Emergence of PBCS
Pakistan is situated in South Asia and shares its borders with China in the North; Afghanistan in West; and few Central Asian States, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Northwest; Iran in Southwest and India in the East. It came into being as a separate homeland for Muslims when India got independence from Britain in 1947. It comprises on 96% Muslims, 2% Christian and rest of 2%other communities.
Church in Pakistan exists for more than 150 years. Mission work in the field of education and medical services contributed greatly in the growth of the Church and Christian witness. It also earned much respect in the society for the quality of these services.
Due to cultural values and strong religious barriers the communication of true teaching about Christian faith was becoming gradually restricted. It created many misconceptions regarding Christian faith in majority community that caused a social barrier between Christians and Muslims. Thus the gap between two communities began to grow wider and wider. But thank God in-spite of this barrier the interest was still found in a large part of society to know and gain knowledge about the Bible and Christian beliefs.
This was the situation that moved a group of missionaries and Christian workers in 1957 to start a Bible Correspondence School Ministry to reach out all over the Pakistan with the message of God’s love for mankind, through Bible Correspondence Courses and variety of other holistic programs and projects.