Staff & StudentsWho We Are
The Quito School of Biblical Studies had its beginning in October 1990, when the first group of missionaries from Operación Ecuador began with La Academia de la Biblica on Avenida De los Shyris and 6 de Diciembre, in the city of Quito.
This Academy served as a tool of the new church that these new pioneers were starting. The purpose of such an educational institute was to offer Bible courses within Quito 1. to help with evangelism; 2. to disciple new Christians, and 3. to prepare local leaders who could carry on the work, after the missionaries have left.
Over the years, the functions of the Institute multiplied, until the Academy of the Bible decided to expand its services and include students from all over Ecuador and from other countries. In 1997 the first students from Mexico and Venezuela were accepted. With the expansion of these services, the Academy of the Bible became a full-time Bible institute and adopted the current name: Escuela Quito de Estudios Bíblicos (EQEB). Also the EQEB began to offer scholarships for students who come to take advantage of this full-time training. In those first five years, the EQEB made an alliance with the American Institute “Sunset International Bible Institute”. This agreement continues to this day, but the auspices and supervision of the EQEB is now in charge of the elders of the Southwest Church of Christ of Pueblo, Colorado, in the United States. This Church has been one of the main founders of the work in Quito, from 1989 to date.
The EQEB does not pretend to be a “School of preachers,” but rather an educational center that prepares men and women for the service of God in their countries of origin or wherever He takes them. The EQEB invites missionary-students to come to Quito to prepare themselves in theological, ministerial and practical tools so that they can be a blessing to the Kingdom of God. In 2015, for the first time, we integrated technical preparation together with the theological and ministerial curriculum of the EQEB. The reason for such an initiative is to prepare the minister in the best possible way to serve the church with or without support. We want God to use each one according to their gifts, so that they are a blessing to the Miseo Dei (Mission of God), wherever they are and in whatever condition God arranges for them.
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Not everything is learned inside the classroom, but also outside of it, in activities and meetings that students carry out to share and apply what they have learned.
Training leaders, evangelists, pastors and teachers is not an easy task, but these men and women are the ones who contribute to the work, offering their experience, time and knowledge when teaching their classes.
Dr. Joshua Marcum
Director of Development FOE
Joshua Kent Marcum (B.S. Psychology, MDiv, DMin). He is married to Julie Marcum, they have four children: Michaela, Eliana, Jana and Enoch. Since 2011 they have been living in Quito and have joined the work of Operación Ecuador. Joshua is the son of Kent and Sharla Marcum, missionaries in Ecuador since 1989; therefore, he has completed his secondary studies in the city of Quito. He did his higher studies in his native country; then he and his family served the Lord by establishing a church in Cochabamba, Bolivia during the years 2006-2010. He actively serves on the EQEB as director, and beyond this administrative role he loves to teach and facilitate the development of mission teams in South America. The Marcum family feels very happy and also grateful to be able to participate in the great vision that God has for Ecuador and all of Latin America.
Mg. Oswaldo Albarracín
Director of QSOBS
Mg. Edgar Yungán
Mg. Jhon Cuarán
Administrator El Puente