A brief history
The Baptist Pastoral Bible Institute began in 1979 as a joint effort of American missionaries and national French pastors concerned for the future of churches being established in France. (It is estimated that France needs 1,000 new full-time workers to pastor existing churches and reach out to the many unreached towns in the country.) Classes began in a local church in northeastern France under mission leadership. That church eventually relocated in new facilities with a national pastor, and it allowed the Institute to continue to use their former building.
During the past 30 years God has blessed, sending us not only French students, but also a growing number from other French-speaking countries. Graduates now serve the Lord on nearly every continent of the globe. With a growing student body and curriculum, the Institute has decided to launch its own building program to better meet the needs in France and the French-speaking world.
The first phase is the purchase of our educational-library building and will soon be completed. As soon as the architect’s drawing are completed and funds permit, we will begin remodeling the building, hopefully starting in the summer of 2016.