Shalom Bible College is situated at Vadavathoor, Kottayam, in the ‘God’s own country’ – Kerala, in the Christian Heartland of India. Kottayam has achieved a national reputation as the first District in India that gained 100% literacy. It is well known in the tourism globe as the "Land of Letters, Lakes, and Latex".
Vadavathoor, Kottayam is a place where God by the mighty move of the Holy Spirit brought many to the full Gospel Truths. Pastor P.M. Philip was a man of God whom the Holy Spirit used mightily as God's instrument in the establishment of Pentecostal work in Kottayam District and its surrounding areas. In addition to what God accomplished in the rest of India through this instrument in God's hand, in 1956 he started Shalom Bible School in order to train christ like servant leaders and pioneer evangelists for the cause of the gospel in India.
Pastors T. G. Oommen, T. P. Varghese, P. K. Chacko, V. M .Chacko, K. C. Philip, C. V. Philipose, Mathew Samuel l, Bro. V. M. Thomas and Mrs. Saramma Philip and many others have been of great support to Pastor P. M. Philip in the formative years of this institution. In 2000 November, when Pastor P.M. Philip was called Home, his sons Dr. Mathew Finny and Pastor Easaw Philip took over the administration of the Institution.
In 2005, December with the help and support of many friends of Shalom could add more facilities and it is on the way to further expansion and development. At this occasion, the institution was renamed as Shalom Bible College. In 2017, the principal of SBC, Rev Easaw Philip was called Home after completing his race on earth. We are thankful to God for his Life and sacrificial contribution to the development of SBC by playing various roles in Shalom Bible College
Dr. Mathew Finny
Pastor Finny Kuruvilla