Trinity Bible College and Graduate School was founded in 1948 as Lakewood Park Bible School. It is located on a beautiful 28-acre campus on the east side of Ellendale, North Dakota. The centerpiece of the campus is the Block Memorial Chapel. Other buildings on campus include the Lowell Lundstrom Heartland Student Life Center, the Ray Ulmer Field House, Liechty Hall, Daniel Schneck Kesler Hall, the Fern and John Liechty Fitness Center, and the Prayer & Teaching Center featuring two classrooms, a conference room, a spacious atrium with a waterfall, a prayer chapel, a kitchen, and connecting corridors. The most recent renovations were to the iconic Davidson Hall, the newly renamed Wead Center, and the oldest building on campus, the Armory. God has shown immense favor and blessing to Trinity. The Bob Tatum Football Field and a large practice field make up the rest of the campus grounds.
Today, the college is flourishing under the leadership of Dr. Paul Alexander, its eighth elected president. Through 70 years of educating and training, Trinity has remained committed to raising up the next generation of young men and women who will bring the good news of Jesus to people and communities everywhere.
Trinity is affiliated with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. The governing body of the college is the Board of Trustees. Board membership consists of Assembly of God district superintendents, individuals from the fields of church ministries, professions, education and members-at-large.
Trinity Bible College and Graduate School is a fully accredited institution in good standing with the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).
Trinity Bible College & Graduate School is committed to training and educating people with theological reflection and missional passion in order that people and communities everywhere will hear the good news of Jesus and see His love demonstrated.
Flourishing Community, Connected Learning, Missional Effectiveness
Over the coming years, Trinity Bible College and Graduate School will continue to develop its role as a leading Pentecostal Bible college in the USA and beyond. We will champion the cause of raising and training well equipped leaders and prepare our students to be effective, skilled individuals fitted for service in today’s world. We will emphasize lifelong learning, spiritual vitality and life skills, ensuring that our graduates make a Christ-centered contribution to the communities in which they live and work. We will always take seriously the diverse world in which we live. From the view that accepts the Christian Gospel as the fundamental under-girding for life, we will ensure that our students are trained and encouraged to serve Jesus Christ authentically while handling complexity and diversity effectively. We will seek to pioneer the development of innovative training, scholarly understanding and critical awareness in order to prepare people to plant churches, enter cross-cultural ministry or the workplace in such a way as to build churches and communities that truly show the life changing power of Jesus Christ. We will be adaptive to changes in our society and culture by ensuring the development of talented, highly skilled and motivated staff, effective governance, management and leadership.
We will achieve this through the provision of well resourced facilities and a commitment to network in an unthreatened way with churches and institutions that share our vision for a better world through the sending and placing of well trained Christian leaders.
5 Year Strategic Plan
To help facilitate these goals, Trinity has established a 5-Year Strategic Plan which will conclude on June 30, 2023. It is summed up in the following five broad areas:
- 500 Campus-Connected Students
- 5 Million Dollars of Debt Reduction
- 5 New Academic Programs
- 5 Million Dollars in Endowments
- 5 Major Campus Projects
By the fall of 2021, Trinity has exceeded three of these five areas – 5 Million Dollars of Debt Reduction, 5 New Academic Programs, and 5 Major Campus Projects.