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Rio Grande Bible Institute

Welcome to Rio Grande Bible Institute

The Rio Grande Bible Institute was founded in 1946 by Rev. M.C. Ehlert, a Baptist pastor and evangelist, who came to the Rio Grande Valley in 1937 to do tent evangelism. He saw a great need to train Hispanic believers and new converts because there was very little Bible training available for them. Mr. Ehlert's vision led to the purchase of 40 acres of land in the heart of the lower Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg. The first buildings were erected and classes began in the spring of 1947. The school was unique in that it was bilingual, offering three years of comprehensive Bible training in either English or Spanish. In 1955, the English Bible Institute was discontinued and the Spanish language school was begun in its place. Later the Bible Institute program was lengthened to four years, and more recently the one- and two-year programs were made available to college graduates.

We are members of the following evangelical alliances or associations:-

  • ABHE (N. America)