Los Angeles Campus

Los Angeles Campus

  • The Los Angeles Campus (LAC) of Gateway Seminary is located in Ontario, California, placing it in the second most populated metropolitan area in the United States. As the primary campus of Gateway Seminary, it houses most of the seminary’s administrative offices, classroom space, the main Seminary library, the Marian Eakins Archaeological Museum and the Inland Empire Southern Baptist Association.
  • This campus, established in 2016, is designed to shape leaders who expand God’s kingdom around the world. With advanced educational technology and a state-of-the-art facility, the LAC is committed and equipped to train the next generation of pastors, missionaries and denominational leaders.


Degrees Offered

Masters Degrees

Master of Divinity
Embark on a lifelong journey of personal, spiritual, and professional growth with Gateway's Master of Divinity. Eleven concentrations and a host of electives to choose from allow you to customize your degree to the ministry you want to pursue.
Master of Theological Studies
The Master of Theological Studies is a foundational program that provides the theological groundwork for personal enrichment, ministry enhancement, and further graduate study.
Master of Theological Essentials
The Master of Theological Essentials is a 36 credit-hour program that provides a foundation for Christian thought.
Master of Global Engagement
The Master of Global Engagement (MGE) prepares leaders to engage the world from a biblical worldview in order to accomplish the Great Commission.
Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
Equip yourself for multicultural and multiethnic ministry both at home and abroad with a program that seeks to prepare students to impact the world for Christ in environments that are increasingly diverse.
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership prepares students to effectively lead educational ministries in a variety of settings, including churches, parachurch ministries, and denominational agencies.
Master of Arts in Christian Counseling
Gateway's Master of Arts in Christian Counseling equips church leaders and ministry partners to care for and counsel people in a context based on biblical and theological foundations.
Master of Theology
One of Gateway's three advanced research degrees, the Master of Theology requires students to be at a campus only four times per semester. Classes taught in a seminar format encourage students to have dialogue with one another, as well as with fully engaged and experienced professors.

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Pursue advanced academic research with Gateway's Doctor of Philosophy program, which offers two majors of study in Theology or Biblical Studies.
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
Designed to enhance your ministry, not take you away from it, Gateway's Doctor of Ministry program encourages you to mature in your ministerial leadership identity, understanding, and skills.

Diplomas and Certificates

Diploma in Divinity
The Diploma in Divinity offers ministerial training for people called to full-time ministry who don't have an undergraduate degree. It shares much of the same coursework as the Master of Divinity.
Diploma in Christian Counseling
The Diploma in Christian Counseling equips church leaders with a high degree of competence in counseling ministries.
Diploma in Educational Leadership
Students in the Diploma in Educational Leadership program are equipped for non-preaching professional leadership positions in churches, parachurch organizations, and other religious institutions. It shares much of the same coursework as the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership.
Diploma in Global Engagement
The Diploma in Global Engagement prepares leaders to engage the world from a biblical worldview in order to accomplish the Great Commission.
Diploma in Intercultural Studies
The Diploma in Intercultural Studies is designed to offer training to those called into ministry, who normally have rich life and career experience, but lack an undergraduate degree.
Diploma in Theological Studies
The Diploma in Theological Studies provides a basic understanding of the biblical and theological disciplines for personal enrichment, ministry enhancement, and as preparation for further study.
Diploma in Theological Essentials
The Diploma in Theological Essentials provide core theological training, primarily for lay ministry leaders or ministry leaders receiving vocational training in a church setting or in another academic setting.
Bible Teaching Certificate
Gain a deeper understanding of the content and message of the Bible and learn how to best teach that message with Gateway's Certificate in Bible Teaching.
Children's Ministry Certificate
The Children's Ministry Certificate prepares students to minister to children and their families in the 21st century.
Church Planting Certificate
Gateway's Certificate in Church Planting is designed to give students a greater insight and instruction in church planting methods, as well as help students create a network of church planters in their area.
Collegiate Ministry Certificate
Equip yourself to effectively minister to college students with the Certificate in Collegiate Ministry's courses geared toward training in discipleship, evangelism, missions, and leadership.
Ministry to Women Certificate
The Ministry to Women Certificate is designed to equip students who are either in ministry or preparing forministry to women.
Missions Studies Certificate
Specifically designed to meet the International Mission Board's requirements for appointment to ministry, the Certificate in Missions Studies provides the theological and biblical groundwork for missions service.
Youth Ministry Certificate
With emphasized training in multiethnic and multicultural communication and a focus on modern issues and topics, the Certificate in Youth Ministry prepares students to effectively minister to young people today.

Get to know Los Angeles

Greater Los Angeles Area

  • City Size: The Greater Los Angeles Area is the 2nd most populous metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Population: 18,238,998
  • Ethnic Diversity: 48% Hispanic, 27% Anglo, 15% Asian/Pacific Islander, 9% African American
  • Religious Diversity: 8.3% evangelical, 46.9% unaffiliated with any religious body
  • SBC Church-to-Population Ratio: 1 to 18,794



Contact Us

Plan a visit by emailing  or calling 909.687.1800.
3210 E. Guasti Rd.
Ontario, CA 91761-8642