IBC began in 2004 when Pastor Jeff Anderson of Grace Bible Church traveled to India to conduct a conference for pastors associated with Hope for India and Pastor A.L. Subramanian, an IFCA member. Each of the pastors were first generation Christians that had been delivered from Hindu culture. These pastors we re hungry for the Word of God, and they had a zeal to further the gospel! Pastor Jeff became burdened for native pastors, and he sought a way to come alongside these men to encourage them as they deal with rejection of family and society.
The vision for native pastors expanded later that year when Pastor Anderson had the opportunity to lead a pastor conference in Uganda, East Africa. Through the connection of Pastor Morris Ogenga, Presbyterian Church of Uganda, over 350 pastors attended and were exposed to sound teaching and doctrine. By 2011 this same conference had grown to 25,000 pastors attending. The Lord is truly at work in Uganda, with churches being planted and many souls coming to saving faith. The greatest challenge in Africa is combating false doctrine and a pastorate whom are generally new Christians.
IBC came to include Southeast Asia when in 2007 Pastor Anderson traveled to the Philippines, Nepal, and Laos. These men are so hungry for sound teaching, so tender-hearted and responsive to exhortation, and so committed to reaching Asia with the Gospel. In the communist closed country of Laos, the Lord allowed IBC to meet with 50 Korean, Filipino, Lao, Hmong, and Bru pastors that are begging for more training. Perhaps you could take three days to teach native pastors so that they could strengthen their churches with sound doctrine!
To date International Bible Conference has held 30 pastor conferences in India, Uganda, Liberia, Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania, Albania, Egypt, Russia, Philippines, Thailand, Nepal, Laos, Haiti and Brazil.
From the beginning, International Bible Conference has sought to integrate American pastors and churches with native pastors overseas. We view our ministry truly as a partnership with our foreign brothers in Christ, and IBC seeks to come alongside anyone who is committed to sound doctrine and expository preaching.