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Contact: Melinda Merillat
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August 13, 2018


College of Biblical Studies-Houston Pursues Merger with Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis 

Houston, TX – The College of Biblical Studies-Houston has entered into an agreement to pursue a merger with Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis. CBS-Houston hopes to combine resources in an effort to strengthen both colleges and increase offerings to students. CBS-Houston and Crossroads share a focus on multiethnic urban ministry and have predominately ethnic minority students. 

CBS-Houston President Dr. William Blocker believes Crossroads will be a great addition to the CBS-Houston family. Blocker also believes Bible colleges must come together to remain viable in today’s world. “Bible colleges are facing some enormous challenges, but when we come together, we are stronger, more efficient, and a more effective ministry. Together we can focus on preserving our past, impacting our present, and shaping our future for the cause of Christ.” 

As part of CBS-Houston, Crossroads will be regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. President Emeritus Dr. A. Charles Ware believes the opportunity to pursue this merger with CBS-Houston will be an example of how kingdom work can strengthen and advance when ministries with common missions unite for the greater good. “CBS-Houston brings value to CBC such as regional accreditation, a developed online platform, and a strong team of professionals with a history of success. It also allows us to combine some resources, such as software licensing and information systems.”


About the College of Biblical Studies
The College of Biblical Studies is located in Houston, Texas. Leveraging its academic rigor and biblical worldview training, CBS-Houston offers a nationally and regionally accredited college education on campus and online, with several programs offered in the Spanish language. Students receive transformational education and training for service to families, ministries, businesses, and communities around the world. CBS-Houston has provided biblically based education to more than 26,000 students since 1976.


About Crossroads Bible College

Crossroads Bible College has its main campus in Indianapolis, IN, and a site in Fort Wayne, IN. Crossroads offers a nationally accredited education on campus and online. Crossroads leverages the experience and expertise of its faculty, staff, and partners to provide sound biblical training of Christian leaders to serve in ministries, business, government, and social services. Students are prepared to engage and transform their communities through the truth of the Scriptures. Since 1980, Crossroads has provided biblical education to thousands of students serving around the world.

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