Dr. J. Blair Blackburn

Greetings from East Texas Baptist University, home of the Tigers!  The mission of East Texas Baptist is to boldly stand as a committed Christ-centered institution of higher learning.  With this distinct calling to Christian education, we are called to inspire and impact our students through the formation of minds and hearts in the cultural mandate of transforming humanity for God’s glory.

Our primary focus through the ETBU educational experience is the development of the whole student – intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, socially, and physically – an unwavering commitment to transformation of mind, spirit, and body.

We afford our ETBU students the opportunity to mature and develop in a loving and supportive campus environment, where students are nurtured and empowered to achieve educational and career goals.  The ETBU Family seeks to encourage students to develop their calling through an understanding of how to integrate biblical faith, academic learning, and vocation in whatever and wherever God calls.  Through the lens of a Christian worldview, students are challenged to study and learn from the foundation that all truth is God's Truth.

As a Tiger student and future ETBU graduate, you will receive an excellent education as we strive to reflect the excellence of Jesus Christ in all we do...and that begins in the classroom with the renewing of the mind and extends throughout college life with the transformation of the heart.

Here at ETBU, you will experience a Christ-centered community...a university, passionately committed to serving others for the glory of God.  We believe in the calling to live as Christ-like servant leaders, and we challenge our students to follow that model for their lives as students and as future Tiger graduates.

We invite you to prayerfully consider ETBU for your college home. Our prayer is that you come to understand that God has a distinct purpose and future for your life.  We would be honored to have you as an ETBU Tiger, and I encourage you to trust in the Lord as you seek God's direction for the path He longs for you to follow. 

All for God's glory!


Dr. J. Blair Blackburn
East Texas Baptist University