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PBTS Identity


To train God-called and church-affirmed men and women for Christian ministry.


Under the Lordship of Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit, we strive to produce academically competent and ministerially skilled leaders who will advance the Kingdom of God.

Core Values

People-Oriented. PBTS endeavors to develop servant leaders who are competent in holistic ministry.

Baptist Heritage. While PBTS participates in a broader evangelical community, we seek to foster a deep appreciation for the Baptist tradition in which we are rooted.

Theologically Sound. Accepting the full authority of the Bible in matters of faith and practice, PBTS strives for academic excellence and faithfulness to the revelation of God.

Spirit-Filled. With the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit, PBTS emphasizes spiritual growth and active involvement in worldwide evangelism.

Statement of Beliefs

The seminary faculty firmly holds to and teaches in accordance with the following statements:

1. The Holy Bible, consisting of 66 books, is the inspired record of God’s revelation of himself to humanity. It is the authoritative and sufficient guide in all matters of religious faith and practice.


2. There is one and only one living and true God. He has revealed himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of his nature, essence or being.


3. Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. As such, he was both completely human and divine in nature. Although tempted while in the flesh, he was without sin in both nature and conduct. In his death on the cross he made provision for the redemption of people from sin. He was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven where he is now the One and only mediator for all who trust him in saving faith.


4. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He convicts people of sin and effects regeneration in the believer. He enables believers to understand divine truth. He guides, sanctifies, and comforts believers.


5. Humans were created by God in his own image. Given freedom of choice, man and woman disobeyed God and brought sin into the human race. Because of one’s sinful nature and environment, all people have sinned and are in need of salvation.


6. Salvation is offered by the grace of God to all who, in true faith, accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. In his substitutionary death, Christ provided eternal redemption for all who, in repentance of sin, come to him in faith. All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by his Spirit, will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.


7. The church was founded by Christ and includes all of the redeemed of all the ages. The New Testament speaks of it as his body. A New Testament church is a local body of baptized believers bound together by the Holy Spirit for worship, observing the two ordinances of Christ, committed to Christian fellowship, and seeking to extend the gospel throughout the world. The church is a self-governing spiritual democracy whose members are equal in rank and privileges under the headship and authority of Christ. The scriptural officers of a church are pastors and deacons. The only ordinances of a church are Christian baptism and the Lord’s Supper, both of which are symbolic expressions of the message of salvation. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, symbolizing one’s death to sin and new life in Christ. The Lord’s Supper memorializes the death of Jesus and expresses faith in his return to earth.


8. Christ will come again in glory and power to judge and to reign. There will be a resurrection of the righteous and the wicked. The unrighteous will be consigned to hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous in their resurrected bodies will receive eternal life and will dwell forever in heaven with the Lord.