Building the Kingdom.

Emmaus Biblical Seminary exists to develop Christ-like leaders for the transformation of Haiti. We do this through undergraduate and graduate-level training rooted in the Wesleyan-holiness tradition. EBS is committed to not only academic rigour and world-class education, but also making disciples, church planters, and transformative leaders.









Help Us Change a Nation.

To change a nation, change its leaders. Emmaus Biblical Seminary has a rich, 50-year history of mentoring and discipling students to become holy leaders in the image of Christ. A year at EBS costs students about $500US. Because of the economic hardship in Haiti, EBS substantially subsidizes student tuition and fees so that students can afford it. Your investment will help change a nation for the Gospel. You can make a difference.


Our pursuit of academic excellence flows from our commitment to Scripture’s mandate to love the Lord God with all of our minds (Mark 12:30) and from the Bible’s emphasis on the importance of theological education for those called to ministry.

Bachelor of Theology

The BTh Program, by emphasizing the centrality of the Word of God, prepares students to be a witness for Christ in the culture that they are called to minister to (primarily Haitian culture) and the contemporary world by giving students a thorough grounding in the truth of God’s word and teaching the Bible in the context of its setting, demonstrating the relevance of the authority of the Bible today. The BTh program also focuses on developing leaders for the ministry of discipleship and formation—understanding the biblical, educational, and organizational principles at the foundations of effective ministry.

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Master of Education

Developing Haiti through the education of its citizenry  requires a greater number of qualified teachers and administrators. To that end, the MEIA degree will prepare persons to serve as teachers and administrators in the public and private schools of Haiti. However, the MEIA program will be unique in that it will prepare practicing teachers and administrators to supervise teachers, which will undoubtedly raise the level of teaching and learning in the classroom. The focus on supervision of teachers will not only enhance the quality of Haiti’s teachers, it will also increase a school’s ability to educate Haiti’s citizenry more effectively.

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Master of Christian Leadership

The program leading to the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL) degree is designed to provide graduate-level biblical and theological education that prepares students for leadership roles in a wide variety of ministry settings. The MACL prepares students to assume leadership positions in churches, Christian schools and colleges, missions organizations and local communities.

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Master of Theological Studies

EBS and Indiana Wesleyan University have partnered together to offer a Master’s of Theological Studies (MTS) degree program on the EBS campus for prospective students living in northern Haiti. The program is a hybrid residential/correspondence program. Students spend five days every eight weeks on the EBS campus with the IWU course instructor, then follows up that time with rigorous academic work via correspondence.The degree can be completed in 2.5 years of full-time study.

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News & Updates.

Building Project Update

The new classroom building is well underway! We have $150,000.00 of the needed $200,000.00 for the project. Just another $50K to go! Thanks to those who have so generously given to this project already. We couldn't have done this without you. To donate to the project, go here.  ...

Rob and Lori McGhee Join the EBS Team!

EBS is pleased to announce that OMS Missionaries Rob and Lori McGhee will be joining the EBS Team effective immediately! Prior to coming to Haiti in 2017, Rob and Lori worked with the US Military; Rob in Information Technology and Lori in accounting. Rob and Lori are originally from Virginia. At EBS, Rob will be taking the role of Director of Information Technology (IT). Lori will be filling two roles at EBS: (1) Business Office Manager and (2) Hospitality...

Summer Schedule

May 11 Graduation! May 18–21 President Matt Ayars speaking at NorthRidge Church, Sabetha, KS May 26–June 4 Calvary UMC Team at EBS June 3 President Matt Ayars speaking at Seeds of Greatness Bible Church, New Castle, DE June 9–16 White Clay Presbyterian Church visits EBS June 9–10 President Matt Ayars speaking at Cornerstone United Methodist Congregation, Bear, DE June 11–12 EBS Board Meetings, New Castle, DE June 18–25 CCChurch visits EBS June 21 President Matt...

Last Week of Class – 2018

Whew! We ended a great week with class pictures, which are always so fun to take. Thankful for Dr. Bryan for his week pouring into these guys, almost all senior pastors from throughout Haiti.  Dr. Gail somehow made it through her busy week of teaching one Master's cohort in the morning, and then teaching for our Master's of Education class in the afternoons!  Almost all of her students seen here are school administrators, director, principals and professors...


This is what a great translator looks like! We are so thankful for the men and women who have advanced in their language skills at Emmaus and are dynamic, accurate translators for our international teaching team, for our students, and for the sake of the Gospel! Voilà à quoi ressemble un bon traducteur! Nous sommes tellement reconnaissants pour les hommes et les femmes qui ont fait progresser leurs compétences linguistiques à Emmaüs et qui sont des traducteurs...

Good Crazy

As you read this, our fourth year class is celebrating one last worship service together in the chapel in the middle of campus, 10 men are bending rebar in the rain around the newly poured posts of the new classroom building, 25 Master's of the Arts in Christian Leadership students are working with Dr. Gail, another three Master's cohorts are arriving for their classes at 1 PM, and the undergrad students who aren't in chapel are finishing off final exams. It is a...

Pastor Dave Strope

We were thrilled to have Pastor Dave Strope from West Park United Methodist Church with us last week to teach Biblical Paradigms for Leadership in our Masters of Christian Leadership program. While on campus, Pastor Dave also preached in chapel on the importance of servant leadership. What we love about Pastor Dave is that he not only teaches about servant leadership, but he is a servant leader. At EBS, our faculty ARE our curriculum.  

Student Spotlight.

Student Testimony – Sundy

They always tell me that when my mom was pregnant, the whole pregnancy, every time she went to the doctor, they said there was no sign of life.  The doctors told her I was dead, and everyone told her to have an abortion. For some reason, she always says that she wouldn’t let me go. When the time came for her to deliver, I was born feet first, and I was very sick and weak, but I was alive.

Camille – Student Testimony

I'm not quite sure how to wrap words around this, but you know me...I'll try! Today I was sitting down with Camille, one of my favorite first year students...soft-spoken, clear-eyed, sweet-smiled, slow to speak and always visibly rolling his words over in his mind before he speaks them. He was telling me his story.  Start to finish, highlights and prayers, dreams and visions. I've been asking a lot of questions of students lately and gathering up lots of little...

Kervens Saintil

Collecting the stories of our students is the part of my job that most forces me to count my blessings.  I say "force", but to be fair, their stories bring gratefulness upon me effortlessly. I am just so thankful of God's gracious pursuit of us.  There might be lots of differences.  I may have no dreams or witchdoctors or prophets in mine, like many in other parts of the world do.  But each story captures the same image that is resounding in mine: Jesus with his...