page when you are finished.
On this page you will find some of the testimonies and recommendations given by students of
Salt Lake Bible College and Salt Lake Baptist College.
will be links to pages that students have posted on the internet and
some will be quotes. Student names cannot be given for legal
reasons and, more importantly, because the safety of some of the students would be
compromised because of the persecution experienced by Christians in some countries.
to TESTIMONIALS and RECOMMENDATIONS
of TESTIMONIALS and RECOMMENDATIONS
Comments: I'M HAPPY ABOUT THIS BIBLE SCHOOL
I am really enjoying these classes they have strengthen my
spirit and fed my soul. God bless you for offering this course free to
people who cannot afford it.
Dear Sir: Over 60 Pastors in ****, **** Sierra Leone are
yearning for a tuition free Bible College Education Online. We would
appreciate where you to come to our aid by sending us detail information
pertaining to your online program. Thanks Pastor **** **** *****
(We are arranging for them to use all of our online material to train
the pastors there. Dr. Van)
Just a word or two of praise for what SLBC has meant
to us here in Ohio. My education has really helped to sharpen skills and
bring a new boldness to my serving our Lord and Saviour.
I have grown so much over the last 9 months or so from taking these
classes. I am so thankful for your ministry and keep it dear in my heart
Thanks for the work you are doing to equip the saints
of God. May the Lord bless you.
I just wanted to drop a note and say, before starting these studies
I did not feel sure or confident of my salvation!!! I wondered how
one could be so sure! In just the class on SALVATION and starting
the one entitled ETERNAL SECURITY, I have become totally confident in
this fact. I have never felt so sure of anything in my life and I feel
totally ecstatic in this knowledge! It is like being reborn all
over again!!! The security of this knowledge makes or can make all
the difference in ones walk in Christ!! I have been a Christian
for several years now and am amazed that this simple yet powerful truth
is so quickly brushed over! Wow!!! It is an amazing feeling
to know beyond a shadow of doubt that Salvation, once we have followed
the appropriate steps, IS ours!!!! I feel so humbled in this
knowledge! God is soooo amazing and I grow to love him more each
day! After starting these classes and reading Gods word on this I
can only say for myself that my faith has been made stronger than
ever! These classes have been such a blessing and miracle in my
life! Thank you so much, I just had to share!
Greetings from India!!!!
Thank you so much for being so kind and allowing to pursue D. Min. from your esteem Institute. I am so happy,
your books being used mightily in our ministry. Many pastors and leaders are being blessed.
Resting in Jesus Christ
Your friend in Christ from India
God Bless and keep you,
My life has been squandered, and i was a
disappointment to the Lord!!
I was the seed that was sown among the thistles, and allowed the
"cares of this world" to take precedence over my walk with The
Lord. Your on line free Bible Studies are with out Compare. The course
Content is what People need and search for in this dry and thirsty
May the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Job richly and
gloriously bless You
to Brazil Steve ****
I have 2 degrees from your college. From my experience and work
and schooling you gave me an Associates and a Bachelors degree in
Theology. I wanted to tell you how important these were to me
recently. The Federal police here in Brasil took 10 months to OK
my 2nd year visa. They wanted me to prove my theological
training. Your documents did the job. Without those papers,
I do not know if they would have allowed me another visa. I
received that visa, and in 1-2 weeks will apply for permanent residency.
Thank you so much for your help and ministry,
Steve ****, Florianopolis Brasil, S.C.
Newton State, NC
I am really enjoying this course! (1st required course- Salvation)
Dear Doc Van,
Thanks for the update, I'm really relieved....will be praying for your various meetings. You have done a wonderful job with your materials making them simple yet not in anyway diluting the truth. God bless you sir!
In much prayer,
Adrian & Emma ********
You have set a beautiful foundation in your
classes. They are proving in my ministry as I learn and teach to be
solid building blocks. I have really hit on points of God's grace for
weeks. I was talking to a fellow christian the other day speaking on
how I believe everyone should have a base to worship and praise God
without condemnation. I have seen people that seemed irreconcilable
for years and then one day get it and receive Christ driven by the
Spirit with evident fruit. If I would have judged their sin rather
than understanding God's plan for their sin they might not have stayed
in the struggle of Godly sorrow. The man I was talking to looked at me
and said "didn't we all start out like that" and I thought
In saying all of that I am going to use your discipleship classes as a method of Bible study in nursing homes led by the men who have overcame the obstacles of their life and now are living successful lives outside the nursing homes. Praise God for His work through you. It certainly is helping me. I am now building a website for the church and will let you know when it is published.
Dear Dr Van,
Greetings in the name of our lord Jesus Christ.
At King of Kings Theological College we are
continuing in the grace of our lord. The students have increased in
number and we are praying for you ever since I started our communication
to you. Greetings from Rev; Sam Dkotchen who is volunteering with us as
academic registrar and also a Pastor of Nile Baptist Church in
Tomorrow we have a class in Bible doctrine, Old Testament Survey, Pentateuch, and Church Planting. We make mention of you whenever we are beginning our bible classes, and we also pray for Salt Lake Baptist College together with Salt Lake Bible College.
The students are waiting for that day when you will say you are coming
to Uganda. As we go through the King James Version, we are enriched by
the power of the Holy Spirit and continue to grow in His knowledge,
wisdom and flourish in the anointing . Am also waiting for the day you
will receive my forms so that I can begin on my Doctorate Studies. It is
only the forms that has made me delay to begin.
Greetings to "maama" your wife and my
brothers over there. Am soon sending you my photos, and that of our
students and staff.
