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West Coast Bible College & Seminary

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WCBCS Biblical Foundations Statement
WCBCS Mission Statement
WCBCS Core Values
WCBCS Institutional Objectives
WCBCS Student Core Competencies
WCBCS Philosophy of Education
WCBCS History

 

Phone

(800) 921-4561

Location

WCBCS
7459 S IH 35
Waco, TX 76706

MAIL AND TRANSCRIPTS:
WCBCS
12001 N. Central Expressway
Suite 825
Dallas, TX 75243


OFFICE Hours

M-Th 9a–4p
Central Time

EMAIL

info@westcoastbible.org
emails answered most Fridays

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ACADEMICS

2016-2017 WCBCS STUDENT CATALOG

2016 - 2017 WCBCS STUDENT HANDBOOK

2016-2017 WCBCS POLICIES MANUAL

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

WCBCS INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

SAMPLE CLASSES

If you would like to view a Sample Class at any level, please click below: 

Bachelor
Master
Doctoral
 

GRADING SCALE

100 – 90            A
89 – 80              B  
79 – 70              C  
69 – 60              D
59 & below      F

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HONORS

• 3.95 - 4.00 Summa Cum Laude
• 3.75 - 3.94 Magna Cum Laude
• 3.50 - 3.74 Cum Laude

No honors will appear on the degrees earned by student. 

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GRADE APPEALS PROCESS

If a student feels that there is an error on his grade report, he must begin the appeal process within thirty days of receiving the grade report by contacting the WCBCS offices at info@westcoastbible.org. After thirty days the grade is considered final and is not subject to appeal by the student or any third party.

WCBCS is not responsible for lost tests, projects, etc. Please be sure to make a copy of all material prior to submitting material to WCBCS for grading or evaluation.

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STUDENT CHEATING POLICY

If a student is caught cheating, the following steps will be taken:

1) The student will be contacted and made aware of the situation and given an opportunity to respond.
2) The student will be placed on Academic probation if it is deemed there was a violation. 
3) The first time will result in a "0" on the assignment.
4) The second time will result in a 6 month expulsion.
5) The third time will result in a final expulsion. A student may appeal the decision to the WCBCS President who then, in conjunction with the WCBCS board, will render the final decision. 
6) When a student is expelled for cheating, there will be NO REFUNDS GIVEN.

ACCREDITATION

Accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) - Premier Status

"West Coast Bible College & Seminary is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). The college has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.

ASIC is recognized by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation), are affiliates of ENQA (European Network for Quality Assurance) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network)".

According to the ASIC website: ASIC has also gained many recognitions, memberships and affiliations (a full list can be found here) in acknowledgement of their commitment to quality in education:

  • Recognized by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) in the UK for the Student Visitor Visa Route
  • Gained ISO 9001:2008 Accredited Certification
  • Member of the CHEA International Quality Group in the USA (Read Full List of CHEA Members)
  • Member of the British Quality Foundation
  • Affiliate Member of ENQA, European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  • Member of GUIDE Association, Global Universities in Distance Education
  • Member of UN Academy Impact group
  • Member of The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

Accredited by the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority in South Africa (HWSETA)

Accreditation Certificate
Education and Training Quality Assurance Paperwork from South African Government

What can governmental accreditation from South Africa mean for you?
Accreditation is a formal recognition that the programs of a college meets certain standards and provides learners with good quality education from their selected program or school. Ultimately, we want our programs to be recognized as viable in the eyes of everyone as a way to honor God. Likewise, (especially for our African students) it means that when you are ready to seek employment, your credentials and qualifications will be recognized. Credits acquired from an accredited college are often transferable to another accredited institution, although they are never guaranteed. 

This accreditation covers the first year diploma degree.to prepare students for ministry. This governmental recognition provides an even deeper level of credibility and acceptance globally. 

WCBCS Applies for Accreditation with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)

September 14, 2016 - WCBCS is preparing the final submission to prepare for the next stage in the accreditation process with TRACS.

February 3, 2016 - WCBCS submits the Self-Study Report Proposal to TRACS.

January 29, 2016 was a historic day for WCBCS as we submitted our application for accreditation to The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) via electronic submission. We are also printing out the notebook hard copy and mailing it later today, along with the $7,000 application fee. TRACS is recognized by both the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a national institutional accrediting agency for Christian postsecondary institutions, colleges, universities, and seminaries.

