About Appalachian Bible College

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ABI建立

Appalachian Bible Institute was founded in September, 1950 at the Independent Baptist Church in Pettus, 西维吉尼亚州, by Rev. & 夫人. Lester Pipkin (from Minnesota) and Pastor & 夫人. Robert Guelich (from Pettus). The school started as a Bible training institute for the youth of the Appalachian Mountains.

1950
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正式注册的

1954
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信仰使命

Organized as a faith mission under the auspices of Appalachian Bible Fellowship, ABI identified itself with the National 首页 任务s Fellowship, an organization of independent, fundamental mission agencies, 今天被称为 the Fellowship of 任务s.

1955
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搬到贝克利

The school moved to a 95-acre tract of land near Beckley, 西维吉尼亚州. This was considered a special act of God, since the land was retained without indebtedness.

1956
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1960年代的高山 & 认证

The Kennedy Presidential Campaign brought positive changes to the area, which helped place the school on the map. This was a decade of tremendous expansion as a school to train servants for God's service, summer camps for children and Bible conferences for adults were all put into place.

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阿尔卑斯山诞生

Beginning with Bible camps, 高山部委 has flourished to serve thousands each year through Adventures, 圣经夏令营, 撤退, 及户外教育.

1960
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Des Plaines Hall (Women's Residence) Completed

1964
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认证

ABI became an associate member of the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges, 今天被称为 The Association for Biblical Higher Education.

1967
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神学学士

The Board of Education of the State of 西维吉尼亚州 approved the granting of the 神学学士(Th ..B.)学位.

1968
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1970s From Institute to College

The school's mission remained the same but as more and more students chose the four-year degree program, the new name provided a more accurate description 学校的.

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McCarrell Hall (Men's Residence) Completed

1972
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Beukema Hall Completed, The First Classroom Building

1975
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名称的改变

The school changed its name to Appalachian Bible College, a more accurate reflection of the expanded curriculum and academic programs.

1978
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国家批准

State College and University System of 西维吉尼亚州 authorized the awarding of the 文学士(学士.A.)圣经学位 & 神学. Appalachian Bible College becomes 西维吉尼亚州's first and only Bible College approved by the State.

1978
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1980s A Season of Transition

The founder retired, a new president was inaugurated, new staff members were hired and the students were offered new 机会.

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Presidential Inauguration

Founder and first President Dr. Lester Pipkin retired after 33 years, and Dr. Daniel Anderson became President of Appalachian Bible College.

1983
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学术的增加

New academic programs were introduced: a 《足球博彩》证书 program, Associate of Arts degree, Family Counseling, Camping, and Youth Ministries programs, in addition to Pastoral Studies, Elementary Education, 使命与音乐.

1980s
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环游世界

The Jubilate Handbell Choir enjoyed their first foreign venture traveling throughout the mission fields of Europe.

1986
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90年代持续增长

The school was blessed with many financial gifts during this decade, which funded numerous campus improvements.

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Gilmore体育馆 & Conference Center Completed

1990
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Appalachian Village Completed

The Village is a 24-unit married student housing development on campus.

1993
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阿尔卑斯小屋完工

1994
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安德森大厅建成

1997
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Additional Residence Halls

Kennedy and Van Puffelen residence halls were built in 1998 and the expansion of the main campus entrance happened the following year.

1998
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2000年校园改造

Ongoing renovations continued to change the look of the campus yet the founding purpose remains our passion …Because Life is for Service.

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区域认证

The college received accreditation status with The Higher Learning Commission.

2000
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服务中心

The hub of student activity, this building includes kitchen, dining room, classrooms, student lounge, snack shop, campus post office, bookstore, clinic and Student Services offices.

2002
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El Ed Program 国家批准

The Elementary Education program was granted Approved Program Status by the 西维吉尼亚州 Department of Education.

2003
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在贝克利待了50年

2006
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皮普金大厅翻新

Renovations to Pipkin Hall doubled the size of the Van Puffelen Library and made additional resources available to students.

2006
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二十五周年庆典

The Board of 足球博彩 recognized Dr. 和夫人. Anderson's 25 years of faithful service as President and President's Wife.

2008
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篮球馆竣工

2009
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2010年代的祝福

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巴克大厅建成

2010
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New Furniture in Residence Halls

2011
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Welker Pavilion Completed

2014
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MOBC begun in 西维吉尼亚州 prison

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2014
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足球博彩咖啡店

Replacing the bookstore in the first floor of the Servant Center, the 足球博彩咖啡店 began serving hot and iced beverages to the public in November. The cozy atmosphere, games, merchandise, and occasional entertainment made this spot quickly become a favorite on campus. 2016

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