Academics

The Liberia Assemblies of God Bible College (LAGBC) was founded in 1980. This was a joint, cooperave effort between the Liberia Assemblies of God, under the leadership of the late Rev. Jimmie K. Dugbe, and missionaries of the Assemblies of God, USA and Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada serving in Liberia.

ThecollegehashadfourPresidents:Rev.JamesD.Kelly(1980-1990),Dr. Michael Middlebrock (1999-2001), Dr. Philip Bowler (2001 -2010), and Dr. Jimmy B. Kuoh (2011-present). LAGBC inially offered a bachelor’s degree in Bible/Theology from 1980 to 2005, and introduced the Bachelor of Theology degree in 2006.

Over the years, the LAGBC administraon has prayed and worked towards the decentralizaon of its programs to others parts of Liberia. This would open training opportunies to many other men and women of God with proven ministerial skills and academic competence to qualify them for a bachelor degree program.

Consequently, on October 3, 2007, the LAGBC administraon announced the launching of two extension centers in Southeastern Liberia, namely, Pleebo Extension Center and Zwedru Extension Center.

Meanwhile, an evening program was also opened at the First Assembly of God Church Carey/Buchanan Streets on June 2, 2008.

In response to the demand for higher theological training for ministers in Bong and Nimba Counties, an extension center was also opened in Ganta City, Nimba County in October, 2008. Another extension center will be opened soon in Foyah, Lofa County, to meet the theological training needs of ministers in that area.

All courses at these extension centers are offered in block sessions, perming the student to remain in ministry at the time of study. The student is allowed to complete only 107 credits (three years of study) at the extension center since the final year of study for the bachelor’s program must be done at the Brewerville main campus.