The High Desert Bible College is supported by the Quartz Hill Church of Christ and located on the property of the church. It was established on August 4, 2012.
The college was the realization of a dream of Brother Don Raines, Minister at the Church of Christ at Quartz Hill. Brother Raines desired to have an academic institution in the Antelope Valley for people to learn in Religious Studies courses. He brought this idea to Brother Jerry Strealy. Brother Strealy had the necessary qualifications to begin the necessary groundwork and paperwork make the school a reality.
The mission of the High Desert Bible College is Training Disciples for Christian Ministry. Since its opening in August, 2012, the college has been growing in course and program offerings. Currently the High Desert Bible College offers a Certificate Course program of Biblical Studies and an Associate of Arts Program in Biblical Studies. Future plans for the school are to expand the course offerings to include those courses that would lead to a Bachelorâ€™s Degree
The High Desert Bible College now has four instructors with varying areas of interest in Biblical Studies. The current faculty is:
Don A. Raines, Cert, Cert, AA . Don was a Past Minister for the Quartz Hill Church of Christ for 20 years. Don also served as a Director Emeritus from 2018 - 2019
The Late Jerry L. Strealey, Instructor: BA, MA, MS, MS, PhD, Director Emeritus 2012 - 2018
Winston Parkinson, Instructor: BA, BS. Retired Math teacher at Quartz Hill High School.
Donell Chambers, Instructor: Cert , AA. Director Emeritus, High Desert Bible College, 2019-2022. Immediate Past Full - Time Minister of the Quartz Hill Church of Christ. Current Full-time Minister, Madison Avenue Church of Christ, Pierre, SD.
You will find a list of course offerings in a drop - down menu on this page. In the coming fall term, the courses that will be offered are Biblical Archaeology on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. The other course offered in the coming term is Man in Civilization (World History)