Latin American Bible Institute (LABI), now Christ Mission College (CMC) was the result of the fervent prayer and great faith of the Rev. H. C. Ball and his devoted wife, Sunshine. LABI opened its doors for the first semester of classes on November 8, 1926 at its first location in the annex of Templo Cristiano at El Paso and South Cibolo Streets in San Antonio, Texas. The first commencement was held in May of 1928.
As students continued to show a desire to serve the Lord, the school was moved to its second location at Saspamco, Texas in 1935, eighteen miles south of San Antonio due to limited accommodations. In the fall of 1945, LABI moved to its third location at the corner of Shultz and Padilla streets in El Paso, Texas, to accommodate a growing student body. Later the need arose again and the school was moved in the summer of 1981 to the place of its cradle and its fourth location at 10822 FM 1560 North in San Antonio, Texas, where it has been for nearly 38 years.
At the May 4, 2017 Homecoming, Rev. Dennis Rivera, Chairman of the Board of Directors declared that LABI was giving birth to a new institution called Christ Mission College that would pursue its destiny while honoring its history and purpose. CMC teaches that ALL Christians are called to follow Christ, be His church, and go into all the world making disciples. (Matthew 16:18; Matthew 28:18-20; John 14:12)
Then, as Latin American Bible Institute, and now as Christ Mission College, we continue to passionately prepare and graduate students who pursue their God given callings to take their places across world, accomplishing the Lord’s work.
CMC passionately develops a student’s God-given potential in a practical process of Biblical higher education, discipleship, and practical experience for sacrificial service in the church and community to expand God’s kingdom in the world with the Holy Spirit’s power.
“Enlarging our enrollment to…extending our scholarship opportunities, expending our efforts to significantly upgrade the campus, expanding the community of participating churches to include more scope and diversity, and excelling across Texas and the U.S. as a quality school offering affordable practical ministry training that will deploy our graduates without debt into service in the church and community.
CMC recognizes the imperative of preparing Christian workers to complete the Great Commission (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19, 20). Our primary purpose is to provide baccalaureate level Church Ministry training at a central campus to qualified Hispanics and diverse other believers who desire to fulfill the mission of God in service to the church and community throughout the world(…)
“CMC has been foundational for my life. I am extremely grateful for this life-changing experience!”
Araceli Morales, Alumni
“The education I have received has been such a blessing to my life. I have learned so many things that can be applied practically to my everyday life.”
Nathalie Boettjer, Alumni