Historically African American Bible colleges, also known as historically Black Bible colleges are those undergraduate Christian universities and bible colleges that were founded historically after the Civil War or during segregated historical periods for the express purpose of educating African American preachers. This educational institutions began and spread the rich and lively traditions of the African American church.
These historically African-American bible colleges tend to be biblically centered institutions, owing this orientation to the high view of scripture that Black church culture has incorporated from the beginning. Even during times of American slavery when it was illegal to teach African Americans to read, literacy was tolerated for Black ministers since it was necessary for preaching and spreading the gospel.
Many of these schools also have strong musical programs and often incorporate this into worship so if the student is interested in worship music or music related study, then accredited African-American Bible colleges are often great places to elaborate these skills.
Historically African-American Bible Colleges and Christian Schools
- American Baptist College, a historically African-American Bible college
- Carver College, a historically black Bible college
- Southern Bible Institute, a historically African-American Bible institute
Other accredited Bible colleges:
- Evangelical Bible Colleges
- Methodist Bible Colleges
- Pentecostal Bible Colleges
- Protestant Bible Colleges
- Non-Denominational Bible Colleges
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