Suwannee River Bible College is a local church ministry of Bible Baptist Church in Live Oak, Florida. Founded in 2007 by Pastor Brad Bailey, SRBC offers a thorough theological training and a Christian education program that are rare in this area.
Suwannee River Bible college maintains a strong local church emphasis. Many Bible colleges have taken our best and brightest students from our churches and asked them to move to their location and serve in the college's host church. This provides a grand opportunity for your students to build their churches and not yours. SRBC will allow students to attend classes one night per week and work in their local church under their own pastor. We also have degree plans that are effective for pastors and missionaries who have served in lengthy ministries without completing a degree to finish their degree at SRBC.
The cost is extremely reasonable. You can attend SRBC for $25 per month ($30 per month post graduate), per class tuition, plus the cost of books. There is a one time $25 application fee and additional fees for life-credit hours and lecture-credit hours.
Our faculty is made up of local church pastors who have the spirit of a teacher and are interested in educating students with theologically accurate lectures, academic excellence and the imparting of their wisdom and experience to every student.
We hope you will make your plans now to attend and we look forward to meeting you. Request your application by sending a message from the contacts section of this web-site.
2013/2014 Fall Quarter Courses (Starting September 5th, 2013)
- Church Conflict - Professor Brad Bailey, Ph. D. (in process)
- II Timothy - Professor
- The Rapture of the Church - Non-Lecture
Absences: A student is allowed up to three unexcused absences during the quarter. An absence is considered "excused" for ministerial purposes or illness (with a doctor's slip) and will be subject to the President and Dean of Students' approval.
Credits - Auditing: Beginning with the Spring Quarter, 2010-2011 School Year, a student enrolled in at least one course for regular credit, may audit 1 or 2 additional lecture courses for ½ credit each. No homework required – just attendance.
Credits - Lecture: Each class passed earns 2 credit hours. By completing a Lecture Credit Form at the end of the quarter (evaluating the class taken) a student may increase his hours earned from 2 credits to 3 credits. Fee for each Lecture Credit used is $12.00.
Credits - Life Experience: A student may submit a list of ministries in which they have been involved since salvation. These will be evaluated by the college and available to be used toward graduation (Bible Diploma through Bachelor Degree). Up to one-half the credits needed for graduation may be applied. Example: A Bible Diploma requires 32 credits. A student may combine 16 SRBC classroom credits plus 16 life experience credits to reach the required 32. Life Experience credit fees are $4.50 for each used.
Credits - Transfer: A student who has previously attended college may request a copy of his/her college transcript to be sent to SRBC. Following evaluation, those credits which transfer may be used toward the completion of a diploma or degree. Up to one-half the credits needed for graduation may be applied if available. Example: A student seeking a Bible Diploma may combine 16 SRBC classroom credits plus 16 transfer credits to reach the required 32 credit hours. There is no charge for transfer credits.
Please note: A student must earn one-half of the required credits toward a diploma or degree in the SRBC classroom. The other half may be life experience credits or transfer credits or a combination of both. Life experience credits are used only up through a Bachelor Degree. Transfer credits may be used toward all degrees.
Degrees: The following certificate/degrees may be earned at SRBC:
Bible Diploma - upon the completion of 32 credits
Associate Degree - upon the completion of 64 credits
Graduate Degree - upon the completion of 96 credits
Bachelor Degree - upon the completion of 128 credits plus a 20,000 word thesis
Master Degree - upon the completion of 160 credits plus a 30,000 word thesis
Doctoral Degree - upon the completion of 192 credits plus a 50,000 word thesis
Dress Code: We have a minimal dress code standard at SRBC. We want to consider the needs of students that will be coming straight from work to attend classes. The minimum for men is long pants and a short-sleeved shirt. Students coming straight to the college from work may wear whatever uniform they have as long as the shirt is not sleeveless and the trousers are long pants; no shorts, please. The minimum for ladies is a full length skirt and modest blouse. Ladies may also wear whatever uniform necessary from work as long as it is a modest blouse or shirt and skirt; no sleeveless blouses and no pants, please. We kindly ask that men refrain from wearing necklaces or earrings and keep their hair above their collar in a manly fashion. Neatly trimmed beards and mustaches are allowed. Women are requested to wear their hair in feminine fashion, not so styled as to appear masculine.
Grades: A students' overall course grade is determined by an average of the following:
One-third - homework
One-third - attendance
One-third - final exam
Homework: Each lesson's homework is expected to be submitted on the designated week. Late homework will suffer a lower grade. A student will receive 5 points off his/her grade for one week late; 10 points off his/her grade for two weeks late. Lesson assignments must be turned in within two weeks to receive a grade for that lesson. If none is turned in or if it is turned in later than two weeks, that lesson will receive a zero grade. Homework will not be considered late if the student has an excused absence, but needs to be turned in no later than the following week.
Brad Bailey, Ph.D. (in process) - President
Gwynn Hayes, Th.D., D.D. - Chancelor