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College Profile


Bethel College is located on the campus of Bethel Church in Hampton, Virginia. Within miles of Virginia Beach to the east and Colonial Williamsburg to the west, Hampton is a beautiful city with many nearby attractions and all of the urban amenities that accompany a city of 1.5 million. Its natural beauty and great location make Hampton Roads a delightful place to attend college.

Bethel College Distinctives

Bethel College is a thriving community of learning and discovery. Distinctives of the college include:

  1. Keeping education affordable.
  2. Providing the qualifications required to receive ministerial credentials with the Potomac District of the Assemblies of God.
  3. Attracting first-time college students - the young and old learning side-by-side.
  4. Equipping individuals for ministry through practical experience tied with quality academic programs.
Philosophy of Education

Bethel College intends for students to leave the school with exemplary moral character, Christian ethics and intrinsic values that represent excellent academic preparation. Bethel College and Bethel Church, an internationally successful local church, are able to provide comprehensive theological training, as well as the excellent practical tools necessary to equip students for a maximized ministry and life experience.

Bethel College intends to accomplish our mission through a curricular program, instruction by qualified professors, and the partnership of a successful local church.

The school offers the following concentrations:

  1. Biblical Studies
  2. Ministerial Leadership and Development
  3. Missions
  4. Worship & Worshipping Arts

All students are required to complete core courses in general education and religion in order to provide well-rounded training. This structure allows students to achieve broad academic and practical outcomes that are important in every aspect of ministry.


Bethel College is a not-for-profit, private college governed by a constitution and bylaws providing the basis for institutional administration and governance.  A Board of Control exercises legal and fiduciary responsibility for oversight of institutional integrity, policies, resource development, and ongoing operations.  The President of the college provides administrative leadership for the institution.  The President has an administrative staff who provides guidance and oversees the day-to-day operations of the college.