Accreditation for Missio

Missio Seminary began as Biblical School of Theology in 1971 through the shared vision of Dr. Allan A. MacRae, former president of Faith Theological School, and Dr. Jack W. Murray, president of Bible Evangelism, Inc. Dr. MacRae and his colleagues became the founding faculty and classes began meeting in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted Biblical the right to grant degrees in 1974; in 1978 the school’s name was changed to Biblical Theological Seminary.

Dr. Frank A. James III was inaugurated as Biblical’s fourth president in 2013. Biblical was accredited by the Middle States Association in 1990 and by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada in 1995. In 2018 Missio Seminary became the new name of Biblical Theological Seminary.

Voter Registration & Constitution Day

Missio Seminary encourages all who are eligible to vote to do so. To that end the electronic student newsletter posts a reminder about Constitution Day and voter registration in the fall with the link to Pennsylvania’s online voter registration web page, available here: