Texas Baptist Seminary
TrainingThe Next Generation For Christ

From Co-Founders Pastor Keith Bell and Pastor Douglas Marco

The reason we started this Seminary is to give people an opportunity to earn a college diploma without having to leave their home, family, job and church go to Bible College, especially for people who are raising a family.

Over the years both of our ministries, have had many men with families called to preach that wanted to get their Bible degree, but had to go off to some other Church to get it. Many ended up falling out of the ministry and Church altogether. We think that staying in your own local Church and while getting your Bible diploma will offer a great advantage to both family men and women, and also for single men and women.

While we have looked at the need of those called to full time service we also know many of our people want to obtain more Bible knowledge as they serve in our local churches as Sunday school teachers, bus workers, military ministries, youth and music ministries, and many more. This Seminary is designed to meet their needs to grow in Bible knowledge.

God loves you and has a plan for your life. We think this offers a great solution to people who want get into God's plan and to start building something for Him.


About Pastor Keith Bell - Chancellor

Dr. Keith Bell is the Pastor and Founder of Texas Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Crowell, Texas on January 1958. He has 3 children: Aaron and Adam, who are currently serving in the Special Forces Branch, of the U.S. Army and a daughter Sarah, who lives at home, teaches music, and works a bus route at church. Keith married Julie (Barnes) in 1983, who also works a bus route and teaches Ladies Sunday School, and is the church Music Director.

Keith received Christ at the age of 22. He joined the Army and spent 3 years in the 18th Airborne Corp. Dr. Bell spent 2 years as a police officer in Fayetteville, N.C.

Dr. Bell was called to preach at Berean Baptist Church with Pastor Steven Byrd. Dr. Bell received his Bachelor of Bible degree at Texas Baptist College in 1995 and his Doctor of Divinity from Texas Baptist Seminary. Both he and his wife taught Sunday School and as a family worked a bus route for 3 years while in Bible college.

Upon Graduation from Texas Baptist College, Pastor Bell worked for:  Dr. Jerry Carter in Reidsville N.C. - 2 years as an Assistant Pastor, Dr. Stoddard in East Hartford CT - 2 years as a Bus Director, Dr. Darrell Cox at Trinity Baptist Church in Mocksville N.C. - 1 year as an Assistant Pastor and Bus Captain.

Dr. Bell and Mrs. Bell started the Texas Baptist Church in Feb of 2000, where he currently Pastor's

About Pastor Douglas Marco - President

Dr. Douglas S. Marco, Sr. was born in 1956, in Ohio. Dr. Marco is one of seven children.  

At the age of 21, at the Tri-County Baptist Church of Northville, Michigan, under the ministry of Pastor Ronald Lucas, Dr. Marco received Christ as his Savior. Shortly after being saved, he surrendered to the call of God to be a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Brother Marco, who has been serving the Lord for nearly 40 years of preaching, received his education at Mid-Western Baptist College in Pontiac, Michigan, Faith Way Baptist College in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Texas Baptist College, in Longview, Texas. Dr. Marco received a Doctor of Theology Degree from Faith Baptist College in Plainview, Texas and a Doctor of Divinity Degree from North Texas Baptist Seminary of Irving, Texas, and Doctor of Divinity Degree from Faith Baptist College of Talisay City, Negros Occidental Philippines. He has spent 18 year serving in the office of an Evangelist and Pastored churches in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Texas. Brother Marco has also been involved in the starting of five churches as a Church Planter.

His Christian service also includes: 29 years - Sunday School teacher; 5 years - choir member; 4 years - bus captain; 3 years - church financial secretary; 2 years - music director. His involvement in the local church did not stop there but, also included working with children in Sunday Schools, Bus Ministries, Youth Camps and other children’s programs to include Children Churches. In 1985, he worked with Evangelist Dr. Randy Taylor and Dr. Keith Gomez in the founding and developing of the "God Save America Conference" and the Gospel Net Magazine. From 1986-1993, he worked with Evangelist Dr. Dennis Corle to develop and publish the "REVIVAL FIRES!" Newspaper.  Dr. Marco has also served for a number of years as an Evangelist, and conference speaker as well as designed, started, and was managing editor of "The Baptist Magazine" for Longview Baptist Temple of Longview, Texas. He has also served in the position as Bus Director, at Clay's Mill Road Baptist Church where there were as many as 500 children coming to the children’s services.
Dr. Marco developed a web page to help Pastors, full time Christian workers and the individual Christian to build their ministries, to have a daily walk with the Lord and to develop every part of their Christian life. Preaching Christ to the World is also a Ministry where Dr. Marco travels from a ministry base in the Philippine Islands to the 10/40 window of the World. Working with National Pastor and Missionaries, Preaching Soul-Winning, Teaching Soul-Winning, Training Soul-Winning as well Training National Preachers who are surrendered to be Evangelist to their country. More information on this ministry may be found at preachingchrist.net

God has greatly blessed his revival ministry. Thousands have received Christ as their Savior with over 8,500 following in believers’ Baptism in his meetings.

Dr. Marco married Eva (Orr) of Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1979. They have four children and 11 grandchildren. Their son Douglas, Jr., and his family are currently serving the Lord as a Missionary to the Philippines.

A Video Of Dr. Marco's Work