From the Desk of the President
In 1636, the newly formed Harvard University adopted the following mission statement for its students: "To be plainly instructed and consider well that the main end of your life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ."
Back then every Harvard instructor professed Christ as Savior and affirmed the authority of Scripture. Every diploma awarded contained the words, “Veritas pro Christo et Ecclesia,” meaning, "Truth for Christ and the Church."
How long did Harvard remain anchored in the Truth? In 1718, just 80 years after the school was founded, a group of New England pastors became convinced that Harvard had drifted from its theological moorings, and founded Yale University. By the 1830s, it was clear that Yale had also charted a course away from the truth of God’s Word.
In 1917, Dr. J.H. Gauss, our institution’s first superintendent, wrote the following on behalf of the lay worker training school which would one day become Brookes Bible College:
“A school of the Book of God, for the Truth of God, to Serve the Church of God.”
By God’s grace, a century later we are still anchored to the authority of Scripture and the Lordship of Christ. We recognize that without Christ we have no hope of successfully training servant leaders who will transform the world for Him.
And to continue this mission, we need your help.
To stay on course and sustain the ministry this year, we need to raise $12,000 by the time our Fall semester starts on September 5, 2017, with an ultimate goal of $60,000 by May 30, 2018.
Putting it in perspective, it would take just 240 individuals making a one-time donation of $50 to reach our short-term goal. We prayerfully ask that you consider making a commitment to pray, refer students here for training, and contribute to the Anchor Fund.
Help us remain anchored in the truth for another century.
Yours for the Master,
Robert Thurman | President
Brookes Bible College is pleased to announce Kathleen Buescher-Milligan has assumed the role of librarian starting June 2017. Mrs. Milligan now manages the BBC Library collection, assists students with identifying and locating appropriate resources, and helps ensure the college is incompliance with ABHE accreditation standards.
She holds a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. A longtime friend of the school and former Brookes staff member, she rejoins BBC after seven years as a librarian for St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley.
Kathleen also brings to the college over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She served as the president and CEO of a local nonprofit counseling group, as well as a board member for several nonprofit organizations.
Brookes has appointed Joshua Clutterham, MA, MDiv, ThM as the new Director of Admissions and Chair Professor for the Biblical Counseling & Practical Theology degree program! Check out the press release by clicking the link below!
Brookes is excited to announce that Graduation is only 8 days away. Congratulations to Carl Beck, Clinton Cables, Breon Carpenter, Josephine Johnson and Valerie Allen-Foster. Thank you for your commitment to Christ and your dedication to learning the truth of God’s word.
The Board of Trustees announces that Robert D. Thurman, Jr. has been named as the new President of Brookes Bible College. Mr. Thurman brings to the position a diverse background of experience and expertise as a pastor and church planter, a Christian education administrator, and a professor of biblical studies, theology, and Christian counseling on the collegiate level.
Ron Jones, Richard Bott Slated as Speakers at Upcoming Christian Business Leaders Luncheon at Brookes Bible College
ST. ANN – The Christian Business Leaders (CBL) will be holding their next monthly luncheon on Wed., June 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brookes Bible College, an evangelical higher academic institution that serves the metro St. Louis region.
ST. LOUIS – Brookes Bible College, an evangelical higher academic institution serving the metro St. Louis region, will be holding their 2014 graduation ceremony at their new facility in St. Ann Sat., May 10 at 9 a.m. Students, faculty, staff, friends, and family are all welcome to attend.
ST. ANN, Mo. – Brookes Bible College, an evangelical higher academic institution serving the metro St. Louis region, is excited to announce the opening of their new campus in St. Ann, Mo. Completion is near and classrooms will soon be filled with students.
ST. LOUIS – Brookes Bible College, an evangelical institution of biblical higher education in the Greater St. Louis region, is offering an expanded set of courses during the summer semester, which runs from Tues., May 20 to Thurs., July 10.
ST. LOUIS – Brookes Bible College, an evangelical institution of biblical higher education in the Greater St. Louis area, is now offering some online courses for students who may be interested in taking them. These classes are available for the spring 2014 semester.