Since 1972, Hyles-Anderson College, a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, has been training men and ladies for the Gospel ministry. Often it has been stated through the years that “the greatest signs of revival in America are seen in the churches pastored by Hyles-Anderson College graduates.” True or not, one thing is for certain, Hyles-Anderson College has continued to stand firm for soul winning when others have changed their emphasis. Through the teaching and training of dedicated faculty and staff members of Hyles-Anderson College and the fine example of the pastors and membership of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, thousands of graduates have gone out to serve the Lord faithfully.
The preaching from the chapel pulpit at Hyles-Anderson College largely emphasises soul winning and world evangelism. In recent years, the missions emphasis at First Baptist Church and Hyles-Anderson College has increased. Missions teams are now being sent through Fundamental Baptist Missions International, the missions agency of the First Baptist Church. One of those teams has landed in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines.
Through the International Baptist Church at Dumaguete, pastored by Randy DeMoville, a Hyles-Anderson College graduate and former faculty member, a new college is ready to take root. Hyles-Anderson College of the Philippines will bring to Asia a place where those who cannot travel to America for their Bible-college training can receive the teaching and training that makes a Hyles-Anderson College graduate unique among ministry leaders and Christian servants. The team of missionaries serving in Dumaguete at International Baptist Church are each graduates of Hyles-Anderson College. Some sat at the feet of Dr. Jack Hyles, and all have been members of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. The same sound doctrine offered at Hyles-Anderson College in America will be taught here. The same soul-winning emphasis, practical theology, and principled living that is gained by students in America will be transferred to the students of Hyles-Anderson College of the Philippines.
Our structure for classes and the schedule in which classes are held will be different. Our classes will be adapted and our ministry work will be adjusted for the special needs and the culture of where we are located. However, we are determined to make Hylanders in Asia by keeping the teaching real and the preaching hot. Hard work and character training are integral parts of the molding of a man of God; these will be insisted upon, and the expectations will be high. This college is not for everyone; only the serious need to apply. For those ready to turn the world upside down, we invite you to explore the possibility of being a student at Hyles-Anderson College of the Philippines.