Louisville Bible College

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Louisville Bible College
Motto For the love of Christ compels us
Established 1948
Type Private
Religious affiliation Christian churches and churches of Christ
President Dr. Tracy W. Marx
Academic staff 30
Students 118
Location Louisville, KY, USA
Colors Burgundy & Gold          
Website www.mylbc.edu
Logo with Seal.jpg

Louisville Bible College is an accredited, private, co-educational college located in southeast Louisville, Kentucky.

It was founded in September 1948 for the purpose of preparing ministers for service to the church. The mission of Louisville Bible College is to educate preachers and other Christian leaders for Christ's Church.

LBC is a member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education and was granted Accredited Status with the Commission on Accreditation on February 13, 2013.[2] The College is authorized to grant degrees by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.[3]

For the first forty-two years, the College was located on South Third Street in Louisville, KY. In 1990, the College moved to its new campus on the southeastern outskirts of Louisville, just off I-265/Gene Snyder Freeway at Exit 15.

Courses of Study[edit]

Degrees:
Associate of Science
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts

Certificate:
Certificate of Christian Leadership (available both on-campus and 100% online)

Undergraduate Majors:
Bible/Preaching Ministry (Youth Ministry concentration available)
Bible/Missions
Bible/Family Ministry & Counseling
Bible/Christian Education (Youth Ministry concentration available)
Bible/General Ministries

Graduate Concentrations:
Bible/Practical Ministry
Bible/Theology

Student life[edit]

The goal of Student Life at Louisville Bible College is to provide opportunities outside the classroom to help students grow and mature in their walk with God. LBC wants students to be able to experience all of the opportunities available to them during their time at LBC. The activities provided through Student Life give students the ability to foster new relationships that will not only benefit them during their time at LBC, but through the years while serving God. The College wants to challenge students to take advantage of every opportunity provided to them while at LBC. Students will find these experiences enriching, and helping prepare them for a lifetime of service to God. At LBC, the relationships among students and between students, faculty, staff, and administration are some of the most important aspects of the Bible college education. LBC is committed to equipping students to apply the Scripture in their daily lives. In keeping with that goal, LBC expects students to lead lifestyles that exemplify the life to which Christ called his disciples.

Service Fellowships
The purpose of Service Fellowships is to bring students together who are pursuing degrees in the same concentration. This allows students the opportunity to meet outside of the classroom, and apply what they are learning to their particular focus. The four Service Fellowships include: Preaching Ministry Majors, Missions Majors, Family Ministry and Counseling Majors, and Christian Education Majors.

Family Events
Each semester students are invited to bring their families to a family event hosted by LBC. It is important for the families of students to feel connected to the college, and gain an appreciation and understanding of how they are serving God.

Christian Service
Every degree-seeking student and all campus residents must participate in the Christian Service program every semester they are enrolled.

Chapel Services
Chapel is considered a part of every student's regular curriculum and is part of the Christian Service requirement. Chapel services are developed to meet the students' needs and are intended to be a truly inspirational time. All students are expected to be in attendance at chapel if they have class immediately before or after the chapel service. Students living on campus are required to attend all chapel services.

Housing
LBC offers housing on campus to meet the needs of single male and female students who do not live within commuting distance of the College. One-bedroom condo units are available for married students with no children.

Administration[edit]

Dr. Tracy W. Marx, President/CEO
Dr. Peter Rasor, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Barry Thornton, Vice President for Operations & Advancement
Melissa Patrick, Vice President for Student Affairs

Board of Regents[edit]

The final authority in the determination of the administration, policy, and program of the Louisville Bible College is vested in the Board of Regents. It is the responsibility of the Board of Regents and the President to cast the vision for the College. The Board is also responsible for setting policy, hiring the President, approving the budget, faculty, and curriculum and maintaining spiritual integrity where doctrine in concerned.

The Board of Regents is the governing body of the College. Board members are elected to 3-year terms(with the exception of the President, an ex officio member), with 1/3 expiring each year. The Board is totally independent of outside control. They elect their own officers.

Presidents[edit]

Ira M. Boswell (1949–1950)
Ralph L. Records (1950–1965)
Frank W. Buck (1965–1971)
Thomas R. Omer (1971–1990)
Tommy W. Mobley (1990–2004)
Charles A. McNeely (2004–2009)
Tracy W. Marx (2010–Present)

Notable Students & Alumni[edit]

Pat Day- Inductee, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Affiliation[edit]

Christian Churches and Churches of Christ

Pictures[edit]

References[edit]

1. Louisville Bible College Website
2. ABHE Accreditation Information
3. Council on Postsecondary Education Information
4. LBC Catalog