowledge of God (Deuteronomy 30:1-10; Isaiah 11:4-9; Ezekiel 37:21-28; Zechariah 14:4; Romans 8:19-23; 11:25-27; Revelation 20:1-3).

1.1.12 The Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28, 29; 11:25, 26; Revelation 20:5, 6, 12, 13). We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Revelation 20:4-6). We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited; they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting, conscious punishment (Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6, 7; Revelation 20:11-15).

1.1.13 Historicity of the Bible
We believe in the full historicity and perspicuity of the Biblical record of primeval history, including the literal existence of Adam and Eve as the progenitors of all people, the literal fall and resultant divine curse on creation, the worldwide cataclysmic deluge, and the origin of nations and languages at the tower of Babel (Gen. 2:7; 2:21-25; 3:1-7; 3:8-19; 7:11-24; 11:1-9).

1.1.14 Creation
We believe in the Genesis account of Creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, not allegorically nor figuratively. We believe that man was created directly in God's own image and after His own likeness; that man's creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or developments through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms. We believe that all animals and vegetable life were made directly, and God's established law was that they should bring forth only "after their kind" (Gen. 1:1-2:25; Ps. 8:5; John 1:2-3).


National Bible College and Seminary has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission International for Schools, Colleges and Theological Seminaries (ACI) to award associates, bachelors, graduate and post-graduate degrees. ACI is an independent accrediting agency specializing in accreditation for seminaries, Bible colleges, and other specialized schools. ACI accredits over 310 schools in 39 of the United States and in eight other countries.

Accrediting Commission International
P.O. Box 1030
Beebe, Arkansas 72012
Phone: (501) 882-3361 Website:  HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"

National Bible College is now pursuing further recognition with Transnational Association of Christian Schools and Colleges (TRACS). TRACS is recognized by both the United States Department of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, as a national accrediting body for Christian institutions, colleges, universities, and seminaries. TRACS is also a member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education. TRACS is a voluntary, non-profit, self-governing organization that provides accreditation to Christian postsecondary institutions offering associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees.

Transnational Association of Christian Schools and Colleges
15935 Forest Road
Forest, Virginia 24551
Phone: (434) 525-9539 Website:  HYPERLINK ""

In accordance with Section 11-203 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Higher Education Commission has certified the National Bible College and Seminary as a religious degree-granting institution.  As such, NBC&S may solely grant degrees in religious disciplines without the approval of the Commission. 

MHEC is the State of Maryland's higher education coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and private colleges, universities, and for-profit career schools.
National Bible College & Seminary is authorized by the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service to receive non-resident international students.

Maryland Higher Education Commission
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: (410) 260-4500 | Toll Free: (800) 974-0203 Website:  HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"

National Bible College & Seminary is authorized by the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service to receive non-resident international students.


As a student of the National Bible College and Seminary (NBC&S), the right of sharing in the privileges of the NBC&S community involves corresponding responsibilities. These include the recognition of the authority of the administration, the faculty, and the Board of Trustees of NBC&S over all procedures, policies, and guidelines in governing the college.

NBC&S seeks to maintain high standards of integrity in academic work, in ministry, and in community relationships. These standards of integrity are expected to be met by students, faculty, and staff; and they are stated here for self-discipline and support by all members of the college community. Each of us may expect from the other absolute honesty in all relationships, responsibilities, and tasks; integrity and good stewardship in all financial obligations and dealings; conscientious concern for each other in matters of personal habits, attitudes, and actions; demonstration of a spirit which recognizes the Lordship of Christ and expresses the biblical concept of love for God and man; a caring attitude toward others; an appreciation of the facilities of NBC&S; and a custodial concern for maintaining both its natural and physical facilities.

The maintenance of appropriate personal standards, while members of the community, is expected. The use of alcohol, tobacco, and non-prescription drugs on campus is not permitted. NBC&S also believes that the biblical standards for human sexuality clearly prescribe a heterosexual relationship within the context of marriage, or sexual chastity for those who are single. Students are expected to conform to these standards and give clear evidence of their Christian life and character so as to commend the Gospel, strengthen the church and honor the Lord.

Evidence of conspicuous or persistent failures in moral responsibility will lead to disciplinary action, which may result in suspension or dismissal from the faculty, staff, or student body. Specifics for faculty are outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and details for students are given below.


I understand that my preparation for Christian work requires my personal commitment to the Lord Jesus and separation from sin. I further realize that as a NBC&S student, I represent the Lord Jesus Christ as well as the College and Seminary. I am aware that the Scriptures prohibit sins (i.e., stealing, sexual immorality, occult practices and cheating) and attitudes (i.e., pride, lust, bitterness, harmful discrimination, jealousy and an unforgiving spirit), which are to be avoided. In addition, I understand that certain types of activities are questionable and I will avoid those activities as determined by the College and Seminary for testimony's sake. As a member of the NBC&S family, I pledge myself, therefore, without reservation to these lifestyle commitments:

1. To recognize the authority of the administration and faculty of NBC&S and the Board of Trustees of NBC&S over all procedures, policies, and guidelines in governing the College and Seminary;
2. To demonstrate integrity and good stewardship in all financial obligations and
3. To live in a manner consistent with the Word of God and submit to the authority of the Scriptures in matters of faith and conduct and to the control of the Holy Spirit;
4. To demonstrate a spirit, which recognizes the Lordship of Christ and expresses the biblical concept of love for God and man;
5. To dress casually, except when notified; however, no shorts, T-shirts, tank tops, etc., may be worn. Each student is expected to practice modesty and good hygiene;
6. To actively support the cause of Christ and to endeavor to win others to faith in Him;
7. To respect the interdenominational character of NBC&S by refraining from
propagating potentially divisive doctrines;
8. During classroom prayer or worship, refrain from the laying of hands
or ministering to other students without their consent and professor’s approval;
9. To maintain academic integrity at all times in order to complete assignments, tests, and
research. Plagiarism and other forms of academic cheating will not be tolerated;
10. To appreciate the facilities of NBC&S and have a custodial concern for maintaining
both its natural and physical facilities;
11. To abstain from the sale and use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs;
To refrain from gambling and social dancing, and attendance at night clubs, bars, and similar places;
14. To subscribe to the biblical standards for human sexuality of heterosexual relationships within the context of marriage, or sexual chastity for those who are single.
15. Pagers and cell phones must be on vibrate during class sessions.

I understand that the STANDARDS OF CONDUCT are to guide my behavior on and off the campus for the time I am enrolled in NBC&S. While it is recognized that personal preferences differ and that every member of the College and Seminary community might not agree with every detail of these standards, I must honorably adhere to them. Such an attitude on my part is a way I can develop Christian discipline, exhibit Christian maturity and demonstrate the love of Christ in concern both for the integrity of the College and Seminary itself, as well as for the personal welfare of other believers. Further, I understand that failure to cooperate in maintaining the Standards will lead to appropriate disciplinary action and/or possible dismissal.


National Bible College & Seminary policies are in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (PL-88-353) and all regulations adopted pursuant to such title to the end that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, gender or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. Furthermore, National Bible College & Seminary does not discriminate against ethnic origin, or gender in administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, or admission policies, nor with regard to access to, or treatment in its programs in respect to those with impaired vision, hearing, or physical mobility. NBC&S is an Equal Opportunity Institution of Higher Learning.


National Bible College & Seminary provides confidentiality of student records. This policy is in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as amended.

The institution may provide directory information (i.e. student name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student and participation in officially recognized activities). Students may withhold directory information by notifying the registrar in writing.


Students who enroll on a non-credit basis are classified as audit students. The cost to audit a course is $285.00 (M.T.S); $345.00 (M.Div.); and $390.00 (D.Min.). Courses will appear on the student's transcript, but without credit hours. Audit students who enroll in a course and later decide to convert the course for credit shall file an approved academic petition within four weeks prior to the end of the semester and must be passing the course at the time of the request. Upon approval, the student shall pay the additional tuition and must submit all course assignments by the end of the semester for a course grade to be applied to his/her transcript. Students who do not hold a Bachelor's Degree will not be allowed to audit graduate courses. Students who do not hold a Master of Divinity Degree will not be allowed to audit doctoral courses.


