Western Baptist Bible College was in Oakland from c.1946 to 1956. In 1956, it moved to El Cerrito, 3 and then to Salem, OR, and is now known as Corban University. 1

It had property at 528 - 33rd St. as well as some nearby apartments.

In 1948, they opened the First Independent Baptist Church in what had been the Christian and Missionary Alliance Gospel Tabernacle4

Dr. H.O. Van Gilder was the first full-time president of the college, and the first pastor of the church. 2

1951 Sanborn excerpt

Links and References

  1. Corban University - Our History corban.edu
  2. church ad Oakland Tribune June 30, 1956
  3. Chung Mei Home Sold For College Oakland Tribune June 26, 1956
  4. First Independent Baptist Church Opened in Oakland Oakland Tribune November 14, 1948