DR. PAUL CHAPPELL IN CHARISMA MAGAZINE BEST COLLEGES ISSUE … WRITES:
“Non-governmental accrediting such as Transworld Accrediting Commission International based in California, continues to grow in popularity among churches and ministries seeking an alternative route to validate their educational institution’s academic and biblical standards. Many of these Bible and ministry schools have partnered with and been accepted by major institutions throughout the U.S. that are accredited regionally or otherwise. Christian leaders such as Rodney Howard-Browne, Jentezen Franklin, Bayless Conley, Frederick Price, Guillermo Maldonado and Ron Phillips have established institutions that now receive this type of accreditation.”
Dr. Chappell served as a Regional Coordinator for Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and on the Commission for Accreditation with the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). He has participated as a member or chair of multiple on-site evaluation teams for both organizations.
Dr. Chappell holds a Ph.D., Drew University; M.Phil., Drew University; M.Th., Princeton Theological Seminary; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; B.A., Oral Roberts University. Dr. Chappell serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of The King’s University in Los Angeles, California. He has been listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in Education, Who’s Who in Religion, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the South and South West. For over 30 years, Dr. Chappell has been involved in graduate/professional theological education as an administrator, professor, and consultant. He served Oral Roberts University (ORU) for 21 years. Under his leadership, ORU Graduate School of Theology earned accreditation with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and became the 19th largest theological seminary in North America. During Dr. Chappell’s tenure at ORU he served as liaison with two of the institution’s accreditors: the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and ATS in United States and Canada.
DR. RODNEY HOWARD-BROWNE IN CHARISMA MAGAZINE BEST COLLEGES ISSUE WRITES:
“Our school is part of the Transworld Accrediting Commission International, which has a membership of around 500 ministries in the U.S. and internationally. Our peers include some of the top church ministries and Bible educators in America. Whether large or small, we are ministries taking back our Christian education and heritage from secular authorities. We aren’t purveyors of dead works, but are raising up disciples and expanding the kingdom of God. In addition, we are following through and making certain those disciples’ mission is a success. We have also made ourselves available to help train pastors to launch church-based training centers.
Every school has a unique mission. Yet it’s my belief that church-based Bible schools and theological training centers hold an advantage—by God’s design—over every other type of institution.”
Taken from “The case for attending a church based bible school” – View the full article online here