Our Main Focus
In 1998, local believers partnered with Keys Ministries and a local missionary society to expand a school of missions which focused on training nationals. From a few students in 1998, the school has become a four-year college with over 500 students enrolled part time and full time each year. The college has four extension campuses and over 1,200 graduates from all across Eurasia.
Keys Ministries raises prayer and financial support for the students.The students choose to enroll in Theology, Social Work, or Missions. Over the years, the student body has represented 34 different nationalities from eleven different countries. Truly a diverse campus!
The graduates have gone on to minister across 11 time zones. Many of the students come from the poorest countries across Eurasia and many of them come from countries on the top 50 religious persecution
The Seminary has received full-accreditation from the Euro-Asian Accrediting Association of Theological Schools in countries of the former Soviet Union. Keys Ministries exists to channel resources for the Seminary and it's four extension schools. In the past Keys also helped to encourage and support faculty, assist Campus Development and provide English teaching Mission teams.
Keys looks specifically to supporting the students who come from Islamic countries with high religious persecution. These are often the poorest and most needy students. Most of the students coming from these countries weren't raised in Christian homes, they converted to Christianity from Islam later in life. Their background helps them relate to present Muslims when they return to their home countries.
Keys Ministry History
At the time when the Soviet Union held an iron fist over Eurasia, we in the West were severely limited in being able to minister to our brothers and sisters held behind the "Iron Curtain." We prayed for God to help them, but had very little knowledge of their day-to-day situation. Now we can work together.
A door has been opened to us. In 1998, Dr. Joseph Tson (an Evangelist/Bible Teacher) from Romania requested Keys Ministries to consider partnering with a Eurasian Seminary to
provide biblical training for brothers and sisters in the former Soviet Union. This new school was already ministering within its country and Joseph envisioned it to grow and provide theological training for students from all across Eurasia, where such opportunity was not available. The current Seminary had the people and the place that could be expanded if we in the West were willing to provide funding and specialized resources to develop the vision.
Palmer Long a founder of Keys Ministries and a friend of Dr. Joseph Tson combined visions and began to work with the local believers. The school began in 1995 with 14 full and
part time students. The partnership of Keys and the school remains to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Today the school (now attaining University status) has seen over 1,200 students graduate. Enrollment has reached approximately 200 students with many more attending nearly a dozen satellite locations. The original vision continues to expand as the prospect of starting two more satellite schools and the expansion of the main campus take place.