The Biblical Seminary of the Philippines (BSOP) is duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a non-profit non-stock private organization. It was founded in 1957 (back then, it was known as the Bible Institute of the Philippines – BIOP) by a group of incorporators who saw the need for an educational institution whose mission is to prepare and equip dedicated Christians for ministry in the Filipino-Chinese churches. Its main office is located at 77-B Karuhatan Road, Valenzuela City, Metro Manila. The school has a regular staff of 38, and 7 members of the Board of Trustees.
Initially, the school offered courses leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. It is one of the earliest seminaries in the Philippines and Asia. The seminary has trained and graduated more than 400 young people since its establishment. In 1975, its Board of Trustees decided to upgrade the academic level of BIOP to a graduate seminary and changed its name to BSOP. Presently, the school is offering the following: 1) Master of Divinity. It is a professional degree designed to train men and women who are qualified to serve God as pastors, Christian educators, and leaders in other areas of Christian ministry. These are three major course tracks: Biblical Studies, Christian Education, and Pastoral Counseling; 2) Diploma in Christian Ministry. It is a non-degree, non-professional certificate program is offered to students desiring to complete two years of residential studies on basic courses. The aim is to equip effective lay leaders in the local church. A certificate will be awarded after the student successfully fulfills all requirements in the program.
It was certified for 3 years on May 28, 2002 and which ended/ on May 27, 2005. It renewed in 2007 but did not pursue due to the pressing concern in the construction of its school buildings. On July 21, 2014, BSOP was certified for three (3) years which ended on May 19, 2017.