About Us

Emmaus Baptist College has been equipping God’s people for His service since 1954. As a non-profit corporation, the school is directed by valued trustees from four Baptist churches in Florida and is a member of the American Baptist Association of Theological Schools. The college is situated in beautiful Brandon, Florida with many conveniences on campus as well as in the surrounding area. With five graduate degree programs and two certification programs, Emmaus offers students several opportunities to study the Biblical field that most interests them throughout their education.


In the early 1950s some pastors in Florida saw the need for a Bible institute to educate pastors and Christian workers. Emmaus Baptist College had its beginnings in October of 1954 when the Florida Baptist Institute and Seminary was organized at First Missionary Baptist Church of Auburndale. Read More


Emmaus Baptist College, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation in the state of Florida. The school is directed by a board of trustees made up of three trustees from each of four churches: First Missionary Baptist Church of Auburndale; Eastside Baptist Church of Mulberry; Oakwood Baptist Church of Brandon; and Westwood Missionary Baptist Church of Winter Haven. Read More


Brandon, Florida, is an unincorporated town of around 90,000 people located on State Highway 60 just east of Tampa. It is about 40 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and around 70 miles from Disney and other attractions in Orlando. Tampa International Airport is only 20 miles away. Everything a person could want is in Brandon. Read More


Emmaus Baptist College is directed by a Board of Trustees that elects a president of the College. The president is responsible for the supervision of the academic, student and financial affairs of the school. Other administrators and staff are appointed by the president and are responsible to him. Read More


Emmaus has a dynamic faculty of instructors who have been educated around the country and are qualified and dedicated to providing a quality education to our students. Click here to meet the instructors in various fields of study. Read More

Doctrinal Statement

As our name implies, Emmaus Baptist College is a Baptist institution of higher education. This Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe. We do believe, however, that this Statement of Faith accurately represents the teaching of the Bible and, therefore, is binding upon the administration and faculty of this institution. Read More