Teaching The Bible's Timeless Truth Since 1944

Manna Bible Institute

A Christ-Centered Ministry of Biblical Education with three conveniently located Campuses in philadelphia & chester, pa and in mount holly, nj

Quality Bible Education at Affordable Cost

Looking for quality Bible education in Philadelphia, Chester, or southern New Jersey?  If so, you've come to the right website.  Manna Bible Institute has been part of the Philadelphia community since 1944.  That's 78 years of teaching the timeless truth of God's Word, and we're as committed today to providing students with the biblical training they're seeking as the men and women who founded the school more than seven decades ago. 

Manna is committed to biblical education that has value and relevance in the lives and ministries of its students and graduates.  The Board, Administration, and Faculty understand the complexities of an inner-city environment.  Addressing the needs and concerns of urban students and graduates is a calling we take seriously.  Urban ministry is our specialty.  The majority of our graduates serve in leadership ministries in Philadelphia, Chester, and south Jersey.

Enjoy our website, but don't let your visit end here!  Become part of the MBI community through prayer and financial support.  Manna Bible Institute is a faith ministry teaching God's Word in urban areas "where cross the crowded ways of life."  Join with us as partners in ministry as we continue to provide quality Bible education throughout Philadelphia and Chester, PA and in Mt. Holly, NJ.  

About Manna



Find out what Manna Bible Institute is all about and discover what makes our school unique as an inner-city ministry of biblical education.  Read about our history, mission, statement of faith, board, administration, and faculty.   Look into the heart of Manna and explore the reasons we invite students to study God’s Word at MBI.

MBI has no previous educational requirements for its Standard Bible Course or Christian Workers’ Certificate program.  Many new students have a high school diploma, some have college credits, but many new students have neither, but all entering students are welcome.  The Advanced School of Biblical Learning requires a Bible school diploma.

Manna is more than students and professors working together in classroom settings.  The Manna community includes alumni, churches, prayer partners, and donors who partner with students and faculty in support of Manna’s educational ministry.  This section of the website provides interactive communication with Manna’s community partners.  

"The Mission of Manna Bible Institute is to teach and equip students, by means of the study of the Bible and related subjects, to proclaim the Gospel, and instruct others in the Word of God, and to be prepared as missionaries, pastors, teachers, and Christian workers."

MBI Certificate of Incorporation (1950) 

President Sparkman's Welcome

Manna's Three Campuses

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