A Mission with Purpose.
Pacific Bible College believes that as Christians, we must think, speak and live in such a way as to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20) and the Great Commandment (Jn. 13:34-35).
We desire to promote Christian learning and ministry in an atmosphere of unity, mutual love, and loyalty to Christ among genuine Christians across a diverse body of varying emphases and styles. We seek to be gracious and tolerant where there is a disagreement between theological perspectives.
Formative Leadership & Supportive Community
The leadership and overall community at Pacific Bible College are second-to-none. The renowned staff sets the standard for experience and knowledge while showcasing Godly humility, and our supportive community encourages honest, peer-to-peer discipleship.
Pacific Bible College is a Christ-centered learning community committed to equipping students to become biblically competent, academically proficient, spiritually cultivated, and culturally-engaged servant leaders.
Statement of Faith
Pacific Bible College has adopted the following Statement of Faith as the foundation to our institution.
Article 1. Scripture
We believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration of Scripture. By this, we mean that the Holy Spirit inspired the thoughts and wording of the text while using the vocabulary and syntax available to the human author. The result is authoritative as to instruction, infallible as to truth, and inerrant as to facts which it teaches (1 Cor. 2:13; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
Article 2. Godhead
We believe in one triune God, three in person and one in essence — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All members of the Godhead are equal in power, glory, attributes and perfections. (Matt. 28:19, 1 Pet. 1:2, Col. 2:8-9, 2 Cor 3:17)
Article 3. Person & Work of Jesus Christ
We believe that the second Person of the Godhead took on human flesh permanently without in any way ceasing to be the eternal God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and grew in normal human life, experiencing human death on the cross. He arose bodily on the third day and was seen by hundreds of people over the following 40 days, after which He ascended bodily into heaven where He is exalted at the right hand of the Father and where He exercises the ministry of High Priest, Intercessor, and Advocate (John 1:1-5, 14; Col. 2:8-9; Heb. 9:24; 7:25; 1 Jn. 2:1-2).
We believe that Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was a substitutionary atonement for our sins and that His resurrection from the dead assures His people of eternal, resurrection life (Luke 1:35; Rom. 3:24-25; 8:34; 1 Pet. 1:3-5).
We believe that Jesus Christ will return physically to this earth at the close of this age to judge the earth and establish His Kingdom (Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).
Article 4. Mankind
We believe that humanity was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin became alienated from God. This alienation involved a change in man’s nature and destiny, producing both physical and spiritual death as a consequence of God’s judgment. Man is desperately in need of rescue from this condition of alienation and judgment (Gen. 1:25-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12-21; Eph. 2:1-3, 12).
Article 5. Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead. In the present age He indwells and anoints Christian believers, baptizing them into the Body of Christ and sealing them for the day of redemption. Every believer in Christ is commanded to be filled with the Spirit and to walk in the Spirit (Rom.8:9; 1 Cor.12:12-14; Gal.5:16-25; Eph.1:13-14; 5:18-20).
Article 6. Salvation
Article 7. The Church
We believe that as Christians it is our duty to think, speak and live in such a way as to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20) and the Great Commandment (Jn. 13:34-35). We realize that upon some points of doctrine not listed herein, there exists intramural debate among genuine Christians. We further realize that we serve a diverse body of believers with varying emphases and styles. Our desire is to promote Christian learning and ministry in an atmosphere of unity, mutual love, and loyalty to Christ. We seek to be gracious and tolerant where there is disagreement between theological perspectives.
Pacific Bible College understands that kingdom-minded individuals are driven by a deep missional purpose and must be equipped. Therefore, we provide a qualified environment that challenges students and directs them as they grow in their knowledge of the Kingdom.
Christ in 20th Century Literature
The Christ-figure in literature reflects Christianity's deep influence on society, demonstrating love, leadership, sacrifice, and compassion even in secular works.
Community is critical to any college experience, but especially within Christian education. Christ calls His people to be unified and to build one another up. This principle continues after graduation when graduates are sent forth in truth.
Missus in Veritate, which translates to “sent forth in truth,” reiterates the role that a deepening knowledge of truth plays in the believer’s life. Pacific Bible College encourages students to grow in their understanding of the gospel and sends them forth to proclaim it confidently to others.