OUR PASTOR and PRESIDENT
DR. JOHN TISDALE PhD
In 1973, as a twenty-three year old Baptist pastor, I realized the need for more personal Bible study and education. I enrolled as a student in the Bible Institute founded by Dr. Clyde Patrick. As I completed the disciplined, personal Bible study required, I grew in my knowledge and understanding of Scripture.
My love for this ministry has spanned nearly four decades. I believe that the concept of a personal, disciplined plan of independent Bible study taught by the Holy Spirit is the most meaningful way possible to learn the great truths found in the eternal Word of God.
Too often Bible teaching institutes produce students that emulate a particular human personality affiliated with that institution rather than emulating the Divine personality of the Founder of our Faith, the Lord Jesus Christ. My desire is for our students to take on the personality of the Author of the Bible - not of some particular man.
Our world is experiencing chaos and confusion. Too many Christians are no less confused because they have left the Word of God as their authority and guide. I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the answer to every need man experiences and I am committed to promoting the study of the Bible which will equip men and women of various ages to be all our Lord wants them to be.
As you consider joining the student body and alumni of Anchor Theological Seminary and Bible Institute,
I pray God’s richest blessing be upon you.
Dr. John Tisdale