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Dean's Welcome

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the College of Christian Studies at UMHB, I welcome you to our web site. We hope that it will answer many of the questions you have about us and make you want to visit. 

Many great things are happening in our College. We have seven full-time faculty all with terminal degrees as well as highly qualified adjunct faculty. We offer two degrees with three concentrations and five minors. Our students are involved in various forms of ministry and community outreach. We have opportunities for academic research as well as mission trips, travel to Bible sites, and other travel for academic credit. Multiple times each semester we host speakers of special interest as part of the Christian Studies Forum in our own Manning Chapel. 

In addition to our majors and minors, we have the privilege of teaching all UMHB students through our Engaging the Old Testament and Engaging the New Testament courses in our beautiful Paul and Jane Meyer Christian Studies Center on the front side of campus. Completed in 2008, the Meyer building has almost 19,000 square feet of classrooms and offices, a comfortable and convenient student lounge, our own library, and the Manning Chapel which can accommodate over 250 people.

Meyer Christian Studies CenterOur degree programs prepare students for service in the local church or other ministry and mission settings, as well as for advanced study in graduate schools or seminary.

I hope that the information you find here will help you in your search for God's will--your vocation, your calling--regarding your place of service for Christ.

I look forward to meeting you,

Dr. Timothy G. Crawford, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Christian Studies

Student Oriented - Academically Focused - Biblically Grounded