We will post more information as we move forward. We believe this will not compromise our position on keeping the tuition costs lower for our students, as there will be numerous scholarships available to everyone who would like to apply. These scholarships WILL NOT be available until after accreditation is in effect. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE TO ASK ABOUT OUR US ACCREDITATION. WE WILL POST SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY WHEN WE HAVE INFORMATION AND WILL SEND OUT A MASS EMAIL TO OUR STUDENT BODY. We expect this process to take anywhere from 2 to 5 years. Even after having made application we cannot guarantee we will receive it. We remain committed regardless to continue to improve the quality and content of our programs!

WCBCS RECEIVES QISAN MEMBERSHIP

WCBCS recently applied for and was accepted as a member of the Quality International Study Abroad Network, QISANThe Quality International Study Abroad Network mission is to enable the highest standards of working practice for Educational Institutions and the Agents who serve both them and a vast range of International Students. View the QISAN Letter.

WCBCS Undergrad Students Can Apply For Admission To Schools Like Luther Rice Seminary

WCBCS undergraduate students can apply for admission into programs at other colleges. Several WCBCS students transferred to Luther Rice University and were accepted into their various programs. Again: Admission is not 100% guaranteed; students are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

If you specific school in mind, we suggest you contact the schools BEFORE enrolling to ask regarding their acceptance of any credits.   

AUTHORIZATION
Tax-Exempt Status & Authorization To Operate

WCBCS has obtained Tax Exempt Status in South Africa. WCBCS is registered CIPRO, the Companies and Intellectual Properties Registration Office.

WCBCS is a DBA of Victorious Life Ministries (Victorious Life Church) in Waco, TX. WCBCS has received a letter of authorization to operate in the state of Texas and to offer degrees in religious studies. Additionally, WCBCS has obtained authorization from the Texas Workforce Commission to operate in the state of Texas. Also, on October 3, 2011, WCBCS obtained a letter of exemption from the Texas Workforce Commission as granted under Texas Education Code, Section 132.002(a)(2). See the letter here.

WCBCS  Ministries is recognized and approved to be exempt by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America, as a 501 (c)(3) Religious Organization with all rights and privileges as provided by law. 

CREDIBILITY

We've been asked the question, "Does a degree from West Coast Bible College & Seminary have credibility?" In short, the answer is absolutely! In assessing the credibility of any institution, we suggest that you review the experience and education members of the organization. A ministry degree from WCBCS has been recognized by many churches and ministries and we are constantly seeing new ways to gain relationships. memberships, and affiliations which will only enhance our credibility.

Our professors possess degrees from:
*Baylor University
*Gordon Conwell Seminary
*Houston Graduate School of Theology
*Liberty University
*Luther Rice Seminary
*Marquette University
*Oral Roberts University
*Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
*Southern Methodist University
*Southwestern Assemblies of God University
*Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
*Texas Tech University
*University of Phoenix
*University of Texas
*University of Southern California

FYI: A recent graduate of WCBCS phoned our office and told us how his DMin degree from WCBCS played a major role in him receiving a $9 million contract with a ministry foundation. Every person's experience may vary, but this speaks volumes about our credibility in the eyes of others.

If you have any questions, give us a call or ask your employer or denominational leaders to check us out. Our desire is to make sure that your education meets your life needs and goals!

WCBCS Applies for Accreditation with the Council on Higher Education in South Africa (CHE)

UPDATE: September 9, 2016. WCBCS was informed that the Council on Higher Education was taking a vote on accreditation for our institution on September, 8, 2016. The results of the vote will not be know for, at least, two weeks. We will update you further when we know more. 

The programs of WCBCS have all been reviewed and approved by SAQA (the South African Qualifications Authority) and CHE (The Council on Higher Education). At this point, we are awaiting the final approval of the member assigned to our accreditation process.

In the past year we had an onsite visit from members of CHE. We have one item they asked us to improve and they last visited our offices in South Africa on December, 2015. As soon as we hear more information, we will update you by posting it online. Please do not call and ask with regard to the current status as you WILL be made aware immediately when a decision has been reached. 

West Coast Bible College & Seminary has also applied for accreditation CHE (The Council on Higher Education). As soon as we know more we will update this information. (Accreditation is not guaranteed simply by making application and a final decision should be rendered soon. Please continue to check our website for an update regarding accreditation.)

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ADMISSIONS

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

*Students who would like to enroll must: 1) Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; 2) Have graduated from high school or completed a GED; and 3) Send copies of the "official transcripts" from all of the schools you have attended to the WCBCS address.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM COMPLETION QUESTIONS

HOW LONG DOES A STUDENT HAVE TO COMPLETE A SPECIFIC PROGRAM?

