Our Vision

Leaders unleashed . . . Churches empowered . . . People transformed.

Our Mission

Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary develops Kingdom-minded leaders for the church and the world by offering accessible and affordable educational programs that integrate spirited inquiry, transformative reflection and practical know-how.


Begun in 1955, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary (formerly MB Biblical Seminary) has grown to be a solid, innovative and globally known theological institution, offering an M.Div. degree as well as M.A. degrees in marriage family therapy (MFT), Christian ministries (MACM), OT, NT, theology and urban mission. The seminary takes local, regional and global context seriously, preparing ethnically and denominationally diverse leaders from Anabaptist and non-Anabaptist traditions for transformational ministry in their current or future situations.


Located in Fresno, CA, the seminary benefits from a living laboratory in which dramatic social challenges have led to the creation of innovative and collaborative ministry relationships and vision. These have caught the attention of leadership across the United States.

Situated halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Fresno is a short drive to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks and the Pacific Ocean. 


Three centers within the seminary provide unique training.


Our faculty combines academic excellence, dynamic Christian faith, and a strong commitment to warm and personal relationships. They bring many years of teaching and ministry experience in several cultures to their service, and invest themselves generously in student’s lives and growth.

We welcome you to join our community as a future ministry leader, pastor, Bible professor or therapist.

Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:


  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministries (M.A. in Christian Ministries)
  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family
  • Therapy (M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy)
  • Master of Arts (Old Testament)
  • Master of Arts (New Testament)
  • Master of Arts (Theology)
  • Master of Arts in Community and Leadership Transformation (M.A. in Community and Leadership Transformation)
  • Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership and Culture (M.A. in Ministry Leadership and Culture)
WASC Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
15275 USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510