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International Baptist Seminary


The Seminary advances the mission of Tri-City Baptist Church and International Baptist College by engaging present and future Christian leaders in advanced theological preparation. This preparation is designed to be God-focused, thoroughly Biblical, theologically balanced, and practically relevant. Graduates are to exhibit genuinely Biblical wisdom in life and leadership.


In keeping with the focus of IBCS on mentoring men and women into ministry, the Seminary employs a combination of resident and adjunct faculty who have advanced academic preparation and significant ministry experience. IBCS courses are all live, involving standard weekly class time with the professor and fellow students, either through physical presence or via two-way video communication. They also take advantage of electronic resources and platforms to enhance learning through research as well as through individual and group projects.

The Seminary offers three advanced degree programs oriented toward progressively more advanced leadership responsibilities and influence. These programs are the Master of Arts in Ministry, the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry.



International Baptist Seminary offers three professional seminary degrees: the Master of Ministry, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry. A professional degree is a practical and less theoretical program than an academic degree. These are degrees designed to meet the needs of the occupational ministry leader and the layperson who seeks training or additional equipping for leadership roles in ministries.


The mission of the graduate programs and seminary is to equip balanced leaders who will develop other spiritually and intellectually sound believers to serve one another in the local church and around the world (2 Tim 2:2).


The graduate programs of IBCS blend strong academics with the best of practical experience. One needs more than academic knowledge to be a success in ministry. He or she also needs a love for souls, first-hand experience in a thriving local church ministry, and a deep spiritual devotion to the Lord. International Baptist College and Seminary, with the help of its mother institution, Tri-City Baptist Church, seeks to provide this kind of balanced education for its students.

International Baptist Seminary takes seriously the biblical admonition to “study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15). IBCS seeks to teach all courses from a Christ-centered, Bible-based foundation. It is imperative for the Christian to be equipped intellectually and biblically in order to serve in the modern world.

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree is the standard professional seminary degree for those training for pastoral-level leadership in the local church or in missionary, chaplaincy, or evangelistic ministries. It consists of 96 hours of graduate credit designed to provide a broad range of studies, primarily in the areas of Bible, Theology, and Practical Ministry. A full-time student can complete the program in as little as four years including winter and summer terms.

Video Conferencing

Begin your studies now at our IBCS@W teaching site. Benefit from a distance learning solution that reduces the time and cost of travel by taking a course at our Colorado location. Courses are taken by a video conferencing system that allows live interaction with your instructor and fellow classmates. The technology includes the ability to follow the instructor’s PowerPoint and other electronic teaching tools.

Tri-City Baptist Church
Dr. William Senn, Senior Pastor
6953 W 92nd Lane
Westminster, CO 80021
(303) 424-2287

How Do I Sign-Up?

Begin by completing the application process, a requirement for each student taking courses at IBCS@W. The application process is completed through the Admissions Office at the seminary headquarters in Chandler, Arizona.

Do I contact the church?

All course registration and general administration is conducted through the seminary offices at the headquarters in Chandler, Arizona. Once the admissions process is complete, the offices will inform IBCS@W. You will communicate directly with the site for more information pertaining to the site’s operations once these two steps are complete.

Where do I send my coursework?

Completed coursework may be submitted directly to the course professor as instructed at the beginning of each course.

Tuition & Fees

The regular tuition and fees apply to courses attended at all locations. Billing, Financial aid, and all financial transactions are processed through the seminary offices at the headquarters in Chandler, Arizona.

Tuition per Credit Hour (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer terms)
(1 to 15, 20 plus credit hours) – $350


At International Baptist Seminary, our faculty and staff endeavor to mentor God-fearing leaders by modeling God fearing lives. Students receive one-on-one attention from a diverse faculty that has one or more graduate degrees. They are recognized specialists in their teaching fields, having served as:

  • Missionaries
  • Evangelists
  • Senior pastors of independent Fundamental churches
  • Church planters


 Dr. Larry Ball

Dr. Larry Ball

  • B.A., Bob Jones University
  • M.A.B.S., San Francisco Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Min., D.Pas.Th., Bob Jones University

Pastor Larry Ball’s involvement with IBCS began when he became the General Director of International Baptist Missions in 2010. In 2012, his involvement at the college increased when he accepted the role of Interim President while the Governing Board and Administration searched for a new President He continues to serve as the General Director of IBM and brings his passion for missions into our classrooms.

