Born of the need and desire for understanding and partnership, the Forum of Bible Agencies International, was launched in 1990. Its first annual meeting was held in Horsleys Green, England. During the 1990s, Forum members built and strengthened relationships. Several cooperative projects were begun. Member organizations also began developing a number of common goals and standards especially in respect to Scripture translation.
The Forum gained incorporation status as a not-for-profit entity in May of 2004.
Today, there are more than 35 members of the Forum working together to maximize worldwide access and impact of God's Word.