Put time frame and influence into perspective. Mid 60's Jack Hyles is the "guru" to almost all northern Baptists. His church, bus ministry, 1-2-3-pray-after-me, books, conferences, etc. What Jack thought and did was "gold". Everyone wanted to ride the wave and follow in his train. He started "Pastors School" that was second to none. Even whupped up on Falwell and Tom Malone, made the Sword Conferences looks 2nd class. In 1970ish he started a "college". Sham education for sure, but hundreds of pastors shared in the "glory" by sending kids there. It was THE place to be, to learn how to be in buses, soul winning, et al. HE set the standards, the rules. In 1970 there were a handful of good ifb schools across the north - BBC in Pennsylvania, LABC (now Masters), Western in Oregon, Denver BBC, Pillsbury BBC, Maranatha BBC, BBC Springfield in Missouri, Cedarville, TTU, BJU. The SBC had their own colleges. Then the dam burst and not only did all the "would-be" hylesites have to have a bus ministry, a christian school, a big church plant, big staff, Sword Conferences, AND now - a BIBLE COLLEGE. Kept kids home, money and workers in the church not off 1000 miles to a real school. Like HAC, sham education and slave labor. Few have high quality music, drama, sports, and above all EDUCATION standards. Now I kid you not. Look at the Sword of the Lord "college" page and you will see a number of little "empire" schools. And we have GOOD ifb schools of 1000+ students, accredited, doing a great job, but why send your kids there when you can keep them at home. The "fad" of "follow-the-leader" hopefully will stop. BUT a whole new generation of pastors are out there, untrained in the Word but able to parrot Hyles (or vineyard or voeglin or malone or comfort) and they have not seen history like I have. Do others see the "little, struggling, empire-building local so-called colleges" as a fad that will, with the passing of this generation, fade away?