After a successful career in business development, Tom Durant (‘06 George Fox Evangelical Seminary) decided to use his skills to create a mission program that is helping to create economic self-sufficiency in the community of Ranquitte, Haiti. Follow George Fox Evangelical Seminary on Twitter

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About Us

George Fox Evangelical Seminary is a multi-denominational, evangelical, university-based seminary committed to equipping women and men academically, spiritually, emotionally, and theologically for ministry in the church and world. Our faculty and staff create an environment where students are educated, trained, and mentored for leadership service.

We exist to serve the present and future church by developing students as leaders and scholars to be influencers in the Kingdom of God. By integrating spiritual formation into a historical, theological, biblical, and pastoral curricula, students are encouraged to deepen their understanding of themselves as connected to God, the Church, and the world.



Jesus Christ's life, death, and resurrection are central to our curriculum and the personal experience of the faculty. Jesus Christ influences our scholarship, teaching, and service. Our motivation is that the whole world might know the truth and love of Jesus Christ.


The seminary serves the church by developing church leaders and preparing Christian scholars. The tasks of ministry and the character of the minister are as essential as knowledge of Scripture, theology, and church history. Therefore, the faculty is deeply involved in scholarship and in ministry in the local church, bringing fresh perspectives to the courses they teach.

Culturally relevant

The society in which our students serve is culturally diverse, postmodern, and post-denominational. The faculty understands this context and prepares students for effective ministry in a diverse world. Students are encouraged to confront and address the pressing issues of our world and to meet societal and personal needs in a responsively creative and culturally relevant way.

Spiritually intentional

Effective servant leadership and scholarship require attentiveness to spiritual growth. The development of Christ's image in each student is foremost in our mission. Intentional spiritual formation is integrated into the entire seminary experience and focused in creative and traditional spiritual-formation courses and small groups.

Broadly evangelical

The seminary community reflects a diversity of theological persuasion, denominational background, age, gender, and ethnicity. Students learn in an environment that fully supports gender and racial equality in all aspects of leadership and ministry. The resulting seminary community provides a rich learning experience, helps students clarify their beliefs, and prepares them for appropriate ministry in their own denomination and in an increasingly multi-denominational context.

Biblically based and historically grounded

Scripture is regarded as inspired and canonical, the supreme authority and guide in all matters of Christian doctrine and practice. Our curriculum grounds the student in the Scripture and in the history and theology of the Christian faith.

Technologically integrated

The seminary uses information technology to provide students with the best theological education possible and to help students prepare more effective strategies for ministry. Many courses are web-enhanced and some are offered online. "Smart classrooms" provide a learning experience that models creative ministry through the use of technology.