Students who have academic questions are encouraged to consult with their Academic Advisor. It is advised that students keep copies of all their course enrollment forms to assist in academic advising and to safeguard the accuracy of student records.


National Bible College and Seminary's academic school year consists of two semesters plus a summer session.


The following activities will subject the student to dismissal from NBC&S: (1) the use or possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal substances; (2) sexual immorality; (3) lying, especially to the Administration or Student Government Association in a disciplinary action; (4) gambling; (5) abuse of NBC&S property; (6) dishonesty (including cheating on tests or assignments, theft, forgery, plagiarism, etc.); (7) persistent failure to comply with administrative requests; (8) deliberately falsifying materials to be placed in his or her permanent file as defined below; and (9) noncompliance with any of these policies.

Should a student wish to appeal disciplinary action by NBC&S, he/she should apply first to the Director of Student Affairs. The second stage consists of an appeal to the Student Government Association in conjunction with the Executive Vice President. If unsatisfied, the student may then appeal to the President. There will be no appeal beyond the President.

A student dismissed from NBC&S may, after two semesters, apply for re-admission by approaching the Director of Student Affairs, who will consider the request in conjunction with the Executive Vice President and/or the Academic Dean.



The Informal Procedural Process:

1. A student who believes that he/she has been aggrieved must first attempt to seek an informal resolution with the other party involved in the dispute (e.g., grade dispute with instructor).

2. If the student is unable to resolve the dispute with the primary party of the dispute, then the student is to bring the dispute to the Student Affairs Office. The Director or his/her designee will seek to reach an informal resolution through mediation between the parties.

3. If the mediation at the Dean's level fails, then the student's grievance is consigned to the Executive Vice President.

The Formal Procedural Process:

1. Student grievances, which are consigned to the Student Affairs office, must be specified in writing. A student's written statement, along with supporting evidence, constitutes a case document.

2. The second party to the dispute is also required to provide the Director of Student Affairs a written statement with his/her account of the dispute.

3. The Director of Student Affairs is then required to set a date for convening a meeting to
hear the case as expeditiously as possible. All parties are to be informed, in writing, of
the charges and the meeting date, as well as a statement requesting his/her presence.

4. During the hearing, the student presents his/her case, after which the accused party is allowed to present the other side.

5. Following the hearing, the Director of Student Affairs will inform all parties, in writing, of his/her decision. The Executive Vice President and Academic Dean of NBC&S are also sent a copy of the decision.


Academic life in the college operates under an honor code based on individual integrity. Each student is required to sign an "Honor Pledge" upon enrolling in the college, which prohibits the giving or receiving of assistance under specified scholastic situations and requires the reporting of any infractions. Faculty members do not necessarily proctor tests and examinations.


National Bible College and Seminary recognizes that institutions of higher education are to be established for the common good. The college also recognizes that the common good can never be realized unless opportunities exist for freedom of teaching, research and services among all institutions of higher education as well as within individuals' institutions.

Academic freedom at National Bible College and Seminary is framed by the context of the College's Mission Statement and Statement of faith, and is consistent with the standards and norms stated in the academic freedom policy. The faculty member is free to pursue truth within his or her discipline by research, discussion and other forms of inquiry. This freedom carries a responsibility to truth, to scholarly integrity, and to one's students.

The National Bible College and Seminary takes seriously the acts of academic dishonesty such as plagiarism, cheating on examinations, and falsification of records and official documents. National Bible College and Seminary students are expected to maintain a high level of integrity. Acts of dishonesty affects the student’s collegial career and the overall morale of the institution.
Plagiarism is the act of taking the work of another and presenting it as one's own, without acknowledgement of the original source. Students are expected to acknowledge ideas, claims, observations, or data of others, unless generally known. If there is no appropriate acknowledgement of sources, whether intended or not, this may constitute a violation of the institution’s policy and may be treated as a case of academic dishonesty.
Cheating refers to the use of unauthorized sources of information on examinations or any attempt by students to deceive the evaluator of an examination, paper, or project. Every student is expected to do her or his own work in the completion of an assignment or an examination unless either (a) the sources for these ideas are explicitly cited, or (b) the instructor explicitly allows such collaboration. In addition, a person giving unauthorized assistance to another on an examination is just as guilty of cheating as the person who accepts or solicits such aid.
Students found guilty of such behavior will be subject to disciplinary action by the administration (e.g. failing courses, academic probation, and dismissal from course.



In considering application, the Admissions Board reviews the applicant complete file (i.e. academic records, recommendation, and personal information). All applicants will be considered for enrollment regardless of race, sex, national or ethnic origin. Each applicant will be assessed according his/her academic background and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The applicant will be notified of the decision of the Committee.

A certificate or degree from NBC&S is not a license or ordination, although, it is a tool to aid in this process. Each denomination or non-denominational organization has its own set of guidelines for licensing and ordaining its ministers.

Proficiency in the English language is required. Prospective international students need to take the TOEFL iBT Exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language). This exam may be waived if student has previously completed the exam. The exam focuses on how well students use English. Students must achieve a minimum score of 85 for their total score. Students also must obtain a minimum score for each test as listed below:

Reading: 20
Writing: 25
Speaking: 20
Listening: 20

Students may register for the exam at  HYPERLINK "" The TOEFL code for NBC&S is 1308.


Acceptance will be granted to the student after evaluation of submitted documentation. The appropriate fees must accompany the application package. Full admission into a program will be granted once student’s application and supporting documents have been approved. Applicants should have substantial experience in Christian church ministry and demonstrate competency in Biblical studies. The following requirements apply:

Master of Theological Studies
A Bachelors Degree in a religious area of study, (i.e., Religious Studies, Theology, Christian Ministry, etc.) or a Bachelors Degree in a secular subject (i.e., Math, Business, Computer Science, Etc.)

Master of Divinity
A Masters Degree in a religious area of study, (i.e., Religious Studies, Theology, Christian Ministry, etc.) from an accredited college or university.
Pass the Graduate Admissions Assessment

Doctor of Ministry
A Master of Divinity Degree (or the equivalent) from an accredited or otherwise approved college, seminary or university.


All applicants should complete the application in its entirety and submit to the Office of Admission and Records (download from  HYPERLINK "" The application must be accompanied by the following documentation:
Application Fee ($100.00 non-refundable)
Standard Passport Photo (2)
Mission, Purpose, Philosophy of Education, Core Values, Objective, Standard of Conduct, and Doctrinal Statement (signature required)
State of Purpose (Christian Conversion)
e. Essay detailing “My Most Memorable Ministry Experience”
(3 page typed, double-spaced, and in appropriate format for a formal
Pastoral Recommendation
Professional Recommendation
Copy of Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (only originals are accepted)
Privacy Rights of Students
International students must submit their Application Package to their sponsor.

Make checks payable to National Bible College and Seminary. Please answer all questions. If a question does not apply to you, write N/A (not applicable) in the space provided


Fall Semester– July 23
Spring Semester – December 15
Summer Semester—May 25


Regular Student - A student who meets all entrance requirements and is pursuing a certificate or degree program.

Non-Regular Student - A student who desires to take only a limited number of courses for credit, but who is not interested in enrolling in a certificate or degree program. Non-Regular students must follow the application procedures.

Auditor - A student permitted to enroll in a course without being required to fulfill the normal course requirements in that course when it is taken for credit. No credit is granted. Audited courses will be recorded on the official transcript. Abbreviated admissions credentials are required of those students who are only auditing courses.


National Bible College & Seminary welcomes transfer students desiring to pursue their educational goals in Christian studies and who wish to transfer from another accredited or approved college. However, each course is individually evaluated before acceptance to ensure that it meets the requirements of similar offerings at NBC&S. The decision to accept or reject transfer of credits rests solely with NBC&S.

