Greetings in His matchless name. As you know, the Stewards Bible College (formerly ABTI) is a pioneer Bible Training Institute with an all India vision and outlook among the Brethren in India.
The founders viz. Messrs. Gordon Ritchie (New Zealand) M.S. Liddle (Australia),Justus Samuel, T.G. Samuel, P.M Abraham (all with the Lord now) realized the need for such an institution considering the vast scope and potential for propagating the Christian tenets in India, particularly in North India. The founding brethren had felt that the brethren who were called out for the Lord’s work needed some formal and systematic minimum training in basic Biblical truths and therefore the founders made themselves available as instruments in the hands of God in launching this teaching ministry as “Assembly Bible and Training Institute” in 1974 in Pune, Maharashtra and the same was run under the aegis of the Gospel Fellowship Trust of India (a funding agency since 1954).
Over the period the Bible School ministry has proved to be very useful and fruitful for the Lord’s Servants working in His vineyard as it has equipped them with the Word of God that the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works. This ministry stands today as a beacon in guiding and leading young people for the Master’s use only because of the continuous and overwhelming support of God
and His people everywhere. Your prayerful involvement and participation is important and vital for us in continuing this ministry. Hitherto the Lord has helped and He will continue to help;