Learn God's Word. Serve His Church.

Whether you want to build a solid foundation in the one-year Bible Certificate program or receive an accredited Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible / Theology with a double major in the ministry of your choice, Appalachian Bible College is one of the best Bible colleges to prepare you for serving the Lord…because Life is for Service.

Bible / Theology B.A. Foundational Major
+1 Ministry Major

Because Life is for Service

"Because Life is for Service" is more than ABC's motto; it is the evident passion integrated into every aspect of ministry preparation. Through quality Biblical and theological classes, the development of Christlike character, and guided Christian service, Appalachian Bible College produces men and women who are trained to serve.

Why choose Appalachian Bible College?

Since 1950, Appalachian Bible College has been preparing students for ministry and a life of service. An accredited Bible college, ABC offers certificate, associate, bachelor, and master degree programs, as well as online Bible courses and classes.

To learn how you can prepare to serve the Lord, find out more information on admissions and the application process!

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  • 100% of B.A. students receive a double-major.
  • Students receive on average $8,600 in scholarships and grants per year.
  • 100% of full-time students receive financial aid.
  • Appalachian Bible College has been preparing servants for 70 years.

News & Events

  1. Congratulations to Mark Henson and Leah Gibson, selected for honorary membership in the Delta Epsilon Chi Society of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. The Society gets its name from the commendation in Romans 16:10, "approved in Christ." These alumni were chosen by ABC faculty for their outstanding intellectual achievement, exemplary Christian character, and Christian leadership. Mark Henson is a 2005 graduate of Appalachian Bible College, and he also earned the M. Div. from Baptist Bible Seminary. For 10 years he has served as the youth pastor of Fellowship Bible Church (Shenandoah Junction, WV). He also shepherds and preaches at Bakerton Bible Church, a church renewal effort of FBC, and teaches in ABC's Eastern Panhandle Bible Institute. Leah (Anderson) Gibson graduated from ABC in 2000 before earning her Master's degree from Marshall University. She has served alongside her husband as he has pastored since 2006. Leah has worked as a teacher in several schools and is currently a music specialist in an elementary school in Newport News, VA.

  1. Congratulations to David and Linda Childs, this year’s recipients of the Servant of the Year Award. The Childses have lovingly and faithfully served the students of ABC throughout their years in the Student Services Division. Dave’s leadership as Vice President for Student Services has provided stability and consistency. His pastoral heart for students has been seen regularly. Also in the classroom and most recently as the Chair of Pastoral Ministry, he has exemplified the testimony of shepherding and serving which models ABC’s mission and vision. His contribution to the Administrative Committee serving with the President has been deeply appreciated as well. In Linda’s role as Dean of Women, she has demonstrated motherly concern for our ladies during her years of service. With faithful diligence, she has extended counsel and encouragement. Additionally, Linda has served with the Ladies Auxiliary. The Childses will be retiring at the conclusion of this school year and have plans to move to the Greenville, SC area to be closer to family members. They have displayed servants’ hearts …Because Life is for Service. The Servant of the Year Award is presented to current or former staff members whose testimony in ministry exemplifies the Appalachian Bible College distinctive of servanthood.