Important: This directory includes Baptist
ministries in the United States that take a stand for the
Authorized King James Version. Each ministry's stand on the KJV is
given, along with contact and other helpful information. In determining
which entries to include, doctrinal statements and other information
were acquired and reviewed. The listing of a ministry does not, however,
indicate an endorsement of it. You are exhorted to "prove all
things; hold fast that which is good." Except as indicated, the
Bible institutes, colleges, and seminaries in this directory are not
accredited by any accreditation agency.
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AMBASSADOR BAPTIST COLLEGE
101 Stockton Street, P.O. Box 158
Lattimore, NC 28089-0158
Dr. Alton Beal, President
Dr. Ron Comfort, Founder & Chancellor
Founded 1989. Independent Baptist.
Certificate of Bible, Graduate of Theology Diploma, Church Secretary Program, Bachelor and Master degree programs.
- in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Old and New Testaments.
- in the preservation of God's Word through the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Greek Textus Receptus.
- that the King James Translation is the best English Translation of the Bible.
From Doctrinal Statement, Ambassador Baptist College Web site.
See also Textual Position: What We Believe About the Bible by Dr. Charles L. Surrett, Academic Dean, for a detailed statement of ABC's textual position. 7/2012
Established 1973. Independent Baptist. Ministry of East Side Baptist Church, Bowie, Texas.
A school of missions offering a 9 month training program. "BBTI prepares missionaries to go anywhere in the world, learn a language, translate the Bible, and plant Baptist churches."
"Of the Scriptures. We believe the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired by God and what they wrote is truth without any mixture of error and is therefore the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to mankind. We believe the King James Version to be this Holy Bible, the inspired, preserved Word of God in the English language. We do not mean that the English language translators were inspired as they translated. However, because what they translated is an accurate and faithful translation of the inspired Hebrew and Greek texts, the King James Version is therefore the inspired, preserved Word of God in the English language. We believe the Masoretic Hebrew text and the Textus Receptus Koine Greek text to be the inspired, preserved Word of God in the Hebrew and Koine Greek languages. II Peter 1:19-21, II Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 119:160, John 12:43." —from Doctrinal Statement on Web site.
See also E-Letters by Rex Cobb for additional information on BBTI. 7/2012
THE CROWN COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE
2307 West Beaver Creek Drive
Powell, TN 37849
Dr. Clarence Sexton, Founder and President
"The Scriptures—We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Bible, "as it is in truth, the Word of God..." (1 Thessalonians 2:13). We believe in verbal, plenary inspiration in the original writings, and God's preservation of His pure words to every generation (2 Timothy 3:16, Psalms 12:6-8). We believe that the Scriptures are inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed. The Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Received Text of the New Testament (Textus Receptus) are those texts of the original languages we accept and use; the King James Version of the Bible is the only English version we accept and use. The Bible is our sole authority for faith and practice." —from Statement of Faith. 7/2012
FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST COLLEGE
86 East Oak Hill Road
Chesterton, IN 46304
Dr. Roger Voegtlin, President
Founded in 1977. Independent Baptist. Ministry of Fairhaven
1 yr. Certificate in Bible, Christian training or Songleading; 2 yr. secretarial Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree programs.
"We believe in THE HOLY SCRIPTURE: accepting the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the very Word of God, verbally inspired in all parts and, therefore wholly without error and altogether sufficient in themselves as our only infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice. We believe that God has preserved His Word for the English-speaking peoples in the King James Version." —from Doctrinal Statement. 7/2012
GOLDEN STATE BAPTIST COLLEGE
3520 De La Cruz Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Dr. Jack Trieber, Chancellor
Mr. Brad Boruff, President
Founded in 1996. A ministry of North
Valley Baptist Church.
Bachelor and Master degree programs. Distance Learning.
"Golden State Baptist College is unashamedly an independent, fundamental, soul-winning, separated, Baptist college ... The King James Version is the only English-language Bible that will be permitted on campus." —Distinctives.
"The Holy Scriptures - We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and that they compose the entire Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed; and therefore, are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the complete and divine revelation of God to man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning. The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only English-language translation used by Golden State Baptist College. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21)" —from Doctrine. 7/2012
MASSILLON BAPTIST COLLEGE
1219 Overlook Avenue, S.W.
Massillon, OH 44647-7723
Dr. Bruce D. Cummons, Founder & Chancellor (1924-2004)
Dr. Cecil E. Thayer, President
Started 1973. Independent, fundamental Baptist. Ministry of Massillon
1-year Bible Certificate program and 3-year degree programs in pastoral ministry, missions, youth ministry, and religious education. Distance learning.
