A Brief History of BBI

May 1995 (Menomonee FallS, WI)

The Need for a Training Program

Over 60 concerned Grace leaders met to pray and discuss the formation of a training program to produce much needed pastors, missionaries, and local church workers.

Representing well over 50 years as part of the Grace Movement and tracing its mid-Acts dispensational roots back to the Apostle Paul, this session voiced a need for a Bible Institute training program for leaders in today’s Grace assemblies.

This focused goal would necessitate equally focused founders, faculty, students, and constituency.  It was decided that the school would operate free from all government assistance programs and be solely maintained by God’s supply via His people.  The Milwaukee, Wisconsin area was chosen as a central location for the training Institute.

Dr. Bedore, Founding President of BBI

Summer and Fall, 1995

Research and Planning

The research and planning committees convened under the auspices of the Berean Bible Society Board of Directors.  The consensus was to have the school operational by the fall of 1996.  However, the Board realized the exact timing would be completely in God’s power.

Fall 1996

The Need of the Hour

To the glory of God, classes began to be offered in the fall of 1996.

The over-riding burden of the hour is to equip godly and committed students to enter the ministry of “preaching Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery.”  The school will teach all Scripture in accordance with the dispensational principle of “rightly dividing the Word of Truth” (II Tim. 2:15).

First Year Students and Instructors