History and Heritage


GETS Theological Seminary started as Global Enrichment Theological Seminary in 2002.

With the blessings of the Global Life Enrichment Center in 2009, the school was restructured by forming a Board of Directors, an administrative team, and a full-time faculty team, and setting up an administrative center in Los Angeles, and after all the restructuring was completed, the name of the school was officially changed to GETS Theological Seminary. The school has upheld orthodox yet unconventional endeavors in launching theological education around the world to train God’s kingdom workers, including church leaders and full-time ministers. Through its coworkers’ hard work, GETS has been accredited by the Asia Theological Association (ATA) since 2010.

GETS US was inaugurated in San Diego, California in 2013, and received the approval to operate from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) in 2017. To meet the eligibility requirements for accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), in November 2020 the Board of Directors reached a unanimous agreement to retain the name, GETS Theological Seminary for the GETS US campus and establish it as an independent institution from GETS International, which consists of the rest of GETS campuses around the world.



2013   GETS US is established in San Diego, CA.

2017   GETS receives approval from BPPE to offer a Master of Arts in

               Christian Studies (M.A.C.S.) degree program.

2018   A three-building campus in Covina, CA is completed and becomes the

               GETS US main campus.

2020   GETS receives approval from BPPE to offer an M.A.C.S. online degree