© Elnora Bible Institute, 2019

From a public school to a Bible school…

Originally   called   the   Biblical   Mennonite   Alliance   Bible   Institute   (BMABI),   EBI   began   in   2000.   The   2000-2003 terms   were   held   in   local   churches   located   in   South   Carolina,   Indiana,   Virginia,   and   Ohio.   For   the   first   two   years, BMABI   offered   one   three-week   term   per   year   until   2002,   when   the   Institute   began   offering   a   six-week   term   in   place of the three-week term. In the winter of 2004, BMABI moved into the old public school building in Elnora. The   original   school   building,   now   the   Elnora   Bible   Institute,   was   completed   in   1899.   For   the   next   100   years,   it served   the   Daviess   County   community   as   a   public   school.   In   the   1990s,   however,   Daviess   County   combined   several of   its   small   schools   into   one   large   school,   leaving   an   empty   building.   In   December   of   2002,   the   Biblical   Mennonite Alliance purchased the empty school building. A   dormitory   was   built   during   2003,   and   the   first   term   in   Elnora   was   held   in   2004.   In   2005,   the   Institute   began offering   two   terms.   Elnora   Bible   Institute   became   the   school’s   official   name   in   the   summer   of   2008.   A   third   term, three   weeks   long,   was   added   in   2012.   In   the   fall   of   2013,   a   15-week   term   was   added   to   complete   a   f ull   school year.
The public school building at the current location  was occupied in early 1919 The original Elnora school building was completed in 1899 The old public school building was completed in 1957