Charis Bible College is all about people! Focused on educating the body of Christ about who God is and who He is in His saints. Charis Bible College is equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, training disciples to go out and share the Gospel with the rest of the world in the way God has uniquely called each individual to do it.

Every believer is called to be a minister of Christ; some are called to pastor, some to evangelize, some to prophesy, but we are all, as believers, called to go forth and make disciples! We at Charis believe effective ministry can only happen when we understand who God is and what our relationship is with Him. Once we understand the grace and love of God and our identity in Him, we can make an effortless impact in our world!

Charis Sherman is a local expression of our world-wide school of ministry. Directors Mary Shain and Administrator Brent Shain are thrilled to be a part of raising up a new remnant of leaders and ministers who will take the light of Jesus further and deeper than they ever thought possible.

Mary and Brent Shain

Mary and Brent Shain

Director and Administrator | Charis Bible College - Sherman Campus


In 1986, Mary had a physical encounter with the Lord, and much like the Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus…she has been searching and developing her relationship with the Lord at deeper levels. To grow in the Word, Mary enrolled in Charis on-line learning in 2010. Mary completed her First Year in 2014, joined the Sherman campus in 2015 when it was newly established, and graduated Third Year in 2017. Mary enrolled in the new DPT Training and Internship in the Fall of 2017 and was ask to become the Director in the Spring of 2018.

Once Mary became the Director, she enlisted her husband Brent (Third Year Leadership Track Graduate) to come alongside and assist with Discipleship of the students. Mary and Brent celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary in July 2019. They have four children, and twelve grandchildren. Brent and Mary have spent their lives together raising the family, traveling together, serving the local church (Victory Life with Pastor Duane Sheriff), and discipling students at Victory Life Academy.


Mary Shain

Director | Charis Bible College – Sherman


Every successful minister goes through school. It’s just a matter of whether it’s in a formal educational setting with experienced instructors ready to help, or an informal one through the “school of hard knocks,” alone. I took the latter route, and I must say, if you survive, it makes a great testimony. However, I don’t recommend it!

The Lord led me to start Charis Bible College for the purpose of training people for the work of the ministry. He wanted me to take a unique approach; it had to be a combination of the rich teaching of God’s Word and practical, hands-on ministry experience.

This was modeled in the Old Testament by Elijah and Elisha with the school of the prophets and in the New Testament when Paul told Timothy to train faithful men to teach others. With this combination, I knew our graduates would be able to avoid many of the problems and hardships I encountered; they would be well prepared.

Whatever God is leading you to do, preparation is never a waste of time. Statistics show that 80% ofministers drop out of the ministry, and 80% of those who stay are on the verge of burnout. I believe the lack of preparation, spiritually, academically, and practically are at the root of these statistics.

Charis Bible College instructors have accumulated decades of experience in ministry, and their experience may very well keep you from becoming a statistic. Two years of preparation is a small price to pay for a lifetime of successful ministry.

If the Lord is speaking to you about attending CBC, call or write and request a catalog. It will help you in your decision. If you choose to attend, I guarantee you it will change your life and the lives of those around you forever.

ANDREW WOMMACK – President & Founder

Andrew Wommack

Andrew Wommack

President & Founder Charis Bible College