The Anagkazo Bible Seminary was founded in 1996 by the Presiding Bishop
of the Lighthouse Chapel International Denomination, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills.
This was prompted by Bishop Dag's strong desire to see young men and women
trained and equipped for the work of the ministry, according to Ephesians 4: 11 - 12.
It is the founder's greatest desire that the school would always remain a pastors'
training school, without ever evolving into a secular institution partly or fully.
Anagkazo started as a one-year part-time bible school.
The first graduation came on in November 1997 with 12 students.
It later evolved into a two-year full-time program. Based on the conviction that
ministers of the gospel must have adequate training in different aspects of ministry,
a decision was taken during the 2006 academic year to extend the period of training
to four years. At this point, the school was called Christ Missions Academy,
later being changed again to its present name. The word ‘anagkazo' is the
Greek word for compel (Luke 14:23). Our students are trained to compel,
necessitate, entreat and constrain the unsaved to enter into the kingdom of God.
The first batch of 45 students for the four-year program graduated in November 2008.
In November 2009, another batch of 67 were graduated. Over the years, Anagkazo Bible Seminary
which is now well recognized has become an International ground for pastoral and missionary
training. Currently, Anagkazo has over 10,000 students worldwide who are acquiring ministerial
formation education both residentially and online/distance learning. Our International students
for their soul-winning and church-planting passion, and have a strong desire to see the gospel