It is our goal to make our college courses practical so that you can use what you have learned today to serve God more effectively tomorrow. We have a deep desire here at PBBC to help equip you for the ministry God has planned for you. You have a special purpose and that is to know and to do God’s will for your life. It is that divine will for which each of us ought to prepare in order to “please Him Who hath called us” (II Timothy 1:9). It has been said: “Never undo in doubt a decision made in faith.” We believe that is good advice for everyone. As you consider what God would have you to do, resolve that you will follow His leading and never turn back.
The foundation for Practical Bible Baptist College has been under construction for years. Now as we continue to build upon that foundation, it becomes the tool Dr. Owens envisioned to train servants of God to effectively reach people in their communities. Whether you are seeking an undergraduate degree, a one- or two-year diploma or just a certificate of completion from one of our Practical Training Courses, we look forward to sharing with you what God has allowed us to learn.
About Our Founders
Dr. Jeff Owens & Dr. Rick Young
Our pastor, Dr. Jeff Owens, was led by God to take over the pastorate here at Twin Rivers Baptist Church on September 23, 2012. Since that time, we have seen some amazing growth at our church. After just 6 years, we are now in our third auditorium and are raising money for the fourth auditorium. God has continually blessed and allowed this growth under the leadership of our Preacher.
Dr. Rick Young relocated his family to New Bern within just a few weeks of Dr. Owens becoming the pastor of Twin Rivers Baptist Church. He serves as an assistant pastor, teaches an adult Sunday school class every week and is the Vice President of Practical Bible Baptist College.
If you know the name Jeff Owens, you know his ability to make the complex things simple as he teaches and preaches the Word of God. In January of 2019, God led Dr. Owens to start Practical Bible Baptist College. As we begin our next semester, we make available to those who live too far to commute to New Bern, NC the extremely helpful, practical teaching style that is a trademark of Dr. Owens’ ministry.
The weather is great here in New Bern, and the soul-winning is fruitful. Twin Rivers Baptist Church has 6 bus routes, 26 Sunday school classes, Twin Rivers Baptist Academy, K-12th grade and a wonderful spirit of unity.
Dr. Owens taught a very unique class on the Sunday school that was extremely practical and helpful for anyone who would want to help others to live for the Lord Jesus Christ. Sunday school is quickly becoming a ministry of the past; however, we believe that the Sunday school, if properly organized and executed, is an amazing tool to build people and the Kingdom of God.
Would you consider a few simple and practical suggestions about your spiritual educational journey?
- Be faithful and thorough in all that you do including both the major tasks of life as well as those considered the minor tasks.
- Keep yourself well organized so that both your private and public life are kept decently and in order.
- Learn and live Biblical loyalty to the highest degree. Don’t just learn things, do things!!
- Develop the attitude of being first class in all that you do for the Lord.
- Seek to develop balance in your life and ministry.
- Be ethical!
- Don’t quit!
- Require yourself to walk in the Spirit.
Practical Bible Baptist College
"Building People with the Balance of Conviction and Compassion"