Alaska Bible College

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Alaska Bible College
Alaska Bible College logo.png
Motto Becoming servant leaders with Christ-like character.
Type Bible college
Established 1966
President David Ley
Students 51 [1]
Location Palmer, Alaska,
Glennallen, Alaska (extension),
Anchorage, Alaska (extension)
, United States
Campus Rural
Colors Red and Gold

Alaska Bible College is a private four-year institution located in Palmer, Alaska. Extension courses are also offered in Anchorage and Glennallen. It is nationally accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.[2]

The school was established in 1966 by missionary Vincent James Joy, a graduate of Moody Bible Institute who became a pioneer missionary to the Ahtna people and also founded Central Alaskan Missions (which is now a branch of SEND International).[3] Joy began ABC with a focus on theological education for those preparing for ministry within Alaska.

A primary distinctive of the school is its emphasis on training individuals, including Alaska Natives, for rural ministry in the Far North.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
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  3. ^ Faye E. Crandal, Into the Copper River Valley, Taylors, SC: Faith Printing, 1994.

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Coordinates: 62°06′53″N 145°31′47″W / 62.11472°N 145.52972°W / 62.11472; -145.52972