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In 1924 Northpoint Bible College (Formerly Zion Bible College) was founded by Rev. Christine Gibson for the purpose of preparing men and women for Pentecostal ministry. The school started in East Providence, Rhode Island, and 1985 relocated to Barrington, Rhode Island. In 2008, the college was miraculously blessed with its current beautiful and historic 18 acre residential campus, located in Haverhill, Massachusetts. There are now thousands of Northpoint alumni serving all over the world in various fields of ministry, and for over 90 years Northpoint Bible College has continued to stand by this vision: to teach and train students for excellent Pentecostal ministry.

Who We Are

Northpoint (formerly Zion Bible College) is a Bible College in New England, and we exist for one reason: to teach and train students in excellent pentecostal ministry. We were founded in 1924 as a faith school, and our history is rich with stories of the miraculous hand of God.


Northpoint Bible College Degrees (on-campus and online) are fully accredited through the Association for Biblical Higher Education. If you would like more information regarding our accreditation status and those associated with it, please click here.

More Information on Accreditation

Here are some organizations associated with Northpoint’s accreditation status:


Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Higher Education to grant the Master of Arts in Practical Theology degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree, the Associate in Arts in Bible and Theology degree, and the One-Year Certificate in Biblical Studies.


Association for Biblical Higher Education

Northpoint Bible College holds full accreditation with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). The ABHE is recognized by the Department of Education in Washington D.C. and is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is the umbrella organization for Regional, Specialized/Professional, and National Accrediting Associations.


Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education (formerly COCHE)

Northpoint is a fully endorsed Assemblies of God college.


Michigan Department of Higher Education

Northpoint Bible College is approved by the Michigan Department of Higher Education to grant the Associate of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Church Leadership at the Grand Rapids campus.


Commission on Christian Higher Education

Northpoint Bible College is recognized by the Commission on Christian Higher Education in Springfield, Missouri as an endorsed school.


Evangelical Training Association

Northpoint Bible College holds membership with the Evangelical Training Association. This qualifies the Institute to award the ETA Teaching Diploma to those students who meet the requirements.


Veterans Administration

Northpoint Bible College is approved by the Department of Veteran Affairs for the training of veterans who are entitled to educational benefits under existing laws. Any veteran wishing to attend Northpoint under the provisions of these laws should make application to his/her local Veterans Administration Office for approval. The school will gladly assist veterans in securing benefits under the Title 38 program.


The Student And Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

Northpoint is approved to grant I-20’s to international students who meet criteria of the Admissions Committee.


Title IV

Northpoint is a participant in the U.S. Department of Education Title IV program.


Northpoint is located on the Bradford side of Haverhill, Massachusetts. Located in an urban / suburban environment, just 45 minutes outside of Boston, MA (by car or train), Northpoint is perfectly situated for a rich on-campus experience. Spread out or spend time downtown. The choice is yours.

What We Offer

At Northpoint, we offer a variety of programs and degrees. For undergrads, we offer a BA in Bible and Theology, along with a series of practical secondary majors. We also offer a one-year certificate and an Associate of Arts degree in Bible and Theology. For graduates, we offer a MA in Practical Theology. Start working towards your degree online.

Take the Next Step

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