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 $35 ($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.

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Our Staff

Craig Hurley

Craig Hurley

Church Pastor & Instructor

Old Testament

New Testament

Bible Enrichment

Bob McLaughlin

Bob McLaughlin

BBI Director & Instructor

New Testament

Bible Doctrines

Bible Enrichment

Cheryl Eldridge

Cheryl Eldridge

Registrar
Gail Crewdson

Gail Crewdson

Instructor

American Sign Language

Advanced Classes

Glen Currie

Glen Currie

Instructor

Old Testament

Bible Doctrines

Christian Ethics

Nate Eldridge

Nate Eldridge

Instructor

Biblical Counseling

Bible Study Methods

Christian Living

Shawna Fenner

Shawna Fenner

Instructor & Webmaster

Biblical Greek

Biblical Hebrew

Gary Flatt

Gary Flatt

Instructor

Creation Science

Bible Prophecy

Church History

Barbara Harrell

Barbara Harrell

Instructor

American Sign Language

Beginning Classes

Mary Jane Hines

Mary Jane Hines

Instructor

Practical Methods for Bible Teaching

(for children’s & women’s ministries)

Brian Holloway

Brian Holloway

Instructor

Music

Group Voice Lessons

Philosophy of Worship

Ron Wagner

Ron Wagner

Instructor

Old Testament

New Testament

Bible Enrichment

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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.