George Hare TH.M., D.MIN.


Southern California Bible College

Fletcher Hills Bible Church of El Cajon founded Fletcher Hills Bible College as an extension ministry in 1970. The four-year college began with a class of eight students, and the first Bachelor of Arts degrees were awarded in the spring of 1973. The college was restructured in 1976 as a nonprofit corporation with the name Southern California Bible College. In 1978 the college moved to the facilities of College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego. Dr. George Hare was called to be president of SCBC in 1979.

Southern California Seminary

In July 1997 SCBC and SDBC&S merged with LVBBC&S to become Southern California Bible College & Seminary. The Seminary became nationally accredited with the Transnational Association of Christian Schools (TRACS) in 2001. The name was changed to Southern California Seminary in 2005 to reflect a broader outreach. It serves as the banner under which we do business and clearly reflects our purpose and the programs we offer. Dr. Coombs continued as President and Dr. Hare was appointed Chancellor and remained in that role until 2015 when David Jeremiah accepted the role as Chancellor of Southern California Seminary.


  • D.Min., American Bible College and Seminary, 2002
  • D.D., Linda Vista Bible Seminary, 1993
  • LL.D., Sacramento Baptist Theological Seminary, 1975
  • Th.M., Sacramento Baptist Theological Seminary, 1973
  • Th.B., Sacramento Baptist Theological Seminary, 1972
  • B.A., Sacramento Baptist College, 1972
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