About Us

About BMA Seminary


That’s not just a tagline. That’s who we are. Our hermeneutics and our theology are Christocentric. Our teaching and our practice of ministry are centered on Christ.


We believe every student should be able to study God’s word without high cost being a barrier to an excellent education. We are an affordable seminary with state of the art technology allowing onsite and online classes. We provide affordable housing on a beautiful clean campus within walking distance to our onsite class rooms. If you are looking for a quality degree and affordable tuition consider BMATS affordable programs.


Our seminary has a world-class faculty with decades of experience in church ministry and in the seminary classroom. Our classes are rigorous, but our faculty are personally invested in your success. The quality of BMATS degrees is confirmed by accreditation from two different accreditors.


God calls us to disciple others. There is no way to do this other than dedicated personal relationships that teach and model the Christian life. Doing discipleship well is critical to the success of every church and every minister. Therefore we don’t just talk about it or study it. We do it. Our faculty personally disciples every student until they are ready to be a disciple-maker.


God ordained the foolishness of preaching as the power of God to bring the Gospel to men. We strive to train men to preach in a way that is true to the text, grounded in the fullness of God’s revelation, situated within a Christocentric theological framework, and applicable to the hearers.


Accreditation is validation by independent reviewers that establishes that the learning offered at BMA Seminary is educationally sound, high quality, and comparable to other colleges and seminaries. Accreditation ensures that the hard work you put into your education is recognized by others, including potential employers and other colleges, universities, and seminaries. Because accreditation is so important, BMA Seminary is accredited by the regional accrediting organization and the relevant faith-related accrediting organization..

BMA Seminary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Questions about the accreditation of BMA Seminary may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

BMA Seminary (Graduate Studies Division) is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Church Ministries, Master of Arts (Pastoral Theology), and Master of Arts (Religion). The Commission contact information is: The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA, Telephone: 412.788.6505, Fax: 412-788-6510, Website: www.ats.edu.

BMA Seminary has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

Board of Trustees


  • Tom Mitchell, Chairman
  • Jake Vandenberg, Vice-Chairman
  • Gary Murph, Secretary
  • Elaine Beal, Assistant Secretary

Term to Expire in 2020

  • Terry Bolton, Sulphur Springs, Texas
  • Dennis Knight, Perkinston, Mississippi
  • Ted Quinby, Purvis, Mississippi

    Term to Expire in 2021

    • Reggie Blake, Hewitt, Texas
    • Marvin Delk, Jr., Bald Knob, Arkansas
    • Randy Veach, Manila, Arkansas

      Term to Expire in 2022

      • Sam Bradley, Waxahachie, Texas
      • Brent Summerhill, Magnolia, Arkansas
      • Jake Vandenberg, Springhill, Louisiana

        Term to Expire in 2023

        • Dennis Baker, Imperial, Missouri
        • Elaine Beal, Jacksonville, Texas
        • Tom Mitchell, Little Rock, Arkansas

            Term to Expire in 2024

            • Michael Battenfield, Cave Springs, Arkansas
            • Gary Murph, Jacksonville, Texas
            • Jerry Stacy, Carthage, Texas

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