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Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School, commonly referred to as LBC, is a Bible college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that "exists to educate Christian students to think and live a biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving him in the Church and society."[1]



Founded in 1933 by Henry J. Heydt, the original name of the school was Lancaster School of the Bible. In 1957, the college made the move to its current location in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In 1973, the school took on its current name, and in 1981 the Pennsylvania Department of Education gave LBC official approval to offer the Bachelor of Science in Bible degree.

In 1994, LBC's graduate school was approved to award Master of Arts in Bible, Ministry, Counseling, and Master of Education degrees in School Counseling and Consulting Resourse Teacher.


LBC has an enrollment of over 800 students, almost 350 of whom are graduate students. They come from 30 states and 21 nations around the world. 98 faculty (part-time and full-time) teach at the college, 25 of which have doctorates. The school's library includes nearly 201,051 volumes.

LBC’s undergraduate education grants two bachelor degrees, one associate degree, and two 1-year certificates. Students can select from 25 undergraduate programs in the following departments: Bible Ministries, Church and Ministry Leadership, Counseling and Social Work, Degree Completion, Health and Physical Education, Intercultural Studies, Teacher Education, and Worship and Performing Arts. The institution’s graduate education grants four masters degrees and five graduate certificates. Graduate students can select from 14 graduate programs in the areas of: Bible, consulting resource teacher, counseling, leadership studies, pastoral studies, school counseling, and small group leadership.

Reduced tuition for one class per semester is offered to junior and senior high school students.

The college is accredited by a number of associations, including the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Association for Biblical Higher Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

LBC's current president is Dr. Peter W. Teague. He was preceded by Dr. Gilbert A. Peterson (1979-1999), Dr. Stuart E. Lease (1961-1979), Dr. William J. Randolph (1953-1961), and Dr. Henry J. Heydt (1933-1953).

LBC's mission statement is "exists to educate Christian students to think and live a biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving him in the Church and society."[2]


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Coordinates: 40°04′30″N 76°17′17″W / 40.075°N 76.288°W / 40.075; -76.288

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