Baptist Bible Institute of the Permian Basin

A cooperative eff­ort of First Baptist Church and Greater Ideal Baptist Church with the Baptist University of the Americas.

For a brochure or more information, Rosalind Perkins, , 432-683-0838, or Paul Byrom,, 432-683-0603.

B. H. Carroll Theological Institute

FBC is a “Teaching Church” A Teaching Church is a fellowship of believers that adopts an intentional strategy to be a learning organization. A central aspect of this commitment will be a ministry partnership with B.H. Carroll Theological Institute to provide formal theological education and informal training for Christian leaders. Teaching will be conducted face-to face by mentor-teachers living in the area of the Teaching Church, and by interactive connection with other teachers in the Institute network. Mentor-teachers at the Teaching Church will be academically qualified in their disciplines to teach at their respective levels; they will be elected as Resident Fellows of the Institute. Preferably, the pastor of the church and/or other staff members will be Resident Fellows.

For more information or to register, please go to, or call Dr. Copeland, 432.640.0200 x 200.

Paschal Term (January 6 - February 24, 2015)
Dr. Donovan Martin,Old Testament III – The Prophets

An introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. The prophetic books from Isaiah through Malachi.

Omega Term (March 9 - May 5, 2015)
Dr. David Evans,Biblical Interpretation

An introduction to the nature of the Bible; the definition of and need for hermeneutics; a survey of historical and contemporary hermeneutical approaches; the principles of a grammatical-historical-theological-practical approach; and case studies of biblical passages that illustrate the principles.
Drs. John Copeland and Donovan Martin –Holy Land Trip(please contact Dr. Copeland for details on academic credit)

Summer Term (June 2 - July 21, 2015)
Dr. John Copeland,Biblical Preaching I

A study of the principles of sermon construction: the interpretation of text, the formulation of idea, the definition of objective, the development of material, the arrangement of structure, the improvement of style, and the preaching of the sermon.

All classes held on Tuesday nights 6:00 - 9:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 2104 West Louisiana, unless otherwise scheduled in the syllabus. Please contact Dr. Copeland, 432.269.0151 or for the latest information for times and exact room locations.