Mennonite Brethren Centenary Bible College ( MBC Bible College) is celebrating its 100th Academic Year. MBC Bible College is prominent in being the only Mennonite Bible College in the whole of Asia at the BD level. Mennonites are known as Biblicists and peace loving church since their emergence in the 16th century. The theology of Mennonites impacted and influenced numerous mainline denominations.
Early Mennonite missionaries reached India in 1889. Today, these Mennonite churches are spread in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharastra, Chatishghar, Bihar and West Bengal.
Mennonite Brethren Centenary Bible College (MBCBC), Shamshabad, founded in 1920, is a ministerial training institution of the Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches in India, a Protestant Church Society headquartered in Jadcherla, the Senate of Serampore College (University) with degree-granting authority validated by a Danish charter and ratified by the Government of West Bengal.
Efforts were made by the Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches in India to affiliate the MBCBC with the Senate of Serampore College (University) ever since the College began offering B.Th. courses from 1989 onwards during the Principalship of The Rev. R. S. Lemuel, CMBCI. It was in 1994 that the Senate Commission visited the College during the tenure of the University Registrar.
The Mennonites initiated their Christian mission in Telangana with the arrival of Abraham and Maria Friesen in 1890 and worked together with the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society/Samavesam of Telugu Baptist Churches in Nalgonda. Paul D. Wiebe writes that after they went and returned from a furlough in 1899, they began to work on establishing their first mission station in 1903 in Malakpet in Hyderabad.