Program Information:


  • 127 credit hour program
  • 14 weeks per semester


Women's Ministry

The Ministry of the Pastor's Wife

Meet the Program Coordinator

Leaders in Women's Ministry


Dr. Venessa Ellen

Professor of Women's Ministry & Program Coordinator













Venessa, A native of Beaumont, Texas, holds a M.A. in Biblical Counseling from The Master's College, a M.A. in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a PhD in Church Administration and Women’s Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, out of Fort Worth, Texas.  She serves as the Professor of Women’s Ministry and Program Coordinator at the College of Biblical Studies where she teaches, counsels, trains and mentors women.


For more than 19 years, Venessa has communicated her burden for the women of God in conferences, seminars, bible studies and retreats.


Venessa loves to read Christian fiction, horseback ride, fly kites, sleep and spend quiet time walking on the beach with her husband, who is also her best friend and Pastor, Dr. Nicolas Ellen.


Venessa and her husband reside in Texas, and are the proud parents of two very lovely daughters, Venezia and Lindsey and have four handsome grandsons, Jeremiah, Cameron, Elijah and Andrew.

B.S., College of Biblical Studies

M.A., The Masters College

M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ph.D. Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminaries

         (Church Administration and Women's Ministry)

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