In 1992, missionaries from the Assemblies of God mission (USA), presently called Assemblies of God World Missions (AGWM), were invited to Ethiopia to establish a degree-granting Bible College in consultation with the Evangelical leaders of Ethiopia. The purpose of the school was to train ministers, including pastors, evangelists, teachers, and missionaries, to serve the Evangelical and Pentecostal churches of Ethiopia. The College opened its doors in September 1994.
The first students graduated in 1998. Since its inception, the College, faculty, and staff have been committed to pursuing excellence in ministerial training and spiritual development.
The College was first located in Kotebe. Then, in June 2001 it was moved to its own building in Wollo Sefer, and operated from there, till August 2018. Now, ABC has moved, again, to its new facility, built on the campus of the Ethiopia Assemblies of God Lideta property.
The College is owned and operated by the Ethiopia Gubae Egziabher Church (EAG, Ethiopia Assemblies of God Church). The College functions under the governance of the Board of Directors, which consists of leadership from the GEC, representatives of the Assemblies of God mission, the Principal, and an alumni representative. The Administrative Committee of the College is appointed by the Board of Directors to carry out the daily operations of the institution in compliance with the decisions of the Board and in agreement with the vision and mission statements of the College. All students are expected to respect the doctrinal statement of the College.
While ABC is a ministry arm of the Ethiopia Gubae Egziabher Church, it welcomes the entire Evangelical and Pentecostal community of Ethiopia to join the student body which consists of a wide, interdenominational blend of believers. ABC is committed to training servant ministers who will return to their denominations and local churches and serve effectively. The College desires to maintain healthy partnerships and trusted relationships with all the churches and denominations that send their men and women for training. Church leaders are welcome to visit the campus and offer recommendations that can strengthen the training program. Churches are encouraged to contribute financially to the operation of the College and to invest in the educational costs of their students.