The Bible College of the Kentucky Baptist Convention

Why Choose Clear Creek?

Our History

Since 1926 the primary focus of the school continues to be educating God-called men and women for Christian ministry.

Our Distinctive Features

It is not our goal to brag, nor are we in competition with other Bible colleges. What we do desire is to strive for excellence in all we do, as unto Christ.

Our Values

We are a community of Christians brought together by faith in Christ as Savior and Lord and by surrender to His call to service.

"When we tell God, "I can't", we really doubt God more than we doubt ourselves."

Dr. Jay Sulfridge

Dean of Academic Affairs

Institutional Objectives

  • Nurture God-called students as they prepare for the Lord’s work.
  • Provide a quality Bible-based education with an emphasis on practical Christian service.
  • Initiate and maintain cooperative relationships with individual Christians, churches, associations, and conventions.
  • Secure and manage human, physical, and financial resources guided by biblical principles.

Clear Creek's Mission

The Clear Creek Seal

The Shield

“Above all, taking the shield of faith…” Ephesians 6:16. Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, from its beginning, has existed to provide educational preparation for adults called of God into Christian service. Students in this theological school have taken the shield of faith, burning bridges of security behind them by responding to God’s clarion call to prepare for special Christian service.

The Spirit

“I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.” Acts 2:18. The college maintains a special interest in Baptist preachers who have yielded to the call to preach after they have reached mature years. Touched by the Holy Spirit’s tongue of fire, Clear Creek students have exchanged personal ambitions for a torch of knowledge, a desire for an understanding of spiritual truths.

The Bible

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable…” II Timothy 3:16. The school is an adult educational institution maintained to meet a specific need in the program of Southern Baptist education. Students are offered ministerial preparation centered on the study of the Bible.

The Mountains

“I will lift up my eyes unto the hills…” Psalms 121:1. From its founding the school has considered the southern mountain region as its distinctive field and its work is conducted with a view to supplying well-prepared Christian leadership for this area. Although the school’s special ministry centers in the Appalachian regions, students are not limited to these areas. Students come from throughout the Southern Baptist Convention.

The Cross

“…that in all things He might have the preeminence.” Colossians 1:18. The Cross–and all that word implies–is the center of this school’s life. Christ commands every Christian to bear his cross and to share in the ministry of the gospel.

The Baptist Faith and Message

Baptist churches, associations, and general bodies have adopted confessions of faith as a witness to the world, and as instruments of doctrinal accountability. We are not embarrassed to state before the world that these are doctrines we hold precious and as essential to the Baptist tradition of faith and practice.

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Dr. Charlie Goodman


Dr. Roy Lucas

Dean of
Academic Affairs

Rev. Jared Styles

Dean of
Administrative Affairs

Dr. Michael DeLand

Dean of
Institutional Advancement

Rev. Eric J. Greene

Executive Director of