your education is important to us.

FMI Biblical Studies and Seminary is chartered by the State of North Carolina to conduct Post-Secondary Degree programs pursuant to N.C.G.S I 16-15(d), also by the State of Florida, Section 1005.06(1)(f) and Rule 6E-5.001 and the State of South Carolina In accordance with, Title 59, Chapter 58, Section 30, South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, as amended, the Nonpublic Postsecondary Institution License Act.

“Notice to Georgia Residents” **The Associate of General Studies program is not offered to Georgia residents. ** Degree programs of study offered by FMI Biblical Studies & Seminary have been declared exempt from the requirements for authorization, under provisions of Georgia's Code Section as outlined in O.C.G.A. 20-3-250.3(a)(6)., for exemption from authorization with respect to religious education. Exemption from authorization is not based upon assessment of program quality under established authorizing standards.

Our Philosophy of
 Education is that as God should be the center of our lives, the reality of His existence and the power of His Word should be the starting point of Christian education. 

Jesus, the Son of God, voluntarily participated in the educational process. The Book of Proverbs encourages children to pay attention not only to the instruction of their father but also to the application of it. Therefore, the FMI Biblical Studies and Seminary is an educational institution where church and organizational leaders are educated and equipped through intensive study and practical application. It is our philosophy that God is intentional which means that to serve Him, we must also be intentional. Considering what is being conveyed to us about the pulpit and diaconal ministries, we feel that training is a pivotal part of the calling and the journey of each minister. FMI Biblical Studies and Seminary is a Flowers Ministries, Inc brand. 

Institutional Objectives

Affordable and General Education – Provide a relevant and coherent general education for all students. Assess student learning outcomes in scientific/critical thinking and quantitative reasoning; oral and written communication; and information literacy.
Developmental Education - Provide developmental education for underprepared students. Continue to implement approaches that facilitate the progress of students through the developmental sequence. Assess students’ success in college-level courses.
Lifelong Learning – Provide courses and programs that encourage lifelong learning and are responsive to the needs of business and industry. Evaluate and update courses and programs, in response to identified needs.
Innovative Pedagogy – Develop, encourage, and support effective and creative approaches to teaching and learning. Regularly assess student learning outcomes.
Student Support Services – Provide appropriate support services for all students that ensure success throughout the students’ college career. Evaluate and update key programs.
and services in response to student needs.
Resources – Provide the necessary resources, both public and private, to support the institutional mission. Regularly assess the linkage between budgeting and planning.


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  • Church Administration

  • Church Development

  • General Studies

  • Leadership Development

  • Ministry and Leadership

  • Theological Studies

* The Associate of General Studies program is not offered to Georgia residents.
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Bachelors / Masters

  • Biblical Studies

  • Christian Counseling

  • Christian Education

  • Ministry and Leadership

  • Theological Studies

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Doctorate and Honorary Doctorate

  • Doctor of Divinity

  • Doctor of Ministry

  • Honorary Doctorate

  • Pastoral Counseling

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* The Associate of General Studies program is not offered to Georgia residents.

We offer the
support you need.

FMI Biblical Studies and Seminary is owned and operated by Flowers Ministries, Inc. 

Flowers Ministries, Inc. is a registered 501 (c)(3) federal nonprofit organization. Established in 1995, our main objective is to reconcile lost souls to Christ through the propagation of the Gospels of Jesus Christ.


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Meet the staff

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Dr. J. L. Flowers, Ph.D. Th.D.

Founder, President, Chancellor

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Dr. Tyisha Barker, J.D., LL.M.

Vice Chancellor

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Dr. Orin Briggs, J.D., LL.M.