Seminary announces new name

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New seminary name reflects continued mission in new framework

FPBS news release

The former MB Biblical Seminary in Fresno, Calif., has been renamed Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary.

“This name brings forward the seminary’s tradition of teaching based on strong biblical principles, continues to support the seminary mission and links the seminary with FPU for the benefits that brings to better preparing church leaders,” says FPU President D. Merrill Ewert. 

Fresno Pacific University and the seminary joined forces in June 2010, with the seminary operating as a professional school within the university. Lynn Jost, former seminary president, oversees the seminary’s work as part of the FPU administration and seminary faculty joined the university. All correspondence should be addressed to the FPU address: 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno, CA 93702.

To enlist wide representation and make an informed decision, a naming committee was selected from among seminary and university faculty and administrators. Alumni and other stakeholders were surveyed on seven suggested names. The final choice represented the popular vote and was subsequently approved by the university President’s Cabinet and Seminary Advisory Council. “The response was positive and greatly appreciated. We move forward with confidence,” Ewert says.

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