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During the 2023-24 academic year, Lancaster Bible College marks 90 years of “educating Christian students to think and live and biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving Him in the Church and society.”
We celebrate our history, our heritage and God’s good work through alumni, faculty, staff and friends of LBC over many years. We rely on God’s wisdom and guidance as we equip students to make a lasting impact on our world: in Lancaster, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., online and through partnerships in Uganda, Brazil and beyond. Read stories, view videos, stay up to date on events, and learn more about the past, present and future of LBC right here.
50 Years of Chargers
Three LBC Chargers athletic teams have marked the historic milestone of 50 seasons! The men’s basketball team began play during the 1972-73 season under Coach Dean Spencer, and the women’s team started that same season as well under the guidance of Coach Sara Lauffer. Men’s soccer was the next Chargers team to hit the 50-season mark, beginning on the pitch in 1973 and coached by Tom Figart Jr. Men’s baseball has the next longest history, ready to mark 45 years in 2024. Keep up with all the LBC athletics action during this 90th anniversary year at lbcchargers.com.
A Truck Named Clyde
Students from the ’80s and ’90s may remember “the LBC Truck” named Clyde, who was purchased by LBC during Dr. Gilbert A. Peterson’s presidency, made many campus appearances and in parades throughout Lancaster County. Ownership was then transferred to George and Patricia (’08) Hauber, and for 20 years, George cared for the 1933 Ford Model B metallic “satellite silver” pickup, complete with its original cab, doors, lights and grill as well as oak rails that displayed LBC’s founding year: 1933. Clyde returns to LBC Sept. 25 for Founder’s Day through Homecoming Sept. 30.
90th Upcoming Events
Enjoy reading these various collections of our history as they are presented during our different anniversaries.
Stories and memories make LBC what it is today. Engage with us during our 90th year and see how others represent LBC around the world.
OCTOBER: Call upon the Lord with us on Oct. 3 for LBC's annual Day of Prayer.
NOVEMBER: Did you know that about 40% of LBC students are part of Charger athletic teams? Pray that our student-athletes will “pursue excellence through athletics and cultivate Christ-centered relationships that impact others.”
Learn how each of LBC's six presidents helped to shape and lead Lancaster Bible College, from Henry J. Heydt in 1933 to Dr. Thomas L. Kiedis today.
See how life-on-life is more than just a catchy phrase – it’s a way of life, and it’s been a part of our DNA for 90 years. Our community – past, present and future – is engaged in experiences that last a lifetime.
Enjoy highlights from the past 20 years of homecoming events. See anyone your know? Be part of history and join us for Homecoming 2023 - Sept 29-30.
See the highlights that marked the eras of LBC's fifth president, Dr. Gilbert A. Peterson, and sixth president, Dr. Peter W. Teague. Part of the 75th Anniversary series.
(Read more about LBC founder Henry J. Heydt in the Fall 2023 issue of The ECHO Magazine.) As we look back on 90 years of history, we reflect on the original "homes" of Lancaster Bible College. Then known as Lancaster School of the Bible, the college was located at three different sites from 1933 to…
(Read the rest of this story in the Fall 2023 issue of The ECHO Magazine.) Five LBC | Capital employees, who are also all alumni, have seen many changes over the course of their time at the college. Deb Hunt (’78), Karen Perago (’85), Lisa Swarr (’87), Micah Story (’98) and Ben Eisemann (’10) have…
Throughout the 2023-24 academic year, Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School will celebrate our 90th anniversary! Here, we introduce our community to "90 Faces of LBC" each week. Keep up with all the news and events of our 90th year, read stories and more at lbc.edu/90. Warren Whitney Warren Whitney is a…