Master's College and Seminary
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|Motto||We Picture Change|
|Established||1939 as Ontario Pentecostal Bible College. The name was changed to Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in 1948 to reflect its expanded constituency. In 2001, the name changed to Master's College & Seminary.|
|Type||Private Christian Pentecostal Bible College and Seminary|
|President||Rev. Rich Janes|
|5 full-time and various ajunct|
|Location||Peterborough, Ontario, Canada|
|Colours||grey & Burgundy|
Master's College and Seminary is a Pentecostal Christian institution of higher education in Peterborough, Ontario that consists of an on-campus Bible College, a global distance education program, and a church-based Seminary affiliated with Tyndale Seminary and located in Toronto.
Master's College and Seminary was established as Ontario Pentecostal Bible School in 1939 in Toronto, Ontario. In 1948, to reflect the expansion of the school constituency to include the Maritime District of the PAOC as well as the PAONL, the name was changed to Eastern Pentecostal Bible College. With continual growth and little room to expand, the Board of Directors authorized the purchase of Nicholls Hospital in Peterborough and relocated the College to Peterborough in 1951, where it became a residential institution. In 1981 the Nicholls Hospital was torn down and was replaced by a new dorm residence for men and women. In 1984, EPBC first began its Bachelor of Theology degree program.
In Spring 2000, it was determined that the time was right to bring Eastern Pentecostal Bible College together with Canadian Pentecostal Seminary East (which had been formed in 1996 in cooperation with Tyndale Seminary), to expand training options to those whose first language was not English, to create a discipleship school based on The Master's Commission, and to create a campus in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Master's College and Seminary was selected as the new name for this institution. An Act respecting Master's College and Seminary (formerly Eastern Pentecostal Bible College) was assented to June 29, 2001.
In the summer of 2010, Master's property in Peterborough was sold to a group of Pentecostal businessmen on the condition that Master's become the anchor tenant in its former buildings. When that decision was ratified by the Board of Governors, Master's relocated to Peterborough and classes commenced in Fall 2010. A significant advantage of the move to Peterborough was the additional classroom and administrative space along with residence for the students.
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