First Baptist Church understands the importance of Higher Christian Education. Through it’s annual budget, the church supports several schools affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA.
Bacone College
Bacone College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA, embracing an historic educational mission with American Indians. Since its doors opened in 1880 the college has been serving students from all regions, nations, and walks of life. Bacone is the oldest college of continuous education in the State of Oklahoma.
Eastern University
Eastern University is a Christian university dedicated to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students for thoughtful and productive lives of Christian faith and service. Recognized for its academic excellence, Eastern has been ranked in the Top Tier of North Regional Universities in the current edition of America’s Best Colleges in U.S.News & World Report. Eastern is a private university in St. Davids, Pennsylvania affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA, with an interdenominational student body.
Palmer Theological Seminary
Palmer Theological Seminary was founded in 1925 as Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. It was originally located on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA and moved in 1940 to a location in Wynnewood, PA, just across the street from the city boundary. Over the years, the Seminary has been best known for combining evangelical theology with the affirmation of women in ministry and commitment to social justice and ethnic diversity. The Seminary’s values are captured by its founding motto, “The Whole Gospel for the Whole World.” It is now the Seminary of Eastern University.  In June 2016 the Seminary moved to Eastern University’s main campus in St. Davids, PA.