"The only Bible we use is the Authorized Version (KJV 1611)" —Our
"As for the original languages, for the Old Testament we stand on the Masoretic Hebrew text, and the Textus Receptus for the New Testament. The KJV version remains true to both of these texts and therefore is the preserved Word of God in the English language" —Email 1/98.
The booklet entitled "The Foundation and Authority of the Word of God," by the late Dr. Bruce D. Cummons, Pastor-Emeritus of Massillon Baptist Temple explains MBC's position on the Bible text/translation issue in detail. 8/2013
PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
P.O. Box 18000
Pensacola, FL 32523-9160
Dr. Troy Shoemaker, President
Phone: (850) 478-8496
Fax: (850) 479-6577
New Students Admissions Information: 1-800-722-4636
Founded 1974. Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degree programs. Distance learning.
"We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired and infallible,
authoritative Word of God and that God gave the words of Scripture by
inspiration without error in the original autographs. God promises that
He will preserve His Word; Jesus said, "my words shall not pass
away"—Matt. 24:35. We believe God has kept that promise by preserving
His infallible Word in the traditional Hebrew and Greek manuscripts and
that the Authorized Version (KJV) is an accurate English translation
of the preserved Word of God.
Pensacola Christian College is committed to the plenary, verbal inspiration of the Bible, and it is our practice to use only the Authorized Version (KJV) in the pulpit and in classroom instruction. We believe the Textus Receptus is a superior text, and it is used for Greek instruction." —from Articles of Faith, PCC Catalog, 2012-2013. 7/2012
PENSACOLA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Seminary-Graduate Studies Office
P.O. Box 18000
Pensacola, FL 32523-9160
Dr. Dan Rushing, Dean
Phone: (850) 478-8496, ext. 5241
Fax: (850) 479-6548
Began 1998. Master and Doctoral degree programs. Distance learning streaming.
See under Pensacola Christian College for Articles of Faith on the Bible. 7/2012
SHAWNEE BAPTIST COLLEGE
2633 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150
Lonnie Mattingly, President
Ricky Moon, Executive Vice President
Ministry of Shawnee Baptist
Associate and Bachelor degree programs.
"We believe in the original verbal inspiration and eternal preservation of Scripture. We believe that the Bible is preserved in the Masoretic Hebrew Text, the Greek Textus Receptus and the King James Version English Bible. The Bible is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. The cannon, the sixty-six books of the Bible, is complete. Nothing shall be added to it nor taken from it." —from Statement of Faith. 10/2012
"We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. We believe God not only inspired every word, but has preserved them through the ages. We believe the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people and is the only acceptable translation to be used in this college by faculty or students (Psalm 12:6-7; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:19-21)" —from Doctrinal Statement. 7/2012
BAPTIST BIBLE TRANSLATORS INSTITUTE (B.B.T.I.)
Assists missionaries in getting to the field and staying productive while they are there. See information under Bible Institutes, Colleges, Seminaries.
"The Word of God—We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God in its entirety, written by men as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, and that it is the sole authority for the Christian faith and conduct. We believe that the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people of the world (Psalm 12:6-7, 2 Peter 1:20-21)." —from The Word of God, Articles of Faith. 7/2012
FUNDAMENTAL BAPTIST WORLD-WIDE MISSION
P.O. Box 341356
Memphis, TN 38184-1356
Dr. Ernest C. Gambrell, President/General Director
Founded 1985. Operates under the authority of the East Side Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee.
"We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally and plenarily inspired by God and without error in the original writings; that the Bible is reliable in science, history, and every other matter it discusses; and that the Bible is of supreme and final authority in faith and life. We believe that the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people of today. It is the Bible used by our Mission and missionaries. We diligently seek a true translation in the various foreign languages in which we work."—Our Precepts. 7/2012
WORLD WIDE NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST MISSIONS, INC.
P.O. Box 725
Kings Mountain, NC 28086-0725
Danny Whetstone, President
John O'Malley, General Director
Organized in 1971. "A missions service agency, serving local churches by assisting them in getting their missionaries to the field."