Official transcripts (certified and sealed) must be submitted directly to the Enrollment Management office from all institutions of learning attended after high school graduation. Transcripts must indicate courses entered, courses in progress, courses completed, grade, and Semester/quarter credit hours earned (as well as the accreditation of the college). Graduate students may transfer up to 9 credit hours. Transcripts dated beyond ten (10) years will not be accepted.

The final decision on transferring credits will be made, put in writing, and sent to the registrar for inclusion in the student’s folder. The registrar will then give the student a timely response as to the acceptance/rejection of transfer of credits. Once the registrar receives the certified transcript, he/she will forward it to the Dean who will work closely with the members of the appropriate department in making the final decision on transfer of credits. Only work completed with a "B" or better is transferable.


Please refer to the academic calendar for official registration dates. Late registration dates are listed by each course on the semester schedule. A $25.00 late registration fee will be charged for late registration, as well as all tuition and fees. All tuition and fees must be paid in full before coursework can begin.


All students applying for any graduate program will be required to take the Graduate Admission Assessment I, II, or III. Graduate Admission Assessment II requires a score of 70%.


Students in the Master of Theological Studies, Master of Divinity, and the Doctor of Ministry programs will be required to take an exit exam before graduating. The primary purpose of the Exit Exam is to significantly improve students' knowledge, classroom instruction, and the overall curriculum of the graduate programs.

Terms and Conditions for Applying

According to United States Citizenship Immigration Services, NBC&S may issue a SEVIS Form I-20 to a foreign applicant accepted for enrollment in a full course of study only after the following conditions are met:

The prospective student has submitted a written application to the NBC&S.
The written application, the student’s transcripts or other records of courses taken, proof of financial resources for the student and other supporting documents have been received, reviewed, and evaluated at NBC&S.
The Executive Vice President has determined that the prospective student’s qualifications meet all standards for admission.
The Office of Admissions has accepted the prospective student for enrollment in a full course of study.

Once NBC&S has issued the student an I-20 Form (application for student Visa) the following may take place:

The student can schedule an appointment at the Local Embassy to apply for a visa.
A M-1/F-1 student status may be granted to a student who seeks entry into the United States for the purpose of pursuing a full course of study at NBC&S and is authorized to enroll as M-1/F-1 students.
When applying for an M-1/F-1 visa, the student must prove to a U.S. consular officer that he/she wishes to enter the United States temporarily and solely for the purpose of vocational study and academic study, that the student has “a residence in a foreign country which he/she has no intention of abandoning.”

Maintenance of Status

A student admitted to the United States under M-1/F-1 status must meet certain obligations in order to maintain status:
The student must continue to carry a full course of study at NBC&S.
The student must not accept unauthorized “Employment” and must keep his or her passport valid.
The student must apply to the USCIS (United States Citizenship Immigration Services) for an extension of stay if he/she wishes to remain in the United States beyond the period of time for which he/she was admitted.
The student who wishes to transfer to another school must apply to USCIS for approval prior to making the transfer.
The student who fails to maintain status is not eligible for a 30-day grace period and may be removed from the United States.

NBC&S is obligated to report the following to SEVIS within 21 days of their occurrence:

Any student who has failed to maintain status or complete his or her program.
A change of the student or dependant’s legal name.
A change of the student or dependant’s U.S. address.
Any student who has graduated early or prior to the program completion date listed on SEVIS Form I-20.
Any disciplinary action taken by NBC&S against the student as a result of the student being convicted of a crime.
Any other notification request made by SEVIS with respect to the current status of the student.
SEVIS registration and enrollment reporting on all students.
Whether a student has enrolled at NBC&S, dropped below a full course of study without prior authorization, or failed to enroll.

Vacation Period

A M-1 student attending an approved institution is allowed to take the summer as a vacation period and remain in status only if:

The student has completed an academic year of studies prior to the summer vacation.
The student intends and is eligible to enroll at the same school during the term or semester immediately after the vacation, and
The summer vacation period at the school in which the M-1 student is enrolled is normally observed as a vacation.

Practical Training:

A M-1 student may be eligible to accept employment in order to obtain practical training, but only after completion of his or her studies.

Permission to engage in practical training is not automatically granted and care must be exercised in the preparation of practical training applications.

NBC&S is primarily an evening college designed to serve full-time Christian workers and others who have full-time jobs during the day. Therefore, NBC&S offers most of its curriculum during morning and evening hours. All certificates and degrees are earned primarily through the evening programs.

Evening classes are held Monday through Friday 6:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. Saturday morning classes are held 9:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

The regular academic year programs at NBC&S are comprised of two semesters, 16 weeks each. Summer school is eight, with classes meeting once/twice a week.

Definitions of Terms Used in Describing the Academic Program

Credit Hour -- All scholastic work is measured according to the semester credit hour. This is the equivalent of one class of 180 minutes per week (plus preparation) or two laboratory hours per week (plus preparation) for 16 weeks.

Curriculum -- The pattern of courses leading to a specific educational objective. These are required sequential offerings, which meet an educational objective.

Grade-Point Average [GPA] -- The GPA is the average determined by dividing a student's total quality points by the total number of semester hours of credit that he or she has attempted. Quality points for one course are computed by multiplying the number of credit hours for a course by the student's grade as measured on a four-point scale. The total quality points earned by a student is computed by adding together the quality points in each of the courses attempted.

Prerequisite -- A course which must be completed prior to admission into another course.

Student Classification -- Division of students into classes based on the number of credit hours completed.

Transfer of Credit -- Applying credit hours earned at one educational institution to the completion of
an academic program at another institution. The rule which applies to most transfers is that the grade earned in a transferred course must be "B" or above, and the course must be similar to a course offered in the college to which the transfer is made.


NBC&S degree programs are structured to give every student a thorough background in Bible and doctrine. Thus, every student regardless of area of concentration is a Bible major. The curriculum also provides students with a complimentary foundation in general education in order that they might have a comprehension of the history, language, thought, and expression of past and present world cultures. All of this is designed to assist students to develop a truly biblical world and life view.


The academic area of the seminary is organized according to the following department:

Department of Bible and Theology


Department of Bible and Theology
CED Christian Education
MDC Counseling
MDP Pastoral Leadership
THE Theology
Programs of Study

Master of Theological Studies
(30 credit hour program)

Program Description
The M.T.S. program is designed for those individuals seeking to develop their theological knowledge and does not want to pursue a Doctor of Ministry degree program. Individuals who wish to enroll in the Doctor of Ministry program should pursue it through the Master of Divinity degree program. The M.T.S program is ideal for leaders in Para-Church ministries, Sunday school teachers, Bible study leaders etc., to provide such student with a solid foundation in Theology that will enhance other ministry preparation.

To give the student a biblical and theological foundation for effective ministry.
To encourage students to do competent research and writing in preparation for preaching and teaching.
To provide instruction to enable the student to defend the Christian faith.

First Year

THE501 Old Testament Theology 3 THE502 New Testament Theology 3
THE512 Old Testament Theology II 3 THE503 Advanced Hermeneutics 3
THE504 Advanced Apologetics 3 THE509 Christian Theology I 3
THE515 Biblical Language I (Greek) 3 THE513 Christian Theology II 3
THE516 Bible Language II (Greek) 3 THE514 Christian Theology III 3

Total 15 Total 15

Master of Divinity
(90 credit hour program)
Program Description
The Master of Divinity is designed for those students who already have a foundation in biblical studies. Professional ministry vocations, for which the Master of Divinity is primarily designed to equip students, include pastoral ministry, missions, chaplains and others with a biblical and theological basis for church related ministries. The program also serves as the foundational degree to prepare students for further studies in preparation for vocations in research, teaching, and writing in biblically related fields. Consequently, NBC&S seeks to maintain a healthy balance in the program among the biblical, theological, and practical studies.

To develop pastoral skills, especially in the area of counseling ministry.
To provide instruction to enable the student to analyze interrelationships between the pastor and layperson.
To encourage students to do competent research and writing in preparation for preaching and teaching.
To provide education to expand the students knowledge of church administration and law.
To provide leadership training so the student can utilize effective leadership skills.

