Educational Services Designed for Christian Leaders

*Reclaiming educational prerogatives, biblical methods, standards and measures, is a goal of Primus University of Theology. All our degree programs, certificates and curriculum are designed for the specific and singular purpose of qualifying individuals for Christian ministry.

Primus University of Theology is a revolutionary revival of the Biblical style of teaching and is a classic model of the original Ecclesiastical Open University System. We believe, if you are a christian, you are in ministry; We are called to be living examples and witnesses of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The University is formed through Alliances with world class independent teaching ministries. This collegiality provides our students and graduates, with an ever expending network and cooperative interaction with likeminded Kingdom Leaders. At Primus University of Theology, our Graduates become our Adjunct Professors. This allows our students to learn from experts in their field of study, and the authors of the books and materials, they will be studying.

Primus University of Theology Alumnus Professors:

Alumnus Professors Ministry Teaching
Dr. Sharon Anderson Ecclesiastical Law Ecclesiastical Law and Faith
Dr. Ted Baehr MOVIEGUIDE, Faith and Values Arts, Entertainment and Media
Minister Luke Barnett Dream City Church Phoenix Church Growth and Leadership
Dr. Wellington Boone Wellington Boone Ministries Personal Relationship with Christ
Rt. Lt. Gen. Dr. Jerry Boykin Focus on The Family Leadership and History
Dr. John Harold Binkley, Jr. Generational Equity Entrepreneurship and Ministry to Men
Dr. Scott Bitcon Inner Healing and Deliverance Oppression Healing and Deliverance
Dr. Randy Clark Global Awakening Ministries Healing and Impartation
Dr. Ed Cole and Dr. Paul Cole Christian Men’s Network Ministry to Men
Dr. John Corella Strategic Alliances Mentoring
Dr. Terry Crist Hillsong Church Phoenix Arizona Ministry Growth and Development
Dr. Ed Delph Church@Community Church Leadership Development
Dr. Jack Gaines My Brother’s Keeper Reconciliation
Dr. Ron and Dr. Rod Hembree Quick Study Bible Discovery TV Bible Study
Dr. Don and Sharon Henning Making of a Chaplain Chaplaincy Training
Dr. Leif Hetland Global Mission Awareness Transforming Nations
Drs. Saeed and Cynthia Hosseini 365 Prayer Ministry Prayer, Intercession and Healing
Dr. T. D. Jakes The Potter’s House Purpose and Destiny
Dr. Rick Joyner Morning Star Ministries Business and Leadership
Dr. T. L. Osborn Osborn Ministries International Miracles, Signs and Wonders
Dr. Nicholas Papanicolaou Ecumenical Order Knights OSJ History and Government
Dr. Jorge Parrott Morning Star Missions Oversees Missions
Dr. Dean Radtke The Ministry Institute Ministry Leadership
Dr. Edward Smith Disaster Relief and Chaplaincy Chaplaincy and History
Drs. Larry and Carol Snapp Blended Families Ministry Marriage Counseling
Dr. Glen Staples Temple of Praise Church, DC Marriage and Family
Dr. Hal Sacks Bridge Builders Ministry Prayer and Intercession
Dr. H. Norman Wright Dr. H. Norman Wright Ministry Marriage and Family Counseling
Dr. Lance Wallnau Lance Learning Institute 7 Mountains of Influence
Dr. David Yarnes Morning Star Ministries Prosperity Matrix
Dr. Kevin Zadai Heavenly Visitation-Warrior Notes Bringing Heaven to Earth

We are committed to responding to the need for lifelong learning opportunities by providing a full range of educational services adapted to the needs of ministers and church leaders. To accomplish this goal, the University recognizes transfer credits and awards credit for documented "Experiential learning," also referred to as “lifelong Learning” or “Prior Learning,” which is defined as college-level learning that takes place outside a college or university setting. Learning acquired through the following kinds of activities might qualify:

Non-credit courses, Bible Study classes

Workshops, television and internet courses

Self-taught knowledge or skills/independent study

Career/work experiences/training

Volunteer work or community services

Travel, missions trips and activity

Avocations, e.g., art, music, dramatics

Leadership roles in church, associations and organizations

Personal life experiences

Hobbies, including extensive reading

Published articles, newsletters, books and other written works

Production of teaching materials, videos, tapes, pamphlets, tracks

Being fluent in a second or third Language

We recognize that biblical knowledge is worthy of credit and acknowledgement, and that honor and recognition should be awarded those who learn through revelation and independent study. It is through evaluation and assessment of Prior Knowledge and Performance Skills - Distance learning – Mentoring – Independent Study – Lectures and Workshops, that those in Ministry related fields are able to complete graduate degrees, primarily through Portfolio Assessment and at a fraction of the cost of the traditional seminary system.

