The world that you’re going out into is never pleasant, it never has been, but you have one anchor: the Lord Jesus Christ. You have one power: the power of the Holy Spirit. You have one message: the Gospel of the kingdom. And you are equipped, not because you’ve come here—we pray that we have contributed a tiny bit toward that which God has touched your heart with—but you are equipped because of what Jesus did at Calvary and what the mighty power of the Holy Spirit is continuing to do within your heart and within your life. Hold your head high and square your shoulders; what you have is bigger than a million devils because Jesus lives within your heart. Go out and win the lost at any cost. Go out and bring in the sheaves, rescue the perishing and care for the dying. Go out and let the world know that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Go out and preach the Word. Preach it without compromising it; preach it without favor; and preach it because the preach is within you. Live it because the Live-er is within you—Jesus Christ. Proclaim it because He is Lord of lords and King of kings forever and forever.

The words you just read are the same words I spoke to one of the first graduating classes of this college back in 1987. Since that time, now more than a quarter of a century ago, we’ve seen thousands of men and women from around the globe pass through this unique experience called Jimmy Swaggart Bible College & Seminary. Today, many of them serve the Lord in both ministry and in the mainstream workforce.

In obedience to the Lord and His leading, we’ve done everything we can to ensure that the students here learn the Bible from men and women of God who know the Word and believe it, and who understand the moving and operation of the Holy Spirit. Seventeen years ago, when the Lord revealed the Message of the Cross to me, we immediately made this message of Jesus Christ and Him crucified the cornerstone of our college curriculum. This word of truth will change your life; that I guarantee.

The Psalmist said, “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Ps. 119:105). That lamp and that light is, Jesus Christ and Him crucified (I Cor. 2:2). That means, also, that there is no other lamp, and no other light!

Should you choose to attend JSBC, we pledge to do our very best to help that lamp and that light to burn brighter and brighter in your heart and life.

In the Master's service, yours

JImmy Swaggart


The knowledge of the Word of God should be of paramount concern to every Christian. If a believer desires to enhance his understanding of God and the ways of God, the Bible is the only appropriate source that need be studied. We believe that all the answers to life's complexities are found within the confines of Scripture. The keys of experiencing the "abundant life" that Jesus has promised is found within the Bible. It is a mystery to me why any believer would not desire to understand or study this great Book.

Here at JSBC we focus primarily on the study of the Scriptures. The classes themselves are either an overview or an in-depth study of some portion of the Word. The classes that are not exegetical studies of the Word use the Bible as their primary source. In the classes themselves, the Spirit of God works in the lives of the students to drive home truth. At times, the moving of the Spirit will completely take over the class and the students will begin to praise, cry, pray, and worship the One they are studying about. It is in this atmosphere that true spiritual growth can best occur.

Whether you are interested in being here for a semester or for the entire four-year program, I know that a great opportunity for spiritual maturity will be extended to you. You may feel called to full-time ministry or perhaps you just want to spend a year in a strong Bible program before going on to another institution. In either case, JSBC will serve you well, teaching you and encouraging you in your personal relationship with the Lord.

I believe that men and women of God who know the Word of God are vital to fulfill God's present and future plans for His Church. If the Lord is leading you to be a part of JSBC, please don’t push that "call" away. We will do everything possible to help you fulfill the call or function that God has designed just for you. So come "renew your mind" with the Word of God and discover for yourself what is that "good, and perfect, and acceptable will of God" for you.

In Christ,

Loren Larson