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Malaysia Bible Seminary (MBS) is an evangelical, interdenominational seminary dedicated to the preparation of men and women to serve God and His Church. We seek to fulfil our commitment through Biblical and Theological education, ministerial and professional development, and personal and spiritual formation. In the attempt to fulfil our goals, MBS strives for excellence in the service of Jesus Christ, under the authority of the Holy Scriptures, the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit, to the Glory of God the Father.

The need for theological training has always been felt by the leaders of the Malaysian church. During the period leading up to 1976, some church leaders sought to meet this need by setting up a Bible College in Malaysia, especially for the training of Malaysians for ministry. In 1976, a Bible school was started in Malacca  under the name, “Pusat Latihan Kristian Melaka” (PLKM), with an initial enrolment of two students. The Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF) was instrumental in the establishment of PLKM and the founding dean was Rev. Peter Warner, then missionary to Malaysia. The PLKM was intended eventually to become the English Department of the Malaysia Bible Seminary. The PLKM was also the successor to the Selangor Evening Bible School. At that time there was also a Chinese-medium Malaysian Christian Training Centre (MCTC), which was also sponsored by OMF. In 1978, the PLKM merged with the Malaysia Bible Seminary (Chinese Department) which had been started by the Selangor Chinese Co-workers Fellowship. Together with the MCTC students, these groups became the Malaysia Bible Seminary. MBS has two departments, English and Chinese, with one Council and one administration. However, recognizing that each constituency is different, each department is autonomous in its educational philosophy and approach in order to serve its respective constituencies effectively. In its short history, the MBS English Department has moved from Melaka to the Overseas Union Garden in Kuala Lumpur in 1979, and then to Luther House in 1984. In 1988 a block of shop-fronts in Klang, a half-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, was purchased and MBS has remained there until today.