BBI " Benin Bible Institute " Official Website

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BBI AIMS TO GIVE A CONVENIENT FORMATION TO STUDENTS IN VARIOUS SECTORS OF ACTIVITIES IN PARALLEL TO THEIR THEOLOGICAL FORMATION.

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INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK


Benin Bible Institute is an institution of training biblical and theological. Christian as any structure of this kind, it is of a spiritual nature, social and non-profit. By its dimension and its vision inter denominational, the BBI keeps a full independence and only works under the guardianship of any name or federation of churches.

It attache however great importance to its relations with the churches and strongly hopes that all be involved in one way or another, closely, as far in its activities. Statutorily, the Biblical Institute of Benin is administered and managed by three organs : statutorily, the Biblical Institute of Benin is administered and managed by three organs :

→A decision-making body called the BBI’S BOARD OF GOVERNORS

→A body of direction and management called a Committee of Direction of the Institute (CODIRI)

→A advisory body called Consultative Assembly of the Institute (CAI)


A - BBI’S BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The Board of Governors is the Institute’s governing body. Its mission is to :

-  Make important decisions concerning the life of the Institute ;

-  Reflect on ways to improve the quality of the Institute ;

-  Oversee the Executive Committee (CODIRI) in its administration and management of the Institute ;

-  Designate the members of the Cabinet ;

-  Appoint auditors once a year to verify the financial management and accounting of the Institute.

There are 14 members designated by their sending agencies as follows :

-  4 representatives of the federations and councils of Beninese churches ;

-  3 representatives from the Alumni Association (AMANET) ;

-  2 representatives of Mennonite Mission Network who live in Benin or elsewhere ;

-  2 representatives of the teaching staff : the Academic Dean and one other professor chosen by his peers ;

-  2 resource people proposed by the cabinet and appointed by the Board of Governors based on the interest they show for training spiritual leaders in Benin ;

-  the Administrator of the Institute


The Board of Governors of the Institute elects 05 people from among its members to form the cabinet made up of :

-  a President ;

-  a Vice-President ;

-  a Secretary ;

-  an Assistant Secretary ;

-  an honoraryTreasurer ;


The Administrator of the Institute is automatically the secretary of the Board of Governors.
The Mennonite Mission Network representative is the assistant secretary.
The members of the Board of Governors are designated for a four year term renewable one time. The members of the Cabinet are also elected for a four year term renewable one time except for the representative of the Mennonite Mission Network and the Secretary as long as he remains Administrator of the Institute.

1- President of the Board of Governors of the Institute
Pastor DJODJOUHOUIN O. Frédéric Pastor of the UEEB/SIM Church Resource person - Theologian

The President’s mission is to :

• Set the agenda for the Board’s meetings assisted by the Secretary ;

• Chair the Board’s meetings ;

• Reflect on ways to contribute to the good management and progress of the Institute ;

• Ensure that the decisions which affect the life of the Institute are made objectively ;

• Co-represent the Institute along with the Administrator before the authorities.


2- Le Vice-President Pastor GANSA Orobiyi Bruno Retired Primary School Inspector. Memberof the Pentecostal Faith Church of Benin AlumniRepresentative

The Vice-President’s mission is to : Assist the president in his mission and replace him when he is absent.


3- Honorary treasurer Mme ATTIOGBE Mathilde épouse KPATACLO Member of the Assemblies of God Church of Benin AlumniRepresentative

She is responsible for overseeing the financial operation at the Board level.


4-4- Secretary of the Board of Governors of the Institute Pastor AKOWANOU M. Bonaventure Pastor of the Universal Evangelical Church of Hindé, Cotonou Administrator of BBI

The secretary’s mission is to :

• Assist the President in setting the agenda for the Board’s meetings ;

• Call the meetings as directed by the President ;

• Assure the taking of minutes during meetings ;

• Produce a report of eachBoard meeting ;

• Maintain all correspondence for the Board of Governors of the Institute


5- Assistant Secretary Nancy FREY épouse YODER Missionary with the Mennonite Mission Network, currently residing in Burkina Faso with her family

Representative of the Mennonite Mission Network

She assists the Secretary in his mission and replaces him when he is absent.







