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Dear Prospective Student:

I am pleased that you are considering Holmes Bible College for training for Christian service. Whether you are called to be a preacher/pastor, missionary, evangelist or Christian service, you could not have chosen a better place.

Holmes has a rich tradition of training ministry leaders. Many of the pastors and missionaries serving around the world today received their training at Holmes. I had the privilege of attending Holmes, and I will be forever grateful for the way Holmes Bible College shaped my life and prepared me for pastoral ministry and leadership in my denomination.

Holmes Bible College is the oldest continuing Pentecostal doctrinal Bible College in the world. It began on Paris Mountain here in Greenville, South Carolina just a few miles from where the new campus is located today. In 1898, the Reverend N. J. Holmes felt the need to begin a training institution for students of all denominations preparing for ministry. You can read the sketch of that history in the next few pages. The Bible is the central course of study and the textbook. All other courses are designed to help students proclaim the unsearchable riches of that book. Yes you will take some core courses in English, computer literacy, history, psychology, sociology, public speaking, homiletics, pastoral theology, systematic theology, foreign languages, missions and music. These are simply tools to communicate intellectually with a world in the throes of counter-culture that has little to do with Biblical ethics and morals.

We look forward to hearing from you. You may call the office at 864-246-3566 or you may also contact me by email at president@holmes.edu or holmesbc@holmes.edu. We would be delighted to have you visit our beautiful campus, and would be happy to give you a brief tour and answer any questions you may have.


President James Leggett