Eternity Bible College

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Eternity Bible College
TypeBible College
Simi Valley, CA, Boise, ID, Distance Education/Online

Eternity Bible College (EBC) is a Christian college in Simi Valley, California, United States. It was founded by Francis Chan, former pastor of Cornerstone Community Church.[1] Eternity Bible College received national accreditation through the Association for Biblical Higher Education in May 2016.[2][3]


EBC was founded by Francis Chan as a ministry of Cornerstone Community Church.[4] In 2001, Cornerstone launched a Bible Institute to better equip its members for ministry. In 2003, they resolved to turn this into a college. Over the course of the next year, Cornerstone gathered personnel and resources, and launched the college in 2004 with a class of 100 students.

The faculty consists of pastors serving in local churches in the greater Los Angeles area.

The college offers a Bachelor of Biblical Studies and a Certificate of Biblical Studies.[5] The emphasis of these programs is on studying the Bible for the purpose of applying biblical principles to all areas of life and ministry.[6]

As of May 2016, EBC has graduated over 200 students. Its graduates are currently serving as missionaries (in Israel, France, India, Hungary, and Iraq), pastors, youth pastors, are pursuing seminary-level education, or have joined the workforce in a variety of capacities.[citation needed]


The school's mission statement is: "As an institution of Christian higher education, EBC exists to glorify God through graduates whose lives are transformed by rigorous study of the Bible as Scripture, impassioned love for God, and gracious service in the church for the world."[7]


  1. ^ "The Story of Eternity". Eternity Bible College. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Association for Biblical Education Accreditation" (PDF). Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Member College Directory". ABHE. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Cornerstone / Home / Welcome". Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  5. ^ [1] Archived January 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Local Bible college offers lifechanging lessons |". Simi Valley Acorn. 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  7. ^ [2] Archived June 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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