About the School
A Fun and Dynamic Learning Experience
The E.L. Ford Theological Bible College was founded by the Rev. Dr. Edward L. Ford and Evangelist Lena Mae Ford of Lake View, S.C. on February 18, 2003. It is an educational outreach of its supporter, financier, owner, and operator; The E.L. Ford Evangelistic Association. The E.L. Ford Theological Bible College was established to promote religious education, to help train and equip Pastors, Ministers, Sunday School Teachers, Deacons, Ushers, Trustees, and other lay members within the Body of Christ. The E.L. Ford Theological Bible College provides a comfortable environment for it's students, teachers and faculty.
Statement of Faith
1. We believe in the Bible as the Divinely-inspired Word of God, the Revelation of His mind and will to man, the in fallible, all sufficient guide for salvation, and for the Christian life.
2. We believe in one God, the Creator of all, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
3. We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, that He is the true and living God and true man begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and that He had a perfect and sinless humanity.
4. We believe i the depravity of the nature of man through his fall in the Garden of Eden, and the absolute inability of man to save himself from eternal punishment by his own works.
5. We believe in the finished work of Christ on the Cross of Calvary, through which His sacrifice has affected complete and eternal redemption, God setting His seal of approval on the work of Christ by raising Him from among the dead, enthroning Him at His own right hand in Heaven, and that He is the Head of the Church, the Lord of the individual, the High Priest over the House of God and Advocate in the family of God.
Statement of Purpose
The mission of the E.L. Ford Theological Bible College is provide basic and continuing educational opportunities for Pastors, Ministers, Bible Teachers, and Christians Workers that they might be equipped and empowered with the importation of the word of God. With positive commitment to the Bible as the final authority in all matters, it is our endeavor to come into fellowship with all believers of Christ Jesus that we might all learn and grow together in the knowledge of Christ. Thus, our purpose is to: "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. (II Corinthians 2:15)"
Welcome to E.L. Ford Theological Bible College
A Community of Passionate Educators and Learners
At E.L. Ford Theological Bible College, we are committed to spirited learning, growth, development and fun. We empower our students to ask insightful questions, explore disciplinary boundaries, and confront conventional ways of thinking. We invite you to learn more about E.L. Ford Theological Bible College and discover an education built for you.
Board of Directors
The E.L. Ford Theological Bible College Board of Directors reflects its philosophy of cultivating leaders in every area. It is composed of leaders from many streams of life, including spirituality, education, business, politics and counseling.
Rev. Dr. Edward L Ford,PhD, D.D. President and Founder. Pastor of Evangelistic Ministries, Lake View S.C.
Rev. Dr. Edward C. Ford, PhD: Dean of Students and Treasurer. Pastor of Bread of Life Evangelistic Ministries, Waterbury CT
Elder Maceo S. Reaves: Chairman
Dr. Eula B. Page, PhD: Secretary
Evangelist Barbara Jones, Th.B: Asst Secretary
Mr. Ulysses Madison, M.Ed: Board Member
Mr. Clarence McRae: Board Member
Dr. Susan Williamson, PhD: Board Member
Rev. Dr. John L. Davis, PhD: Board Member
Admissions and Financial Aid Information
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees vary by degree program. Degrees at the E.L. Ford Theological Bible College are tailored to the specific needs of professionals in each field. For more information about grants, scholarships, and tuition savings, please contact our enrollment advisor at
Monthly Payment Plans
The E.L. Ford Theological Bible College provides students with an alternative to paying full tuition at the beginning of each term.
Through our Tuition monthly payment plan, students may spread the cost of their tuition over multiple months interest-free. The Tuition plan is not a loan, and there is an enrollment fee. We offer
Convenient monthly payments that allow you to pay tuition in manageable installments, Multiple payment plan options, and No-interest payments, which may eliminate your need for loans.
General Admission Requirements
Admission requirements for The E.L. Ford Theological Bible College programs vary but generally include the following:
1. Official transcript(s)
2. Applicable test scores
3. Completed application (Please call the enrollment advisor for an application via e-mail)
4. Employment history
5. List of transfer credits
Doctoral Degree Program General Admission Requirements are as follows:
A master’s degree or higher Three years of related professional or academic experience
Master’s Degree Program General Admission Requirements are as follows:
A bachelor’s degree or higher
Bachelor’s Degree Program General Admission Requirements are as follows:
Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:
1. Are 18 years old or older
2. Are between the ages of 21 and 23 and have at least 12 transferable college credit hours
3. Are active in the military or a veteran.
4. Have already earned 90 college credit hours.
The E.L. Ford Theological Bible College offers frequent start dates so that you can begin your program when it’s most convenient for you. Contact The E.L. Ford Theological Bible College enrollment advisor for more information.
For more information, please contact our enrollment advisor at
Stay up to Date with Degree Programs
Bachelor of Theology Degree Program:
Providing a solid foundation in biblical and theological studies , the Bachelor of Theology Degree students to pursue advanced ministry-related studies. This degree provides entry-level skills for church ministry and basis biblical knowledge which is a must for today's Christian Leaders. This program is also a stepping stone to our Master of Theology degree for those who want to pursue the next level of study.
Courses are open to a variety of faith and denominational backgrounds
Students learn how to because better stewarts and ambassadors for Christ, through increased biblical knowledge and putting into practice what they have learned. Students who inspire to lead know that when preparation and opportunity meet success is born.
Instructors are highly credentialed in their areas of expertise, and many are pastors themselves
Master of Theology Degree Program:
Designed for pastors, lay leaders, and those dedicated to serving others through Christian ministry, the Master of Theology helps students develop a solid biblical and theological foundation for practical service in ministry.
The program also includes practicums that allow students to apply their newfound knowledge within a church setting, preparing them to effectively teach, mentor, preach, evangelize, disciple, and serve as administrators within the local church, or other church-related ministry as they train and encourage others in Christian service.
45-hour program Master Thesis is Required. Can be completed in just 24 months. Program is typically 24 to 36 months.
Doctor of Philosophy in Theology:
Improve your ministry or career, make an impact on the lives of others, and develop your ability to influence the world In our Doctor of Philosophy in Theology Program. Students receive advanced training in Christian theology as they prepare to become leaders in academics and ministry. Students take an in-depth look at biblical principles and strategies to help them step into a variety of pastoral roles. This program can give you the valuable opportunity to work with church leaders and to gain insight and a deeper understanding of the purpose of ministry.
The Doctoral Dissertation is Required
Oral Defense of the Dissertation is Required.
Can be completed in just 36 months. Program is typically 36 to 48 months
The Administration and Faculty consists of godly men and women who are actively involved with the E.L. Ford Theological Bible College student body.
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Opportunities to Give
One of the core values at E.L. Ford Theological Bible College is the belief that everyone deserves access to a high quality education. Our commitment is to create that opportunity for all current and future students. We are always appreciative of support from our community, which helps us provide an exceptional educational experience. The E.L. Ford Theological Bible College is a 501c3 tax exempt organization. All financial support is welcomed and appreciated. Please send your tax exempt donation to: E.L. Ford Theological Bible College, P.O. Box 1171, Lake View SC 29563