First Year
THE501 Old Testament Theology 3 THE502 New Testament Theology 3
THE512 Old Testament Theology II 3 THE503 Advanced Hermeneutics 3
THE504 Advanced Apologetics 3 THE509 Christian Theology I 3
THE515 Biblical Language I (Greek) 3 THE513 Christian Theology II 3
THE516 Bible Language II (Greek) 3 THE514 Christian Theology III 3
Total 15 Total 15

Second Year

MDP601 Church Administration 3 MDC606 Mood Disorders 3
MDP602 Pastor, Church, and Law 3 CED601 Advanced Effective Leadership 3
MDC607 Comparative Therapies 3 CED607 Advanced Christian Education 3
THE521 Foundation of Pentecostal THE600 Systematic Theology I 3
Theology 3 THE601 Systematic Theology II 3
CED608 Designing Biblical
Instruction 3
Total 15 Total 15

Third Year

MDC609 Marital Enrichment 3 CED609 Evaluating Ministry Effectiveness 3
THE522 World Religions 3 (Appraisal/Assessment Techniques)
MDP604 Church Finances 3 CED610 Family Life Education 3
MDP603 TQM for Churches 3 MDP605 Time Management 3
MDR700 Research/Thesis Proposal 3 MDR710 Main Thesis 6
Total 15 Total 15

Doctor of Ministry
(30 credit hour program)

Program Description
The Doctor of Ministry degree is an advanced professional degree designed for the continuing development of those involved in vocational ministry. Since it is not oriented towards teaching or research in graduate theological studies, the Doctor of Ministry degree is distinct from the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or the Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) degrees. The Doctor of Ministry program is designed to enhance professional competence by expanding upon an initial foundation of theology and ministry experience, to enable those in vocational ministry to enhance current strengths, address areas of weakness, and increase overall effectiveness.

To develop pastoral skills, especially in the area of leadership coaching.
To provide instruction to enable the student to analyze interrelationships between the pastor, the leader, and layperson.
To encourage students to do competent research and writing in preparation for preaching and teaching.
To provide education to expand the students knowledge of practical and advanced theology.
To provide leadership training so the student can utilize effective leadership skills.

Degree Requirements

First Year

SYS701 Advanced Practical Theology 3 PTH701 Effective Ministry Leadership 3
SYS702 Advanced Systematic Theology 3 PTH710 Leadership Lifestyle Principles 3
PTH702 Ministry Leadership Coaching 3 PTH711 Spiritual Formation and Renewal 3
Total 9 Total 9

Second Year
PTH703 Doctoral Ministry Project 3
(Field Work)
DMT901 Proposal/Outline Dissertation 3 DMT902 Doctoral Dissertation 6
Total 6 Total 6


Students completing courses in the Bible and Theology Department should be able to:

Observe and analyze Church history, Doctrine, and Law for contemporary application; couple with encouraging faith-based initiatives from a sound, safe, and sensible approach.
2. Understand the historical and experiential biblical academics enabling them to exemplify the
intellectual rigor of theological theory to enhance his or her capacity to be a reflective practitioner.
3. National Bible Seminary prepares its graduates to fulfill vocational and non-vocational
Church and/or ministry related leadership roles globally.
4. Successfully obtain vocational posts beyond the seminary degree. 
5. Move fluidly through a model of innovative theological and religious education that is
contextual, dialogical, and interfaith.
6. Understand and demonstrate pastoral roles, missionary opportunities, and Church
Administration roles.

Christian Education Pastoral Leadership
CED601 Advanced Effective Leadership MDP601 Church Administration
CED607 Advanced Christian Education MDP602 Pastor, Church, and Law
CED608 Designing Biblical Instruction MDP603 Total Quality Management for Churches
CED609 Evaluating Ministry Effectiveness MDP604 Church Finances
CED610 Family Life Education MDP605 Time Management

Counseling Studies
MDC606 Mood Disorders
MDC607 Comparative Therapies
MDC608 Appraisal/Assessment Techniques
MDC609 Marital Enrichment
MDC610 Crisis and Trauma

Theological Studies
PTH701 Effective Ministry Leadership THE521 Foundation of Pentecostal Theology
PTH702 Ministry Leadership Coaching THE522 World Religions
PTH703 Doctoral Ministry Project THE600 Systematic Theology I
PTH710 Leadership Lifestyle Principles THE601 Systematic Theology II
PTH711 Spiritual Formation and Renewal
SYS701 Advanced Practical Theology
SYS702 Advanced Systematic Theology
THE501 Old Testament Theology
THE512 Old Testament Theology II
THE502 New Testament Theology
THE503 Advanced Hermeneutics
THE504 Advanced Apologetics
THE515 Biblical Language I (Greek)
THE516 Bible Language II (Greek)
THE509 Christian Theology
THE513 Christian Theology II
THE514 Christian Theology III

CED601 CED601 Advanced Effective Leadership This course of study examines leadership on all levels for practical ministry and academic theological reflection.  This course will work in tandem with other critical issues facing leadership, diversity, and workforce management within the current changing Christian climate. .  

CED607 Advanced Christian Education This study will examine, evaluate, and afford the student with practical methods of classroom instruction and preparation of instructional materials with specific application from biblical examples.  Each student will gain useful knowledge in writing behavioral objectives that include motivational teaching techniques, improved communication skills, classroom discipline, and teaching decorum.  

CED608 Designing Biblical Instruction This course will study the teaching-learning process; practice in writing instructional objectives and designing plans for biblical curriculum development; and a study of task descriptions, motivation, and evaluation in teaching and learning.
CED609 Evaluating Ministry Effectiveness A study of the process of assessment as
applied to program evaluation and measurement of achievement in schools, churches, and Christian organizations, with emphasis on design of valid instruments and appropriate use of findings to enhance ministry effectiveness.

CED610 Family Life Education A study of biblical principles and practical techniques for
designing and implementing church programs of instruction in marriage, family, relationships, childrearing, and other aspects of family life and church-home cooperation.

MDC606 Mood Disorders This course is designed to introduce students to the etiology and
dynamics of selected disorders.  Mood disorders, specifically those disorders related to anxiety and depression that are used as models for conceptualizing advanced counseling theory and therapy. 

MDC607 Comparative Therapies The course of study will explore four major categories
to include Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive/behavioral, and Family systems.  The student will become familiar with several theories associated with these four categories: Psychoanalysis, Adlerian, Jungian, Person-centered, Existential, Gestalt, Behavioral, Cognitive, Integrative, Structured family systems and Strategic family systems.   

MDC608 Appraisal/Assessment Techniques This course is designed to train the student in
theory, principles, and practice of using the major test instruments and non-testing approaches to assessment of client’s condition and needs.

MDC609 Marital Enrichment This is designed to equip students in the theory and skills
necessary to conduct a marital-enrichment program. The student will study a specific model (Christian Prep: The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program). This research-based model will be examined within a theological framework, with an emphasis on integration as well as on specific skills and strategies.

MDP601 Church Administration
This course will discuss how to select, train, evaluate, support, and mentor those involved in the administration of the church. It will also discuss leadership development, servant leadership, and effective executive practices within the church.

MDP602 Pastor, Church, and Law
This course provides students a clear understanding of the major laws affecting churches and clergy. This course examines the role of the Law and the Pastor, Law and the Church, and the relation of Church and State.

MDP604 Church Finances A study of methods, principles, and practical applications in
managing the finances of the local Church.

MDP605 Time Management This course of study will integrate proven time management
techniques into our daily processes. It will aid the student to make informed decisions about what to do and when to apply a structured whole-brain process to shape your current and future commitments.

MDP603 Total Quality Management for Churches This course will introduce students
to the process of TQM, the principles and procedures as they relate to the church.       

PTH701 Effective Ministry Leadership This course will study theories, methodologies
and concepts vital to leading and transforming parishioners and church leaders. This course will also addresses practical applications of leadership that have the greatest impact on leading churches.

