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Bible College

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 Bachelor’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)


A Cappella Music in Worship

Starts Jan. 11th through Feb. 22nd

What was the kind of music used in the early church? What simple steps can be used to improve congregational singing? What about “shaped notes” and what do they mean? Class meetings:Friday, January 10/6-9 PM Saturday, January 11/ 9 AM to 12 PM Friday, January 24/6-9 PM Saturday, January 25/9 AM-12 PM Friday, February 7/6-9 PM Saturday, February 8/9 AM-12 PM Friday, February 21/6-9 PM Saturday

Note: Lessons not available for signup until Jan 2024.


Harmony of the Gospels

Starts Jan. 11th through Feb. 22nd

What are the Synoptic Gospels? Why is John’s Gospel so different from the other Gospels? Did Jesus really keep the Feast of Hanukkah? Class meetings:Friday, October 11/6-9 PM Saturday, October 12/ 9 AM to 12 PM Friday, October 25/6-9 PM Saturday, October 26/9 AM-12 PM Friday, November 8/6-9 PM Saturday, November 9/9 AM-12 PM Friday, November 22/6-9 PM Saturday, November 23/9 AM-12 PM

Note: Lessons not available for signup until Jan 2024.

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