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We have a genuine burden for ministers, priests, church workers and everyday Chris-tians who desire a higher education. Because of time constraints, inconvenience, or financial difficulties, many cannot attend a typical resident Bible college or seminary. Recognizing these restraints, we realized the need for affordable, resident, interdenominational, Bible colleges and seminaries; so God again heard your cry for higher education. On your behalf, HE intervened to make your dream a reality by providing the solution at EMERALD COAST BRANCH OF FREEDOM BIBLE COLLEGE AND SEMINARY!!!

In an effort to walk in victory, we must be equipped with the necessary tools for the ministries that the Lord has given to us. Our goal is to make disciples for Christ through the help of the Holy Spirit so that men and women can understand their call, and fulfill their purpose in the kingdom of God.

More About ECB-FBCS 

ECB-FBCS was chartered in March 2012, and is a conservative, evangelical, interdenominational Christian college holding the truth that the whole Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. His Word will be found at the center of each of our courses.

FBCS was founded to make affordable degrees available to Christians from all walks of life and at all levels of ministry involvement. From Christian Worker’s Certificates to doctoral de-grees, FBCS stands ready to help you reach your educational goals.
We are excited to be able to offer pre-approved, interest-free payment plans. If they do not fit your budget, we are more than glad to set up a plan that will.

Assisted Academics 

Assisted Academics is a program used exclusively by Freedom Bible College and Seminary. This plan allows the student to enjoy the fast pace of home study along with the benefits of classroom instruction. The ECB will allow students the opportunity to earn an advanced degree through our program. This program has been designed to offer anointed teaching and training through a host of Biblical courses. Students attend classes one or two times a week. The rest of the time their work is done in the comfort of their own home and in practical application. This flexible plan, called Assisted Academics, will allow a serious student to complete a four-year diploma or certificate program in two years. Those who could never attend full-time seminary because of full-time job responsibilities will find this home study pace most beneficial.

Admission Requirements 

A High School diploma or equivalency is required.

Applicants for admission to ECB-FBCS are considered without regard to sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, meeting the guidelines of the Civil Rights Act, Section 1984 and all other local and federal programs.

ECB-FBCS will accept all individuals who desire to increase their knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Each prospective student will be assessed according to their academic background and experience. An individualized program of study will be set up to meet those needs.

The ECB-FBCS Application for Enrollment must be sent to the Admissions Office at P. O. Box 1465, Crestview, FL, 32536; or dropped the package off in the office located at 644 N. Ferdon Blvd., in Crestview, FL. Within a few days of receiving an application, with the agreed upon tuition payment or application fee, the applicant will be notified regarding acceptance and will receive a personalized degree plan. The initial payment will be applied to tuition or will be refunded if the applicant is not accepted for any reason. The Application Fee is non-refundable.

Although short quarter breaks will be given, classes basically continue to help you get through your certificate or degree plan quicker.

For admission, all candidates are required to create an application package. The application package must include the following: (1) The completed Application for Enrollment. (2) A recent photo of yourself (family photos are acceptable). (3) A resume of your life and ministry experience. (4) A statement of your salvation experience. (5) Transcripts from other colleges attended. (6) Copies of certificates of completion. (7) Other documentation of higher education that you feel is relevant.


The courses and/or curriculum of study are designed to give you a tremendous amount of accurate information and to challenge your mind. It is appropriate to reference the supreme authority of the Word in 2 Timothy 2:15 – Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. God never intended for our walk with Him to be without effort. He expects us to search the scriptures and other sources to find our place in His great plan.

The curriculum is well-balanced and biblically based being described as evangelical, ecumenical, with an emphasis placed on developing a solid Christian character for the work of the ministry. ECB-FBCS curriculum is accredited by the International Commission on Academic Accreditation, Inc, a private accrediting body.

Life And Ministry Credits

Emerald Coast Branch of Freedom Bible College and Seminary allows for life and ministry credits. You may have years of college credits just awaiting you. You can receive these credits for pastoring, ministry, evangelist, missionary, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, praise and worship leader and many other types of ministry. You may be closer to your degree than you think. ECB-FBCS is not a diploma mill; therefore, we do not award degrees or credits strictly on the basis of life and ministry credits. If you are looking for an effortless way to a degree, ECB-FBCS is not the place for you.