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Native American Bible College
Established 1968
Type Private
President Gilbert Walker, B.R.E.
Location Shannon, North Carolina
Colors Teal and Gray
Affiliations Assemblies of God, General Council of the Assemblies of God USA

The Native American Bible College (NABC), located in Shannon, North Carolina, is affiliated with the Assemblies of God.[1] Its mission is to help train the Native Americans to reach other Native Americans. However, this does not prevent non-Native Americans from attending the college, and the college is open to students of other denominations who wish to attend.

As of the fall 2007 there were approximately fifty-four students, seven of those being on-campus students. There are fifteen daytime students, and the ratio of male daytime students to female daytime students is 5:1.


Purpose Statement

The purpose statement of the college is[2]:

"It is the purpose of Native American Bible College of the Assemblies of God, Inc. (NABC) to equip Christians, particularly Native American Christians, through collegiate education in a Pentecostal environment to be effective in ministry to God, the Church, and the world. NABC shall remain loyal to the teachings of the Assemblies of God as set forth in The Sixteen Fundamental Truths. Although NABC exists to train Native Americans, the school welcomes students from all races and ethnic backgrounds."

Due to the fact the college is a missions college, most of the professors are missionaries. Others are volunteer instructors. The college is a non-profit organization, and the cost is a fraction of what most Bible colleges cost today. As of spring 2008, the approximate cost for an on campus student is $1,050 for tuition and fees, $3,000 for room and board and $500 for books, totaling $4,550 for the year. The lower costs allow many students who could not otherwise afford the high prices of today’s Bible colleges to be able to fulfill their call to ministry


The college was started in January 1968 with three students under the name Eastern Indian Bible Institute to educate Native American pastors so that they might be able to better teach their congregation. The name was later changed to the Native American Bible College at a later date. The first president of NABC was Mr. Charles Hadden.

Degrees offered

As of 2007 NABC offers a Bachelor of Religious Education, Associate of Religious Education, and a 3-year diploma. All students are required to major in Bible, and have a dual major in either Ministerial studies or Christian Education. However, the college is in the process of adding a Missions major.


As of the spring of 2008, NABC is currently in applicant status with The Association for Biblical Higher Education. However, NABC does hope that within a year the college will move to candidate status.


  • Charles Hadden
  • Charles Cookman
  • James Kelly from 1993 to 2005
  • Paul Kaminer from 2006 to 2007 (interim President)
  • Gilbert Walker from 2007 to present


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