PTH702 Ministry Leadership Coaching. The course will assist emerging and seasoned
leaders who want to strengthen their coaching skills and ministries. Developing
Coaching Excellence is designed to help students implement a comprehensive coaching process in all their coaching relationships; practice and sharpen their foundational, relational and strategic coaching skills; and engage in coaching relationships in their ministry context.

PTH703 Doctoral Ministry Project This course of study is an independent project with
key emphasis on areas of specialization that will require measurable practical exposure and individualized accountability for the same.

PTH710 Leadership Lifestyle Principles The course will offer students a unique
experience for personal assessment and growth. It is designed to enhance leadership, competence, confidence, core values, spiritual formation and relational development.

PTH711 Spiritual Formation and Renewal This course will examine principles of
spiritual formation /renewal for personal growth. The course will focus on design and implementation of practices and strategies for daily exercise, congregational renewal and retreat programs.

SYS701 Advanced Practical Theology
This course of study is designed to provide students of the Word with an in-depth foundation in the doctrines of the Christian faith. It is based upon the Scripture as the ultimate source of authority where the doctrines of the Bible are evaluated through the systematic examination and integration of relevant Scriptures with consideration given to doctrinal interpretations throughout Church history. The goal of the course is a greater acquisition of knowledge of the theology that is founded upon the Word of God that prompts the student to a greater individual and collective theological development.

SYS702 Advanced Systematic Theology
A study designed to provide an in-depth review of the Doctrine of the Application of Redemption: Common Grace, Election & Reprobation, The Gospel Call; the Doctrine of the Church: Nature, Marks, & Purposes to include Church Government, Baptism, Communion, the Doctrine of the Future: the return of Christ, the Millennium, the Final Judgment, Eternal Punishment, and New Jerusalem.
THE501 Old Testament Theology I This course of study is an in depth study in a
systematic chapter-by-chapter review of OT with great emphasis placed on the spiritual principles that shall govern the relationship of creation with the Creator.   

THE502 New Testament Theology This is a comprehensive course of study of the New
Covenant Books with much reflection on the history of the Old Covenant; while emphasizing the greater works of the fulfillment of the New Covenant.  This course includes a review of doctrine, prophecy, and the practice that shall govern the life of the Church and the Christian. 

THE503 Advanced Hermeneutics This is a comprehensive course study of the art and
science of Biblical interpretation with great emphasis placed on correct understanding and application of the text.  This course exposes the student of the Bible with the tools and skills of exegesis and application without minimizing the message and the methods of Christ and His Word. 

THE504 Advanced Apologetics This is a comprehensive course of study on the art
and defense of Christian faith for proper presentation and delivery of the Word of God to a nation in need. This study provides students with tools and practical understanding to approach, application, and delivery of the same.

THE509 Christian Theology I
A study designed to explore the Theology and Philosophy of God, the method and critical study of the Bible which includes contemporizing the Christian Message, language, and Postmodernity.

THE512 Old Testament Theology II This is a comprehensive course study of the Old
Covenant Books exploring the prophetical writings of the Major and Minor Prophets. The goal is to help students understand and make application of the principles, practices, and the purposes of God’s Divine Plan for humanity as is outlined in the Old Testament.  

THE513 Christian Theology II
A study designed to explore God’s universal revelation, preservation, inspiration, dependability, inerrancy, authority, and plan to include humanity, sin, the Person & work of Christ.

THE514 Christian Theology III
A study designed to explore the Holy Spirit, Salvation, the Church, and Eschatology.

THE 515         Biblical Language I (Greek) This is the first half of a first-year Greek course. 
The beginnings of grammar and reading from New Testament passages will be
pursued.  Focus will be on nouns and associated words.  The student will learn a
basic vocabulary and a limited number of word forms.
 THE 516 Biblical Language II (Greek) The second half of the first-year Greek course will
focus on verbs and the parts of grammar connected with them.  The student will
learn additional vocabulary, verbal rules and four main conjugations.  The course
will provide a foundation in the biblical language which the student can then build
THE521 Foundation of Pentecostal Theology
This course will study the foundational doctrines of the Christian church.
Particular emphasis is given to the Pentecostal movement as it pertains
to divine healing, the baptism with the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts.
THE522 Examining World Religions
This course will study various religious and ethical systems including Christian
denominations. This will focus on world faiths and religious philosophies.

THE600 Systematic Theology I
A study designed to provide an in-depth review of the Doctrine of the Word of God, the Characteristics of Scripture: clarity, necessity, and sufficiency. It seeks to provide the student of the Word with a greater understanding and execution of principles concerning the existence of God, the character of God, and the providence of God.

THE601 Systematic Theology II
A study designed to provide an in-depth review of the Trinity, Angels, Satan, Demons, and Creation. This course of study seeks to provide greater clarity on the Doctrine of Man and the Doctrine of Christ.



The student body is divided academically into four classes: freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior. Students are classified academically on the following basis:

Full-time Students - Those carrying 10 or more semester hours
Part-time Students - Those carrying less than 10 hours
Probationary Students - Those whose academic loads have been reduced because of a deficient grade-point average


Course content is based on textbook materials, an analysis of material in each chapter, and material presented by the teacher in class. Grades are based on collateral reading, written reports, and examinations in the form of objective, multiple choice, and essay questions. The student is expected not only to acquire and recall facts, but also to relate those facts to personal experiences and Christian responsibilities.


Voluntary - A student who wishes to withdraw voluntarily during a semester shall meet with the Registrar. The student must submit a letter of withdrawal and satisfy all financial obligations before withdrawal or they will not receive academic transcripts. A grade of “W” shall be placed on the student's transcript for the courses in which the student was enrolled.

The procedure for dropping courses is as follows:
1. Secure Withdraw form from the Registrar’s Office.
2. Secure Instructor’s approval on the Withdraw form.
3. Return Withdraw form to the Registrar’s Office.

If a student drops a course but fails to secure the proper permissions, he/she will receive a permanent grade of "F" for the course. If a student takes a course and fails to register for it on the official registration form, no credit will be received for the course. Hence, a faculty member cannot add, drop, or withdraw a student from a class or from the Institution.


Should it become necessary for a student to withdraw from the Seminary, the student must report to the Director of Enrollment Management at that time and complete course withdrawal procedures. If a student leaves college and fails to withdraw officially, it will result in an "F" grade notation on the student's permanent record.

A student may withdraw from the College (all classes in which they are enrolled) up to and including the last day of classes prior to the beginning of the final examination period.


Examinations for courses shall always be within the College classrooms; and executed on the specific days that are catalogued. Failure to attend final examinations as prescribed may mean that the student will retake the course when next offered by NBC&S.

Examinations taken other than at the regularly scheduled time, either early or late, impose an added burden on the faculty. Any student desiring to take an unscheduled examination must obtain the permission of the professor and may be subject to a fee per examination.

A student who receives a grade of “F” in a required course must repeat the course in order to graduate. A student may elect to repeat any other course. When a course is repeated, the last grade points and credit hours earned replace the previous grade points and credit hours in computing the grade average. However, all grade entries on the transcript remain a part of the student's permanent academic record. The student must indicate that it is a repeat course at the time of registering for the course.


Students who believe that a grade has been issued in error must contact the instructor. In the event that a grade is to be changed, the instructor will submit a Change of Grade Form to the Enrollment Management Office.


A semester credit hour is earned by completing one 180-minute period of class per week for one semester, which is 16 weeks. The quality points of the grade earned in the course are multiplied by the credit value for each course. The total number of credits for which the student was enrolled divides the sum. The resulting number is the GPA (grade point average). The student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) is based on the sum of all quality points earned divided by the sum of all quality hours attempted. The College follows a 4.0 grade point system and requires a 3.0 GPA for graduation.


