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Uganda

In January 2015 David Hamrick, Gage Coldwater, and Gregg Knight traveled to Kasase, Uganda to look at starting a preacher training school.  Several days of dreaming, planning and gathering information resulted in a unanimous decision to establish the school.  With the help of Paul Coffman money was raised to purchase some property to serve as a building site. On the same day the land was purchased over 50 Christians traveled to Kasase to help clear the land and plant the first crop for the farm project to support the school.

Uganda brick machineAfter some additional funds were raised, Gregg Knight began making trips to Uganda to oversee the construction of the new Rwensori School of Preaching.  A block press was donated by a congregation in Oklahoma and the building started going up.The goal was to start the first class just one year later in January 2016.  Remarkably, with the help of God, that goal was reached. In January 2016 the school started with 12 full time preacher students.

Uganda study at building siteThere were plans to start a congregation at the school after the building was completed.  However, curious visitors would stop to see what was going on and found themselves sitting comfortably on a pile of gravel listening eagerly to the story of Jesus.  Several were baptized through this means so temporary benches were built on the construction site for a place of worship.

The Kigoro church of Christ was established and continues to meet at the school campus.  Every weekend the students conduct evangelistic campaigns and several are being led to Christ and new congregations are being established. The goal is to develop the farm to the point that the school can be free of dependency on American money to function.  We feel confident that such will come to fruition sooner than any other school we have established.

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ShanahanScott and Rebecca Shanahan

Missionaries in Micronesia

Dean of the Pohnpei Extension School

 Scott Shanahan is a graduate of Memphis School of Preaching and his wife Rebecca is the daughter of a gospel preacher.  Together they mark a remarkable team as the only American missionaries for the church in the Micronesian Islands. 

During their time on the Island of Pohnpei they have master the local language and have become an integral part of the community.  They have established a WBI Extension school in Pohnpei with two campuses.  The southern campus is made up of mostly members of the church.  Leadership training and a focus on evangelism is a vital part of the program there.

However, the northern campus is primarily made up of non-Christians and is being used as an effective outreach ministry. Together the two campuses total about 50 students.  The school on the Island of Kosrae is much smaller and serves as an outreach tool as well. 

There were no Christians on that Island until Scott and Rebecca started the school and began teaching the gospel.  The work on Kosrae is challenging but they have had positive results as some have obeyed the gospel.  Scott and Rebecca have also been instrumental in raising funds for a new church building and an eight passenger van.  Several have obeyed the gospel and the church continues to grow. 

The school is serving to help develop leadership among the men and strengthen the faith of the women.

 Contact them:

P.O. BOX 2467

Kolonia, Pohnpei

FSM 96941

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Edwin and Diane Bacani 600In 2012 Edwin Bacani heard that David Hamrick was in the Philippines on a survey trip to start a preacher training program in Tarlac City.  Accompanied by his wife, Diane, and mother-in-law, brother Bacani traveled to Tarlac to meet with brother Hamrick about joining forces to train preachers in Baguio City. 
 
Edwin was formerly a Pharmacist and Diane was a medical doctor.  When Diane's father (highly respected gospel preacher) passed away they both decided to leave their medical practice to dedicate their lives to carrying on the great ministry her father had been doing.  After some issues developed hindering the opportunity in Tarlac a survey trip was done in Baguio. 
 
It was determined that this was a good opportunity for WBI to make an impact in the Philippine islands. The Restoration Bible College started with 12 students in a small facility.  Soon a larger place was rented with dorm space and a kitchen.  In the first year alone the school had produced over 300 baptisms and established a new congregation.  Upon graduation of the first class of students the school had been instrumental is establishing four congregations, starting a radio program, starting a online video ministry through you tube and even established another school in Poblacion. An eight passenger van was purchased to be rented as a taxi to generate local funding to help in efforts to make the school self supportive.
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Highlighted Work

Volta Bible College

Restoration Bible College

Pohnpei Extension School

Rwenzori School of Preaching

All Extensions

GEORGIA


D’Antignac Street Church of Christ

Dean: Roland Cumbee

1002 D’Antignac Street

P. O. Box 312 Augusta, GA. 30903-0312

706-722-0059

McDonough Extension

Dean: Jerry Whitmire

400 Lake Dow Road

McDonough, GA. 30252

770-898-7817

North Georgia Extension

Dean: Terry Stuart

475 Church of Christ Road

P.O. Box 1665

Blairsville, GA. 30514


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Southeast Louisiana Extension

Dean: Don Neyland

2205 Hwy. 3185 Thibodaux. LA. 70301

985-594-3509

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AFRICA


East Coast Bible Institute

Dean: Mark Thompson

Dzodze, Africa

Volta Bible College

Dean: Sem Akumia

Ho, Ghana, West Africa

Cape Bible School

Rohan Jones, Dean

Rwenzori School of Preaching

Uganda

Togo Bible College

Selom Assoklou

PHILIPPINES


Restoration Bible Institute

Dean: Edwin De Guzman Bacani

MICRONESIA


Pohnpei Extension School

Dean: Scott Shannahan

Ukraine


Ivano-Frankisvk, Extension

Dean Ivan Skoleba

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In 2010 Ben Fulks from East Texas contacted David Hamrick with a request for a preacher training program to be established in the Volta Region of East Ghana.  Ben explained that 19 village chiefs were requesting for a church of Christ be established in their village but preachers were few.  David went with Ben Fulks and John Coleman to Ghana to participate in an evangelistic campaign and to survey the need for a preacher school.  They baptized 485 people in the first four days of the campaign, most of whom were Muslim.  It was immediately clear that there was a need to train more workers in the Volta Region. The Volta Bible College was established in 2011.  It was established for the primary purpose of training men to preach the gospel.  52 acres of land were purchased for a farm project in an effort to make the school totally self supportive. The students participated in weekend evangelism and the campaigns continued each summer.  Every year the result of evangelistic efforts have resulted in over 2,000 baptisms with between 15 t0 25 new congregations established.
 
The Government of Ghana took note of the success of the WBI extension school and made an offer that we could not refuse.  They said if we would add a degree in Education they (Ghanaian Gov't.) would recognize the degree from WBI and pay our graduates to teach in the public school system.  They will also be allowed to teach Bible in those schools. We quickly began efforts toward adding a department of Education to the curriculum.  Immediately the good news spread to churches of Christ and individual brethren in America and the contributions started coming in.  Three acres were purchased on a major road towards Dzodze for the building site for the new Volta Bible College.  Thanks to the generosity of mission minded brethren the farm project is producing great dividends for the school and continues to increase in productivity.
 
David W. Hamrick
President World Bible Institute
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