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 $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. This month we bid farewell to Dave and Linda Childs, Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Women for the last 15 years. Their faithful service, godly leadership, harmonious marriage, good humor, and deep wisdom have been invaluable assets to ABC as we equip servants. In addition to their work in Student Services, Dean Childs served as faculty and Pastoral Major Chair, while Mrs. Childs produced the Gleaner (yearbook) and served on the Ladies Auxiliary. Kevin Gullion, the new Vice President, reflects, "Over the years that I’ve worked under [Dave Childs] as Dean of Men I have seen a man who genuinely loves those with whom he works and has a heart desire to see them walk worthy of the Lord (I Thess. 2:11-12). This has not only included the student body but I have seen it include me and others who worked on our staff." And Melissa Gullion, who succeeds Mrs. Childs as Dean of Women says, "The spiritual strength, wisdom, discernment, and love that [Linda Childs] displayed daily in her interaction with students came from her close relationship with the Lord. The time and study that she spends in the Word of God was evident as she counseled, encouraged and guided them." Join us in wishing Dean and Mrs. Childs a blessed retirement!

  1. Jubilate has returned safely from their two-week tour. If you didn't make it to a concert, enjoy this recording from Ohio on Sunday. The program begins at 11:14.