BBI, it is also a library worthy of the name Christian open to the public. About 4,000 books on varied topics for the Church are already available.
In addition to its mission to train spiritual leaders, the Benin Bible Institute hopes to serve as a link between the churches and Christian organizations through a varied and active cooperation. BBI offers them rental space for seminars, conventions, prayer sessions, meetings and other gatherings.
BBI has a large conference hall that can seat 300 people, two meeting rooms with 25 and 50 seats, dormitories with fans or air conditioning with space for 50 people.
We have 161 video cassettes and 480 audio cassettes which are available to the public.
BBI currently has ten (11) permanent staff one (1) woman. The staff and distributed in administrative and teaching staff and present themselves as indicated in the table below.
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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