Associates in Biblical Studies (60 credits)
Bachelors in Biblical Studies (120 credits)
Bachelors in Theology (120 credits)
Masters in Theology (36 credits)
PhD in Theology (42 credits)
Doctorate in Theology (42 credits)
* The prerequisite for acceptance into the Doctor in Theology program is an earned Master's of Divinity or Double Masters in related fields.
Theological & Biblical Studies
The Department of Theology & Biblical Studies (DOTBS) exists to:
Educate every student in the foundational truth of God’s revealed word.
Equip every student with inspired and anointed instruction and sound biblical and supplemental resources.
Empower every student to apply their education to personal experience in order that they may fulfill their God-ordained ministry and calling.
Every course within the DOTBS is carefully designed to remain faithful to this mandate. Students within the DOTBS will be well-taught, adequately-trained, and sufficiently-tested to carry out their specific purpose and assignment within the Kingdom of God. In no way is the scholastic endeavor an end to itself. Conversely, every course and program of study is a bridge to a larger destination—to serve faithfully and excellently in the specific role and function that God has called each student to.
Dr. Christopher Romano
Dr. Christopher Romano was born and raised in Ravena, N.Y where he excelled as an All-State Quarterback for the R-C-S Indians as well as receiving induction into the Academic Hall of Fame. Following graduation, he attended Siena College in Loudonville, NY where he received his B.A. in History and Education and later Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia where he earned his M.A. in Religion and Biblical Studies. Later, he continued his academic pursuits through Vision Christian Bible College & Seminary where he earned his Ph. D. in Theology.
In March, 1998, Dr. Romano’s life was completely transformed as he encountered the living God and gave his heart to Jesus Christ. From the day he was born-again, he sensed the call to serve God and go into the ministry. Having first served in public and private education as a history teacher and football coach, in April 2006, Dr. Romano joined the pastoral staff at Rock Solid Church in Hudson, NY. It was at Rock Solid where Dr. Romano developed a heart for both the local church as well as the global church. To that end, in addition to serving in various leadership capacities within the church, in Jan. 2011 Dr. Romano launched Rock Solid Bible Institute, an affiliate campus of Vision Christian Bible College & Seminary. RSBI became a training and equipping arm of Rock Solid Church that prepared over 200 men and women for the work of ministry. In addition to RSBI, Dr. Romano planted campuses in both Bristol, Connecticut and Albany, N.Y. During that time, Dr. Romano began serving on the board of VCBCS as well as in the Department of Theology and Biblical Studies. In July, 2018, Dr. Romano was set in as the 3rd President in VCBCS’ history, a position that he holds to this day.
The foremost passion of Dr. Romano’s heart is to see the broken lives of people of all ages repaired and restored through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Following the ministry model of 2 Timothy 2:2, it is his conviction to create cultures of discipleship in order that leaders can be mentored, educated, and equipped that they might impact the church, their schools and universities, their jobs, their families and the world around them for the sake of the Kingdom of God.
Dr. Romano currently resides in Central Florida, with his wife Tara. Happily married since 1999, they have 5 children, Samuel, Hannah, Caleb, Abigail, Aria and 1 grandchild, Xavier Judah.
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