Grade Grade points per
Semester hour

A+ 100-98 Excellent 4.0
A 97-94 3.9
A- 93-90 3.8

B+ 89-87 3.5
B 8684 Good 3.0
B- 83-80 2.7

C+ 79-77 2.5
C 7674 Average 2.0
C- 73-70 1.7

D+ 69-67 1.7
D 6664 Poor 1.5
D- 63-60 1.0

F Below 60 Failure 0

After receipt of a grade, a student has one week (seven days) to dispute any grade or an "I=Incomplete". If a student fails to submit the required course work during the grace period, the final grade given is recorded. Any contingent changes after seven days will be determined by the NBC&S administration. Student is responsible for all fees. A student must have a 3.00 (B) average or higher to graduate as an graduate student.

The following grades and notations are also used in the grading system of the Bible College:

AU Audit: Indicates that the student registered for the class on an audit basis; normally indicates regular attendance in class and participation in discussion although not enrolled for credit. Since no grade is assigned, grade points and hours are not accumulated for courses audited.
I Incomplete: Represents a minimum of 70 percent of course work completed and is passing the course at the end of the term.
S Satisfactory: Represents successful completion of a course offered on a no credit basis.
U Unsatisfactory: Represents failure to complete a course offered on a no credit basis. Course must be repeated.
W Withdrawal Withdrawal from a course.


Grade reports are issued at the end of the semester. In compliance with Federal Statute, Public Law 93-380, cited as the Educational Amendments of 1974, Section 438, Protection of the Rights and Privacy of Parents and Students, all reports of grades are mailed to the student at the address indicated on the Admission Application. Errors on the grade report other than grade errors should be reported to the Registrar within two weeks of receiving the grade report. The student's copy of the grade report will be mailed within three weeks after the completion of the semester.


Graduation honors will be granted to students who attain cumulative grade point averages as listed: Summa Cum Laude, 3.80 and Magna Cum Laude, 3.60.


The status of any student whose cumulative grade point average drops below 3.0 will be changed to probationary. Any probationary student who fails to raise his/her cumulative grade point average over the next two (2) semesters is ineligible for continued study in the degree program. The student may request permission to continue study as a non-regular student.

The student who brings up his/her cumulative average to the standards listed below over the next two (2) semesters of work will be restored to regular status.

The student who fails to meet the above requirement will not be re-admitted to the degree program. Any student who has a question about his/her status may appeal to the administration for reconsideration.


The student must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 each semester.

1. Academic Warning - An academic warning notice will be placed on the student's semester grade report that his/her academic performance is below 3.0 for one Semester.

2. Academic Probation - An academic probation notice will be placed on the student's semester grade report that his/her academic performance is below 3.0 for than one Semester.

3. Academic Dismissal - The student should expect to be dismissed from NBC&S when cumulative GPA
falls below 3.0 for more than two (2) semesters. Students dismissed for low academic achievement may appeal the decision to the Committee of Academic Affairs or they may reapply for admission after a period of one academic year. Applicants for readmission need to supply evidence of successful work or course experience since the time of dismissal and submit a plan for successful completion of course work in the future at NBC&S.


In determining the academic load to be carried, students must use self-discipline and good judgment based on their previous academic records.


A full-time graduate is a graduate student enrolled in ten (10) or more hours during any one Semester. Students who desire to take more than ten (10) credit hours, must obtain the approval of the Academic Dean. Only students in good academic standing will be approved to carry more than twelve (12) credits during any one semester.


Faculty members determine the class attendance policies for their courses and shall have their policy listed on the course syllabus and announce their requirements at the beginning of the course. Absences may result in a grade reduction or failure.


Although the college will endeavor to hold all courses scheduled, it reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment. During inclement weather (usually ice or snow), the Executive Vice President may cancel or delay classes.

Student transcripts are kept on file in the Office of Records. A copy of the transcript includes only the academic record accumulated by National Bible College and Seminary. Money orders should be made payable to National Bible College and Seminary. Copies of transcripts furnished from other institutions become the property of the Institution and will not be furnished for other purposes. All transcript requests must be made by students and must be in writing. Transcripts will not be issued for students who have outstanding fees or fines. Transcripts will take up to five (5) business days to process.

An Official Transcript has the National Bible College and Seminary seal, date, and an appropriate signature for students who have attended this institution. Official transcripts cost $7.00 each for all degrees. Official Transcripts can only be released upon receipt of a written request from the student.

An Unofficial Student Transcript is an unofficial record of grades obtained while a student is attending NBC&S. It is issued to the student and has the appropriate signature and is dated without the college seal. When all coursework has been completed and all financial obligations are fulfilled, one (1) Unofficial Transcript will be available at no charge. All subsequent Unofficial Transcripts are $5.00 each.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of the 1974 was enacted by Congress to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right for students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. The privacy of all student records is observed at NBC&S. No information may be released to the public without the consent of the student. Members of the administration, faculty or counseling staff may have access to student records and then only for educational, administrative or statistical purposes. Students have the right to file complaints with the Family Education Rights Privacy Act Office (FERPA) in Washington, D.C. concerning alleged failure by the college to comply with the Act.

To be recommended for a certificate or degree, the student must satisfy the following conditions:

1. The completion of the prescribed program with a passing grade in each course, and with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better.
2. The evidence of genuine Christian faith and a consistent testimony.
3. Settlement of all financial obligations to the school.
4. Submission of a completed "Application for Graduation" as outlined on the academic calendar of the year the student plans to graduate.
5. Master of Theological Studies - the student must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of required studies.
6. Master of Divinity - the student must have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours of required. The student must write and defend a Master Thesis.
7. Doctor of Ministry - the student must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of required studies. Students must write and defend a Doctoral Dissertation.
8. The student must meet the internship or practicum, if the curriculum requires one.
9. Time allotment for Degree completion -
--A student enrolled in the Master of Theological Studies
program is allowed 2 years to complete the program. In the event of a
change in major, this may be extended with administrative approval.

--A student enrolled in Master of Divinity program is allowed 4
years to complete the program. In the event of a change in major, this
may be extended with administrative approval.

-- A student enrolled in Doctor of Ministry program is allowed 3
years to complete the program. In the event of a change in major, this
may be extended with administrative approval.

-- Any student dropping out for more than one year will be
re-admitted under the new catalog.

10. Variance from Stated Requirements. In special cases, certain course substitutions may be made for required courses. For any deviation from stated requirements for graduation, a petition must be filed with the Executive Vice President or Academic Dean. If approved, a copy of the petition will be placed in the student's file.


The annual commencement convocation is held at the end of the spring semester. Students who complete degree requirements the preceding semesters will be invited to participate in the spring commencement exercise.



The National Bible College and Seminary has more than 100 students enrolled to further their education and build the kingdom of God. Our students consist of pastors, ministers, leaders, laypersons, evangelists, missionaries, and teachers. Our students come from various independent and denominational churches. Most of the student body is from the Washington metropolitan area and overseas.

NBC&S is primarily an evening institution designed to serve full-time Christian workers and others who have full-time jobs during the day. Therefore, NBC&S offers most of its curriculum during the evening hours. Although NBC&S is primarily an evening institution, a number of classes are offered during the day.


The Student Government Association consists of students who have been appointed/elected for three primary purposes: to listen intently for the specific needs of the student body; to channel such information steadily to the administration and faculty; and to convert such information into effective action.


All graduates and certificate recipients as well as former students who have earned at least a Certificate of Biblical Studies are designated as Alumni of the National Bible College and Seminary. The NBC&S Alumni Association is under the leadership of the Association President.


The Christian Service Department, under the supervision of the Director of Student Affairs, provides an opportunity for students to develop Christian leadership and spiritual ministry. Everything is done to ensure that students will receive the maximum degree of benefit and fulfillment from personal involvement in various types of practical Christian work and community service throughout the Washington area.


Main Campus. The National Bible College and Seminary is situated on 14.95 acres of land located in Fort Washington, Maryland. The college is connected to the National Church of God. The college is surrounded by a suburban residential community, which is accessible by public transportation. This building is the center of activity for the National Bible College and Seminary. It houses the library, two (2) floors of classroom space, the bookstore, the student computer lab, and the student lounge.

Library. Located in the Main Campus Building, the Library provides a variety of resources. It contains a growing collection of excellent resources for reference, research, and circulation. The holdings are arranged on open shelves according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System.


