Spirituality, Scholarship, Service

The Far Eastern Bible College (FEBC) is one of the oldest Bible colleges in Singapore, founded in 1962 by the late Rev Dr Timothy Tow (1920–2009), who also founded the Bible-Presbyterian Church movement in Southeast Asia.

FEBC endeavours to provide a comprehensive biblical-theological education (Acts 20:27) that is based solely on the forever infallible and inerrant Scriptures (Ps 12:6–7, Matt 5:18, 2 Tim 3:16–17) so as to equip both Christian men and women for effective spiritual leadership and service (2 Tim 2:2, 2:15) in the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Matt 28:18–20), and in the defence of the Reformed Faith (Phil 2:16, Titus 1:9, Jude 3).

The most important asset of the College is her teaching faculty. FEBC has spiritually and academically qualified lecturers in Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, Church History, Pastoral Ministry, and Christian Education, and tutors in Hebrew, Greek, and English. The FEBC lecturers are themselves graduates of the College. As such, they understand well the vision and mission of the College, and can be trusted to serve as effective teachers and mentors to our students. Know that FEBC lecturers are also practitioners of the faith in their respective churches. Being skilled in practical ministry themselves, they are no “ivory tower” professors.

FEBC is not only a biblical-theological institution of higher learning and spiritual training, it is also a charitable trust. As a bona fide non-profit institution, every effort is made by the College to keep student fees to the barest minimum. Tuition is highly subsidised, and needy but worthy students often enjoy a full-tuition scholarship. This is only possible because of the loving support of God's people through their freewill offerings.

FEBC seeks born again believers called of God to a life of committed and consecrated Christian service to be students of the College (Luke 9:23–24). As such, being a student in FEBC is not a personal right but a God-given privilege.

Are you willing to serve the Lord Jesus Christ unconditionally and unreservedly, and submit yourself fully to the academic rigour, spiritual discipline, and theological excellence of this College? If yes, then we welcome you warmly to study with us. Those looking for an easy route towards their theological degree are hereby advised to look elsewhere. “There is no royal road to learning.”

The key to theological and ministerial success is, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15).

Jesus said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” (Matt 16:24).

The Rev Dr Jeffrey Khoo