A new kind of education

A different approach to getting trained and equipped


B.H. Carroll Theological Institute is a graduate school dedicated to equipping men and women called to serve Christ in the diverse and global ministries of His church. Founded in 2004, Carroll is reinventing seminary education for the Twenty First Century.

As a community of faith and learning, Carroll believes that theological education belongs to the people, and seeks to make it accessible and affordable at the grass-roots level. Making theological education accessible, affordable and achievable encourages greater numbers of persons to respond to the call to Christian ministry and makes it possible for those in full-time ministry positions to pursue. Data shows 83 percent of newly enrolled students work 20 or more hours per week and 61 percent enroll in the institution on a part-time basis.

The institute is reinventing theological education in innovative, creative ways that make ministerial training more relevant, practical, effective, as well as affordable and accessible to all Christian workers.

“Our desire is to return biblical literacy and theological education back to the local church. Our mission is to grow the local church and grow the Kingdom, not just build another institution.”

Dr. Gene Wilkes, President

Using a nexus of scholars, teaching churches, and learning centers, Carroll Institute mobilizes the Body of Christ to minister and serve an increasingly lost and needy world. With a focus on the Great Commission, this approach commits a minimum of resources to buildings and a maximum of resources to intellectual capital and learning technologies.

Top reasons newly enrolled students chose Carroll

Carroll employs a unique instructional model that is built for the modern era. By combining a network of teaching churches and online course delivery, Carroll creates an accessible learning environment that enables students to earn their degrees where they currently live, work and serve.


Affordability of
tuition and fees


Flexible class schedule


Theological perspective



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