Wayland Baptist University responded to the request of KBTC and entered into a partnership
to provide college level studies for ministry students in 1999. In 2000, several students
began their studies with Wayland through this partnership. The only degree offered
to Kenyan students was an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science until 2006. With much
prayer and planning, Wayland introduced a fully-accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Religion
in 2006. In order to provide the needed courses, Wayland sends several professors
to the Kenya campus each year. Dr. Vaughn Ross, Dr. Fred Meeks and Dr. Phillip Almes
led in the organization of the partnership. Dr. Rick Shaw assumed the directorship
of the Kenya program in November, 2007.
Wayland’s Board of Trustees approved the first candidates for graduation in July 2003 with 15 students receiving their Associate of Applied Science Degrees. In 2012, Wayland left KBTC and launched a new, collaborative relationship with the Moffat Bible College. Without the help of Wayland faculty who are willing to go to Kenya, the relationship of MBC and Wayland Baptist University would not be possible.