Chapel services are held for day and evening students. These services challenge the students from the Word of God. Also, chapel serves as a period of intercessory prayer. Students and faculty are expected to attend chapel services. No classes will be held during chapel services.


Students are encouraged to secure medical services when necessary from their own physicians. These consultations are entirely at the student's expense. Special items, such as the cost prescriptions, hospitalization, ambulance service, x-rays, operating room expense, dental work, surgery, special nursing or special care for students with contagious diseases are also paid by the student, if not covered by health insurance.

The services of Washington's many fine hospitals are available in an emergency. Students are required, if they do not have hospitalization insurance, to obtain such before entering school. Students should meet this requirement by purchasing health insurance coverage of their choice.


At the beginning of each school year, new students will receive a copy of the National Bible College and Seminary Student Handbook. When the Student Handbook is revised, students may obtain a revised copy.


Moderation in the manner of dress is a safe guide for NBC&S students. Casual dress is acceptable in the classroom so long as it is neat and modest. Students are to dress appropriately and in good taste at all times.



When a student has been accepted into the Master’s or Doctoral program, a faculty advisor is assigned to him/her. The advisor is to guide, assist, and to counsel the student throughout his academic program.


The bookstore operates as a service to the students to supply them with textbooks and necessary materials. The cost of books and supplies is not included in the registration fee.


The Library and Resources Center (LRC), located in the Main Campus Building, serves students, faculty, and staff. It is a vital part of the educational program at NBC&S. The LRC offers audio/visual materials, cassettes, videotapes, books, and periodicals.


The Finance Office handles all financial matters, such as tuition, reimbursements, and fee payment. The Enrollment Management Office handles all student admissions and academic records.


All student vehicles must be parked in the parking lot outside of National Bible College and Seminary campus to better supervise security.


The student snack shop is a self-serve facility. Faculty, staff, and students find it a pleasant place to fellowship over a cup of coffee, soft drinks, and treats.


NBC&S makes every attempt to assist students with handicaps. All classrooms and library facilities are handicap accessible. The building that houses the administrative and faculty offices are also handicap accessible.

Handicap parking is posted for convenience and is strictly enforced. Classroom tables provide easy wheelchair access. Restrooms near the classroom and library areas are also handicap accessible.


NBC&S shall conduct business as usual on every scheduled day, except during extraordinary circumstances when weather or other conditions make it necessary to close the college. The determination to close the institution shall be made by the Executive Vice President or designee.

In the event of severe weather conditions in the morning, information regarding the status of classes will be made available to, and broadcasted by, public media (NEWS4) and our phone system. In the event of severe weather conditions developing during the day, a decision to close NBC&S will be made and communicated by 7:00 a.m. for day classes and 2:00 p.m. for night classes, when possible. The appropriate announcements will be made using our phone system and the public media (NEWS4).


At the time of registration, the student will pay one fourth of the full tuition. The remaining payments are due in three monthly installments beginning 30 days after registration. All classes must be paid in full by the end of third month of each semester. Note: Student will not be able to register until account is paid in full.

Students who pay in full at registration will receive a ten percent (10%) discount, to be applied immediately.

Students who are receiving tuition assistance from a third party (employer, church, etc.) must bring an official statement from the source at the time of registration stating the level of assistance. It is the student's responsibility to see that payment is made by the due date.


Textbooks may be purchased through the bookstore. Payment for textbooks must be made in full at the time of purchase. Students are responsible for obtaining textbooks needed for classes.


A returned check is any check written to National Bible College and Seminary that is returned due to insufficient funds or stopped payment. A returned check fee of $35.00 and any late fees due will be applied to the account for each check that is returned. Checks are deposited only once. If your account has two returned checks, all remaining payments must be made by cash, money order, MasterCard, Visa or Debit card. If your account has three late payments, we reserve the right to ask you to pay your account balance for the year in full.


All fees associated with graduation must be paid in full by the first Monday in May whether the candidate receives the degree in person or in absentia. Graduation fees include: cap, gown, diploma, and invitations.

Any student who withdraws from courses, the College, or Seminary in writing and whose withdrawal is officially approved, may receive a refund for tuition and course related fees as follows:

100% if dropped before the first week of the semester

90% if withdrawal is before the end of the first week of the semester

80% if withdrawal is before the end of the second week of the semester

70% if withdrawal is before the end of the third week of the semester

There are no refunds after the third week of the semester. All refunds will be paid to the student, 30 days after check has cleared the bank.


The NBC&S reserves the right to adjust tuition and other fees whenever it is deemed necessary.


Finance Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A drop box is available when the office is closed (checks only). The Finance Office operates under the Federal government during inclement weather. Please call 301-567-9500, extension 8117, if you have questions about these hours. Also, if you have a special need to see Finance Office personnel when the office is not open, please call to schedule an appointment.


All payments are to be made to the finance office (located across the street from the National Bible College and Seminary). Payments may be mailed to:
National Bible College and Seminary
6700 Bock Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Attn: Finance Office


Master of Theological Studies
(30 credit hours)Master of Divinity
(90 credit hours)Doctor of Ministry
(30 credit hours)Application package
$100$100$100Evaluation Fee
Late Registration Fee
Semester hour
(No Credit earned)
Reading Fee
Extension Fee
Graduation Fee
$60$80$100Student (Unofficial) Transcript
$5$5$5Official Transcript

Friends and churches who seek the accomplishment of the mission of National Bible College and Seminary in the thorough preparation of creative Christian service of Pastors, Missionaries, Church School Teachers, and Christian workers.

Friends who desire to strengthen the financial structure of NBC&S by gifts will find, doubtless, no better way to perpetuate one's life in the Gospel ministry than to set up a memorial fund. Here are opportunities for one's Christian service to continue even after death. We offer the following suggestions for the prayerful consideration of our interested friends:

A PROFESSORIAL ENDOWMENT whereby a fund would be established memorializing a name chosen by the donor, the interest of which would provide for professors' salaries.

A LIBRARY ENDOWMENT for the purchase of additional books for the NBC&S library.

A STUDENT AID ENDOWMENT for the support of worthy students who need financial assistance while attending the college.

A CHAPEL ENDOWMENT for the purchase of a chapel and equipment for the National Bible College and Seminary.

A SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT to provide a free course of study to outstanding students.


I give and bequeath to the National Bible College and Seminary, located in Fort Washington, Maryland, the sum of dollars, to be applied to the maintenance of the said Bible College and Seminary under the direction of the Administration and the Board of Trustees.


I hereby agree to pay to the National Bible College and Seminary of the State of Maryland, the sum of __________dollars, for the purpose of founding a scholarship, with the interest of this sum to be expended annually in aiding approved students in pursuing the studies for the ministry of the Gospel. The scholarship is to be named "The ____________________Scholarship."


T.L. Lowery
Founder and Chancellor
D.D. (honorary), International Seminary

Stephen L. Lowery
B.A., Lee College (1976)
D.D. (honorary), International Seminary

Aaron R. Jones
Executive Vice President
A.B.S., National Bible College and Seminary (1998)
B. Min, Church Administration, National Bible College and Seminary (1999)
Master of Christian Counseling, Logos Graduate School (2001)
M. Div, National Bible College and Seminary (2001)
D. Min, Pastoral Counseling, Life Christian University (2002)
D. Min, American Christian College & Seminary (2004)

Richard Archer
Dean of Graduate Studies
B.S., Physical Therapy, Howard University (1991)
B.S., Exercise Physiology, Howard University (1993)
M.S., Business Management, Strayer University (1995)
M.T.S., National Bible College and Seminary (2002)
M.Div., National Bible College and Seminary (2002)
D.Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2004)
Doctorate, Physical Therapy, University of Maryland (2004)

Hope Murphy
Dean of Online Studies
B.A., American University
M.B.A., Colorado Christian University
Ed.D., (candidate) Regent University

Femi Falana
Academic Dean
A.A., Computer Learning Center (1998)
B.S., University of Maryland (1976)
M.B.A., Southern University (1979)
M. Div., National Bible College and Seminary (2003)
D.R.E., Chesapeake Bible College (2004)

