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Historical Highlights

  • 1957 – Bible Institute of the Philippines was founded with Ms. Ruth Britain as acting president.
  • 1959 – First Chinese president Mr. Hsueh Yu Kwong assumed leadership.
  • 1962 – Construction work started at new location in Valenzuela, Bulacan.
  • 1963 – BIOP transferred to present location in Karuhatan, Bulacan.
  • 1970 – Second phase of campus development; construction of basketball court and garage. Rev. Raymond Frame and Rev. Franklin Lee consecutively served as acting presidents.
  • 1975 – BIOP renamed BSOP; Master of Biblical Studies and Christian Studies offered under second president Dr Denny Ma.
  • 1977 – Construction of library and women’s dormitory began. The faculty development program was started to prepare local leadership for BSOP.
  • 1981 – Third president Dr. Paul Lee Tan assumed leadership. Master of Christian Education degree offered.
  • 1984 – Construction of library annex , president’s apartment, audio-visual room, and men’s dormitory annex. Rev. Peter Au served as acting president.
  • 1988 – Purchase of extension lot, consisting of three duplex apartments from Send International Mission. Fourth president Rev. Wesley Shao assumed leadership.
  • 1990 – Fifth president Dr. Joseph Shao was installed. Rev. Wesley Shao was honored as president emeritus. Permit granted by the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports (DECS) to offer Master of Divinity degree (MBS, MCE. MCS upgraded to MDiv BS, MDiv CE, MDiv CS).
  • 1992 – Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recognized and accredited BSOP as a graduate institution granting the Master of Divinity degree.
  • 1994 – Asian Theological Association (ATA) accredited BSOP as a graduate institution granting the Master of Divinity degree.
  • 1994 – BSOP became a member of the Asian Graduate School of Theology (AGST), a consortium of seven seminaries in Metro Manila.
  • 1998 – Phase I of the campus rebuilding project , providing new dormitories, faculty apartments, and dining facilities, is completed. The New Dormitory building was dedicated on November 22 during the Thanksgiving Week celebration.
  • 1998 – BSOP received a permit to operate the Master of Christian Education (MACE) program for Christian day-school teachers.
  • 1999 – BSOP was accredited as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider by the Philippine Regulation Commission.
  • 1999 – BSOP headed the AGST’s (Asia Graduate School of Theology) Th.M. in Old Testament program with Dr. Joseph Shao as the Program Director.
  • 2000 – ATA re-accredited our Master of Divinity program and our Diploma in Christian Ministry.