Maranatha Baptist Bible College and Seminary (MBBCS) is a leading bible college in Bengaluru (Bangalore) – Karnataka. MBBCS aims at teaching and equipping leaders with the Gospel of Christ ever since its inception. Join our rich heritage and be a part of this ministry.
Our vision and Mission at Maranatha is to train men and women who are called for full time Gospel ministry. That certainly is a noble but difficult task. Men and women who come to Maranatha should be saved and be called of God.
2 Timothy 2:2 …and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.
Rev P.J Mathai (founder and president of MBBCS),first felt the call of God after he got saved during an evangelistic meeting in 1967. He went to Bible college in India and Seminary in the US. After Rev P.J Mathai, came back to India from Tacoma Washington, after studying at Northwest Baptist Seminary, he felt led by the Lord and encouraged by his wife Kung to start a Bible college that would impart quality training to students to become effective leaders and win souls for Christ.
The Bachelor of Theology (BTh) degree is a four-year program that can be pursued as an undergraduate or graduate degree at Maranatha Baptist Bible College and Seminary. BTH is primarily intended for individuals who aspire to serve in church ministry or other related Christian fields. Greek and/or Hebrew coursework, as well as courses in biblical theology, systematic theology, ethics, homiletics, hermeneutics, counseling, and Christian ministry, are normally required of candidates for this degree. A thesis is required for the Bachelor of Theology degree, which may require an extra year of study above and beyond the requirements for the Bachelor of Religious Education degree.
The Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) degree gives students the option to concentrate in either Bible or Theology and combine two of the several ministry concentrations that are offered. The purpose of the program is to help the student advance their knowledge and abilities in two ministry domains. The purpose of BRE is to get you ready for vocational ministry. Opportunities for more advanced and practical ministry, leadership, and discipleship training are offered via this curriculum.
The BRE degree is a comprehensive degree in Bible and associated areas that is especially appropriate for people who want to start a full-time Christian ministry. A strong basis in biblical studies, theology, and useful ministry skills are provided by the program. Although the program does not provide specific training for professional ministry, its graduates go on to pursue higher education at various schools and institutions and becoming more involved in church ministry or local church ministries. The receiving university has the last say on whether to grant transfer credits to other institutions.
Master of Divinity (MDiv) The Master of Divinity is designed for students who desire thorough training in theology. The course prepares men and women for ministry and the teaching of others, and provides a foundation in Christian knowledge for postgraduate research.
Non-theological bachelor degree or equivalent or BTH.
Master of Theology (MTh, ThM, or MTheol) is a post-graduate degree offered by MBBCS. MTH can serve as a transition degree for entrance into a PhD program or as a stand-alone terminal degree depending on one’s particular educational background and institution of study. In MBBCS, MTH typically requires at least 2–3 years of prerequisite graduate study for entrance into the program, typically a Master of Divinity or equivalent.
Numerous MBBCS alums have gone on to serve the Lord in missionary work. Currently serving as pastors, missionaries, and Christian educators are more than 800 of our alumni. A small number, some in the state of Andhra Pradesh, have gone on to create orphanages.
Others have established schools or are working as teachers or professors in institutions in various parts of the world.
Many of our graduates also serve God where He has placed them, and this can be in a secular field or serving as elders or deacons in a church.
Rev P.J Mathai (founder and president of MBBCS),first felt the call of God after he got saved during an evangelistic meeting in 1967. He went to Bible college in India and Seminary in the US. After Rev P.J Mathai, came back to India from Tacoma Washington, after studying at Northwest Baptist Seminary, he felt led by the Lord and encouraged by his wife kung to start a Bible college that would impart quality training to students to become effective leaders and win souls for Christ.
P J Mathai completed his Bachelor of Theology from Berean Baptist Bible College & Seminary, Bangalore. He then continued and successfully completed Bachelor of Divinity also from Berean Baptist Bible College & Seminary, Bangalore and a Master of Theology from Northwest Baptist Seminary, Washington, USA.
With a vision to train future pastors and leaders to reach such a vast multitude of humanity destined for eternal condemnation, the idea itself was overwhelming.However, with much prayer and leading of the Lord, Maranatha Baptist Bible College was founded in the summer of 1998 with 15 students. This was a huge step of faith for him and his family.
Under the leadership of P.J. Mathai, the ultimate goal at Maranatha Baptist Bible College is to train many laborers to bring in the harvest
Professor – Tim
At the tender age of 14, during a Vacation Bible School, Timothy P. experienced a profound spiritual transformation and became a born-again Christian. His academic journey began afterwards with a Bachelor’s degree in Bio-Chemistry from Christ University, where the Lord revealed to Him about His grand design through his biological studies. Eager to enrich his understanding of the world and its Creator, he pursued postgraduate studies in Business Administration at the same esteemed institution.
However, God had greater plans for Timothy’s life, leading him to Northwest Baptist Seminary in Washington. Here, he delved deep into the study of theology, nurturing a strong spiritual foundation. The Master’s University in California became his next stop, where he pursued a degree in church music, combining his love for music with his passion for serving the Lord.
It was at The Master’s University that Timothy encountered his soulmate, Julie, a beautiful woman whose devotion to the Lord matched his own. Through God’s blessings, Timothy and Julie have been blessed with three wonderful children, all of whom have also come to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Timothy’s heart is devoted to teaching and preaching the Word of God. Currently, he finds joy in imparting his knowledge and spiritual insights to M.Div second-year students in Biblical Counseling and M. Th students in Pastoral Care. His teaching style is rooted in presenting Christ as the central focus and making Him known to others. Understanding the importance of both biblical principles and practical applications, Timothy strives to ensure that his teachings are not merely theoretical but can be implemented in real-life situations. His desire is to equip others with the tools to grow spiritually and to navigate life’s challenges while remaining grounded in faith.
Professor Phillip Das
Phillip Das BTh: Faith Baptist Bible College & Seminary, Kerala BA ( Sociology): Utkal University of Culture, Odisha Eight Years Worked with Baptist Mission at Odisha, Benagal & Bihar. Master of Biblical Studies: Evangelical Theological Seminary. Hosur, TN Master of Theology ( Systematic Theology) Evangelical Theological Seminary. Hosur, TN. From 2017 working with Maranatha Baptist Bible College & Seminary. ( Teaching areas: Greek Syntex, Greek Exegesis, Apologetic & Bible exposition). Special interest: Teaching, Discipling & Churh Planting Ministry among the North Indians.
Professor Phillip Kishore Kumar
Prof Phillip Kishore completed his Bachelor of Theology from South India Baptist Bible College & Seminary, Coimbatore. He then pursured and completed Bachelor of Divinity, also from South India Baptist Bible College & Seminary, Coimbatore and his Master of Theology from Evangelical Theological Seminary of ACA, Hosur. Along with his wife Hemalatha and two children professor Kishore serves the Lord through his teaching ministry at MBBCS.
Professor Dipti Prakash
Professor Dipti Prakash completed his Theological Education – B.Th from South India Baptist Bible College and Seminary and M.Div also from South India Baptist Bible College and Seminary M.Th, (Biblical Studies ) Evangelical Theological Seminary (ACA).. Professor Dipti is currently a Teaching facility of Maranatha Baptist Bible College & Seminary (Greek, OT & NT Survey and Biblical Hermeneutics)
At MBBCS’ beautiful campus, you’ll find a diverse and welcoming community that will teach you life skills along with having fun. President Mathai’s eye for detail certainly helped with competing theories and timelines.