Salt Lake Bible College

Its existence:
SLBC was formed as an arm of Salt Lake Baptist College to meet the needs of those who may or may not call themselves Baptist.
    It is our belief that those Christians who truly want to serve God need to know exactly what the Bible teaches so that they will be able to then take that knowledge to others and in so doing further the will of God in their lives.  We also believe that everyone, regardless of religious background or a lack thereof, need the Word of God.  Therefore, anyone wanting to study with us will be accepted as a student.

Its purpose:
    The purpose of SLBC is to teach the Bible to those who need to be grounded in solid biblical teachings rather than denominational teachings and/or the teachings of liberal theologians who have denied the faith under the banners of compromise and/or unbelief.
    Its parent school, Salt Lake Baptist College, is a ministry of Bible Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah, which is an Independent Baptist Church.  Christ alone is the head of Bible Baptist Church and the Bible is its only rule of faith and practice.  Therefore, at Bible Baptist Church and at the colleges which are ministries of it, only those doctrines taught in the scriptures are given credence and, therefore, only those same doctrines are taught from the pulpit of the Church and the courses of the Bible colleges.

How long has it been here and its effectiveness?
    Although Salt Lake Bible College itself started in September of 2007, as an arm of Salt Lake Baptist College it draws upon the essence of that college's (at that time) 27 years of existence and experience in preparing men and women for the ministry by means of solid, biblical, teachings.  The majority of students of the 27 year ministry of Salt Lake Baptist College and the more recent Salt Lake Bible College are either pastoring or working in some sort of a supportive ministry (Sunday School teachers and/or Christian School teachers, or as pastor's or worker's wives, street preaching, etc.) or working in various outreach ministries such as street preaching, jail and prison ministries, evangelism, and revivalists winning souls and encouraging pastors and churches through holding both tent and indoor meetings.  Others are serving as home or foreign missionaries across North America and around the world.
    Some of those graduates are now perpetuating the teaching ministry of the college at the churches where they are now pastoring.  This they are accomplishing through the establishing of Bible Colleges and Bible Institutes in their churches which are recognized as approved Study Centers of Salt Lake Baptist College/Salt Lake Bible College.

Credibility and Accreditation:
    SLBC/UA numbers among their graduates many pastors, workers, educators, theologians, authors, and a multitude of local church full-time and volunteer staff.  It also numbers among its staff and contributors, professors with several hundred years of combined teaching and pastoring experience.

    Salt Lake Baptist College and Salt Lake Bible College are registered as private schools with the state of Utah and their fulltime staff are registered educators with UEN- the state educational agency known as the "Utah Education Network."  Access our listings at,  Scroll down that page to see the listings for Salt Lake Bible College and Salt Lake Baptist College.

    Salt Lake Baptist College, is registered with the Utah Department of Consumer Affairs, license #5174123-9982, as an Exempt Postsecondary Proprietary School.  Salt Lake Bible College is the online arm of Salt Lake Baptist College.

    Accreditation of Salt Lake Baptist College/Salt Lake Bible College is as colleges of the University of America.  Information concerning our Accreditation and Associations can be found at the University of America website at

Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk
President, SLBC