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6- Representative of the MennoniteMission Network Stephen WIEBE-JOHNSON Africa Director for the Mennonite Mission Network



7- Member Pastor BANGBADE I. François

Pastor of theEvangelical Mission of the Winners of Souls (MEGA) Teacher, Academic Dean of BBI


8- Member Pastor GODONOU F. Alphonse

Pastor of the Universal Evangelical Church Teacher,Head of the Systematic Bible Training Program


9- Member EDOU Raphaël

Ex-Coordinator of NGO-BETHESDA, Currently Minister of Decentralization, of Governance in local Administration and the Management of the Territory (MDGLAAT). Member of the Assemblies of God Church of Benin Resource Person


10- Member Pastor Pierre M. KINKPONWE

President of the Baptist Church of Benin

Representative of the Federation of Evangelical Churches and Missionsin Benin (FEMEB)


11- Member Pastor HOUNMONDJI D. Jean-Baptiste

Pastor HOUNMONDJI D. Jean-Baptiste

President of the Evangelical Universal Church of Benin

Representative of the Council of Protestant and Evangelical Churches of Benin (CEPEB)


12- Member Pastor GNANGA Georges

President of theReformed Christique Primitive Church

Representative of the Association of Evangelical Churches of Benin (AEEB)





B - Management and Direction Committee of the BBI

The Management Committee of the Institute is the body of direction and management of the Institute ; its members are appointed by the Governing Council of the Institute and can be relieved of their functions by the latter in cases of serious infringements of the statutes and rules of procedure of the Institute. The Management Committee of the Institute was composed of 4 members namely :

- The Administrator ;

- The Director of Studies ;

- The Spiritual Advisor ;

- a missionary teacher adviser to the Administrator.

The Management Committee of the Institute’s mission is to manage materially, financially, academically and spiritually the Institute. As such, it takes care of : effectively manage the material goods and the funds of the Institute ; Ensure on programs of studies and the benefits of teachers ; take care of relations of the Institute with the exterior (individuals, churches, missions, agencies, associations, other structures of training, etc. ) ;

Take semi-annually the Governing Council of the Institute informed of the functioning of the Institute in the form of written report. The Management Committee of the Institute meets once a week, under the direction of the Administrator of the Institute.


C - Consultative Assembly of the Institute (CAI)

The Consultative Assembly brings together all the representatives of Protestant denominations, evangelical to each convening, at due to two representatives by denomination. The Consultative Assembly shall wishes, once a year, on convening of the Secretary of the Governing Council of the Institute in agreement with the President. The consultative assembly has as mission to :

- Provide advisory opinions on some major decisions on the functioning of the Institute, on the request of the Governing Council of the Institute ;

- Receive a general annual report of Council activities of Administration of the Institute, that the participants are required to submit their denominations.

ADMINISTRATOR’S WORD

We are very happy to your visit on our WebSite ! Welcome to Benin Bible institute ! BBI is a biblical and theological training School to the service of the church. Its vocation is to form spiritually and mentally leaders “for their perfection in view of the work of the ministry and the edification of Christ’s body.”


Pastor Bonaventure AKOWANOU



BBI’s Staff

This is the BBI’s STAFF :

AKOWANOU M. Bonaventure
ADMINISTRATOR

Since August 2002.

- He organizes, coordinates and ensures the achievement of BBI’s mission.
- He oversees the training programs and ensures that BBI’s vision is being carried out through its activities and its operation.
- He supervises the personnel and provides BBI with human resources needed in connection with its activities for each training program.

BANGBADE I. François
ACADEMIC DEAN
Since September 2003.

He oversees the academic programs at BBI and ensures that the course content as well as the spiritual or pedagogical activities attains the vision and objectives of each program.

GODONOU F. Alphonse
PROFESSOR
Since September 2004.

He is the head of the Systematic Bible Training Program since 2012.

Organize, coordinate and supervise the Systematic Bible Training Program.

AGBO Bertin
PROFESSOR
, Since November 1997.
Il est le He is the head of the Baccalaureat in Theology program since 2012.

Organize, coordinate and supervise the Baccalaureat in Theology program.

CODJO Antoine
PROFESSOR
Since September 2002

He was the head of the Systematic Bible Training Program until 2012 when he left for further training at Vaux-sur-cène in France.

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NOUKPLIGUIDI EricSECRETARY-ACCOUNTANT Since July 2007.

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HOUNKPE Arlette Epse BOKO
LIBRARIAN
Since February 2003.

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EKLOU Edalé
OFFICER OF AGRICULTURAL WORK
Since 2015.

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AHOUANSOU Jean-Pierre
CONCIERGE
Since 2015.

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OLOUNKA Daniel M. 
CUSTODIAN
Since April 2011.

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KINTOSSOU Simon
SECURITY GUARD
Since January 2001.

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BOKO Théophane
CONCIERGE
Eligible for retirement since January, 2014