The Visiting Evaluation Team consisting of Dr. Joseph Shao, ATA General Secretary (Philippines); Dr. Theresa Lua, ATA Accreditation Secretary (Philippines); Dr. Pieter Theron, Missions Professor, Simpson University (California) visited Faith Bible Seminary, USA on May 2-4, 2016. Dr. Rosa Shao also joined the team as observer and interpreter.
After 20 years of serving as pastor and teaching theology, Rev. John Hao felt the urgent need to train effective leaders and workers for Chinese churches. God used him to establish Christian Witness Theological Seminary of New York in 1989. A burden to start a faith mission with emphasis on church revival led to the establishment of Faith Bible Incorporation in 1995. It has been approved by the New York State and Federal Government as a non-profit organization. Its various ministries include missions, establishing local churches, and seminary training for pastors, teachers, missionaries, evangelists, Christian educators, and lay leaders. Christian Witness Theological Seminary became known as Faith Bible Seminary in 1995.
The seminary has a clear focus on meeting the needs of Chinese churches for pastors and Christian workers who not only serve with passion but with balanced training in Bible and practical application. Faith Bible Seminary has filled a gap in the training of Chinese pastors and Christian workers for New York and the eastern part of the United States of America. The school offers Certificate, Bachelor, M.A., and M.Div. programs. FBS also has a training center in Taiwan.