Unlike other Universities, we believe:

Awarding of credits can and should take into consideration ministerial and life experience when granting earned degrees.

When degrees are granted based on appropriate evaluation of lifelong learning and Ministry experience, the total credits awarded should be determined by evidence of provable learning and not mandated by a specific percentage of the overall credits required for completion of the degree program.

Whether you learned on a hillside from Jesus or under a tree with your mentor or in the classroom, the significant thing is that you learned and that you learned the truth. Dr. Richard Drake

John 4:20-24 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where it is necessary to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, that an hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father… 23 But an hour is coming—and now is —when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for indeed the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers. 24 God is spirit, and the ones who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Students may request credit for experiential learning by using the MAP - PAC© Process used for quantifying and granting college level credits.

The MAP-PAC© Differs From Other Programs

What is the MAP-PAC?
MAP is an acronym for ministry advancement portfolio and PAC means Process assessment and certification."


Allows for the assembling and presentation of documented learning regardless of how it was gained. It includes transcripts, degrees and certificates that have already been earned, and joins all other methods to form one complete portfolio of the total learning experience and converts it into transcript credits.

The MAP would include:

  • Independent study/Online courses
  • Thesis or Ministry Business Plan
  • Dissertation
  • Written Works
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Research


Implements continued independent learning by degree candidates and is held open throughout their program. It is through the PAC that credits needed to complete a degree program, recognized during the initial MAP evaluation, are completed. At Primus University of Theology, our course material may consist of required texts, lecture notes, supplementary reading or exercises and linked to digital educational resources, depending upon the course.

The PAC would include:

  • Credit by examination, Test-4-Credit (T4C©)
  • Oral examination
  • Workshops
  • Lectures

Degree Programs and Distinctions

The particular degree title and distinction awarded to the degree candidate will reflect the learning and proficiencies of the candidate in a specific concentrated area of ministry. Any degree title or distinction must clearly indicate that it is a Christian ministry or Theology degree and must not be confused with a Liberal Arts Education. All degree programs are designed to improve the skills and success of those committed to Christian ministry.

At Primus University of Theology we offer Ministry degrees at the Bachelor’s, Master's and Doctoral levels in a broad range of Christian focuses. List below are a number of the degree distinctions we offer. These programs have been designed to prepare and equip you to effectively transform the mountains of culture.

Marketplace Ministry

History and Political Science

Global Missions

Christian Studies.

Media & Communications

Teaching and Curriculum Development


Prophecy and Revelation

Prayer and Intercession

Marriage and Family Counseling

Spiritual Gifts


Purpose and Destiny

Healing and Healing

Nouthetic Counseling


Natural Health and Nutrition

Creative Kingdom Education


Cultural Transformation

Ministry Management

Pastoral Care

Organizational Leadership

Business Theology

Bible Studies

Music and The Arts

Humanities & Social Science

Hermeneutics / Exegesis

Teaching has forever been an edict of the Church; it is from this edict that our educational system was spawned.

What is taught is what is believed, curriculum is the critical ingredient of education, and teaching must be recognized, first and foremost as a gift. We are admonished, in Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Historically, there have been two distinct authorities that charter or authorize educational institutions:

  1. The government or civil authority and
  2. The Church or Ecclesiastical authority

The MAP–PAC provides for the greatest amount of savings on degree program costs, through the use of teaching alliances, Alumnus Professors, online classes and independent study.

The classic model of the original Ecclesiastical Open University System, helps keep the cost of earning a degree through Primus University of Theology to a fraction of the cost of a traditional degree program.

We are looking forward to helping your achieve your degree goal.

The University is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit University accredited through the University Accreditation Association [UAA].