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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Master of Arts in Apologetics & World Religions

The Master of Arts in Apologetics & World Religions (MAAWR) degree program aims to prepare informed global citizens for powerful Christian evangelistic engagement in a pluralistic world. Accordingly, the concentration equips students for a powerful witness to the lordship of Jesus. In offering this concentration, EBS will fill a desperate need and therefore play an important role in the advancement of the kingdom of God in Haiti, the rest of the Caribbean Islands, and beyond.

The MAAWR is launching soon.

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News & Updates.

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.  

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Rector Speaking Schedule – Summer 2018

EBS Rector Dr. Matt Ayars and his family will be at these locations for speaking engagements this summer. May 18–21 Northridge Church, Sabetha, KS June 3 Seeds of Greatness Bible Church, New Castle, DE June 9–10 Cornerstone Church, Bear DE June 21 New Bedford Presbyterian Church, Pulaski, PA June 24 Grace Ministries Church, Lockbourne, OH

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EBS Board Meetings

EBS was privileged to host its biannual International Board Meetings (see Board Members here) this past week. The Board reports that it was a productive week and that from their perspective both Haiti and EBS both have more potential and opportunity than ever for transformation and...

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Student Spotlight.

Student Testimony – Sundy

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.

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