Leadership, Staff & Faculty
God is moving mightily by His Holy Spirit in this generation and we praise Him for His mighty works.
As a part of what God is doing by His Spirit worldwide, He has raised up the Calvary Chapel ministries to help feed His people with His Word.
At Calvary Chapel Bible College, men and women from all over the world gather together in the beautiful Murrieta Hot Springs oasis of Southern California to study the Word of God with Calvary Chapel pastors.
May God bless you richly with His abundant love.
Pastor Chuck Smith
President & Board Chair
J. I. Packer begins his classic book, Knowing God, with these words: “What were we made for? What aim should we set ourselves in life? What is the best thing in life, bringing more joy, delight, and contentment than anything else? The answer is: Knowing God!”
We here at CCBC believe that knowing God is the ultimate objective of life and the most glorious adventure one could ever undertake. The apostle Paul, after decades of following and serving Christ, expressed his continued passion in these words: “That I may know Him.”
Our goal, therefore, is to do all we can to help each of our students in their pursuit of God. We do this through the study of God’s Word, praise, prayer, the communion of the saints, service, and engaging the world around us with the Gospel. We are delighted to have you join us in this season of your journey toward a deeper and fuller knowledge of God.
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).
Pastor Brian Brodersen
Vice President & CEO
Making a living is important, but so is learning how to live. Enrolling at CCBC is a wise investment to “tune your ears to wisdom, apply your heart to understanding, and find the knowledge of God.”
Our nurturing environment will facilitate making lifelong Christian friends—often the best tutors—and interaction with international students from cross-cultural backgrounds will broaden your worldview.
You will discover that the teachers’ and staff’s extraordinary performance is driven by commitment to a high view of Scripture, a humble attitude of service, and the constraining love of Jesus Christ. We utilize a learning management and messaging system that connects students, teachers, and staff around the globe. Every individual is important. Come, not because we’re innovative and cost effective, but come expecting to be conformed more into the image of Jesus Christ and powerfully endowed for ministry by the transforming power of His inspired Word and dynamic Spirit.
“Study to show yourself approved unto God” (2 Timothy 2:15).
Pastor David Shirley
Staff & Interns
Our instructors have a heart to serve and equip students. The Faculty Listing provides additional insight on who will commonly be teaching courses. This is to assist you as you prayerfully consider which courses to take.