Bachelor Degrees - 5 years to complete from the time of enrollment
Master Degrees - 3 years to complete from the time of enrollment
Doctor Degrees - 3 years to complete from the time of enrollment

If you fail to complete your program in the allotted amount of time, you may apply for a one year extension to your program before the expiration date. This extension will incur a $500.00 fee. At the end of that time, you will need to re-enroll and take up to 1/2 of your classes over as classes will be updated periodically during your time as a student at West Coast Bible College & Seminary.

HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE A CLASS?

Many people have asked the question, "Do I have to finish the classes in the amount of time as prescribed in the syllabus?" The answer is no. The time frame given in the syllabus is merely a suggested guideline and may be adjusted to fit your particular time schedule. Some of our students have finished the classes in less time and some have taken longer. The online, on-demand classes @ WCBCS are made to fit your life.

Students are given a maximum of 2 months to complete any course they have started. After 2 months, you may be required to start the course over and to pay the course (if even you paid in full - you will be charged the per class rate)

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TIME FRAME TO COMPLETE A CLASS?

In reality, most students complete a class within 30-45 days. With discipline, you can finish each class at Bachelor level in 14 days by simply following the syllabus (18-20 days at the Masters level and 28-30 days at the Doctoral level). You can do the math to figure out how quickly or how slowly you would like to complete a program. Most students complete their degrees in the same time frame that it would take in an on-campus program.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

We often get the question, "Do you accept transfer students?" The answer is definitely, "YES"!!!! Students transferring in hours will receive an assessment completed to determine which classes must be taken for graduation and therefore must have an official copy of a transcript from your previous school(s).  Students may complete up to two classes before their "official transcript" is on file.  

NO TRANSCRIPT WILL BE ASSESSED BEFORE A STUDENT ENROLLS AT WCBCS

What is an "official transcript"? This is the transcript sent directly from your previous schools to our offices and it must be stamped with the official school seal. 

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

High school students may, with the permission of the appropriate high school official, concurrently enroll in high school and college courses. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours will be accepted. College students may concurrently enroll in courses at WCBCS.

CHANGING MAJORS

Students may change their major at WCBCS by going to the Online Payments section of the website, paying for the form, and filling it out  There is a $50 change of major fee which can be accessed on the PAYMENTS page.

 

 

APPLICATIONS

NO REFUND POLICY

Since our tuition costs are so low, once a student has paid for a course or has registered we DO NOT offer ANY financial refunds. Immediately upon your payment, our professors get paid, as do our office staff for their contributions to your education. When you click to make a payment below, you are acknowledging that you have read this statement and are in full agreement. We put this statement here to make sure there are no miscommunications. ALL payments are made via PayPal, so we never have any financial information on any of our students.

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT APPLICATION:  

1) Upon paying the application fee, you will be automatically redirected to the application. Please DO NOT close the window, as it may take a few seconds to forward you to the link. Please fill out the application and click submit. In case of a technology glitch, please email info@westcoastbible.org.
2) Once you have completed the application you will receive an automatically generated email from Admissions giving you specific directions as to the next steps to follow. Please be sure to look for that email and follow the directions.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE APPLICATION

BACHELOR DEGREE APPLICATION

MASTERS DEGREE APPLICATION

DOCTORAL DEGREE APPLICATION

MASTERS COMMISSION DISCIPLESHIP APPLICATION

GRADUATION APPLICATION

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CONTACT US

Phone: 800-921-4561
Fax: 254-294-2182
Address: WCBCS, 12001 N. Central Expressway, Suite 825, Dallas, TX 75243

Email is a great way to get connected with West Coast! We look forward to answering your questions!

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Daily Family Devotions

 

