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Eugene Bible College

EBC landscape in front of Hornshuh Hall.
Motto Equipping Students for Spirit-Empowered Leadership and Ministry
Established 1925
Type Private
Chancellor Wayne Cordeiro
President David Cole
Dean Larry Burke
Location Eugene, Oregon, United States
44°01′55″N 123°09′13″W / 44.0319444°N 123.1536111°W / 44.0319444; -123.1536111Coordinates: 44°01′55″N 123°09′13″W / 44.0319444°N 123.1536111°W / 44.0319444; -123.1536111[1]
Campus Suburban
36 acres (15 ha)
Sports Basketball, Volleyball and Soccer
Colors red and white          
Nickname Deacons
Website EBC Homepage

Eugene Bible College, also known as EBC, is a private, four-year Bible college located on a 36-acre (15 ha) campus in Eugene, Oregon, United States. The curriculum centers on the vocational application of Biblical training including pastoral studies, Christian counseling, Christian education, intercultural studies, worship arts and youth ministry. The school also offers a one-year Bible certificate program and an elementary education transfer track with Northwest Christian University, Warner Pacific College, Concordia University, Portland and the University of Redlands.[2]



EBC overlooks West Eugene

The school was founded by Fred Hornshuh in 1925.[3] It was part of the Open Bible Churches denomination which originated from two revival movements: the Bible Standard Conference, founded in Eugene in 1919, and the Open Bible Evangelistic Association, founded in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1932.[4]

In 1974, the school moved to its current campus site at 2155 Bailey Hill Road, overlooking west Eugene. The hilltop location also displays a seventy-foot tall cross relocated from Skinner Butte on June 24, 1997.[5]

In 2009, the school joined the Pacific Rim Christian College Consortium, a group of three other colleges in Honolulu,[6] Myanmar and Japan founded by alumnus Wayne Cordeiro. Dr. Cordeiro was also appointed to be the chancellor.[7]

Accreditation and affiliation

Eugene Bible College is accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education - ABHE and has Candidate for Accreditation status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.[8] The school is affiliated with Open Bible Standard Churches and incorporated by the State of Oregon.


The Rexius Event Center houses Stewart Chapel and Cordeiro Court

The school's athletic teams compete as the Deacons in basketball, volleyball and soccer. The team colors are red and white. Basketball home games are played in the Rexius Center, opened during the Spring of 2008.[9]


The student body participates in several drama and music productions. These include an annual Madrigal Dinner, Element X, The Call, and various productions open to the local community.[10]


  1. ^ "Eugene Bible College". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 1986-05-22. Retrieved 2009-07-04.  
  2. ^ Home page. Eugene Bible College.
  3. ^ A letter from Board Chairman Gary Emery and President Cole.
  4. ^ "Discover Open Bible Churches". Open Bible Churches. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  5. ^ EBC Cross Plaza. Eugene Bible College.
  6. ^ Home page. Pacific Rim Christian College.
  7. ^ Main page. Eugene Bible College. Retrieved on 2009-07-04.
  8. ^ Accreditation. Eugene Bible College.
  9. ^ Jill Aho. "Bible College readies new building". The Register-Guard. August 12, 2008.
  10. ^ Drama. Eugene Bible College.


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