By Patrick Stephen Tokpah
GBARNGAThe Iron Gate Church of Christ has dedicated its proposed Central Liberia Bible College in Gbarnga, Bong County.
Central Liberia Bible College is expected to provide standardized religious education and meet the spiritual needs of believers.
Speaking at the dedicatory ceremony of the facility on January 28, 2023, in Gbarnga, the Acting President of the proposed College Prof. David M. Kolleh said the objective of the college is to address the spiritual need of Christians.
He mentioned that the College will hugely contribute to the capacity improvement of preachers in the county.
Mr. Jallah put the estimated cost of the College in the neighborhood of one hundred and seventy-four thousand (174000.00 USD) United States Dollars and the facility contained a dormitory, Library, Teacher lunch, Computer Lab, Class Rooms, and Conference Holl among others.
“The Bible College initially named “The Gbarnga School of Preaching and Biblical Studies” was established in 1996 during the heat of the Liberian Civil Conflict.
“The negative impact of the 14 years of civil conflict presented a compelling need for a robust evangelistic training school to accomplish the following: restore members and falling congregations, provision training opportunities, and planting new churches.
“It is our faith that the Holy Bible remains the sole authority and inspired written communication from God to mankind profitable for doctrine, correction and furnishes the believers unto all good work. Salvation is in no other name but Christ through obedient faith,” he added.
Mr. Kolleh at the same time reaffirmed that Jesus Christ is the son of God and the head of the Church and Kingdom on earth and through him; mankind must believe to be saved from the power of darkness.
“Central Liberia Bible College is committed to the oneness and non-denominational natural of the Lord’s Church while at the same time accepting people of other religious groups with the hope that they might come in contact with the true words of God,” Mr. Kolleh noted.
Also, speaking at the dedicatory ceremony of the Central Liberia Bible College in Gbarnga, Bong County, a Missionary of the Madison Church of Christ in the USA, Barry C. Smith lauded the leadership of the Iron Gate Church of Christ for the huge development undertakings in the Country.
The USA-based Missionary further encouraged the Pastoral board of the Church to use the facility to win more souls for Christ through their teaching and preaching.
The Central Liberia Bible College dedicatory ceremony was attended by a cross-section of religious leaders and citizens in the County.