Celebrating 85 Years Of LBC

by Dr. Peter W. Teague, President of Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School

December 13, 2018

Posted in: From the President

The 2018-2019 academic year marks the 85th anniversary of our founding. For Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary and Graduate School, our 85th anniversary year is a time to honor God’s faithfulness as we remember the past, celebrate the present and believe in our future.

Eighty-five years ago today, August 1, 1933, Dr. Henry Heydt resigned from the pastorate of the Lancaster Moravian Church to become founder and first president of Lancaster School of the Bible.

Rev. Elvin Peters ’37, whose wife, Mildred, was among the first class of students, wrote, “The purpose since the inception of the School has been to conduct and maintain a truly Christian institution with the Bible as the perpetual rule for its faith and practice and with the aim of training believers in the Lord Jesus Christ for definite Christian work.”

While our methods of delivering biblical higher education may change across decades, the Bible remains the foundation of our curriculum because “The Word of the Lord endureth forever” (1 Pet. 1:25). We honor our legacy of commitment to the Bible, reflected in the name of this institution for 85 years.

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