God's Bible School & College

The information on this page was last updated 2/17/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


To fulfill our mission we are committed to meeting the following goals:

Provide a basis for Christian faith and life by means of classroom instruction, worship services, fellowship, and Christian role models that will aid students in developing a distinct and satisfying Christian lifestyle.

Provide programs to prepare students to fill positions of Christian leadership in their respective ministries.

Provide programs to prepare Christian laypersons to fill supporting roles in the local church. Provide programs to prepare students to fill positions in business and office settings, especially Christian business enterprises.

Provide assistance to churches, Christian schools, conventions, and camp meetings by means of various programs and personnel that aid them in fulfilling their mission.

Promote the principles of Wesleyan-Arminian theology, which the institution holds as its interpretation of Biblical theology and, therefore, a heritage which must be accurately communicated from generation to generation.

Contact information

Mailing address:
God's Bible School & College
1810 Young Street
Cincinatti, OH 45202

Website: gbs.edu

Phone: 513-721-7944

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 310544271

CEO/President: Rev. Rodney Loper, PhD

Chairman: Robert England

Board size: 15

Founder: Martin Wells Knapp

Ruling year: 1991

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2005


To develop a spiritually vibrant institution that is academically excellent, growth oriented, student centered, and financially sound.

Our Vision Statement contains these fives phrases explained below.

Spiritually Vibrant
Our graduates will be characterized as people with a passion for God and His holiness. They will be solidly grounded in Wesleyan theology. These dynamics will produce in them a radical commitment to holy living which includes a careful lifestyle and an evident zeal for proclaiming the good news of the Gospel in contemporary culture.

Academically Excellent
We will foster a love for learning that flows from our passion to serve well both our Lord and all for whom He died. This intensity will give energy and focus to academic work, creating a dynamic community of learners and producing well-prepared servant leaders for the kingdom of God.

Growth Oriented
As good stewards of the trust that is ours, we will never be placated by past or present accomplishments. Rather, with hearts thankful for God's blessings we will earnestly pursue increasing excellence in the spiritual, academic and business life of the institution.

Student Centered
Our administration, faculty and staff deeply value our students as children and servants of God. We hold the nurture of Christian leaders as a trust from God.

As a part of this commitment, the administration values the faculty and staff as the college's most valuable resource for serving the students, whose nurture is the purpose of our existence. They will seek policy that strengthens them spiritually, professionally and personally, so that they can, in turn, serve the students well.

We will create within this Christian community an atmosphere of mutual respect and confidence, holding each other accountable to the high calling of Christ, and promoting each other's spiritual, academic, social, and material well-being.

Financially Sound
We will pursue financial policies that ensure dynamic growth, ensuring the continued development of the college for the work and purposes of God.

Mission statement

We glorify God and serve His Church by providing higher education centered in Holy Scripture and shaped by Wesleyan conviction. This allows us to prepare faithful servants who proclaim Jesus Christ and spread scriptural holiness throughout the world.

Statement of faith

The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe.

We do believe, however, that our Statement of Faith accurately represents the teaching of the Bible and, therefore, is binding upon all Board Trustees, officers, employees, and activities of the Corporation.

All literature used as authoritative in the Ministry shall be in complete agreement with the Statement of Faith.

For the full statement, visit: https://www.gbs.edu/about-us/what-we-believe/doctrinal-statement/

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating629 of 110281 of 129
Fund acquisition rating599 of 110372 of 129
Resource allocation rating699 of 110387 of 129
Asset utilization rating486 of 110260 of 129

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$322,524$247,897$824,528$361,541$226,790
Short-term investments$2,663,191$3,640,422$1,118,523$1,662,185$2,038,896
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,601,602$4,774,334$3,065,445$2,561,078$3,050,893
Long-term investments$723,805$60,392$1,132,254$517,220$57,377
Fixed assets$6,224,619$4,577,536$3,977,111$4,185,572$3,584,818
Other long-term assets$1,142,855$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$8,091,279$4,637,928$5,109,365$4,702,792$3,642,195
Total assets$11,692,881$9,412,262$8,174,810$7,263,870$6,693,088
Payables and accrued expenses$363,778$171,497$205,160$170,173$156,468
Other current liabilities$45,248$43,290$51,386$155,965$155,719
Total current liabilities$409,026$214,787$256,546$326,138$312,187
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$288,891$705,402$750,609$293,738$335,833
Total long-term liabilities$466,189$705,402$750,609$293,738$335,833
Total liabilities$875,215$920,189$1,007,155$619,876$648,020
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$7,911,360$5,638,191$4,839,743$4,436,612$3,889,192
With donor restrictions$2,906,306$2,853,882$2,327,912$2,207,382$2,155,876
Net assets$10,817,666$8,492,073$7,167,655$6,643,994$6,045,068
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,251,803$2,364,671$1,965,155$1,796,436$1,466,364
Program service revenue$3,325,830$3,232,000$3,183,533$3,146,178$2,797,827
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$516,818$167,649$217,066$287,734$106,420
Other revenue$412,495$335,988$334,123$297,768$216,123
Total other revenue$4,255,143$3,735,637$3,734,722$3,731,680$3,120,370
Total revenue$9,506,946$6,100,308$5,699,877$5,528,116$4,586,734
Program services$4,888,082$4,343,059$4,208,014$4,096,460$3,752,389
Management and general$779,032$528,233$501,690$491,253$470,688
Total expenses$6,121,931$5,267,864$5,066,409$4,949,517$4,558,500
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$3,385,015$832,444$633,468$578,599$28,234
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,385,015$832,444$633,468$578,599$28,234


Rev Rodney LoperPresident$61,362
David FrederickDirector of Finance$34,356

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/17/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


For a timeline, visit: https://www.gbs.edu/about-us/our-story/

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