Great Lakes Bible College (Ontario)

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Great Lakes Bible College
Motto Post-secondary education that is specifically Christ-centred and comprehensively Biblical
Type Theological college
Established 1987
Affiliation Churches of Christ
Dean Dave Knutson
Academic staff
Location Waterloo, ON, Canada
Campus Urban
Colours Maroon      and black     

Great Lakes Bible College, formerly known as School of Bible and Missions, is located in Waterloo Ontario, Ontario, in Canada. It is a private Christian post-secondary school, associated with the Churches of Christ. The campus is located in Waterloo, Ontario at 470 Glenelm Crescent, Waterloo, ON, N2L 5C8, Canada. The business office is located in Beamsville, Ontario at 4875 King Street, Beamsville, ON, L0R 1B6, Canada.


Members of Churches of Christ sought to establish a Christian junior college in the late 1940s to provide an opportunity for Christian education for the international populations of the Great Lakes basin. In 1952, high school classes and an adult Bible department were offered in Beamsville, Ontario in the Niagara Peninsula. Great Lakes Christian High School (formerly Great Lakes Christian College), a residential high school provided post-secondary Bible education (the Bible department in 1952 and 1959; the Faculty of Bible and Missions formed in 1969 and renamed in 1975 as the School of Bible and Missions).

GLBC is chartered as a degree-granting institution by the Government of Ontario under the Great Lakes Bible College Act, 1987.[1]

In 1996, classes were moved from Beamsville, Ontario to Waterloo, Ontario.


The mission is to promote knowledge, understanding, and practice in the Christian faith by equipping Christians and churches for service in the Kingdom of God.


  • Certificate of Biblical Studies (CBS) (1 year)
  • Diploma of Biblical Studies (DBS) (2 years)
  • Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) (3 years)
  • Bachelor of Theology (BTh) (4 years)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ General Information, Great Lakes Bible College website, retrieved July 25, 2014