Our Bible Institute began in 1977 as Trinity Baptist College and Seminary, a ministry of Trinity Baptist Temple (Knoxville, TN) under the leadership of the church's founding pastor, Dr. Luther Adkins. Dr. Adkins started the school with a desire to provide honest Bible training to those who wanted to learn the word of God. Under the leadership of the church's second pastor, Dr. David F. Reagan, the church name was changed from Trinity Baptist Temple to Antioch Baptist Church. The main reason for the change was the confusion incurred because of the numerous Trinitys and Temples in the Knoxville area. Following suit, Trinity Baptist College and Seminary became Antioch Baptist College. Toward the end of Dr. Reagan's life, the school was forced to undergo another name change (due to a threat of legal action by another Antioch College) and became known as Scripture Baptist College. The school operated under that title until 2009 when the third and current pastor, Dr. Andrew B. Ray, changed the name to Antioch Baptist Bible Institute. This decision was made for multiple reasons. For one, this brings the school back into a closer association with the local church. Secondly, identifying the school as a Bible Institute more accurately describes the nature of the education provided by our school.
Although the school has gone through several name changes, perhaps the greater change is in the way in which classes can be taken. Under Dr. Reagan's ministry a desire was expressed that our local classes would become available for students in other locations via correspondence courses. This began on a small-scale via cassette tapes and printed notes and eventually grew to include some classes uploaded to LearntheBible.org under the auspice of Learn the Bible University, but it was not until 2017, that this dream fully became a reality. Now, correspondent students have access to classroom videos and notes just like the students who attend locally in Knoxville, TN. Despite all the changes, our stand remains unwavering; our purpose remains anchored; our content still majors on a verse-by-verse understanding of God's holy word in the King James Bible. Even with our expansion in scope, our classes remain FREE of charge.
How To Enroll
Anyone, whether enrolled or not, can view the classes and download the notes. Some people are hesitant to enroll in anything online and we completely understand that apprehension and have made the resources available to you with or without any registration on your part. However, only registered students can accrue credits and pursue degrees in Biblical studies through our Institute. As such, it is not without benefit on your part to enroll and study with us as a registered student.
Before enrolling in Antioch Baptist Bible Institute, whether as an in-house student or via correspondence courses, one should understand our position on accreditation. Our institute seeks accreditation from no one. According to the Scriptures, the local church has only one head, and His name is Jesus Christ. We are developing a course of study as God leads, not as committees would demand. Neither do we have or seek state approval for our school. Our credits stand on their own merits. Many Bible colleges are state approved, yet their credits are no more respected in universities than ours. With us, this is a matter of conviction. If you are looking for state approved education, we are not the right school for you.
As to how our credits will be accepted at other colleges, some points need to be made. First, every school is its own authority when deciding what credits to accept or reject. Second, most secular schools will not accept any credits or degrees from Bible colleges. A claim of accreditation by a Bible school usually means little or nothing in practice. We refuse to make you think you are getting something you are not. If you want a guarantee that your credits will be accepted at major colleges or universities, we recommend you go somewhere else. We have no intention of submitting to worldly control over our curriculum or pattern of education. We stand on the free exercise of religion in this country.
If, after reading the above information regarding registration and accreditation, you still desire to enroll with us, please consider the following steps to complete the enrollment process.
- If you are a first-time student to our Institute or have only taken courses through LTBU online, you will need to fill out a Student Application.
- All who are registering for classes taught this semester will need to fill out the Registration Form and initial the Student Check-List. On the Registration Form, only complete the top portion and write in the names of the classes you intend to take in the immediate. The rest will be completed by our office staff.
- All these forms must be filled out and emailed as PDFs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- No student will be registered until these materials are received in full. Live Classes
Antioch Baptist Bible Institute will resume its classes in the Fall Semester of 2023. Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, beginning on Monday, January 16, 2023. More information and links to these classes will be here after the summer break.
