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Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College

It is our great delight to be associated with and to provide any support possible to this great work that God has established. Through the Students who have been through its study halls thousands will have heard the good news of salvation in Jesus. In addition, there are countless Churches which have been established.


Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College (NPBC) was established in 1967 to train men and women in the word of God and to equip them for effective Christian ministry. Before then, UK AOG Missionaries Cyril and Barbara Cross had come to Nairobi in 1964, after the rebellion in Zaire.

They had a deep desire to teach the word and prepare the nationals for the ministry. Cyril wrote a number of small studies which developed into correspondence courses. These were the seeds from which Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College grew. A need developed, and a desire was expressed by African Pentecostal Church leaders for a three-year training course in English.

Early in 1967, NPBC was founded under the name PEFA Bible Institute by two pastors and two missionaries. Cyril Cross was the first principal, Paul Johansson was the business manager, Pastor Samuel Mwatha of All Nations Church and Overseer Chacha Omahe were the tutors. Many friends in PEFA, Elim (New York) and Assemblies of God (Great Britain) helped them in their venture of faith. The institute commenced in the middle of January 1967 with 14 students. With continued growth, they rented a house in Kariobangi, a suburb of Nairobi, as a dormitory.

Later, in 1970 it was evident that the college needed other premises since the cottage was leaking and the owner wanted it for another use. It was then that the present ground was located. Assemblies of God friends in England helped in the purchase of the present fine campus. Two years later, a new college building was built comprising classrooms, dormitories for 60-80 students, toilet facilities, kitchen dining room, and other essential rooms.

The college buildings were opened in January 1973 by the Right Honourable EKK Bommett, deputising for the Right Honourable Daniel Arap Moi, later to become Kenya’s president. A message was read from the Vice president on this occasion in which he appealed to all students and ministers “to be bold, forthright and courageous in their teaching”.

Presently the institution has a student enrolment of 300 students in all its programs. At present, the extension programs have the majority enrolment. The college is multi-cultural and interdenominational, with students from 7 different countries and over 10 church denominations. There are 10 faculty and 20 staff members

Vision Statement

To be a university of choice in Africa, characterised by quality and relevant education in a community of learning and service, which addresses the needs of the society thereby effecting lasting transformation.

Mission Statement

The mission of NPBC is to bring maturity to church and transformation to society through equipped leadership based on Christian values and principles by training people in their area of calling.

Values Statement

The following are our core values:

  • Humility and Servant hood,
  • Worship and the Word of God,
  • Honesty and Integrity,
  • Diligence and Excellence,
  • Transparency and Accountability,
  • Teamwork and Respect,
  • Relevance and competence

Philosophy Statement

Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College’s philosophy is based upon the fact that it is an expression of the evangelical Christian faith whose theological roots are traceable to orthodox Christianity. It seeks to foster practices and beliefs influenced by this background even as it seeks to produce responsible leaders by nurturing their potential and building their character.

  • If you would like to make a donation to the on-going work of the College simply go to the Donations Page, use the Drop Down Box, choose Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College and make your donation – https://worldwidechristianministries.org/donate/