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December 7, 2016 - Wednesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What does what John wrote about Gaius tell you about him as a person?
2) How can we prove our faithfulness and how can we practically live in the Truth?
3) As Christians, what truths should guide our lives? In reality, do they? Why or why not?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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December 6, 2016 - Tuesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What relationship is there between love and action?
2) Why do you think John wrote about the need to love one another?
3) What does our love for each other communicate to those outside of the church?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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December 5, 2016 - Monday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What does it mean to make God first place in your heart?
2) Is there anything in your life that is taking God's place in your heart? (If so, ask Him for forgiveness)
3) What are some practical ways we show that God is first in our lives?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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December 4, 2016 - Sunday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why is living out this verse such a hard thing for us?
2) Is there anyone in your life you hold hate or bitterness in your heart toward? If so, repent of it and ask God for forgiveness.
3) How can we practically allow God to give us His love for people who are hard to love?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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December 3, 2016 - Saturday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What happens when we say we love others, but don't show it through our actions?
2) What are some examples you have witnessed of people saying they love, but not showing it?
3) What are some practical ways in which we show our love for others we know and don't know?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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December 2, 2016 - Friday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How did this verse today challenge you to live differently?
2) What are some of the things people make the "love" of their life and how do those things impact their lives positively or negatively?
3) How do we make Jesus the priority and purpose of our lives?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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December 1, 2016 - Thursday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why do you think so many people struggle with their former way of life after having accepted Christ?
2) What are some challenges you personally had when you decided to fully follow Christ?
3) How can we daily practice truth where we live?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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November 30, 2016 - Wednesday (Happy Birthday Mom!!!)

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) How did this verse challenge you today?
2) Why peace, purity, and living blamelessly so important for Christians? How will it affect others?
3) How can we practically live this verse out where we live?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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November 29, 2016 - Tuesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What do you think of when you hear the word "slave?"
2) Have you seen people who were obviously slaves to sin? How about those less obvious? What is similar in both instances?
3) How do we practically become a slave to Christ, instead of to sin?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

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November 28, 2016 - Monday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) Why is it important for Christians to live with more than just faith?
2) What is moral excellence, as defined by the Word of God?
3) How can we practically grow in moral excellence and knowledge?

DAILY OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE READING

FINANCES: TUITION & FEES

Why is the cost of tuition so low at WCBCS as compared with other colleges? Our Internet-only campus allows us to focus on educating you without having to pay for expensive buildings.  With professors who believe in the mission, we're able to keep the costs low without sacrificing quality. The best thing: You are able to pay as you go or make a one-time payment so you're not in debt for many years to come!

FINANCIAL AID

At this time, West Coast Bible College & Seminary does not participate in the Federal Financial Aid program or the Veteran's G.I. Bill. As we continue to pursue accreditation with TRACS in the US, we are considering the possibility of doing so in the future. However, we believe our low fees allow our students to be able to pursue a degree while incurring little or no debt. 

ASSOCIATE / BACHELOR DEGREES

Tuition for Bachelor level classes is only $100.00 per class or $1,500 for the one-time payment option.  (Associate Degree one-time payment option is $800) The only other costs are the $75.00 registration fee, $100.00 graduation fee, and books.

MASTER DEGREES

Tuition for Master level classes is only $125.00 per class or $1,250.00 for the one-time tuition payment.  The only other costs are the $75.00 registration fee, $100.00 graduation fee, and books.

DOCTORAL DEGREES

Tuition for Doctoral level classes is only $150.00 per class or $1,250.00 for the one-time tuition payment.  The only other costs are the $75.00 registration fee, $375 project fee, $100.00 graduation fee, and books.

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MCIN - Masters Commission International

MC Director Checklist

MC Student Checklist

What is Master's Commission International Network?

Master’s Commission International Network of Affiliates was formed to preserve the integrity and purity of the heart with which this intense discipleship-training program was created.  Our Mission is “To know God and to make Him known.”  It is the desire of the MCIN to help the local church raise up a generation of world changers, recklessly abandoned to the cause of Christ.  To do this, each Master’s Commission must be a ministry of a local church, not a para-church organization.  Master’s Commission is affecting a generation of young adults who are trained to reach a world with the Word of God as their foundation, prayer as their passion and evangelism as their battle cry.

The Master’s Commission International Network of Affiliates are Master’s Commission programs that share the same heart and desire for character, integrity and discipleship.  If a Master’s Commission program is recognized and backed by the MCIN, then it meets the standards and mirrors the original heart of this movement and will be designated as an “Affiliate”.  Each Affiliate of the MCIN that is in good standing shall have a non-exclusive license to use the registered trade name of Master’s Commission® & Master’s Commission International Network®.  The legal use of the name of Master’s Commission® & Master’s Commission International Network® by anyone or any Affiliate Member of the MCIN is contingent upon avoiding any violation of the enclosed Requirements and Core Values of an MCIN Affiliate Member and the observation of such other requirements as MCIN may impose from time to time.