"We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbal and plenary inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed, and therefore are the final authority for faith and life (2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-17). The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to Man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21).
1. The Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Received Text of the New Testament (Textus Receptus) are those texts of the original languages we accept and use.
2. Therefore, we believe the Word of God is preserved in the King James Version for English speaking people. The only approved Bible for use in English language settings by the missions agency and its missionaries is the Kings James Version. 7/2012
BAPTIST CHURCH PLANTING MINISTRY
P.O. Box 240904
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Dr. Earl Jessup, Founder/General Director
Jeremy Rowland, Assistant Director
Office Phone: 612-345-1333
Founded 1993. "A global ministry of helping churches plant churches..
"We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the verbally inspired Word of God in the original autographs, and is the absolute and only rule and authority for faith and practice. It is the special revelation of God to man and the only basis for true Christian unity. The Word of God is supernaturally preserved in translation and the translators of the Authorized King James Version were used of God to give us the Word of God in the English language. It is to be used exclusively in all teaching and preaching" —from Statement of Faith, The Inspiration of the Bible. 7/2012
THE BIBLE FOR TODAY
900 Park Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Dr. D. A. Waite, Director
Orders: 1-800-JOHN 10:9
Began 1965. Bible-believing, fundamentalist, separatist, Baptist organization.
Extensive publishing ministry (print, audio and videocassettes, CDs) offering hundreds of titles defending the King James Bible and its underlying Hebrew and Greek texts, and exposing the various modern versions.
See the Articles of Faith of The Bible For Today, Section I. The Bible, for their stand on the Authorized King James Bible and the underlying Hebrew and Greek Texts. 7/2012
Began 1978. "In defense of Traditional Bible texts."
"The Bible. We believe in the plenary, verbal, Divine inspiration of the sixty-six canonical books of the Old and the New Testaments (from Genesis to Revelation) in the original languages, and in their consequent infallibility and inerrancy in all matters of which they speak (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Thessalonians 2:13). The books known as the Apocrypha, however, are not the inspired Word of God in any sense whatsoever. As the Bible uses it, the term "inspiration" refers to the writings, not the writers (2 Timothy 3:16-17); the writers are spoken of as being "holy men of God" who were "moved," "carried" or "borne" along by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21) in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally, plenarily, and verbally inspired, free from any error, infallible, and inerrant, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired.
We believe that the Texts which are the closest to the original autographs of the Bible are the Traditional Masoretic Hebrew Text for the Old Testament, and the traditional Greek Text for the New Testament underlying the King James Version (as found in "The Greek Text Underlying The English Authorized Version of 1611").
We believe that the King James Version (or Authorized Version) of the English Bible is a true, faithful, and accurate translation of these two providentially preserved Texts, which in our time has no equal among all of the other English Translations. The translators did such a fine job in their translation task that we can without apology hold up the Authorized Version of 1611 and say "This is the WORD OF GOD!" while at the same time realizing that, in some verses, we must go back to the underlying original language Texts for complete clarity, and also compare Scripture with Scripture.
We believe that all the verses in the King James Version belong in the Old and the New Testaments because they represent words we believe were in the original texts, although there might be other renderings from the original languages which could also be acceptable to us today. For an exhaustive study of any of the words or verses in the Bible, we urge the student to return directly to the Traditional Masoretic Hebrew Text and the Traditional Received Greek Text rather than to any other translation for help." —from The Dean Burgon's Society's Articles of Faith.
See also The Dean Burgon Society's Statement on the Providential Preservation of the Holy Scriptures. 7/2012
FUNDAMENTAL EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION
2251 East Beechwood Avenue
Fresno, California 93720 U.S.A.
Matt Costella, Director
Founded 1928. Based at Grace Bible
Church of Fresno, California.
Publishes Foundation: A magazine of Biblical Fundamentalism, Feature: A Daily Bible Study Guide, and has radio program, "What Does the Bible Say?"
