Monday, September 8, 2014

Valley Forge Christian College becomes University of Valley Forge

Valley Forge Christian College will become the University of Valley Forge on September 16, 2014.  The institution is located in Phoenixville, PA and is affiliated with the Assemblies of God.  It grew from the Marantha Bible School founded in 1932 and was initially chartered in 1939 in Green Lane, PA.  

Over time, a number of schools consolidated into what was known as the Eastern Bible Institute:  Beulah Heights of North Bergen, NJ, which began in 1912, Metropolitan Bible Institute of Suffern, NY, New England Bible Institute of Framingham, MA, and Pine Crest Bible Institute of Salisbury Center, NY.  The name was changed to Northeast Bible Institute in 1967 and Northeast Bible College in 1975.  The institution moved to the site of the former Valley Forge General Hospital in Phoenixville, PA the following year and the name of the college was officially changed to Valley Forge Christian College.