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 :
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 Vice-President ;
a Secretary ;
an Assistant Secretary ;
an honoraryTreasurer ;
The Administrator of the Institute is automatically the secretary of the Board of Governors.
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.
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
AKOWANOU M. Bonaventure
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.
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.
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.
NOUKPLIGUIDI EricSECRETARY-ACCOUNTANT Since July 2007.
HOUNKPE Arlette Epse BOKO
LIBRARIAN Since February 2003.
OFFICER OF AGRICULTURAL WORK Since 2015.
CONCIERGE Since 2015.
OLOUNKA Daniel M.
CUSTODIAN Since April 2011.
SECURITY GUARD Since January 2001.
CONCIERGE Eligible for retirement since January, 2014
One of BBI’s goals is to provide occupational training for the students in different trades alongside their theological training.
This goal was slow in getting off the ground due to lack of funding. The idea is to provide students and other Christian ministers, whether or not they participate in BBI’s training programs, with the skills to develop revenue generating activities particularly in the agricultural sector. In keeping with this vision BBI hopes to develop a multi-purpose campus for agricultural training on its titled property of 4.5 ha in Oumako that will offer the students and their families a new form of pastoral training. In addition, this innovative experiment will equip Christian ministers who have to support themselves due to the impoverished socio-economic conditions. The project will enable them to earn additional income.
The supervisor of the agricultural project with Mennonite partners on the property at Oumako
The agricultural complex that will be built will serve as a model in Benin for the way it supports and accompanies the Benin Bible Institute.
After several years of incubation, the agricultural activities finally began in 2012 on our property in Oumako. The first major step was the drilling of a well made possible through the assistance of the NGO GAIN which for a modest sum provided this vital infrastructure for our activities.
Technicians from the NGO GAIN in the process of drilling a well January 2012