African Bible College was founded in the late 1970s. Today it is training leaders for the African church in three countries: Liberia, Malawi and Uganda. The Malawi campus offers degrees in Biblical studies, education, communication, community development and business administration. A number of our graduates are serving as pastors and include the former General Secretary of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian and a former head of Scripture Union Malawi. Two of our graduates are members of Parliament. In addition, ABC Malawi has a Christian radio station, a hospital and an academy that goes through the 12th grade.
Larry Brown has been with ABC, Malawi, since February 1993. This semester he is teaching world history to the freshmen, church history and missions to the sophomores, and systematic theology to the juniors. The College now offer a master’s degree and Larry has also been involved with the graduate students. The college currently has about 300 students. The academy has about 325 students.
In addition to teaching, Larry is involved in outreach and evangelism. He and his team have shown the Jesus film numerous times since 1998 in villages in both Malawi and in neighboring Mozambique. Frequently he evangelizes at the local Maula Prison in LiIongwe. He is responsible for the weekly community outreach of the senior class where they get involved in a variety of ministries around the city, giving them practical experience in ministry. They partner with allied ministries such as Navigators, Gideons and Children of the Nations, an orphanage ministry. They have been involved in mobile medical clinics in villages where there is no doctor and in February 2015 they participated in a relief team to southern Malawi, which had been hit by severe flooding. In August 2015 men from supporting churches joined Larry and others in showing the Jesus film ministry and assisted village water well repairs.
Larry is a widower and has been a single dad to Carey, a boy he has cared for since 2002 (adopted as a 3-year-old). Carey quit swimming but his grades are vastly improved and he still participates in soccer and basketball.
This has been a year of significant civil unrest. At one point the U.S. ambassador narrowly missed getting a faceful of tear gas from the Malawi police.
Larry is currently teaching 417 undergraduate students.