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A Christ-centered School of Biblical Education
with three conveniently located campuses
in Philadelphia and Chester, PA, and in Mount Holly, NJ

A Place to Grow Academically and Spiritually

Looking for quality Bible education in Philadelphia, Chester, or southern New Jersey?  If so, you've come to the right place.  Manna Bible Institute has been part of the Philadelphia community since 1944.  That's eight decades 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 were who founded the school.

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Committed to Excellence in Biblical Training

Committed to Excellence in Biblical Training

Manna is committed to biblical education that has value and relevance in the lives and ministries of its students and graduates.  Faculty and staff understand the needs and complexities of the inner-city.  Addressing the concerns of urban students and graduates is a calling we take seriously.  Urban ministry is Manna Bible Institute's specialty.

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Training God's Servants for Christian Ministry

"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) 


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.   Check out our campuses.  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 admission to 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.  

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Introducing Manna’s New President, Kevin M. Aiken, Ph.D.


Click to view a message from our President 

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