Moffat Bible College was fully registered as a diploma granting Bible College by the Ministry of Education of the Kenyan Government on April 9th, 2008 and was fully accredited for its Bible and Theology diploma program from the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA) on March 26, 1999.


Moffat Bible College is a part of the African Inland Church, but welcomes students from other denominational backgrounds. The W.Y. Moffat Memorial Bible Training Institute opened on 11 February 1929, after more than a decade of planning. Founded by the Africa Inland Mission at its headquarters in Kijabe, the school was created for the purpose of training evangelists and pastors for the growing church in Kenya and publishing Christian material and Bible courses. The name Moffat was adopted in honor of a faithful Christian from the United States by the name of William Y. Moffat, whose widow and son provided the financial means to build the first structures. Charles Teasdale, the first principal and teacher, led the school for more than 40 years.
When the school opened in 1929, there were just four students. Since then, Moffat has developed and upgraded its programs. At first it offered a three year Bible course taught in Kiswahili. In 1942, a two year Pastors' Course, also in Kiswahili, was added to prepare for ordination those who had finished the Bible School Course and had spent some time in ministry. In 1968, the two courses were merged into a single four year programs and the medium of instruction was changed from Kiswahili to English. The school changed its name to Moffat College of Bible in 1977, and then in 1982 became a post-secondary institution. From those first four students over seventy years ago, the size of the student body has grown significantly, until Moffat now enrolls over 70 students, drawn from many different tribes throughout Kenya.
Moffat offers a three year Diploma and a one year Certificate in Bible and Theology with the following Concentrations: Bible & Theology, Counseling and Chaplaincy, and Community Development.


Programs Offered
  • 3 Year Diploma in Bible and Theology.
  • 1 Year Diploma in Bible and Theology.
  • Bible and Theology
  • Counseling and Chaplaincy
  • Pastoral Ministries
  • AIDS Ministries
  • Christian Education
  • Inter-Cultural Studies