Why Choose Providence?

A Balanced Life

Too often, service is substituted for spirituality. Providence stresses a balance of the two. Classes and ministries teach hard work, but a personal walk with God is equally emphasized.

Vibrant, Growing Local Church

You’ll be directly involved in the ministries of Northwest Bible Baptist Church, the red-hot, growing church out of which Providence is based. Ministry opportunities include:

  • Adult Soulwinning Clubs
  • Bus Ministry
  • Children’s Church
  • King’s Kids
  • NBBC Church Choir
  • Jail Ministry
  • Reformers’ Unanimous
  • Nursing Home Outreach
  • Wayside Rescue Mission

Actively Serving Faculty

Currently-serving pastors, associate pastors, evangelists, and missionaries teach most of our Bible classes and all of our church education classes. Learning from these successful, proven men of God provides a sense of relevance and excitement.

Friendly and Personable Staff

Instead of “just being another number”, you will have close communication with the faculty and staff, and come to personally know some of the most successful pastors in America.

Dynamic Pastor

Under the strong leadership of Dr. Keith Gomez, Northwest Bible Baptist Church sees continual growth, making it a national leader in the area of numbers of salvations and baptisms per year. In 1996, the church moved 32 miles from Prospect Heights, IL to a newly-built auditorium in Elgin, IL. This prompted the late Dr. Jack Hyles to describe Dr. Gomez as a “miracle pastor with a miracle church”. Dr. Gomez is sought after continually for counsel as a “Preacher’s Preacher”, and each student at Providence can certainly benefit from his insightful, Spirit-filled preaching.

Location & Facilities

  • Providence is located just 15 minutes from Northwest Bible Baptist Church.
  • Numerous job opportunities are within a 20-minute drive of the college.
  • Over 90,000 square feet under one roof. (Dorms, classrooms, dining facility, etc.)
  • Each dorm houses 3 students and has its own bathroom.   
 Welcome to the campus of Providence Baptist College Prime location in Elgin Convenient parking and entrance Convenient parking and entrance Convenient parking and entrance Convenient parking and entrance Welcoming front lobby Expansive student center Expansive student center Student center activities Student center activities World-class taxidermy World-class taxidermy World-class taxidermy World-class taxidermy World-class taxidermy Jeffrey the Giraffe Relax with concessions and games in the Maverick Corral Plenty of classroom space Plenty of classroom space Plenty of classroom space Private practice rooms Take a walk through Baptist history Oliver B. Greene Library Oliver B. Greene Library Carla Gomez Memorial Carla Gomez Memorial Student Computer Lab Beautiful dining facilities Beautiful dining facilities Commercially equipped kitchen Men's dorm facilities Men's dorm facilities Ladies' dorm facilities Comfortable dorm accomodations Private bathrooms Affordable housing for married students and staff Spacious guest rooms Convenient student laundry facilities Student mail center Work out in the excercise room Outdoor basketball court Outdoor tennis court

Competitive Costs

It is our goal to make sure all costs have the greatest possible return to you. As a result, the costs at Providence are competitive with other similar Baptist colleges in America.

Vibrant Job Market in the Chicagoland Area

According to most reports, working your way through college is easier in the Chicagoland area than anywhere in the country.

The area offers the best-paying, second-shift jobs around, with a good variety of opportunities. From day care to lawn care, from construction to retail sales—and much more—all can be found in our area. Tuition and other expenses are paid because of the excellent hourly wages, taking the financial pressure off our students. This allows them to concentrate on their personal walk with Christ, their studies, and their ministries.