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With rapid globalization and urbanization, the models for missions have also undergone very significant changes. The need to train and equip Christian leaders for Urban Ministry has also become more pressing than ever. Our Centre endeavors to develop and provide relevant programs to respond to such need of our times and cities. We are also committed to be a lifelong partner to support these leaders in various ways to develop and carry out city transformation projects.


Bethel Ray Bakke Centre for Urban Transformation (BRBC) [Former Name: Ray Bakke Centre for Urban Transformation (RBC)] was established under Bethel Bible Seminary (BBS) in May 2012 to equip Christian leaders in Urban Ministry. The Centre is named after Dr. Ray J Bakke who is also the founder of Bakke Graduate University (BGU) and widely recognized as the pioneer in Urban Ministry.


Mission statement

  • We equip and strengthen leaders to evangelize and minister effectively in the cities by means of contextual, Christian based education innovatively delivered throughout the urban world.

  • We commit to be a lifelong partner to these leaders, advancing and serving them with on-going support like teaching, research, consultation, networking and collaboration opportunities to carry out city transformation projects.

corE value

  • Emerging and Experienced Transformational Leaders

  • The Whole Church Taking the Whole Gospel to the Whole World

  • The City is Our Laboratory

  • Life Long Learning and Equipping

Faculty Profile

Prof. Natalie Chan, Dr Otto Lui, Rev Fai Luk, Rev Philip Tang, Dr Chi Heng Kee, Dr Ada Li, Dr Raymond Kwong, Dr Ricky Szeto, Prof. Paul Stevens, Prof. Richard Higginson, Dr Kim Kwong Chan and lecturers at Bethel Bible Seminary.


Kara Chan, Yim Kwong Chan, Peter Ho, Richard Higginson, Harry Hui, Chi Hing Kee, Chung Ming Lau, Fai Luk, John Snelgrove, Paul Stevens, David Wong, Tit Shing Wong  (in alphabetic order of surname)               


Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and SchoolsBethel Bible Seminary is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; email:], having been awarded Reaffirmation I of its Accredited Status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 21, 2015, this status was effective for a period of five years. And April 21, 2020 have awarded again for a period of ten years. This status is effective for a period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Financial assistance

Knowing the financial challenges for some who work in churches, ministries or NGOs, financial assistance will be made available depending on individual circumstances (Only for Doctoral Program). Please contact the Centre directly for any further inquiry.

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