Patriots Catalog Feature Faculty Biographies?
Our Answer to a Prospective
Student who asked
As a non-traditional Christian school, our distance-learning programs
are curriculum-based, rather than teacher-based.
Therefore, the teaching material is presented by outstanding
Christian leaders who are not on our payroll. So, if a course is based
on a book by Adrian Rogers or J.Vernon McGee or Billy Graham, technically
they are the teachers. But we do not believe it is ethical to list
their names and qualifications as being on our faculty. And since
some of our teachers have gone on to Heaven, you would
no doubt be confused about how they are coming to work at Patriot
Bible University each morning.
Our philosophy of education is learner-centered,
We believe the proof of quality Christian education
is not in how well the teachers have learned before they came to us,
but how well the students learn while with us. (Many of us have sat
under brilliant professors who were not able to communicate their
great knowledge in a way that most students could understand). Therefore,
we believe that it is more important to present the testimonials from
students who have learned from our courses, rather than to list information
about what our faculty learned from someone elses courses.
Our staff is committed to try to glorify God and
what He is doing, rather than to draw attention to ourselves.
We encourage you to truly seek Gods will about
studying with us. If He gives the go-ahead, you will no doubt be satisfied.
Ask Him if He has accredited (approved) our school for your life and
Having said that, for those of you who feel it is important
to know more about our backgrounds in ministry and education, I will
tell you that I have been in the ministry for 35+ years, was a founder
of Patriot 30 years ago, and hold two doctoral degrees. Dr. Wayne
Knight has also been in the ministry for more than 30 years, and has
two doctoral degrees. Dr. Bill Knight has been in the ministry more
than 50 years, and holds doctoral degrees from three other schools.
Our degrees are all from Christian colleges and universities,
primarily other distance learning programs, so God has prepared us
with our own studies to lead in non-traditional training.
Dr. Lonnie Skinner
More information on this important topic can be found here...
Patriot Bible University is distance
"Excellence in Bible - at any distance"
Courses are delivered (via postal or download) directly
to the student who studies independently and at their own pace. When
finished with the course, the student returns their coursework for grading.
Each course consists of one or more textbooks and a workbook coupled
with the KJV Bible.
Online Courses: Many undergraduate courses are also offered
as interactive PDF's. The student downloads their course-books from
www.ipbu.org and completes them using a computer loaded with Adobe Reader
We conduct our student communications by phone, internet
websites, e-mail, USPS, and Live Chat (above). Student testing is assessed
by workbooks submitted for grading.
Sorry, we do not have a 'traditional campus' as the delivery
of correspondence education does not require one. Rather, we have sharpened
our skill at being the best at delivering the education to the self-directed
Start Anytime, Study Anywhere.
Is Patriot Bible University's distance learning
right for you?
Patriots curriculum has been designed from the ground
up especially for correspondence and self-directed studies. Students
love the courses!
Patriot textbooks are carefully selected from Biblically
conservative, professional authors who have written on a focused subject.
Course textbooks present and expound on the Bibles absolute truth
- not mans modernistic reasoning.
Patriots unique curriculum is based upon student
reading and comprehension. Students do not sit through taped lectures,
write pages of notes, and take multiple 'guess' tests. Rather, each
Patriot course includes a 200-300 page textbook accompanied by a colorful
workbook. The high quality workbooks ask the student questions directly
from the reading assignment and the Bible. Read - Write - Reinforce.
About Patriot Curriculum
Start Anytime, Study Anywhere.