Why study pastoral ministry and biblical studies at Oak Hills?

This degree combines strong academic preparation with significant practical experiences. Through this program you will be equipped with a strong foundation of Bible and theology courses on which to start ministry or attend seminary. You can expect to gain a broad training and experience in ministry courses and in field experiences in the local church.

Who Should Apply?

If you love God’s word and love people, or have been called into ministry, this program is for you.

126 credits required

  • Pastoral Ministry (41 credits)
  • Biblical Studies (40 credits)
  • General Education (30 credits)
  • Free Electives (15 credits)

Required Courses and Course Descriptions

What Careers Will I Be Prepared For?

You will be prepared to enter a preaching pastorate in a local church, to serve as an associate pastor in a church, or to attend seminary very well prepared. You will also be prepared to serve in a variety of capacities in other church or para church ministries that value visionary and biblical leadership.

Meet Your Director

Dr. Jeff Wisdom

Department Chair: Biblical Studies
Program Director: Pastoral Ministry
Instructor: Biblical Studies, Greek, Pastoral Ministries

B.B.S. (Bachelor of Biblical Science)
Western Bible College, Morrison, CO
M.Div. in Pastoral Ministry
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, S. Hamilton, MA
Ph.D. in New Testament
University of Durham, Durham, England
Sell Lake Community Church, Park Rapids, MN
OHCC since 2004

Jeff Wisdom
OHCC Admissions Office, 1600 Oak Hills Road SW, Bemidji, MN 56601 local: 218-751-8670, ext. 1285, toll-free: 866-307-OHCC admissions@oakhills.edu