Central Baptist Church of Southington Connecticut


New England School of the Bible

A Message from the Founder And President

Jim TownsleySeveral years ago, the Lord burdened my heart to start new England School of the Bible in order to train men and women for full-time Christian service. While offering a quality education, NESB enables these students the opportunity of them from up-rooting their families and moving to new location, and allows them to continue serving in their local churches.

Praise the Lord, since the inception in 1995, NESB has had a growing number of graduates serving the Lord as pastors and missionaries both in America and on foreign fields. Our faculty consists mostly of experienced preachers who serve as pastors in local independent Baptist churches.

We have a three-fold purpose for each student, which includes a greater love for Christ, a greater love for the Bible, and a greater love for souls. This produces better trained pastors, missionaries, Sunday School teachers, and laymen who want to serve more efficiently in their own churches. We praise the Lord for what He has accomplished in the past and look forward to even greater things for the future. (Jeremiah 33:3)

—Dr. Jim Townsley

 Our Purpose

The New England School of the Bible offers specialized night time college level training for those preparing for Christian service through the local church. More specifically, we seek to:

  1. Train those seeking to become pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and full-time Christian workers
  2. Train lay persons to more effectively serve Christ through their local church
  3. Offer a Bible-centered curriculum with an evangelistic, missionary emphasis.
  4.  Encourage scholarship, excellence, and academic achievement.
  5. Provide training which will produce disciplined lives and build Christian character.

Degrees and Diplomas

Options available to the prospective student range from simply taking a few courses to a full Bachelor degree program. Requirements for a degree, diploma and certificate programs are as follows:

  1. Bachelor of Bible Degree (B.B.)
    128 credit hours, requiring a minimum of 4 years of study.
  2. Graduate of Theology Diploma (Th.G.)
    96 credit hours, requiring a minimum of 3 years of study.
  3. Associate of Bible Degree (A.B.)
    64 credit hours, requiring a minimum of 2 years of study.
  4. Bible Certificate
    32 credit hours, requiring a minimum of 1 year of study

Testimonies of Our Students

Michael Peterson (Branford, CT)

“NESB has been such an incredible blessing in my life. The instructors and staff are loving and caring individuals who pass along their heart for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They truly have made studying for the ministry a pleasure.”

Doug Conley (New Hampshire, CT)

“I appreciate NESB for its solid, uncompromising stand on the KJV Bible. I have been trained by pastors and men of God who are in the ministry, and who thoroughly know their Bible.”


Calendar of Events


August 8 - 24, 2016....................Regular Registration

August 25, 2016.........................Classes Begin

September 18 - 21, 2016............CBC Fall Revival

October 1, 2016..........................NEBC Sacred Music Concert

October 17 - 20, 2016.................Mid-Term Exams

November 23 - 24, 2016.............Thanksgiving Break

December 3, 2016......................College Christmas Banquet

December 12 - 15, 2016.............Final Exams