OBJECTIVE:  To equip ministers and lay persons for more effective study, proclamation, and application of the Word of God and more effective leadership for the glory of God.


  • Christ-centered, Bible-based instruction for ministry

  • Dedicated, caring, and qualified professors

  • Academic credit for classes can be transformed to the college at Southeastern and other colleges/universities


Go online at www.fruitland.edu and complete the student application form one month before starting your first class. Lisa at Fruitland can assist you, 828-685-8886. References from Pastor and two lay leaders required. Cost is $50 application fee.

Registration for classes can be completed online at Fruitland before you begin classes. New students have until the first day of class to pay tuition. After the first quarter students have until near end of quarter to pay tuition. Deb at Fruitland can assist you with registration and tuition payment by phone. The cost per class is $175 minus scholarship of $30= $145 per class. It is the best price for academic credit that you will find.

INFORMATION:  Contact bill.mackey17@gmail.com; 919-219-5642; John Hamm; or Fruitland.


2022 Winter Classes


   Christian Education 401  (Focus on age group equipping), Professor Dr. Jason Hall, Pastor of Christian Education, Richland Creek Church, Wake Forest, NC (15 yrs). While serving in Communications at SEBTS, he completed his PhD. Dates: 1/4, 10, 18, 24, 31.

   Theology 101  (Bible beliefs that make a difference) Professor Dr. Jeff Mayfield, Pastor, Stoney Ridge Baptist Church, Wake Forest. Dr. Mayfield has BA from Liberty University and PhD from SBTS and teaches with focus toward the local church. Dates for classes: 2/7, 14, 21, 28, 3/7.

Spring Quarter Classes


   Pastoral Ministry 401  Professor Bill Grisham, Retired Pastor, FBC, Rocky Mount and experienced Fruitland Professor and Pastor with life time of ministry. 4/4, 11, 18, 25, 5/2.

   Church Growth 301  (Disciple-Making), Professor Russ Reaves, Great Commission Catalyst, Regions 5 & 7, Baptist State Convention of NC. One special textbook will be “Gospel Saturation Primer” by Christ Together. 5/9, 23, 31, 6/6, 13.