Welcome to Kansas City College and Bible School!

Since 1938, Kansas City College and Bible School has been training men and women for service in the Kingdom of God. The college offers degrees in religion, elementary education, music, and general studies, as well as a one-year ministry certificate. In addition to the college, the campus family includes Overland Christian Schools (preschool through twelfth grade) and Kansas City Music Preparatory School.

Six primary buildings comprise the facilities. Cowen Memorial Auditorium houses administrative offices and an auditorium/ gymnasium. The 20,000-square-foot Palmer Education Center includes libraries, classrooms, offices, and a science lab. Shaver Hall houses a dormitory, the cafeteria, three apartments, a guest room, student lounges, and laundry facilities. The college classroom building provides for classrooms, a student lounge, and faculty offices. The chapel building houses a 300-seat sanctuary, a piano studio, four practice rooms, and a classroom.

About our History

Welcome letter from the President

KCCBS Mission Statement

KCCBS develops servant leaders who know God, who have a passion for holiness of heart, and who are inspired and prepared for a lifetime of learning and Kingdom service.


Kansas City College and Bible School holds candidate status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education, 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Orlando, FL 32822; 407.207.0808. Candidate status is a pre-accreditation status granted to those institutions that meet the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and that possess such qualities as may provide a basis for achieving accreditation status within four years.

The ABHE is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and subsequently the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation (CORPA). it is also one of the eight regional associations that make up the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE) representing North America. The ABHE is the oldest Bible college accreditation agency in the U.S. and specializes in biblical ministry formation and professional leadership education.


Although KCCBS is affiliated with the Church of God (Holiness), it welcomes and actively recruits students of various denominations and backgrounds.


The principle objectives of KCCBS are to enable students to

  • Respond positively to the call and the claims of the gospel and the ensuing life of discipleship.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the classical disciplines taught from a Christian world view.
  • Exhibit a basic knowledge of the faith and practice of the Christian church from a Wesleyan-Arminian perspective, and develop a fuller understanding of and commitment to God’s Word in its entirety.
  • Display moral character based on Christian principles; form personal, scriptural convictions; and practice Christian social graces.
  • Apply the knowledge and skills necessary to accomplish the duties of their professions.