About Tyndale International University

  Tyndale International University was originally started as a missionary training school under Young American Leaders Association, a US missionary organization. Young American Leaders Association (YALA) is a US religious non-profit organization (501 c). General purpose of YALA is to proclaim Lord Jesus Christ as our savior, and provide sound Biblical education to churches abroad and local areas Christians. Since 1989, YALA has served our Lord by sending short term and long term missionaries, holding Bible seminars abroad, and assisting churches abroad to effectively spread the Gospel. Missionary training school under YALA was established 2001 in los Angeles because the necessity of conservative reformed Calvinism Biblical teachings for missionaries in mission fields as well as local Los Angeles area was significantly increasing. We have had a sense of urgency to establish a biblical educational platform based on conservative reformed Calvinism faith, and as a result, YALA missionary training school was started.

To provide more professional and theological education, Tyndale International University is now established through the Lord’s provision. The school is named after an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant reform, and known for his translation of the Bible into English. Tyndale International University committed to prepare leaders with conservative reformed Calvinism to serve our Lord Jesus Christ. We will continue to strive to obey Jesus Christ’s command to “be [His] witnesses….to the ends of the world.”  


Tyndale International University is an Affiliate institution of the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries (ARTS). As such, it participates in and contributes to collegial and professional development activities of the Association, and is committed to the quality of education ARTS promotes. Affiliate status does not, however, constitute, imply, or presume ARTS Commission on Accreditation accredited status at present or in the future.



California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) determined that Tyndale International University (TIU) has met the exemption from regulation under the Act, pursuant to CEC section 94874(e)(1). TIU is an institution owned, controlled, and operated and maintained by a religious organization lawfully operating as a nonprofit religious corporation.

TIU will offer degrees or diplomas in the scope of the beliefs and practices of the church, religious denomination, or religious organization.

Who is William Tyndale?

  William Tyndale (/ˈtɪndəl/;[1] sometimes spelled Tynsdale, Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall; c. 1494–1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant reform in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. He was influenced by the work of Desiderius Erasmus, who made the Greek New Testament available in Europe, and by Martin Luther.[2] While a number of partial translations had been made from the seventh century onward, the spread of Wycliffe's Bible resulted in a death sentence for any unlicensed possession of Scripture in English—even though translations in all other major European languages had been accomplished and made available.[3][4] Tyndale's translation was the first English Bible to draw directly from Hebrew and Greek texts, the first English one to take advantage of the printing press, and first of the new English Bibles of the Reformation. It was taken to be a direct challenge to the hegemony of both the Roman Catholic Church and the laws of England to maintain the church's position. In 1530, Tyndale also wrote The Practyse of Prelates, opposing Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon on the grounds that it contravened Scripture.Reuchlin's Hebrew grammar was published in 1506. Tyndale worked in an age in which Greek was available to the European scholarly community for the first time in centuries. Erasmus compiled and edited Greek Scriptures into the Textus Receptus—ironically, to improve upon the Latin Vulgate—following the Renaissance-fueling Fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the dispersion of Greek-speaking intellectuals and texts into a Europe which previously had access to none. When a copy of The Obedience of a Christian Man fell into the hands of Henry VIII, the king found the rationale to break the Church in England from the Roman Catholic Church in 1534.[5][6][page needed]In 1535, Tyndale was arrested and jailed in the castle of Vilvoorde (Filford) outside Brussels for over a year. In 1536 he was convicted of heresy and executed by strangulation, after which his body was burnt at the stake. His dying prayer that the King of England's eyes would be opened seemed to find its fulfillment just two years later with Henry's authorization of The Great Bible for the Church of England—which was largely Tyndale's own work. Hence, the Tyndale Bible, as it was known, continued to play a key role in spreading Reformation ideas across the English-speaking world and, eventually, to the British Empire.In 1611, the 54 scholars who produced the King James Bible drew significantly from Tyndale, as well as from translations that descended from his. One estimate suggests the New Testament in the King James Version is 83% Tyndale's and the Old Testament 76%.[7] With his translation of the Bible the first to be printed in English, and a model for subsequent English translations, in 2002, Tyndale was placed at number 26 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons.[8][9]

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By TIU Team| JUNE 3, 2015 | About TIU