The Fredericksburg Bible Institute and Seminary was the vision of the late Dr. G. Albert Brown, who, more than forty years ago, sought to educate those who desired to know the Bible.

On September 2, 1969, the State Corporation Commission granted a charter to the Fredericksburg Bible Institute. “Seminary” has since been added to the State Charter.

The Fredericksburg Bible Institute and Seminary has been affiliated with Fredericksburg Christian Schools since January 2008.

On June 6, 2018, the Fredericksburg Bible Institute and Seminary officially became Cornerstone College of Virginia by charter amendment of the State Corporation Commission.

State Council for Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) Religious Exemption

CCV is a religious institution exempt from state regulation and oversight in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Tax Deductible Status

The Internal Revenue Service granted the Institute tax exemption in 1970, and all contributions are deductible. The state has also granted the Institute tax deductible textbook sales.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

Cornerstone College of Virginia is a nonprofit ministry offering Christian Bible education to adults (18 years of age and over). We are coed, multi-cultural, evangelical and non-denominational, and admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school.

Veterans’ Administration

Cornerstone College of Virginia is approved under the Veterans’ Administration for various biblical programs.


Cornerstone College of Virginia is an Affiliate institution of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. As such, it participates in and contributes to collegial and professional development activities of the Association. Affiliate status does not, however, constitute, imply, or presume ABHE accredited status at present or in the future.

Partnership with Lancaster Bible College

Cornerstone College of Virginia is now in partnership with Lancaster Bible College.  Because of our affiliate status with ABHE, LBC has agreed to accept our credits toward its accredited Accelerated Undergraduate Degrees (AUD) for Biblical Studies, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, and General Studies.

“Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary and Graduate School is thankful for the opportunity to come alongside Cornerstone College of Virginia with the intent and purpose to jointly promote a premier learning community that intentionally develops the head, heart, and hands of servant ministry leaders for the cause of Christ, both locally and globally.” – President Richard Barnett

Click here for details of our partnership in our announcement from President Richard Barnett.