Philippine Bible Society

Establishment of the Philippine Bible Society

Good leadership and cooperation are keys to the strong foundation of any organization. In 1919, by mutual agreement of the two Societies’ governing
bodies, the ABS became wholly responsible for the work in the Philippines, at the same time relinquishing its interests in Korea in favor of BFBS. Such arrangement was arrived at in the interest of maximum efficiency and economy of Bible work. The ABS Philippine Agency established thereafter has since been known as the Philippine Bible House (PBH)—the precursor of the Philippine Bible Society. Thus ended twenty-one years of BFBS work in the Philippines. By the grace of God, PBS has persisted for more than a century because of the shared legacy of wisdom and dedication of the BFBS and ABS leaders.