Dr. Andrew Hudson

  • B.A., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
  • M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Andrew Hudson spent two years as the youth pastor at First Baptist Church in New Ulm, Minnesota before beginning his ministry in education. From 1989 to 1993, he was Elementary Chapel Coordinator at Fourth Baptist Christian School in Minneapolis. He was an adjunct professor for both Central Baptist Theological Seminary (Minneapolis) and Central Baptist Seminary (Arad, Romania) during the years of 1993-1996. He was Associate Professor and later Chair for the Division of Biblical Studies at Pillsbury Baptist Bible College from 1996 until 2008.

Dr. Hudson and his wife, Deborah, have three children, Elizabeth, Jason, and Seth.

Dr. Preston Mayes

  • B.A., M.A., Bob Jones University
  • M.Div., Th.M., Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Fred Moritz

  • B.A., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
  • M. Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D. Min., Bob Jones University

Dr. Kevin Schaal

  • B.A., Bob Jones University
  • M.Div., Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D.Min., International Baptist College and Seminary
Dr. David Shumate

Dr. David Shumate

  • B.A., Vanderbilt University
  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • M.Div., Ph.D., Bob Jones University

Dr. David Shumate, came to know the Lord while in Harvard Law School through the witness of a Christian classmate. He felt the call to full-time ministry, and after finishing his law degree, attended Bob Jones Seminary earning his M.Div and Ph.D. With 15 years of assistant pastoral experience, he became the general director of Mexican Gospel Mission in 2005. Last year he began service as the Graduate Academic Officer for IBCS.

Dr. William Senn

  • B.S., Elizabethtown College
  • M.Div., Bob Jones University
  • D.Div., Ambassador Baptist College
  • D.Min., Bob Jones University

With twenty-eight years of experience as a senior pastor, Dr. William Senn presently pastors Tri-City Baptist Church in Westminster, Colorado, where he has served since 2002. He is currently involved as a governing board member of International Baptist College and Seminary as well as an adjunct professor in the seminary. In addition to IBCS, Dr. Senn is an adjunct professor at Bob Jones University and Northland International University where he teaches on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Senn founded Cross Impact Campus Ministries and serves as the current president. He has also authored several books including Taking the Cross of Christ to the Campus, Colorado Snow, The Ploughman’s Sower and Harvest Series, and The Ploughman’s Manual and Journal.

Married for over thirty years, Dr. Senn and his wife Allissa have three sons: John, Jim, and Ben.

Pastor Michael Sproul

Dr. Michael Sproul

  • B.A., International Baptist College and Seminary
  • M.Div., Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D.Min., International Baptist College and Seminary

Over 20 years of pastoral experience, as well as over 15 of teaching, have prepared Dr. Michael Sproul to share invaluable practical knowledge.

Since 1999 Dr. Sproul has served as the Senior Pastor of Tri-City Baptist Church in Chandler, Arizona, with a congregation of approximately 675. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he is heavily involved in the multiple ministries housed at the multi-million dollar Tri-City campus by serving as Chairman of the Board of International Baptist College and Seminary; President of International Baptist Missions; and Chairman of the Board of Tri-City Christian Academy, Time for Tots Pre-school, and the Chandler School of Fine Arts.

A 22-year veteran of the Arizona Air National Guard serving as a Wing Chaplain with the 161st Air Refueling Wing located in Phoenix, Arizona, and holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Dr. Sproul has experienced three war-time deployments: 1992, 2003, and 2011.

Additionally, Dr. Sproul served as an evangelist for three years, serves as the Arizona President of the American Association of Christian Schools, is a state representative for Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International, and has authored God’s Word Preserved.

Dr. Sproul and his wife Elma have two children: Dave, a 2011 Air Force Academy Graduate, and Sara, a 2013 Nurse Graduate.

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