Questions & Answers

Why was The Bible Institute founded?

The Bible Institute was founded in 2013 by Pastor Brian Hayes of Wildwood Community Church to meet an increasing need for quality Christian education for adults.  TBI’s mission is to strengthen the local church by equipping those for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12).  TBI courses aim to produce leaders who can accurately understand and articulate basic Bible doctrine; those who will carry out the Great Commission of Christ (Matthew 28:18-20).


Whom does The Bible Institute serve?

All Christ followers in the area are welcome to join us on the exciting journey of a systematic track of the Bible and its doctrines. Pastors, staff, church leadership, Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, parents, grandparents, and college students are encouraged to enroll!


Who sponsors/supports The Bible Institute?

The Bible Institute was founded in 2013 by Pastor Brian Hayes of Wildwood Community Church, and is still sponsored by Wildwood today.  TBI is supported by the Union Baptist Association, which represents 77 Oklahoma churches.


What denomination does The Bible Institute represent?

The Bible Institute does not represent any one denomination, and welcomes all Christ followers.  Courses will be taught in alignment with our Statement of Faith.


Who teaches The Bible Institute courses?

TBI instructors bring course-specific expertise, passion and experience to the classroom.  Our instructors collectively hold multiple masters and doctoral degrees from seminary institutions.  They serve, or have served, in leadership roles for a variety of missionary and ministry organizations.  They represent careers in ministry, missions, engineering, marketing, law, and physics.  Each TBI course is taught by a team of at least two instructors. Learn more about each member of our incredible team here!


What is the coursework like?

All students are encouraged to attend class meetings, stay up to date on assigned reading, and come ready to dialogue each week. Additional assignments (i.e. quizzes, writing assignments) will vary from course to course.  Please note that student work is not letter-graded, and simply used as a tool to reinforce course material.

Still have questions? Sit in on a class to experience TBI for yourself! You may also enjoy these video testimonials from past students.


Are class sizes limited?

Class sizes are limited by available space, and currently range from 25 - 35 students per course.


How do I enroll?

Enrollment/registration is not required for our Fall 2020 course.


How can my church be more involved?

Have your pastor or church leader fill out the contact card and request an appointment. We are excited to sit down with churches and partner with them on our goal of producing disciple makers who can accurately handle the Word of God.


Do you have resources available to help spread the word about TBI?

Yes! Please fill out a contact card and we would be happy to send you a promotional pack of information to help spread the word.


Brian Hayes, TBI Founder

Thank you to our partner organizations.