Mini Bible College

Our History

The Mini Bible College (MBC), a systematic Bible curriculum, is primarily distributed through the work of International Cooperating Ministries (ICM). Developed by Pastor Dick Woodward, MBC consists of more than 215 individual audio lessons, supported by printed booklets. The teachings include an entire survey of the Old and New Testaments, and in-depth studies of the Sermon on the Mount and Marriage and Family.

Woodward served as senior pastor of the Virginia Beach Community Chapel, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Williamsburg Community Chapel in Williamsburg, VA. In 1982, when Woodward was diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease of the spinal cord, he began creating MBC.

In the early 1990’s, when he was no longer able to actively pastor, Woodward became the Pastor Emeritus of Williamsburg Community Chapel. However, being a quadriplegic did not stop the work of God through the life of Pastor Woodward. He continued to write (via voice-activated computer software), mentor, blog, and minister to many people for the next 20 years until God saw fit to call him “home” on March 8, 2014. His latest book, Marketplace Disciples, was published in December 2013.

MBC was first aired and televised in English locally in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and then via broadcasts on Trans-World Radio (Bonaire) in 1986. Today, MBC has been translated into 56 languages and is currently broadcast via radio, the Internet, digital audio players, CDs, and smartphone apps. The study booklets, leadership materials and study guides are also available on this site. Internationally, ICM churches use the materials for evangelism, training of pastors and lay leaders, and nurturing believers in Bible study groups.