Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions

Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions

Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions is a small, independent Presbyterian mission agency, which early in its history also became the missions board of the Bible Presbyterian Church.

Founded in 1933 by J. Gresham Machen, IBPFM played a significant role in the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy within the Presbyterian Church. After Machen’s untimely death in 1936, the IBPFM came under the control of Carl McIntire, the founder of the Bible Presbyterian Church.


*David O. Beale, "In Pursuit of Purity: American Fundamentalism Since 1850" (Greenville, S.C.: Bob Jones University Press, 1986), 317-19.

* [ IBPFM website]

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