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Latin American Bible Institute, California
Motto Equipping the next generation of Latino leaders.
Type Private
Established 1926
Affiliation Assemblies of God USA
President Dr. Marty Harris
Academic staff
22
Administrative staff
15
Students 92
Location
La Puente
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34°1′53″N 117°59′21″W / 34.03139°N 117.98917°W / 34.03139; -117.98917Coordinates: 34°1′53″N 117°59′21″W / 34.03139°N 117.98917°W / 34.03139; -117.98917
Campus Urban
3.3 acres (1.3 ha)
Colors      Maroon      Gold
Mascot Lion
Website www.labi.edu

Latin American Bible Institute, California (LABI) is a private coed Bible college in the Avocado Heights district of La Puente, California.

It was founded in 1926 and is one of the oldest Hispanic educational institutions in the United States. Biblical, theological, and ministerial training is offered in both English and Spanish. The school has a Bible-centered curriculum designed to educate and train full-time ministers, church leaders, and missionaries.

History

On October 1, 1926, Miss Alice E. Luce, a former Anglican missionary, joined with Ralph and Richard Williams and founded Latin American Bible Institute in San Diego, California, in conjunction with (then) Glad Tidings Bible Institute. Experiencing a time of growth, the institute moved in 1935 from San Diego to nearby La Mesa, California, and then again in 1941 to Los Angeles. In 1950 the institute moved to its current location in La Puente.

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