"The Inspiration of the Bible. We believe the Holy Scriptures, composed of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament and the twenty-seven books of the New Testament, are the verbally inspired Word and Revelation of God. The Bible is inerrant, infallible-God-breathed. The initial miracle of divine inspiration of the original autographs also extends to the divine preservation of a pure text to this day. We have, therefore, the very Word of God preserved through the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Greek Textus Receptus. In the English language, the only Bible translated from the aforementioned texts is the King James Version. Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Luke 24:13-28; John 16:12-16; Psalm 12:6-7; Isaiah 40:8; Psalm 138:2." —Our Stand. 7/2012
Independent Baptist. Worldwide Jewish evangelism, specifically designed literature for Jewish people, Prophecy & Israel conferences, Passover demonstrations, local church training...
"Concerning the Scriptures. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments alone as verbally and plenarily inspired of God, without error, and the sole authority of faith and practice. By inspiration, we mean the books of the Bible were written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. We believe that the King James Bible is the only Word of God for English speaking people today. Galatians 3:16; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21" —from Doctrinal Statement. 7/2012
KING'S KIDS INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST MISSIONS
22648 Grosenbach Road
Washington, IL 61571
Pastor Keith Thibo, Founder, Director
Since 1978. Founded by Pastor Keith Thibo. Owned and administrated by the Bay View Baptist Church of Washington, Illinois. Local church, independent, fundamental Baptist youth clubs with Bible memory and instructional materials for children and teens. All materials use the King James Bible and recognize the primacy of the local church. Materials provided to independent, Baptist, church planting American missionaries around the world at no charge.
Flyer's Club (3 to 5 year old boys and girls); King's Kids Club (1st to 6th grade boys and girls); TRAC (Teens Redeemed and Called) programs.
"We believe in the inspired word of God as our final rule of faith and practice. We further hold to the KJV as correctly translated from the correct manuscripts." —from Doctrinal Statement. 7/2012
A faith promise mission ministry of Liberty Baptist Tabernacle of Rapid City, South Dakota. LBPM "prints and distributes the written Word of God to 'Church Planters' both at Home and in foreign countries around the world" and provides "a printing service to independent Baptist churches and church planting missionaries worldwide." —from Our Mission Statement.
"Liberty Baptist Tabernacle holds that the Masoretic Hebrew Text and the Received Greek Text [Textus Receptus] are the pure Hebrew and Greek texts. The church also holds that the King James Bible is God's preserved and inerrant Word in the English language. Only the King James Bible will be printed in the English Language and only translations from the Masoretic Hebrew and the Textus Receptus Greek languages will be printed by Lighthouse Baptist Press." —Scripture Text Policy. 7/2012
THE SWORD OF THE LORD
P.O. Box 1099
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1099
Dr. Shelton Smith, President, Editor
Founded by Dr. John R. Rice in 1934. Publishes The Sword of the Lord, a biweekly newspaper focusing on revival and soul winning, as well as many books, pamphlets, tracts, etc. Conducts Sword Conferences throughout the year.
"WE BELIEVE the Bible, the Scriptures of the Old Testament and the New Testament, preserved for us in the Masoretic text (Old Testament) Textus Receptus (New Testament) and in the King James Bible, is verbally and plenarily inspired of God. It is the inspired, inerrant, infallible, and altogether authentic, accurate and authoritative Word of God, therefore the supreme and final authority in all things (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; Rev. 22:18-19)." —from What We Believe. 7/2012
Established in 1974. A fundamental Baptist preaching and publishing ministry based in Bethel Baptist Church, London, Ontario, Canada. Publications include O Timothy magazine; Way of Life Encyclopedia of the Bible & Christianity, and Fundamental Baptist Information Service.
"The Scriptures. The Bible, with its 66 books, is the very Word of God. The Bible is verbally and plenarily inspired as originally given and it is divinely preserved in the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Greek Received Text. The Bible is our sole authority in all matters of faith and practice. The King James Version in English is an example of an accurate translation of the preserved Hebrew and Greek texts; we believe it can be used with confidence. We reject modern textual criticism and the modern versions that this pseudo-science has produced, such as the American Standard Version, the New American Standard Version, the Revised Standard Version, and the New International Version). We also reject the dynamic equivalency method of Bible translation which results in a careless version that only contains the general ideas rather than the very words of God. Examples of dynamic equivalency versions are the Today’s English Version, the Living Bible, and The Message. (2 Samuel 23:2; Psalm 12:6-7; Proverbs 30:5-6; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; John 17:17; Acts 1:16; 3:21; 1 Corinthians 2:7-16; 2 Timothy 3:15- 17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Revelation 22:18-19). —Statement of Faith. 9/2013