1954

  • Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary was established on 11 January 1954 at 35, Anson Road, Penang with three teachers and four students. 
  • Dr. Greene W. Strother was the first president.

1956

  • Mr. Carl Yarnell was elected the second president. 

1958

  • Purchase of 14 acres of gently undulating land at Batu Ferringhi.

1960

  • Student enrollment grew to twenty. 

1963

  • Dr. Minor Davidson became the third president. 

1964

  • Dr. Robert C. Covington was appointed fourth president. 

1970

  • Dr. B. C. Thomas was elected the fifth president. 

1971

  • The seminary adopted a constitution, motto, anthem, and seal. 

1976

  • Dr. Wayne Siao became the sixth president.

1983

  • BTS Singapore branch was set up. 

1987

  • Dr. Amos Lee Ying-Pak became the seventh president.

1989

  • The Asia Theological Association (ATA) gave full accreditation to the Bachelor of Theology and Diploma programs. 

1990

  • MBTS became a teaching branch of the ABGTS. 
  • MBTS, BTS (Singapore) and BTS (Thailand) jointly offered the Doctor of Ministry and the Doctor of Sacred Theology degrees.

1997

  • Dr. John Ong became the eighth president in May. 
  • The School of Trans-Cultural Mission (STCM) was launched. 

1999

  • The Mission Research and Training Centre (MRTC) was established.
  • The World Christian Foundations (WCF) Program was launched in partnership with the US Centre for World Mission.
  • Pastoral Renewal and Research Centre (PRRC) was set up to assistpastors and full-time workers.
  • The first biennial general meeting of the Malaysia Association of Theological Schools (MATS) was held at MBTS on 12th April.
  • MBTS Master's degrees M.C.S. & M.Div. were accredited by ATA. 

2001

  • A record high of 176 students enrolled surpassing the projection of 150.
  • MBTS in partnership with Compassion International launched the Graduate Program in Holistic Child Development

2002

  • In order to meet current and projected needs, phase 1 and 2 of campus development projects were launched with renovation of old buildings and construction of new ladies' dormitory.

2003

  • MBTS Klang Valley was established.  The number of students for both on-campus and off-campus programs exceeded 500 and the number of full-time teaching faculty members reached 17. Malay Language track started. Publication of MBTS' Theological Journal (Vol.1)  

2004

  • MBTS celebrated its 50th Anniversary.
  • The Malay Language Resource Center established. 

2005

  • Youth Ministry launched in partnership with Youth Ministry International and Graduate Counseling Program begun in partnership with Christian Heritage College, Brisbane., Australia.

2008 

  • MBTS partners with Singapore BTS to begin the China Mission Programs at Singapore BTS campus.            

2009

  • MBTS celebrated its 55th Anniversary.

2010 

  • MBTS and Gospel Operation International partner to set up of  the Cross-Cultural Mission School at the Klang Valley Branch to equip more Chinese speaking missionaries. 

2012 

  • The Korean Global Leadership Institute and MBTS partner to offer the Doctor of Missiology program in Korean Language.

2013

  • Transfer of the seminary campus land title from IMB to Local ownership.

2014

  • MBTS celebrated 60th Anniversary.