History
HISTORY OF OBC

Oval Bible College was founded by Dr. Timmy Tezeno in June of 2000, to provide an affordable quality Biblical education for men and women who desire to further their understanding in Godís Word.

The name Oval was chosen by Dr. Tezeno in honor of his father, the late Bishop Oval Tezeno, Jr. who passed on December 30th, 1996. Bishop Tezeno was an extraordinary man. He was a prolific bible teacher, a nurturing pastor of thirty years, a loving husband and a wonderful father of five. He impacted the lives of many. He is gone but never forgotten. His legacy lives on.

Dr. Timmy Tezeno is a prolific bible teacher, preacher, author, mentor, entrepreneur and educator. He holds several degrees: Bachelor of Theology, Master of Pastoral Counseling, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Christian Counseling and a PhD in Theology. He is a loving, devoted husband and father.

Dr. Tezeno burning desire was to provide a quality biblical education everyone could afford. In June of 2000, Oval Bible College was established. Today, pastors, evangelists, bible teachers, prophets, missionaries, deacons, Sunday school teachers and others who desire a greater knowledge and a deeper understanding of Godís word have enrolled and are continuing to enroll in Oval Bible College. Oval Bible College is presently in 40 states and 22 foreign countries.

Oval Bible College is an independent religious institution that provides theological education through correspondence and online (PDF courses via email). We do not offer any on campus classes. Oval Bible College only offers certificate/degrees for the completion of religious education. All of our courses are biblically based. We do not offer any secular courses. Oval Bible College is accredited by the National Bible College Association. Oval Bible College is exempt from licensure provisions of R.S. 17:1808 because we only offer religious degrees. The State of Louisiana gives us the authority to grant degrees.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

1. How are the studies done at OBC?
The studies at OBC are presented in lecture form on CDs, along with a test for each course to be completed and mailed back to the school for grading. The grade of each test is given to the student via email. If the student doesnít have an email address, the graded tests will be mailed back to the student. We also offer PDF courses via email along with a test per course.

2. How many courses does a student receive at a time?
The student receives all of the courses at one time per program of study.

3. Are there any limitations on the time allowed to complete a course?
No, students have the freedom to work at their own individual pace.

4. Can a person join the school year round?
The answer is yes.

5. Is everyone welcome at OBC?
Admission to OBC is open to all. In all programs or operations of the Institute, there is no distinction made between persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, disability, religion or national origin.

6. Does Oval Bible College accepts credit transfer?
Credit earned at other schools will be accepted toward fulfilling degree requirements. Copies of degree(s) and transcript(s) are required for evaluation purposes.

7. Does Oval Bible College offer credits for ministry experience?
Yes, but only at the Bachelor degree level. If the prospective student has 10 or more years in the ministry without any prior training from a Bible institution, will be credited 60 credit hours, and will start at the Bachelor degree level, needing only 60 credit hours to complete the Bachelor degree program.

8. Will other schools accept credits from Oval Bible College?
Transfer of credit between Bible Colleges and Universities is determined by the receiving institution, regardless of other factors.