Q. Does Pacific Bible College have a motto?
Teaching Students to Kingdom Think
Q. What type of college is PBC?
A. Pacific Bible College is an independent, private, two-year Bible college located in Medford, Oregon, United States. Students can pursue a two-year Associate of Biblical Studies, a two-year Associate of Applied Science in Counseling or a one-year Certificate in Christian Ministries. PBC also offers the Foundations Program which provides a Bible based, two-year general studies curriculum which is transferable to accepting four-year institutions.
Q. How did Pacific Bible College get started?
In 1989 local Christian radio station owner, Perry Atkinson met with a group of pastors to discuss the possibility of a Bible college in southern Oregon. In December of 1991 Dove Bible Institute was founded. The name was changed to Pacific Bible College in 2000. God gave PBC a new vision for the college in the academic year of 2008-2009. One primary motivator for the new vision of PBC is summarized in the following brief recording: one college student’s observation on why young people are leaving the church.
Present Day – Authorization/Accreditation
Pacific Bible College is authorized by the State of Oregon to grant the Associate of Biblical Studies and Certificate of Christian Ministries. PBC is in the process of obtaining authorization for the two-year Associate of Applied Science in Counseling.
Pacific Bible College has full or partial articulation agreements in place with New Hope Christian College, Corban University, and Multnomah University. Pacific Bible College holds applicant status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education, 5575 S. Semoran Blvd., Ste. 26, Orlando, FL 32822-1781; 407-207-0808. Applicant status is a pre-membership status granted to those institutions that meet the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and that possess such qualities as may provide a basis for achieving candidate status within four years.
Future – Candidacy Status with ABHE
PBC is well on its way to achieve candidacy status with ABHE in 2014. Candidacy status will benefit students in many ways; one is the ability to apply for Federal Financial Aid. PBC’s goal is to achieve full accreditation status by the 2015 academic year.
Q. What is PBC’s mission statement?
A. Mission Statement
Pacific Bible College prepares biblically and academically competent individuals whose relationship with Jesus Christ transforms them into effective, loving influence in the Church and in the world.
For a printable, condensed version of the above, click here: Facts about PBC