Grace Bible College was originally founded in 1939 as the Milwaukee Bible Institute by the Reverend Charles F. Baker, a pastor in the Fundamental Bible Church. The school's initial purpose was to provide education and training for lower-level church members and teachers. The institute expanded by adding a traditional day school program in 1945. In 1953, the school's name changed to Milwaukee Bible College to account for its broader curriculum. Throughout the next decade, the college made a number of advances and continued to gain academic success and prestige. As a result, the school changed locations to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1961 and assumed the name of Grace Bible College.
According to its website, "Grace Bible College seeks to develop passionate servants of Jesus Christ by personally educating students in an educational program which emphasizes the integration of biblical truth, ministry experience and character transformation. This emphasis pervades the entire campus as the College strives to cultivate a caring learning community where Jesus Christ is exalted and students are equipped for serving the needs of church and society.
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Grace Bible College have access to the school's unique academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue concentrations such as Foundations, Business, Human Services, Intercultural Studies, Youth Ministry, Pastoral Ministry or Biblical Studies, Worship Arts and Education.
Student living and university living at Grace Bible College revolve around a variety of traditional campus student organizations and activities along with Christian-oriented community development efforts. The school's athletics program competes in the National Christian College Athletic Association and competes in men's and women's sports like basketball, volleyball, skiing, golf, tennis, soccer and bowling.
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