Intro / History

White Horse School of Ministries offers in-depth courses that are practical, relevant, and biblically based to greatly enrich your personal growth and ministry. They are designed to help you become rooted and grounded in the Word of God, enabling you to stand on His solid truth. Our dynamic instructors hold degrees at the Master or Doctoral level and have many years of ministry experience. You will be challenged to grow and mature in your faith as there are tremendous benefits and immeasurable spiritual growth as you study the Word of God under anointed and inspired teaching.

White Horse School of Ministries is a non-traditional, ministry preparation institution of learning in that we do not have semesters or terms. You will be able to take classes at your own pace and set your hours of study. Our school is designed to fit into your active schedule while helping you prepare for your ministry.

We offer three methods for taking classes:

  1. Correspondence Courses may be purchased and completed per the student’s discretion.

  2. A One-Week Intensive is held each March at White Horse Christian Center in West Lafayette, Indiana, called The Word Conference. We offer four dynamic classes worth three credits each or twelve credits in total. This is approximately equal to a semester in a traditional college. (Read more about The Word Conference on page 18).

  3. Fall and/or Winter on-site classes are offered periodically. If you are on our mailing list, you will receive notification of these opportunities.

White Horse School of Ministries is a recognized Christian institution of higher learning and is accredited with the American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.


White Horse School of Ministries (WHSM) was founded in January of 1996 by Sr. Pastor Jeff Johns as a ministry arm of White Horse Christian Center in West Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. Shirley Elenbaas served from its inception as President. She was recently promoted to President Emeritus, and Tracey Woodard is WHSM Director.

WHSM’s first graduating class was held in December 2001 with 15 graduates receiving various degrees. At that time, Pastor Jeff received his Ph.D. in Theology from Shalom Bible College and Seminary in West DesMoines, Iowa. In its 22 years of existence, WHSM has awarded over 185 degrees.