Archived ClassesActs of the Apostles
In this study of the book of Acts, Assistant Pastor Jonathan Judy covers the history of the New Testament church in the apostolic age. This is a two-semester class and counts for a total of four credit hours.Course NotesActs of the Apostles - 1st SemesterActs of the Apostles - 2nd SemesterCourse VideosSemester OneBible Doctrines
This course is taught by Pastor Andrew Ray and provides a survey of all the major Bible doctrines. It not only provides the Bible student with a sturdy foundation of Christian doctrine, but also offers answers to the various cults who propagate false doctrines that turn people away from the Bible and the One true and living God. This is a four-semester class and counts for a total of eight credit hours.Course NotesBible Doctrines I (Survey)Bible Doctrine II ( Survey)Bible Doctrines III (Survey)Bible Doctrines IV (Survey)Course VideosBible Geography
In this class, Assistant Pastor Jonathan Judy journeys through the places mentioned in the Bible and determines their location and importance in history. This is a one semester class and counts for a total of two credit hours.Course NotesBible GeographyCourse VideosBible History
This course, taught by Pastor Andrew Ray, starts at the beginning of man's creation and works forward through the Bible account. It covers, in-depth, the history of the nation of Israel from the call of Abraham to their rejection of the Messiah. This course is a must for anybody wanting a better grasp of the chronology of biblical events. This is a one-semester class and counts for a total of two credit hours.Course NotesBible HistoryCourse VideosBible Missions
In this class, Assistant Pastor Jonathan Judy covers the biblical and historical foundation for world-wide missions. He does so by considering the New Testament writings and offers some practical and relevant truths for how we are to continue God's work of reaching the lost in an ever-changing world. This is a one- semester class and counts for a total of two credit hours.Course NotesBible MissionsCourse VideosChurch History
This class is taught by Assistant Pastor Jonathan Judy and begins where the New Testament canon of scripture leaves off. Unlike many church history classes, the Baptists (although identified by different names throughout time) are given their proper respect for their great contribution to God's ongoing work in the world. This is a one-semester class and counts for a total of two credit hours.Course NotesChurch HistoryCourse VideosColossians and Philemon
In this verse-by-verse study of Paul's letters to the believers at Colosse and to Philemon, Pastor Ray expounds the many doctrinal and practical truths covered therein. Christ's preeminence is on full display both doctrinally and practically. This is a one-semester class and counts for a total of two credit hours.Course NotesColossians and PhilemonCourse VideosDeuteronomy
In this verse-by-verse study of Deuteronomy, Assistant Pastor Jonathan Judy discusses the details surrounding the second giving of the law and the final book penned by Moses, the man of God. This is a two-semester class and counts for a total of four credit hours.Course NotesDeuteronomy - 1st SemesterDeuteronomy - 2nd SemesterCourse VideosDispensationalism
In this course, Pastor Andrew Ray delves into crucial information regarding how to rightly divide the word of truth. The dispensations are named, explained, and described. Other important studies such as dispensational salvation (by grace or by faith and works), sign gifts (healing, speaking in tongues, taking up serpents), and the proper order of things to come are discussed in detail. This course covers one semester and counts for a total of two credit hours.Course NotesDispensationalismCourse VideosFirst Peter
In this class, Pastor Andrew Ray offers a verse-by-verse study through Peter's first epistle. As such, many practical and doctrinal truths will be discovered that explains both what Peter intended to accomplish in his initial target audience and how the same truths can be applied to our lives today. This class lasts one semester and offers a total of two credit hours.Course NotesFirst PeterCourse VideosFirst Timothy
This course offers a verse-by-verse study through Paul's first letter to Timothy, his son in the faith. Not only does it cover many great truths for application in the area of biblical ministry, but if offered timeless instruction for the rules and order of the New Testament church. This course covers one semester and counts for a total of two credit hours.Course NotesFirst Timothy - 1st SemesterFirst Timothy - 2nd SemesterCourse VideosThe Book of Genesis
