SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (SUM) equips indigenous leaders from America and the nations of the world by offering an affordable theological education combining academic instruction with practical hands-on ministry and personal mentorship. Our mission empowers these leaders to be instruments of change in their communities.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Business & Management (1)



In 1987, George Neau pioneered an inner city church in the Baton Rouge area of Louisiana. He saw the need to develop ethnic leadership to reach the moral, spiritual, and financial needs of impoverished neighborhoods. 


To equip students for effective ministry through academic instruction combined with hands-on ministry and personal mentorship that help students attain a fundamental grounding in Biblical Studies.

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Student services

As part of the Servant of All Program, SUM provides each student with a mentor that models positive values and spiritual principles. Although the expectations and needs of each student vary, the mentoring program encourages the development of those goals through a caring relationship that responds to needs of each student

Housing services

For many students, living on campus is an exciting opportunity to enter into a close-knit life-long network of friends. In each of our beautiful residence halls, resident assistants are ready to make your on-campus living experience comfortable and fun! SUM offers dormitories for male, female, married students.

Student Life

Campus life

The main campus is located in El Dorado Hills, CA and is the premier training ground for any type of ministry.  Education on-campus will empower you to travel to any place in the world and effectively proclaim the Kingdom of God.  


SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is nationally accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)

El Dorado Hills, California, United States

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