Bresee Theological College

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Bresee Theological College
Former names
Kansas Holiness Bible College
Type Private
Active 1905–1940
Affiliation Nazarene
Location Hutchinson, Kansas, United States
Campus Rural

Bresee College was a junior college in Hutchinson, Kansas. It has since closed.


Mattie Hoke founded Kansas Holiness Bible College in Hutchinson, Kansas 1905.[1] It was first supported by a local holiness congregation called Apostolic holiness Church,[2] then later by the Kansas and Nebraska District Churches of the Nazarene[3] under the name of Bresee Theological College.[4] In 1917, R. E. Dunham was president of Kansas Holiness College.[5] It came under the leadership of Olivet alumnus Sylvester T. Ludwig, also the general secretary for the Church of the Nazarene,[6] starting in 1927.[7][8] In 1940, its financial situation overwhelmed it and it closed to merge with Bethany-Peniel College, and Ludwig took the presidency there.[9]

The yearbook was called The Comet.[10]