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Daniel Munoz

I became a Christian in 2004 I knew I wanted to know the Lord better through serious study of the Scriptures. While attending a college age conference I learned about EBC through the preaching of Francis Chan. I didn’t know much about EBC but I knew that Francis preached in a way that made my heart feel like it was on fire with conviction. I knew that I needed that kind of teaching in my life, teaching that would force me to challenge what I believed to be true about God. When I got to EBC I realized that every faculty member was committed to reconstructing false views I had about God and helping me build a theology shaped by the Scriptures. In 2008 my wife Charlene and I graduated and two days later moved to central California to help out with a recent church plant that could not afford to pay pastoral staff. While serving at this church I helped lead the Jr. High and High school ministry by teaching and engaging in one on one discipleship. I also started an adult Bible Study Methods class. Since I am not a paid staff member I support my families financial needs by working at Wal-Mart. People might think it’s weird that I graduated from college with a Bachelors degree and I work at Wal-Mart but it’s not that weird. In the eyes of the world a Bible degree means almost nothing. To me my time at EBC was significant not because of the letters I received behind my name but because the things that were written on my heart I have been able to write on the hearts of others.

EBC is valuable because It’s a place where someone can come to learn the Bible and not go into huge amounts of debt in the process. EBC’s faculty are men who not only teach their students but pastor them too.

EBC transformed the way I view God and myself through assignments and instruction that forced me to dig deeper into the Scripture than I ever had before. During my time at EBC I saw my view of the Bible change, I always knew the Bible was important for my life but I wasn’t sure how important. I now see the Bible as truly sufficient for life and godliness. I trust that the Bible is enough to instruct me on living a life that is both full and honoring to the Lord. My love for God grew as I began to see the true God of the Scriptures and as I continue to use the tools that I received at EBC that love continues to grow every day. Before I came to EBC I was not graciously serving the Church, I was only taking in and being feed. While at EBC I learned what the Church was and how I was supposed to interact within it. I learned that the Church belongs to no man except the Lord Jesus Christ who gave His blood for her. The Church is so precious to Christ and she has become precious to me because of the truth I learned at EBC. Without the instruction I received at EBC my life would look much different.

I believe that investing in EBC is really investing in Christ’s Kingdom. When you invest in EBC you invest in regular people working regular jobs who are living to honor Christ in the every day stuff of life. When you invest in EBC you invest in marriages, families, churches and people you will never meet.


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Ric Garcia

I came to know the Lord later in life and the experience for me was profound. Soon after my conversion I was installed as a worship leader and served for almost two years in a small church near Claremont, CA. But although I found my new life very rewarding I had a lot of questions that were not being answered. Once saved I felt a deep sense of mission but being new to the Church I had no understanding of how to go about it or what that even meant. I prayed for answers and believed that I was to go to bible college so I sold my house and most of my possessions in an effort to follow hard after God.

My first year in bible college left me with as many questions as I had had when I began. It seemed that academic achievement for the sake of professional ministry positions outweighed everything else. I was learning but there was a distinct lack of the sense of mission that drove me and that I was reading about in Scripture.

Somehow I heard about a new college that would soon be opening called Eternity Bible College. I spent a few hours there one day and spoke at length to a man named Mark Henry. He explained to me that EBC’s purpose was to equip students for the various missions to which God had called them and that the priority of EBC was God’s mission in the world. I had never heard of Francis Chan or his ministry, in fact I had never heard of Cornerstone Community Church, but it was apparent from the outset that the faculty and staff of EBC were driven by a deep sense of mission—to equip students by grounding them in Scripture for the purpose of taking the gospel out.

It was also apparent after only a few weeks of study that the quality of the teaching was deeper, farther, and broader than that which I had experienced at a larger, more expensive bible college. The high view of the Trinity, the priority of the Church, and the call to personal holiness set the tone for the college.

From the teaching of theology by Josh Walker and the apologetics of Spencer MacCuish, to the Greek I studied under Joshua Grauman and the exegesis I learned from Doug Main—EBC was and is a pearl of great price. Anyone considering bible college would be foolish not to consider EBC as a means of developing a deeper and more authentic Christian worldview, becoming equipped for service to our great Savior, or as a great preparatory for further seminary study. My seminary professors have often remarked at my understanding knowing that I did not grow up in the church. I tell them it is because of the teaching I received at EBC.

I was one of the first students to enroll at EBC when it opened and I graduated in 2006 with a B.B.S. degree. I have recently completed my M.A.R. degree with a worship emphasis at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and it is my desire to teach at EBC as a way of paying it forward for the invaluable teaching I found there. I currently teach a weekly bible study with my wife Sharon in our home and I spread the gospel throughout my community. I am indeed on mission, now fully equipped, and I owe a great debt of thanks to the quality of the teaching I received at EBC for that.

To God be the Glory.

Ric Garcia


Daniel Munoz

I became a Christian in 2004 I knew I wanted to know the Lord better through serious...
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Ric Garcia

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