Independent Baptist Church of America

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The Independent Baptist Church of America traces its foundation back to a church or churches organized at Dassel, Minnesota in 1893 by Swedish Free Baptist immigrants, known as the Scandinavian Baptist Church in America.[1] In 1926 the denomination has 13 churches with 22 members; in 1956, there were 2 churches with 106 members.[1] The church appears to have ceased to exist in the 1960s or 1970s.[2]

The IBCA is the acronym for The Independent Baptist Churches of America, currently located in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A. The IBCA has their own bible college, i.e. The Independent Baptist Bible College of America, also located in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A. The bible college is referred to as the IBBCA.

A Mr. Kirk Micah Livingood, born in Burlington, Iowa is the senior pastor & current presiding president of both the IBCA and the IBBCA.

Religious courses are conducted both by classroom studies, and by correspondence studies. All students are required to attend 4 of the 8 yearly seminars in order to graduate from the IBBCA, and to earn their degree.

IBCA, Inc. P.O. Box 857 Iowa City, Iowa 52244-0857


  1. ^ a b J L Neve, Churches and sects of Christendom Burlington, Ia., The Lutheran literary board, 1940. OCLC 3015446, p.524 Google Books
  2. ^ Mead et al. Handbook of Denominations.