Ralph Sutherland
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Department of Bible and Theology, Chair
B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University (1972)
M.A., Dropsie College (1986)
D. Min, National Bible College and Seminary (2006)

Pamela Pettyjohn
Department of General Education, Chair
B.A., Hampton University (1988)
M.T.S., National Bible College and Seminary (2001)
M. Div., National Bible College and Seminary (2004)
D. Min, National Bible College and Seminary (2007)

JaNice Parks
B.B.A., Management, Howard University (1996)
B. Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2002)
M. Div., National Bible College and Seminary (2006)
D. Min , National Bible College and Seminary (2009)

Alan Mason
Chief Financial Officer

Reginald Picket
Student Affairs/Director of Recruitment
B.S., Towson University (1994)
M.T.S., National Bible College and Seminary (2008)

Anna Jones
Librarian Assistant
B.Min. (candidate) National Bible College and Seminary

Crystal Briggs
Administrative Assistant
B. Min (candidate), National Bible College and Seminary

Akinwande, Stephen—Adjunct Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
B.A., University of Ibadan (1990)
B. Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2002)
M. Div., National Bible College and Seminary (2004)
D. Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2006)

Barnes, Brenda—Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
B.S., University of Maryland (1973)
B. Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2000)
M. Div., National Bible College and Seminary (2002)
D. Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2004)

Brown, Kenneth—Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
B.S., University of Maryland University College (1995)
M.Div, Howard University School of Divinity (2000)
Ph. D. (candidate), Family Bible University

Davis, Mildred—Adjunct Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
A.A., Washington Saturday College (2001)
B.R.E., Breakthrough Bible College (2002)
M.Div., National Bible College and Seminary (2005)
D.Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2007)

Haynesworth, Michael—Adjunct Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
B. Min., Christian Education, Theology, Pastoral Care, National Bible College and Seminary (1997)
M. T.S., National Bible College and Seminary (2001)
M. Div., National Bible College and Seminary (2003)
D. Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2005)
D. Min., Christian Education, National Bible College and Seminary (2009)
Th. D., (candidate), Masters Graduate School of Divinity

Henderson, George—Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
B.A., Mercer University (1972)
J.D., Vanderbilt Law School (1975)

Johnson, Janice—Adjunct Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
A.A., St. Petersburg Junior College (1971)
B.S., Columbia Union College (1999)
M.B.A., Strayer University (2001)
M.T.S., National Bible College and Seminary (2009)
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University (2006)

Matthews, Valarie—Adjunct Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
B.A., University of District of Columbia (1973)
M.S.W., Howard University (1974)
D.Min., Washington Saturday School (2000)

Morehead, Florida—Adjunct Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
B.A., University of Arkansas (1969)
M.A., University of Arkansas (1972)
M. Div., Howard University (1991)
D. Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2005)

Murphy, Hope-Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
B.A., American University (2002)
M.B.A., Christian University (2004)
C.AG.S. Regent University (2007)
Ed.D, (candidate) Regent University (2011)

Nelson, Deborah—Adjunct Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
A.T.S., National Bible College and Seminary (1997)
B. Th., National Bible College and Seminary (2001)
M.T.S., National Bible College and Seminary (2003)
M. Div., National Bible College and Seminary (2005)
D. Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2009)

Odenyo, Samuel—Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
Department of General Education
B.A., Kenyatta University (1990)
B. Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2002)
M. Div., National Bible College and Seminary (2004)
D. Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2006)

Scott, Paulette—Adjunct Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
B.A., Maple Springs Baptist Bible College (1996)
M.Div., Howard University School of Divinity (2000) D.Min., United Theological Seminary (2004)

Sisco, Wanda—Adjunct Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
B.Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2004)
M.Div., National Bible College and Seminary (2005)
D.Min., National Bible College and Seminary (2007)

Rice, Jacqueline—Adjunct Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
A.A., Washington Saturday School (1991)
M.Div., Faith Bible College and Seminary (2000)
D.Min., Faith Christian University Schools (2003)

Wallace, Melvin—Adjunct Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
B.S., Columbia Union College (1987)
M.Div., Howard University (1992)
D.Min., United Theological Seminary (2004)

Wilson, Michael—Associate Professor
Department of Bible and Theology
B.S., Religion, Liberty University (1991)
M.Ed., Regent University (1996)
D.Min. (candidate) Andersonville Theological Seminary (2009)




June 2010

June 4: Graduation Reception (7:00 pm)

June 12: Graduation Rehearsal (10:00 am)

June 13: Graduation 2010 (8:00 am)

June 14: NBC&S Offices Closed

June 18: Last day to withdraw from Summer classes – 100% refund

June 19: NBC&S Alumni Sponsored Cookout

June 21: Summer Semester Begins

June 25: Last day to withdraw from Summer classes – 90% refund

June 30: Application deadline for Fall Semester

July 2010

July 2: Last day to withdraw from Summer classes – 80% refund

July 5: Independence Day (Office Closed/ College Open - Classes in Session)

July 9: Last day to withdraw from Summer classes – 70% refund

July 13: Bible and Math Entry Assessments (6:30 pm)

July 15: English Grammar and Composition Entry Assessments (6:30 pm)

July 15: Graduate Admissions Assessment (6:30 pm)

August 2010

August 2-13: Fall Registration

August 14: Summer Semester Classes End

August 16-20: Late Fall Registration

August 17: Student Orientation (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

August 20: Final Summer Grades are due to NBC&S Office

August 20: Last day to withdraw from Fall classes – 100% refund

August 21: Annual Prayer Breakfast (Alumni Sponsored)

August 23: Fall Semester Begins

August 27: Last day to withdraw from Fall classes – 90% refund

September 2010

September 3: Last day to withdraw from Fall classes – 80% refund

September 6: Labor Day (College/Office Closed)

September 10: Last day to withdraw from Fall classes – 70% refund

September 18: New Faculty Orientation (8:30 am)

September 18: Faculty Meeting (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

October 2010

October 11-16: Mid-Term Week

October 20: Chapel Service

November 2010

November 6: Faculty In-Service (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

November 11: Veteran’s Day (NBC&S College/Office Closed)

November 12: Application Deadline for Spring Semester

November 25-26: Thanksgiving Break (Office/College Closed)

December 2010

December 4: Christmas Celebration (Alumni Sponsored)

December 6-11: Finals Week – Fall Semester

December 6-17: Spring Registration

December 11: Fall Semester Classes End

December 13: Bible & Math Entry Assessments (6:30 pm)

December 16: English Grammar & Composition Entry Assessments (6:30 pm)

December 24-January 1: Christmas Break (Office Closed)

January 2011

January 3-7: Spring Registration

January 10-14: Late Spring Registration

January 11: Student Orientation (7:00 pm)

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Office Closed)

January 21: Last day to withdraw from Spring classes – 100% refund

January 24: Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 28: Last day to withdraw from Spring classes - 90% refund

February 2011

February 4: Last day to withdraw from Spring classes – 80% refund

February 11: Last day to withdraw from Spring classes – 70% refund

February 15: President’s Day (College/Offices Closed)

February 26: Faculty In-Service (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

March 2011

March 14-19: Mid-Term Week

March 16: Chapel Service (6:30 PM)

April 2011

April 18-22: Easter/Spring Break (No classes)

April 21-April 22: Easter/Spring Break (Offices Closed)

May 2011

May 7: Faculty & Staff Appreciation Dinner

May 9-14: Finals Week – Spring Semester

May 14: Spring Semester Classes End

May 9-20: Summer Registration

May 20: Spring Semester Final Grades Due to NBC&S Office

May 23-27: Late Summer Registration

May 30: Memorial Day (College/Offices Closed)

June 2011

June 3: Graduation Reception

June 11: Graduation Rehearsal

June 12: Graduation 2011

June 13: NBC&S Offices Closed

June 17: Last day to withdraw from Summer classes – 100% refund

National Bible College and Seminary

6700 Bock Road
Ft. Washington, MD 20744
Phone: (301) 567-9503; Fax: (301) 839-7520 



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