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Dr. DeBerry – 757-826-1883, ext 236

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Veteran Educational Benefits – Bethel College is approved by the State Approving Agency for Veterans’ Education and Training, Virginia Department of Veteran Services for eligible students to receive VA educational entitlements while enrolled at Bethel College.

Bethel College Sponsored Scholarships – You may be eligible for a Bethel College sponsored scholarship.

Department of Education Student Financial Aid – You may be eligible for Student Financial Aid through the U.S. Department of Education.

Other Scholarships – You may be eligible for other scholarships because of your military service.


Credit for Time Served – As a military veteran you had a lot of training and educational courses. This training may be equivalent to courses required for your degree at Bethel College and could be transferred to reduce the number of credits you would need to take here at Bethel College. Military members from the Army, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy can obtain transcripts that list the classes and training they have completed along with the ACE credit recommendation. We can help you navigate this issue. Contact us!

Bethel College offers the following programs online or on-campus:

Diploma in Church Ministries

Associate of Science in Church Ministries

Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries (four-year program) with the following concentration options:

  • Ministerial Leadership
  • Ministerial Leadership with Children’s Ministry focus
  • Ministerial Leadership with Youth Ministry focus
  • Biblical Studies
  • Missions
  • Worship and Worship Arts
  • Christian Counseling


Veterans may also want assistance improving their academic and study skills. Many veterans need help brushing up on basic math and writing skills, or just in understanding the expectations of a college-level program. Bethel College has courses and other assistance that can help you transition into college life. Just contact our Veterans Assistance Office at 757-826-1883, ext 236 or We are here to help you!

Bethel College has faculty and staff that understand the special needs of the military student. Some of our faculty have past military experience:

  • Dr. Daryl Jones - retired Air Force
  • Dr. Willie Vines - retired Air Force
  • Ms. Martha Stevenson-Jones - retired Air Force
  • Mr. Kevin Willis - retired Army