The purpose of MCIN is to be a training center which enhances established programs and sets a firm foundation for beginning programs.  As a training center, our focus is to strategically design gatherings to strengthen our unity and to equip leaders to raise a nation of leaders.  For beginning programs there are seminars, literature and M.C. directors available to train and mentor.  We are a family committed not only to the success of programs but also to the people giving their lives to the cause of Jesus Christ.
 
West Coast Bible College & Seminary has partnered with numerous MC groups from throughout the US and beyond to make a great discipleship program, even more powerful! If you've ever wanted an on-campus college experience that teaches real-life ministry, then contact MCIN today.

Masters Commission Discipleship Application ($75)

MASTERS COMMISSION ANNUAL TUITION PAYMENT ($800 - 1 OF 2 PAYMENTS)
NEW DEGREE PLAN

Masters Commission Annual Tuition Payment ($800 - 1 of 2 payments)
OLD DEGREE PLAN

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PAYMENTS

NO REFUND POLICY

Since our tuition costs are so low, once a student has paid for a course or has registered we DO NOT offer ANY financial refunds. Immediately upon your payment, our professors get paid, as do our office staff for their contributions to your education. When you click to make a payment below, you are acknowledging that you have read this statement and are in full agreement. We put this statement here to make sure there are no miscommunications. ALL payments are made via PayPal, so we never have any financial information on any of our students. 

PAY BY CLASS OR DEGREE IN OUR STORE

Add all the classes you want or pay your tuition in full in our store. 


Life Learning Credits ($75 per class or included with Tuition Payment in Full)
You will be redirected to a Wufoo form to fill out and submit.

Transcript Request Form ($10)
You will be redirected to a Wufoo form to fill out and submit.

Change of Major Request Fee ($50)
You will be redirected to a Wufoo form to fill out and submit.

Diploma One-Time Payment ($450)

Doctoral Research Project Fee

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PERSONNEL

ADMINISTRATION

Dr. Kevin Harrison, President
Dr. Robert Condly - Vice President of Academics
Dr. Antonio Oliveira - Vice President of Missions
Rebecca Harrison, M.Ed. - Vice President of Student Services

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DOCTORAL LEVEL FACULTY

Steven Brooks - Worship Program Coordinator
Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, DWS
Azusa Pacific University, MA
Azusa Pacific University, BA

Robert Condly - Bible Program Coordinator
Marquette University, PhD
Fuller Theological Seminary, MA
Oral Roberts University, BA

Steven J. Condly
University of Southern California, PhD
University of California at Los Angeles, MEd
Oral Roberts University, BA

Nika Davis
Houston Graduate School of Theology, DMin
Southwestern Theological Seminary, MDiv
Texas A&M University, BS
Additional Studies: Tarleton State University & Sam Houston University

Yvette Garcia - Ministry Studies Department Head
Baylor University, PhD Studies in Church History (in progress)
Gordon Conwell Seminary, DMin
Abiliene Christian University, MDiv
Abiliene Christian University, MS
Texas Christian University, BS

Kevin Harrison, President
Luther Rice Seminary, DMin
Trinity Seminary, MRE
Southwestern Assemblies of God University, BS
 (double major in Christian Education and Pastoral Ministries)
Additional Studies: Texas Tech University

Antonio Carlos Oliveira, Vice-President
University of Sao Paulo, JD
Faculdade de Direito de Pinhal , BA

Al Sarno - Counseling Program Coordinator
Capella University, PhD
Pillsbury College & Seminary, DHum
Nova Southeastern University, MS
Palm Beach Atlantic University, BS
Additional Studies: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Lynn Waller
Texas Tech University, PhD
Eastern New Mexico University, MA
Oral Roberts University, BA
Panhandle State University, BA

Jimmy White - Ministries Program Coordinator
Oral Roberts University, DMin
Oral Roberts University, MDiv
Southwestern Assemblies of God University, BA

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MASTER LEVEL FACULTY

Carl Dorvil, MBA (Business Program Coordinator)
Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business, MBA
Southern Methodist University, BS
(triple major in Economics, Public Policy, and Psychology Cum Laude with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa from Southern Methodist University) 

Becky Harrison, M.Ed. (General Education Program Coordinator)
Southwestern Assemblies of God University, MEd
Mississippi State University, BS

Michelle Fleming, MLS (Librarian)
Texas Women's University, MLS
University of Houston - Clear Lake, BS

Shaun Miles, MDiv (Missions Program Coordinator)
Luther Rice Seminary, (DMin in progress)
Liberty University, MDiv
Grand Canyon University, MCS
Baptist College of Florida, BA