Regarding Classes at BBI

We regret to announce that we are not offering classes during 2022 due to declining enrollment. Please join us in praying for God’s leading for the future of Birmingham Bible Institute.

What We Offer

Bible Education

Extensive training in God's Word is provided in a traditional classroom setting, with personal attention  from teachers and interaction with fellow students.

Sound Doctrine

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, are the supreme and final authority in faith and life.

Chapel Services

Challenging, Bible-centered messages are brought by staff members and special guest speakers every week between the 2nd- and 3rd-hour classes.

Affordable Price

Our registration fee is $50 ($25 if preregistering), and tuition ranges from $90 (one class) to $160 (three classes) per semester.

Convenient Location

Our classes are held in Birmingham, Michigan, at 280 East Lincoln Street (14 1/2 Mile Rd.), 4 blocks west of Woodward Avenue.

Library & Bookstore

Thousands of volumes can be borrowed from our library; textbooks and other materials are available for purchase.

Study God’s Word at BBI!

We offer several programs for Christians.
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Our Staff

Craig Hurley

Craig Hurley

Church Pastor & Instructor

Old Testament

New Testament

Bible Enrichment

Cheryl Eldridge


Nate Eldridge


Biblical Counseling

Bible Study Methods

Christian Living

Shawna Fenner


Biblical Greek

Biblical Hebrew

Barbara Harrell

Barbara Harrell


Sign Language

Brian Holloway



Group Voice Lessons

Philosophy of Worship

Dr. Ron Wagner

Ron Wagner


Old Testament

New Testament

Bible Enrichment

Click here to find out more about our staff.

Fast Facts

Number of years BBI has been serving the community since founded by Dr. Charles Whitfield
Number of Courses in Old and New Testament Studies Required for the Bible Diploma
Number of Courses Beyond the Bible Diploma Required for Each Advanced Diploma
Number of Course Hours Required for the Certificate in Sign Language, Biblical Greek, or Biblical Hebrew

What Our Students Say

An excellent school: programs (classes) are formatted for the searcher as well as a church leader. The instructors are very well informed on the truth of the scriptures. I enjoy every minute of the classes and look forward to the next phase in studies. It was a blessing to find this program in the Detroit area. I highly recommend Birmingham Bible Institute.

Phil B.

BBI is a wonderful learning Institute. The staff is encouraging, caring, kind, and inspiring. …The classes are affordable, and an added treasure is the mini sermon in Chapel every week. Take one class and I guarantee you will come back for more! I did!

Alzadie J.

I’m so glad the Lord led me to BBI! My first day was so blessed; the teachers were awesome…. Knowledge is power!

Kim B.

BBI is excellent: great sound doctrine, very friendly, and great price.

Bud B.