Commonwealth Baptist College began in the heart of our pastor, Dr. Jeff Fugate. God had given Dr. Fugate a burden for the rural, mountain region of Kentucky. Many communities in that part of the state simply have no solid, fundamental, soul-winning church to proclaim the Gospel. Dr. Fugate and a crew of faithful workers began to cross the Ohio Valley region conducting old-fashioned tent meetings. Though many communities were affected for the cause of Christ, the need for Independent, local churches became evident. God gave Bro. Fugate a new burden to start fifty churches across the state of Kentucky. With a need for churches comes a need for pastors, pastorís wives and associates. These men and women would need to be trained for starting churches. Thus, the burden for Commonwealth Baptist College was born.

Commonwealth Baptist College began in September of 1999, as a ministry of the Clays Mill Road Baptist Church. Since that time, we have grown into a newly renovated building on a beautiful campus. Our enrollment has increased each year, and we have had the opportunity to train many servants for Godís harvest field. In our few years here at Commonwealth Baptist College, we are already seeing young men successfully start and build indigenous Baptist churches that are sound in doctrine and separated from the world.