History of ABS - Full Time School



The Anagkazo Bible Seminary was founded in 1996 by the Presiding Bishop

of the Lighthouse Chapel International Denomination, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills.

This was prompted by Bishop Dag's strong desire to see young men and women

trained and equipped for the work of the ministry, according to Ephesians 4: 11 - 12.

It is the founder's greatest desire that the school would always remain a pastors'

training school, without ever evolving into a secular institution partly or fully.

Anagkazo started as a one-year part-time bible school.


The first graduation came on in November 1997 with 12 students.

It later evolved into a two-year full-time program. Based on the conviction that

ministers of the gospel must have adequate training in different aspects of ministry,

a decision was taken during the 2006 academic year to extend the period of training

to four years. At this point, the school was called Christ Missions Academy,

later being changed again to its present name. The word ‘anagkazo' is the

Greek word for compel (Luke 14:23). Our students are trained to compel,

necessitate, entreat and constrain the unsaved to enter into the kingdom of God.


The first batch of 45 students for the four-year program graduated in November 2008.

In November 2009, another batch of 67 were graduated. Over the years, Anagkazo Bible Seminary

which is now well recognized has become an International ground for pastoral and missionary

training. Currently, Anagkazo has over 10,000 students worldwide who are acquiring ministerial

formation education both residentially and online/distance learning. Our International students

come from Africa, 
Europe, Asia, Australia and the Carribean. Graduates of Anagkazo are known

for their soul-winning and church-planting passion, and have a strong desire to see the gospel

preached to every soul everywhere! 
Their life's aim is to see every soul ‘anagkazoed' into the

kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Coming to Anagkazo would definitely help you to nurture and

fulfil God's calling upon your life.