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!

  • 100% of B.A. students receive a double-major.
  • Students receive on average $12,616 in scholarships and grants per year.
  • 100% of full-time students receive financial aid.
  • Appalachian Bible College has been preparing servants for 72 years.

News & Events

  1. It may sound like an April Fools' joke but it's real! The BIG Scholarship will cover tuition for full-time resident students in their first year at ABC, beginning this fall. That's huge! But there's MORE. ABC Admissions is waiving the application fee for anyone applying by this Sunday night. Details in the comments.

    Something BIG is coming for new students at Appalachian Bible College

  1. This is Heritage Week at ABC. Today would have been the 105th birthday of Dr. Lester E. Pipkin, founding president for 33 years. Pictured in the front center are Gretchen and Lester Pipkin along with Pastor Robert and Nan Guelich, ca. 1952. "Humanly speaking there was little reason to expect that the Appalachian Bible Institute venture would succeed. [...] "But God had His plans and resources in place. He had brought together two men and their wives who shared a vision of what could be done through yielded lives and resources. One, a dedicated local pastor, saw the need and opportunity. His congregation caught his vision and willingly shared their facilities and resources. The other, also a pastor-teacher, had a heart for world missions and a deep appreciation for the place of the local church in God's scheme of things. "Both were men of prayer and faith. Both were committed to faithfully preaching and teaching God's Word. They were willing to sacrifice. "[...] Human leaders may plan, propose and initiate, but ultimately, God accomplishes His purposes." - Excerpt from Dr. Joseph K. Pinter's introduction to the 50th anniversary book

Something BIG is coming to ABC