Portland Bible College

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Portland Bible College
Portland Bible College campus - Portland, Oregon.JPG
Campus on Rocky Butte
Type Private
Established 1967
Affiliation City Bible Church
President Frank Damazio
Students 220[citation needed]
Location Portland, OR, USA
45°32′58″N 122°33′55″W / 45.54944°N 122.56528°W / 45.54944; -122.56528Coordinates: 45°32′58″N 122°33′55″W / 45.54944°N 122.56528°W / 45.54944; -122.56528
Campus Urban
Athletics Association of Christian College Athletics Division II
Affiliations Pacific Christian Athletics Conference
Website www.portlandbiblecollege.org
Portland Bible College logo.png

Portland Bible College (PBC) is a four-year Bible college in Portland, Oregon, USA that offers theological and church ministry degrees. It was founded in 1967 and is associated with City Bible Church, which is associated with Ministers Fellowship International.[1] The campus is adjacent to City Bible Church on Rocky Butte in northeast Portland.[2]


The college's president, Dr. Frank Damazio, states that the college is "committed to training and equipping leaders to strengthen local churches" and "offers training in Pastoral Leadership, Worship & Creative Arts, Pastoral Counseling, and Youth Ministry along with a Humanities Program designed for university transfer." ("About PBC") The college awards six different degrees with multiple emphasis, including: Associate of Theology, Associate of Church Music, Associate of Christian Humanities, Bachelor of Church Music, Bachelor of Theology. Over 35 people work as faculty or staff at the college.[3]

The School of Worship and the associated degrees in Church Music seek to provide a "broad knowledge of music, rhythm instruments and worship leading."[4]

According to the college's webpage, for over 40 years PBC has had a consistently high rate of international students.[5] International students make up around "twenty percent of the PBC student body" and play "a strong role in defining the core of PBC."[6]

The college has formal transfer agreements with Portland State University, Warner Pacific College, Concordia University, Northwest Christian College and Pittsburgh State University (Kansas). On a discretionary basis, the University of California (Berkeley), Arizona State University, Boise State University, Seattle Pacific University and Baylor University have accepted credits earned at the college. George Fox University, Western Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Regent University, Liberty University, Azusa Pacific University and Multnomah University have honored the college’s degrees on a discretionary basis.[7]


Portland Bible College Basketball Program is part of the National Christian Collegiate Athletics Association (NCCAA) and the Pacific Coast Athletics Conference (PCAC) and competes with NCAA, NAIA, and NCCAA institutions.[8] It has had "12 All-Conference players and five All-American award winners while qualifying for the national tournament five of past six seasons." ("Athletics" at PBC)


  1. ^ http://www.portlandbiblecollege.org/about/history/
  2. ^ Phillip Douglas Chapman, The whole gospel for the whole world, Thesis, Ph. D., Michigan State University, p. 281; Thomson Gale, ed. The National faculty directory, vol. 3, Detroit: Gale Group, 2007, p. cxxiii; Directory of postsecondary institutions, vol. 1, Wash. DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, 1992, p. 334.
  3. ^ Academics at PBC
  4. ^ http://www.portlandbiblecollege.org/school_of_worship/
  5. ^ http://www.portlandbiblecollege.org
  6. ^ ("International Students" at PBC
  7. ^ Letter from the Dean of Portland Bible College (Oct. 8, 2012) http://www.portlandbiblecollege.org/files/3913/4973/1262/Accreditation_and_Association_2012.pdf
  8. ^ "Portland Pilots release 2012-13 men's basketball schedule" (Wednesday, August 15, 2012) http://www.oregonlive.com/pilots/index.ssf/2012/08/portland_pilots_release_2012-1.html

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