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"For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."
- Romans 8:2
JSBC was birthed through the ministry of Jimmy Swaggart. The distinct emphasis of Brother Swaggart is the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and it is this ongoing principal upon which the college was founded and continues to operate. From the Chapel Services with their lively worship of God, to the classrooms, to the residence halls, the entire campus is dedicated to walking in the Spirit of God.

Here at JSBC, Chapel is often referred to as the classroom of the Holy Spirit. Under the ministry of Brother Swaggart, Spirit-filled professors, visiting speakers, and upperclassmen, the Word of God is illuminated by the Holy Spirit to the hearts of the students. It is not uncommon to hear a student say, “ I can’t wait to see what the Lord is going to do in Chapel this week!”

The entire campus community is encouraged to spend time daily in prayer and personal devotions. JSBC offers many opportunities for the students and staff to get together every week and seek the Face of the Lord both at JSBC and Family Worship Center, as well as in the residence halls.

JSBC students have the opportunity to participate and be blessed in the Easter and Thanksgiving Campmeetings as well as the highly anticipated International Youth Conferences. One thing is for sure, ministry opportunities abound for the JSBC student.
"For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." -

I Cor. 1:18

The founding of a Bible college to prepare men and women for an in-depth, Spirit-filled ministry has been Brother Swaggart’s dream for a number of years. He has felt such an institution will play an important role in evangelizing the world as the coming of Christ draws near. As Brother Swaggart says:

“We don’t have much time left. We must do everything within our power to reach a lost and dying world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. All our energies and all of our resources must be utilized in this battle we’re waging for souls. That includes equipping young men and women to carry on until Jesus calls us home.”

As a result of this vision, JSBC opened in the fall of 1984.

The goal of JSBC is to build students into the kind of men and women God wants them to be. From its doors the college is sending missionaries, evangelists, pastors, and teachers to all the world.
The entire lifestyle of JSBC is based on a scriptural foundation. This lifestyle is stressed in each class, and a daily walk with Christ is emphasized in every facet of each individual’s life who is associated with the college.