bible-studyOur Past

1964 – Missouri Baptist College was founded through the desire of local pastors and laymen for an evangelical Christian institution in the St. Louis area.

1968 – Classes moved from the college’s temporary home at Tower Grove Baptist Church to its West St. Louis County campus.

1978 – Missouri Baptist was first accredited by the North Central Association.

1980 – The College moved to a resident college status with the opening of Pillsbury-Huff.

1986 – Missouri Baptist opened its first regional learning center in Moscow Mills, Mo. Today,the University operates 11 regional learning centers throughout the bi-state area and in Southern Illinois.

1995 – MBC doubled its housing capacity with the opening of North Hall.

2000 – The College was approved to offer its first masters level program, the Master of Science in Education. Today, the University offers seven graduate degree programs.

2002 – Missouri Baptist College became Missouri Baptist University and opened its flagship building, the Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center. Each year more than 50,000 visitors attend various events and performances inside the 53,000-square-foot facility.

2008 – MBU began offering its first online degree program, the Master of Science in Education. Today, the University has 9 online programs and offers hundreds of courses online.

2009 – The University launched its first terminal degree program, the Doctor of Education.

2011 – The Carl and Deloris Petty Sports and Recreation Complex was opened, providing a new competition gym, fitness facilities, classrooms and athletic offices. The University’s next chapter of residential living was unveiled with Spartan Village, a modern apartment style living and learning community.

2013 – Phase II of Spartan Village was completed with the construction of a spacious new bookstore, an expanded and enhanced dining hall and a community-focused resident living facility for more than 100 students.

2014 – The University celebrates its 50th Anniversary and launches both football and a capital campaign.

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