Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary, Inc. (TBCS) was founded in 1988 by Bishop Dr. Lawrence Langston in Tampa, Florida in the church of his pastorate with its first graduating class of 15. Since then, TBCS has grown into a worldwide accredited university with extension schools, satellite campuses, students and graduates in 46 states across America and 51 foreign countries.
In 1987, Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary, Christian University, was approved and certified by the Florida Stae Board of Independent Colleges and Universities in Tallahassee, Florida. TBCS was authorized to offer degrees from Associate of Theology through Doctor of Religious Philosophy (Ph.D.).
Archbishop Dr. Lawrence Langston, Founder, Chancellor, and President was also asked to serve on the Advisory Council for the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities.
TBCS received its first accreditation in 1995 and the second in 1997. In 2004, TBCS qualified as an accrediting umbrella for extension schools, as well as a resource for other colleges that are seeking accreditation.
Our alumni includes many Founding Fathers of the faith, well known ministers, pastors, creative artists, Presidents, Kings and government officials from America and abroad. These men and women of renown have impacted the lives of myriads around the world and continually testify that their education and degree through TBCS has been a catalyst in their success.
Courses can be taken with our Distance Learning Program. This enables the student to remain at home and on the job while furthering their education. Also, on-campus classes are held for those in the region of one of our extension schools. Our students have entered into all walks of life including corporate market place, major ministries, creative arts, medical fields and government.
Our tuition is affordably priced for those desiring higher education, and we offer financial programs without interest rates.
We are incorporated in the State of Florida while working with numerous Church and Para-Church organizations across the nation and abroad and governed by a Board of Directors of various denominational backgrounds.
Our vision is to help fulfill God’s desire to have a Bride for His Son and a Family for Himself with whom He can intimately relate.
Through increased knowledge and application of His Word, relationship with God becomes stronger. We want to help the family of God possess the greatest inheritance they could possibly have…knowing who He is and who you are to Him.