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.
  • 96% of full-time students receive financial aid.
  • Students receive on average $8,600 in scholarships and grants per year.
  • Appalachian Bible College has been preparing servants for 65 years.

News & Events

  1. 2018 Diakonos Award: Nathan and Elizabeth McGuire The Diakonos Award is named for the Greek word translated in the New Testament as “servant,” “minister,” or “deacon.” This award is given to dedicated and faithful graduates who serve as laypersons in the church and demonstrate commendable Christian testimony in their family and work. Nathan grew up as an MK in Africa, and Elizabeth grew up in Ohio. They met at Appalachian Bible College and married in 1997 before they graduated; Nathan graduated in 2004 in Bible/Pastoral Studies, and Beth in 2006 in Bible/Music. After his graduation Nathan joined the staff of ABC serving in the maintenance department and was a faithful, dependable servant. In 2010, Nathan took a position in Elkhart, Indiana as foreman with Lemaster Steel Erectors where he has an excellent testimony. While still in West Virginia, their son David was born who is now 18. Their daughter Rachel is 11; Elizabeth has enjoyed being a homeschool mom. The whole family faithfully serves the Lord with Grace Bible Church in Elkhart, Indiana, a church pastored by alumnus Mike Fisher. Nathan leads the church’s missions committee, which is one of the church’s biggest committees, overseeing missionary relations and support decisions, as well as planning and leading the church’s mission’s conference. Nathan also work with technology in the services. Elizabeth sings in the church choir, and has done a phenomenal job with the drama program during VBS. Both Nathan and Elizabeth are known as humble servants; quiet, yet strong; they serve with excellence; they’re consistent and reliable. For their faithful testimony as servants of Christ, we are proud to present Nathan and Elizabeth McGuire with the 2018 Diakonos Award, “…Because Life is for Service.”

  1. Missions Conference begins Monday! All are welcome to join students, staff, and 50+ missionary guests for this special event.