Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies

Faculty and Staff

Will HansteinExecutive Director
Mike GreenDean of Students
Mark HansteinDean of Academics
Rick HarrisonDirector of Development
Frederick KleinDean of Admissions
David LipeFundraising
Karen HartyAdministrative Assistant
Kim HigginbothamLibrarian

Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies (formerly East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions) was chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1971. The school is operated under the oversight of the elders of the Karns Church of Christ. Southeast is, therefore, a work of the Karns church. The scriptural basis for such a school is found in passages such as 2 Timothy 2:2, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”  The Karns church is sound in doctrine and dedicated to evangelism.

While Southeast is a work of the church, its programs and curriculum are parallel to what would be found in colleges. The education advantages are equal to, or superior to, that of similar schools or colleges. Southeast admits students without regard to race, color and national or ethnic origin. Enrollment and participation by women are subject to Biblical guidelines as understood by the school and the Karns Church of Christ.

Southeast is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation of minimum standards concerning quality education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

For all inquires or questions about enrollment, please contact the school directly:

Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies
6612 Beaver Ridge Rd
Knoxville, TN 37931
Located within the Karns Church of Christ.