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.
  • 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 Alumni of the Year: Doug & Faith Clark Doug and Faith Clark were both raised in Christian homes and God saved them early in their lives. Their growing desire to serve Christ full-time led them to Appalachian Bible College where they met as students. They married after they both graduated in 1978. This year marks both their 40th anniversary of graduation and of marriage. From 1978 to 1985, Doug and Faith served the Lord with the American Mission for Opening Churches in New York. In New York, the Lord blessed them with their daughters Anna and Sara. In 1985, they moved to Kansas to serve with Bible Impact Ministries where their third daughter, Esther, was born. In 1994, the Lord provided a camp facility for Bible Impact and they relocated to Missouri to develop Whispering Winds Bible Camp. They faithfully served Bible Impact Ministries until 2007. During those 23 years, God used Doug and Faith to impact hundreds of young people with the gospel, many of which are in ministry today. Doug and Faith enjoy their three daughters and seven grandchildren. Anna is married to Darcy Frederick and have two daughters. Sara is married to Daniel Mauk and they have two girls and two boys. Esther is married to Wes Clancy and they are the parents of one daughter. Esther and Wes also run an outreach called Trail to the Cross, which uses horses and rodeo camps to share the gospel. In addition to keeping up with children, grandchildren, and grand-horses, Doug and Faith also travel extensively in leadership of their current ministry, the Association of North American Missions. Doug is the Executive Director of ANAM, which serves several mission agencies in North America—from Native American ministries, to literature ministries, to Bible camps. The mission of ANAM is to “assist member organizations in operating with excellence, thereby maximizing their God given ministry effectiveness in reaching the lost and making disciples.” Through this ministry, Doug and Faith provide godly leadership, encouragement, and guidance to parachurch ministries, and through them, impact countless thousands of people across the country. As they faithfully and sacrificially serve the members organizations of ANAM, Doug and Faith exemplify the motto of Appalachian Bible college, "...Because Life is for Service." Through their 40 years of ministry, Doug and Faith have been known for their hard work and willingness to sacrifice to run ministries on limited resources. Doug is disciplined, genuine, and willing to do the behind-the-scenes work as much as public ministry; he is not interested in attention for himself. Faith is a picture of kindness, grace, and godliness. Through the challenges of four decades of ministry leadership and various health struggles, they have not grown sour, but only sweeter in their love for the Lord. Doug and Faith Clark are model alumni, faithfully loving Christ and serving him with their whole hearts.

  1. It is always a blessing to host prospective students and their families. May the Lord guide each one!