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Alfred & Patricia Smith
College of Biblical Studies

Message from the Dean

Do you believe God may be calling you to some form of ministry? Our mission is to join with God to prepare students to engage God’s mission in the world in a wide variety of contexts. 

While we offer degrees in four distinct programs, most of our curriculum prepares you broadly in areas essential for competent ministry. Every student engages courses in the biblical text, biblical languages, Christian history, theology, spiritual formation, and the practices of ministry while also receiving the specific training required in your chosen program.

Aside from the academic preparation you receive, our department provides a warm and hospitable environment. We believe formation is best achieved in a community of mutual friendship. During your time with us, you will establish meaningful and life-long relationships with both faculty and peers.  

Those whom God calls, God prepares! Explore our degree options, and please reach out to us with any questions you may have. We would love to hear from you! Even more, we would love to have you come study with us and share life with us!

Dr. Jeff Cary
Dean of the Alfred and Patricia Smith College of Biblical Studies
Professor of Theology

Department of Biblical Studies Programs


Many donors express their confidence in the training provided by the Department of Biblical Studies through their generous gifts and student scholarships. If you would like you can donate to the scholarship program.

Bible Major Scholarship
$6,000 annually

Entering Students (20 ACT/1030 SAT); Transfer Students

Transfer Students: 2.75 GPA

Maintain: 2.75 GPA

Smith Scholarship
$750 annually

Entering Students (23 ACT/1170 SAT) and 3.0 GPA

Transfer Students: 2.75 GPA

Additional Scholarships
$1500 annual average
per major student for the 2020/2021 school year

Our generous donors provide need- and merit- based scholarships for returning Bible majors.

LCU Alumni Retreat

An annual retreat is just one of the ways we continue to provide support for our recent graduates from the Bible Department after they leave our program. Find out more about the retreat.

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Jeff Cary, Ph.D.

Dean, Alfred and Patricia Smith College of Biblical Studies
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Brandon Fredenburg, Ph.D.

Chair of Academic Affairs, Alfred and Patricia Smith College of Biblical Studies; Professor of Biblical Studies
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David Fraze, D.Min.

James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation Youth and Family Ministry Endowed Chair
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Jesse Long, Ph.D.

Jesse C. Long, Jr. Endowed Chair of Biblical Text; Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology
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Jeremy Hegi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity
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Looking To Work or Hire in Ministry?

Check out LCU's job postings resource for ministry positions. It includes postings and resources for those seeking to hire ministers.

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