90 Years on Mission


ROOTED • PREPARING • BUILDING

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.

LBC at 90 | Rooted in the past. Preparing in the present. Building for the future.

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

Moments in Our History

Enjoy reading these various collections of our history as they are presented during our different anniversaries.

Engaging in the Present

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.

Ways to Support LBC

HOW TO GIVE: Support LBC's Community Scholarship Fund & more.

PRAY FOR US LBC JANUARY: Will you pray for our faculty members, as they prepare for a new semester of sharing knowledge & truth with over 2,500 students, both on campus & online?

Read Stories That Highlight LBC’s 90th Anniversary