This class, still ongoing, is taught by Assistant Pastor Jonathan Judy and involves a verse-by-verse study of the first book of the Bible, Genesis. Without a good understanding of the book of Genesis one will be hard- pressed to understand any of the Bible or its many crucial Bible doctrines. When complete, this class will likely cover five semesters and will offer a total of ten credit hours.Course NotesThe Book of Genesis - 1st SemesterThe Book of Genesis - 2nd SemesterThe Book of Genesis - 3rd SemesterThe Book of Genesis - 4th SemesterCourse VideosThe Gospel of John
This is a four-semester class taught by Assistant Pastor Jonathan Judy. In this class, a verse-by-verse study of John's gospel is undertaken. In this class, Christ will be set forth as the only begotten Son of God. As such, many of the foundational truths of the Christian doctrine will be discussed in-depth. This class counts for a total of eight credit hours.Course NotesThe Gospel of John - 1st SemesterThe Gospel of John - 2nd SemesterThe Gospel of John - 3rd SemesterThe Gospel of John - 4th SemesterCourse VideosHebrews
In this study, Pastor Andrew Ray proves Christ's superiority to the angels, to Moses, to Joshua, and to Aaron. The study shows Christ as a better messenger, a better founder, a better conqueror, and a better mediator. Furthermore, subjects such as the new covenant, the New Testament, the kingdom to come, the superiority of Christ's priesthood, the danger for Jews who refused to follow through and trust Christ as Saviour, and the responsibilities of all believers in the Church Age are discussed in-depth. This is a two- semester class and counts for a total of four credit hours.Course NotesHebrews - 1st SemesterHebrews - 2nd SemesterCourse VideosHow to Study the Bible
God commanded believers to study the scriptures and yet the average Christian has no concept of how or where to begin this process. In this course, Pastor Ray details Bible study principles from the study of a word to the study of an entire section of scripture. It also offers guidelines for studying people, places, events, and typology within the word of God. This course covers one semester and counts for a total of two credit hours.Course NotesHow to Study the BibleHymnology
This one-semester class on an oft-neglected subject of the hymns of the faith is taught by Assistant Pastor Jonathan Judy. While some time is given to the research of what makes godly music, more time is given to the study of the hymns and hymn writers of years gone by. This class is sure to create a greater love and appreciation for the music God has provided to the New Testament church for the purpose of worshipping Him. This class offers a total of two credit hours.Course NotesHymnology - 1st SemesterHymnology - 2nd SemesterCourse VideosNew Testament Church
In this course, Pastor Andrew Ray exhaustively explains the New Testament Church. He explains the difference between the Universal Church and Local Church only movements and clarifies with the scriptural teaching. He discusses the various views of when the Church began and shows from scripture that only one solution is valid. In addition to these important issues, this course also deals with the controversies concerning the Lord's supper, baptism, the qualifications of the bishop and deacon, and many other truths necessary to the Christian today. This is a one-semester class and counts for a total of two credit hours.Course NotesNew Testament ChurchCourse VideosSecond Peter and Jude
In this class, Pastor Andrew Ray journeys verse-by-verse through Peter's second epistle and Jude's only epistle. These two letters are lumped together for their shared content. In this course much of what has gone wrong with the New Testament church will be explained in light of Peter‘s and Jude‘s warnings to the early church. This class is a one-semester course and offers a total of two credit hours. This is a one- semester class and counts for a total of two credit hours.Course NotesSecond Peter and JudeCourse VideosThessalonians
In this course, Pastor Andrew Ray offers a verse-by-verse study of the epistles to the Thessalonians. While there are many practical truths to discover in these two letters, there is also much to learn about future events including the blessed hope, the day of Christ, Daniel's seventieth week, and the day of the Lord. This is a one-semester class and provided a total of two credit hours.Course NotesThessaloniansCourse VideosPhilippians
This is a verse-by-verse class through the the epistle of PhilippiansCourse NotesPhilippiansThe Lamentations of JeremiahCourse NotesThe Lamentations of JeremiahEcclesiastesCourse NotesEcclesiastes