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I am excited to have joined the OVU family and to be a part of the school which is the heart of the university. I want you to benefit from studying God's word. It is our task to share the life changing story of Jesus with every student on the OVU campus. It is our aim to equip students to accurately handle the Word of God, train them with skills for sharing the story, and to help each of them fulfill his or her destiny in God's Kingdom.
The School Of Biblical Studies
At Ohio Valley University
Dr. John A Quelch, Dean of the London Business School, once said of their educational institution, "We are not in the education business. We are in the transformation business. We expect everyone who participates in a program at the London Business School to be transformed by the experience." Our prayer for every student who comes through OVU is that they will be personally transformed so that they in turn can bring the transforming power of Christ to the world around them. We want our students at OVU to get more than an education. We want the story of Jesus to transform them. We want all of our classes to be socially relevant, academically excellent, and both globally and personally transforming.
There are four ways that the school of biblical studies serves your needs as a student. First, we offer general Bible courses for every student who attends OVU. Second, we offer specialized undergraduate training for those interested in ministry, such as youth ministry, preaching, missions, biblical languages, Christian counseling, and religious education. Third, we offer a major in vocational ministry that is available to any student majoring first in any non-religious subject who may find himself or herself functioning in ministry while holding a secular job. Fourth, we plan to offer, in the very near future, graduate training in ministry.
We care about you as a student at Ohio Valley University. We want to help you grow spiritually, academically and socially. Join us in this great adventure.
Dr. C. Michael Moss
Dean, College of Biblical Studies and Behavioral Science
B.A. Lipscomb University
M.A. Harding University Graduate School of Religion
M.Div., Ph.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.