Beginning with recruitment, our mission is to meet you where you are and propel you to where the Lord has called you to be. As a Christ-centered institution, East Texas Baptist University is committed to challenge and encourage each student in mind, body, and soul. Saturated in the knowledge of the cross, the University’s programs are structured to enable students to discover their purpose, find their path, and pursue their calling. From the moment students step on campus, they are surrounded with support in their intellectual development and spiritual formation. Every student receives individualized instruction taught through a Christian perspective and various opportunities to apply course content outside of the classroom. Dedicated faculty and staff are holistically shaping ETBU Tigers into Christian scholars and servant leaders, equipping the next generation to share the gospel in their future vocations for His glory. East Texas Baptist aims to be a local expression of the universal church by bringing to light the necessity of aligning hearts and minds to the goals of God. Through immersion in His word, ETBU commissions graduates to be confident and expectant for God to work through their lives now and forever.
"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." -Ephesians 3:14-19