We also request you to pray for us to get land and
construct the Bible College. We are seeing the field is ready for the
harvest. There is 5.7 acres estate on sale with 17 buildings well
constructed that we are putting our eyes on and our hearts keep praying
for it. We don't have the money but we believe God for the finances. So
you also keep praying with us . We are also planning a church planting
mission in my home area Kayunga district.
May the good lord bless you big
***** William Donald
King of Kings Theological College.
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Thanks again for all you do!
I am Always excited to see the way the Lord is using the classes I've taken and am currently taking (The Bible, New Testament Survey) in my walk and in teaching others. THANKS
I find this one to be the best institution because it is concerned
with spiritual welfare as its ultimate goal for a person. It
equiptes a student through its courses which are well polished.
San Diego, CA,
Bravo! Job well done.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to study with you. God answered my prayers. I could not afford to stay at the college where I was before. I lost my job and had two teenage sons to care for. I was down and depressed and this came as a balm to my spirit.
God bless you and your staff.
Rocky Mount, NC,
I just wanted to write to you and how grateful it is to find your college. I am an ordained minister without the experience or training it takes to do my duties. I feel your school will help me greatly. Again Thank you.
I Thank God I was able to complete the salvation course and it has
changed my life. I am greatful.
I have been wanting to attend a Bible college for some time. My baby sister has been taking this course for a while and I see a major change in her. So, here I am. I want to get ALL understanding and
knowledge of biblical text so that I may be able to share this truth with others; because truth really matters.
The course is challenging but I have enjoyed it greatly. May the Lord bless you for the good job you are doing to prepare the servants of God all over the
G’day Dr. VanBuskirk:
Perhaps you are not aware but you have been teaching a real stroke
survivor. With the way your classes are put together I am learning
perfectly fine. Yes, I have to think God did put you in the proper place
when you put your college together.
I can only speak for myself. yet I am sure there must
be many others to agree, I am proud of Salt Lake Bible College. So it is
my hopes someday we will be able to purchase logo type products from
you. I have been praying for a bookstore so we can buy notebooks, mouse
pads, jewelry, sweaters and much more. Emmm, class rings would be nice.
Thank you dearly,
Discipleship I. course.
Comments: I thank God for this course and has really helped me with my
discipling program. Please continue teaching me so that I become much
aware of the truth.
love the way the courses are structured. It is a superb concept. Thank
you so much. I just want to achieve and move on. I am so sorry for
being a baby about this. Thank you so much for your patience and
kindness with me.
Dear Sir, Calvary greetings to you sir and to all the crew of the
College that GOD is using to bless us so much; may GOD ALMIGHTY continue
to replenish you with blessings untold in JESUS' Mighty Name, Amen!
I believe that the college teaches the word of God in its purest
form. I also believe that I will learn a lot about God and his word at
Salt Lake Bible College. I believe with the help of the Holy Spirit and
the college I will become better equip to do the work of my Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
Ok, just to let you know about the materials – we
did finish the reformatting of New Testament Survey class material
(which we sent to you a couple of months ago) via email. The Lord is
blessing and one of the national pastors, ******, is teaching this class
to about 30 men over the next 2 months. The Bible Institute of Church
Ministries (BICM) meets Monday through Friday the first week of each
month, and he has now been teaching this class for the last two months
(September and October). The men have been growing in leaps and bounds
and the material has been a wonderful blessing. We print one master copy
and then get it photocopied for each of the men who are in attendance.
We have been working on one or two other courses for them to use and
should be ready by the first part of the new year, Lord willing.
BICM meets in the little village of ********, which
has about 2-3,000 people in it. The men who walk to the Bible school
come from as far as one day walk away through the jungle interior. The
village itself is on a "major" road through the region, but
the road is actually little more than a track through the jungle and
Liberia is a nation that has been completely
destroyed by a 15 year civil war which ended in late 2004. Sadly, the
infrastructure is still in ruins and the people are largely a welfare
nation under the auspices of the UN, which has the largest peacekeeping
force in the world stationed in this small country about the size of
Tennessee. While a "Christian" nation in name only, there are
still huge issues such as cannibalism (in the interior), ritualistic
killings, and demonism. There are more churches per capita in Liberia
than in any other African country, but it is one of the most godless.
Every blessing and thank you so much again for
allowing us to use your materials. It is definitely making a difference
in a country where there is very little in the way of theological
training or materials available.
In His Grace,
I found myself on your website by divine appointment on
01/22/2010. I had been looking for a suitable school a few years
before without success, but after much prayer I came across Salt Lake
Bible College website.
confess I did not think you would even consider my application since I
am a woman, but my spirit was at peace, so I decided to try. I
also thought about how mentorship would be possible in a virtual
class. Two years into my studies I do not regret having signed up
with your college.
gained so much knowledge and developed insight in the Word of God in
ways I cannot describe in words. I have noticed a divine wisdom
upon my life, even in secular situations. I have observed that my
ministry as a lay preacher has just blossomed and gets better and better
to the amazement of my peers, including my Senior Pastor.
no idea yet where the Lord is taking me, but I would like to thank you
and your team for being such a blessing in my life.
Jehovah God remember you.
I received the
Certificate for the Degree in Theology 2 days ago, and I want to thank
you for your great investment, not only in my life, but in the lives
of every soul God allows to cross my path.
I have developed a
deep insight into the word of God, especially in the last few months,
as a result of these studies, and a spiritual maturity that can only
I have a lot of
spiritual sons and daughters that look up to me for guidance, because
they acknowledge the grace of God upon my life.
Sincere thanks once
again, and may God abundantly bless you and your team.
testimonies and recommendations to be added as time permits.