Baptist Bible College was founded in 1932 in Johnson City, NY. BBC&S Overview Video

For its first 36 years, the College used the facilities of First Baptist Church in Johnson City. As the student body grew from the first enrollment of 40 students, the College gradually purchased and built buildings of its own.

In the 1960s, the need for a new campus became evident. In 1968, Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton assisted in locating the Clarks Summit campus for the school. Classes began in the Seminary in 1972 and in the College’s graduate programs in 1989.

University status was granted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in early 2015. The Institution will change its name to Summit University of Pennsylvania in April of 2015.

Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania is an educational institution that embraces its Baptist heritage. With a commitment to biblical authority, BBC serves undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students by preparing them for lives of significant service for the cause of Jesus Christ in a variety of ministries and careers.

As a learning community dedicated to biblical higher education, BBC strengthens the church of God and influences society by cultivating an environment that promotes academic excellence and Christlikeness. Students are challenged to pursue biblical truth and wisdom, to embrace a Christian worldview, and to develop professional competence and relational skills.

BBC aspires to be a community of individuals who love and serve God with all their heart, soul, and mind, and who love their neighbor as themselves. We launch our graduates into the world as servants of God and as lifelong learners.


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