About Summit Bible College
Summit has trained over 400 leaders that are serving all over Kern County since 1996. In total, Summit has ministers in 95 cities in California, 49 States and 10 countries. Our alumni have helped drug addicts, the incarcerated, people in crisis, youth groups, church outreach leaders, and much more.
SBC has added Spanish classes which in addition to our core classes, are growing quickly and demanding more class space. We are expanding in class offerings each quarter. We offer about 20 classes per quarter and we hope to soon offer many more!
Earn Your Degree Online or as a Resident!
The Online Distance Learning program is run separately from the Residence College although the policies and procedures are similar. Distance Learning students are not active participants of in-house classes but instead review material and submit work from their home.
Study work consists of “short answer” questions, and the student is expected to participate in an activity or final for each course. Undergraduate Distance Learning students are allowed to take three courses per quarter; Graduate students take two courses per quarter. If a student shows academic proficiency with this load of work, he or she may be permitted to enroll in additional courses per quarter.
We are a member of the Academic Council for Educational Accountability and Summit Bible College is an IRS 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which issues degrees in Theology.
We have had our degrees approved by several denominations and churches and have never had our degrees denied by any Christian ministry. Check on your specific ministry’s needs for accreditation. Some secular institutions and universities have accepted the earned degrees for our alumni as professors and for several secular positions. Check with your prospective employer or college.
Above all, we stand on the following scripture as God’s approval for what we do:
So shall My Word be that goes forth out of My mouth: It shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
- To better students’ understanding of the Word of God.
- To help students effectively apply the Word of God to their lives, their ministry, and the community.
- To provide experiences that give students a substantial degree of expertise in preparing for their chosen area of ministry.
- To maintain a close liaison with the churches and other ministries to determine a need for the development of new instructional programs.
- To provide a practical method of acquiring a comprehensive degree in a specific field of ministry.
- To help students obtain licenses and ordination to minister for Christ and become registered with support organizations.
SBC has not only helped me to obtain a Doctorate in Ministry, but my life has literally been changed through classes such as “Theology of Prayer,” and “Biblical Counseling.” Through these studies, I was unexpectedly able to heal a few wounds I didn’t know I still had, increase my faith and trust in the Lord, and deepen my relationship with Christ Jesus. Through all of this, the Lord was able to show me a wonderful gift He had for me, a gift I almost missed because of my lack of trust and faith; the Lord showed me and helped me to see my now husband, Reverend Ralph Kimbrough III.
I started attending Summit when I was 20 years old. That first year, I found what I’m most passionate about, that is living for Jesus. It’s common for people my age to lose themselves in their college years, but I have found myself! Jesus is here and ready to give us what we need to be healed, delivered and equipped to minister to those in need. The professors are the most positively influential and compassionate people I’ve ever learned from. I encourage anyone who is looking to learn more about Jesus to come to this college and learn more about what the Lord has planned for them!