Students and Alumni Testimonials

What Do the Students and Alumni Say about College of Biblical Studies (CBS)?  

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 I have always loved God’s word and seen myself as a minister to the secular world, so the Bible college connection was obvious… CBS showed me how to deal effectively with people – to be a servant leader. I always looked forward to getting to class – the comradery was a blessing, and the [accelerated degree completion] format suited my busy adult lifestyle… I am very hard-working, goal-oriented, and competitive, and I loved that you could contract for grades that were project-based as opposed to exam-based… CBS laid the foundation for me to get both my teaching certificate and my master’s degree!” (Mark M., Assistant Director of Human Resources, Aldine I.S.D.)

CBS equipped me with more than a bachelor’s degree – I walked away with a far deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. And God is using this transformation in me to help others toward their transformation...The counsel I provide to combat veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder requires more than an education – it demands that I have a profound understanding of God’s word and how it can heal the sense of brokenness these heroes wrestle with. Consequently, I am applying what I learned at CBS on a daily basis – to impact the world and change lives. And to God be the glory!"  (Zoeieann T)

 “As a youth leader I’m living out what I’m learning at CBS. No more having to decide between ‘competing voices’ as to the way forward in ministry; and no more ‘piggy-backing’ off of another’s faith. CBS has given me ownership of my faith through the study of the Word. The depth of learning and relationships I’m building, with passionate professors as well as mission-driven students, is preparing me to fulfill God’s call to ministry, not just respond to it.”  (Andrew)


“I had the desire to honor God with my life but lacked direction. CBS is backing my passion and purpose with substance from God’s word. The knowledge and wisdom I receive from these professors does more than fill in the head, it fashions the heart. And their belief in me constantly fortifies my ability to minister effectively. I’m learning how to endure with excellence. Glory to God!”  (Caleb

 “Every day I see value in the biblical worldview I’m developing at CBS. As a dad, teacher of kids at church, and respiratory therapist at a children’s hospital, my basis for decision-making impacts the lives and minds of our next generation, as well as my own. Given the direction our society is heading and my increasing sphere of influence, I soon realized it was time for me to draw a line in the sand and cross it. CBS has brought me over that line and into a place of transformational service to the church and the world!”  (Chris

“My CBS experience transformed me, quite literally, from the inside out. Training in the truth of Scripture helped me to greatly enhance my understanding of God’s will. The biblical counseling and worldview courses also equipped me to serve more effectively at the pregnancy center I now direct. Each day I can provide clarity from God’s word to young women confused by their circumstances – and desperate for hope!”  (Daisy)

“This isn’t ‘second high school’. I like the strong presence of adults; mature students who are here to work, to build on their passion for God’s word -- and get things done! In my first class I received so much more of an understanding of God’s word than I ever had in years of attending church. I’m being equipped to disciple others effectively, which includes addressing any issue from a biblical worldview. CBS definitely exceeded my expectations!” (Daniel)

“I’ve developed amazing friendships here – a shared hunger for truth. Moreover, CBS has transformed my ministry to the homeless. Before it was simply about ‘helping’ them; now I know that truly caring for them requires DISCIPLESHIP – seeing to it that both body and soul are fed, LONG term in Christ. CBS keeps me focused on the Word of God, staying fed so that I may feed others!”  (Greg

“The teachers here—all of them – love what they do, demonstrating both passion and compassion. This helped me overcome the intimidation of returning to school after 20 years. CBS has provided me the confidence of who I am in Christ, helping me to always be ready to give an answer for the hope that is in me. I knew God had called me, but I was not equipped to do what I needed to do. CBS has helped me to not only understand and articulate God’s word, but to take ownership of its study for myself – and become a more effective disciple maker!” (Jesse R)

CBS not only provided me the tools for a contextual study of God’s Word, but a spiritual growth has taken place that only God’s Word can produce. My work with prison inmates comes from a desire to see men’s lives changed by the living Word of God and to share the love of God with them. God has prepared and equipped these CBS instructors to properly handle God’s Word and to teach us the truth so that we can be the next leaders in our community. There is no secret here at CBS, God is simply with us, teaching us, and growing us up, to be the men and women He has destined us to be.”  (Jesus M)

“The professors at CBS are ministers. They took me by the hand and led me through the process of understanding the character of God. This gave me the unction to serve God’s will and to be obedient to His calling to preparation as well as service. I’ve come to realize that the one place, the ONLY place of peace and purpose is at the center of God’s will!”  (Jonathan)
“Getting to know how good God is – that’s the basis of my CBS experience! I had a scholarship toward another college, but God led me here. I’m so excited about the Biblical Counseling program and, as a bilingual, am passionate about applying God’s word to issues facing members of the culture I grew up in. CBS was not my first choice, but it was my best choice!” (Natalie M)

“It would be difficult to minister to birth moms at the adoption agency without the Women’s Ministry program at CBS. I am gaining insight on how to handle situations and listen effectively – versus simply giving my opinion. The agency currently has me training pregnancy center volunteers all over Houston and other cities. These life changing opportunities have grown from the impact of CBS teachers who insist I develop a biblical worldview."  (Samantha)

“In preparing me to pastor, CBS first had to “repair” my theology. Gaining a biblical understanding of grace has changed my ministry – and my life! I now see the reality of Ephesians 2:8-9, that our salvation is truly a gift – one that the Giver never takes away. CBS has taught me that we must always approach God’s Word ready for correction!” (Sammy P)

“CBS shows you how authoritative the Word of God is; how spiritual discipline brings order and meaning to all of life. Whatever we study, it’s an opportunity to glorify God as we’re being equipped to help transform others. At CBS, we’re worshipping God in the COMPUTER class! My passion for the youth I teach is for them to be biblically sound and mission minded – reflecting God’s glory in everyday living.”  (Steven)

“When you present yourself in devotion to Christ He presents opportunities for that devotion to be used for others as well. He has to minister to me first. And that’s the impact of CBS – it introduces you to Christ’s true character; to learn of His character. Sitting with these experienced professors allows me to receive wise counsel, applicable insight, not just knowledge. CBS is ‘Bible’ – straight up – that prompts my devotion, allowing me to build doctrinal understanding from the Word itself and not be led astray.” (Tyvon S)

“Experiencing the care and compassion the CBS teachers have for their students has inspired me; it’s challenged my own motivation for teaching and given me a passion for discipleship. I want to help young adults develop a meaningful devotional life, one that transforms their ability to honor God and His calling. A biblical worldview impacts everything; CBS provides the skills needed for ministry and needed for LIFE!”  (Zach)