Christian university and seminary education you can trust

Providing an education that is excellent, flexible, and affordable

Exceptional Flexibility

LBU offers 100% online degree plans that are designed to work with your schedule. This flexibility allows students to balance life, work, family and church while pursuing their degree anywhere in the world.

Unmatched Affordability

LBU offers not only affordable tuition but also interest-free low monthly payment plans. These plans allow all LBU students to graduate DEBT FREE!

Academic Excellence

LBU offers instruction from seasoned faculty, advisors, and mentors who hold doctorates and advanced degrees in their respective areas of expertise. LBU has excelled in distance education and online learning for decades.

Why Louisiana Baptist University

For over 50 years, LBU has embraced new educational paradigms and remains a leader in training 21st Century world changers. Founded in 1971 with a mission to train future pastors and church leaders, LBU has grown into a Christian university offering online, hybrid, and evening programs for students seeking biblical higher education. LBU’s unwavering commitment to academic excellence and spiritual development has produced graduates who are making an impact in ministry, business, education, and more. No matter where you are in life, LBU provides flexible and accessible Christian education designed for busy schedules. If you feel called to grow deeper in knowledge, skill, and purpose, join the LBU family. With experienced faculty mentors, engaging peer discussions, and a supportive community by your side, you will experience the LBU difference in your education and your walk with Christ. Start your journey with LBU today.

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Are you ready to explore the transformative power of Christian education? Apply today to become a part of our passionate, welcoming community at Louisiana Baptist University. We make the admissions process straightforward and personalized because we know choosing a university is a big decision. Our enrollment advisors are here to guide you every step of the way. Qualified applicants demonstrate strong academic credentials along with Christian character and service. As a top Baptist-affiliated university in the region, LBU offers over 40 biblically-integrated programs focused on faith, knowledge, and service.  Join future generations of Christian leaders. You belong at LBU – apply now to start your faith-based education!

Dr. Mark Conn


Mark Conn is the Vice President of LBU and divides his time between Shreveport and the picturesque Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri. With a career spanning over three decades in higher education, Mark has helped shape the minds and hearts of countless ministry students. His teaching portfolio encompasses a range of subjects, including Bible studies, Biblical Prophecy, Christian Ministry, Cultural Engagement, and Pastoral Studies. One of his foremost passions lies in guiding students to wrestle with the authentic message of the Bible, steering them away from interpretations based in cultural tradition. Mark is a sought-after contributor to various international publications, as well as radio programs and podcasts. His insights span an array of topics, from biblical prophecy to the intricate interplay between faith and culture, and even the enigmatic supernatural aspects within the pages of the Bible. In addition to his work in education, he has dedicated a significant portion of his career to church revitalization. Over the years he has worked with churches of various sizes and cultural settings to help them overcome challenges and reinvigorate their congregations. As a consultant in church revitalization, he has helped churches identify their strengths and weaknesses, develop strategies for growth, and implement effective outreach programs. He believes God’s desire is for every church to thrive, and he is committed to helping them fulfill the Great Commission. Beyond his professional endeavors, Mark boasts a diverse range of interests including writing, technology, cooking, old car restomodding, overlanding in a modified Jeep WJ, and embraces the title of a “coffee snob.”

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