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Hispanic Bible Institute Celebrates Fall Graduation

Posted on: December 14, 2022
By Billy Cannada,

Tigerville, SC (December 14, 2022) Seven students graduated from the Hispanic Bible Institute on Dec. 10, earning certificates in Biblical Studies and Ministerial Studies.

The ceremony took place at Iglesia Bautista Betania in Taylors, South Carolina. Those receiving certificates in Biblical Studies included: Gelasia Lugo, Maria Lorenzo, and Raúl Cruz. Graduating with certificates in Ministerial Studies were: Leonicio Gómez, Francisco Ramírez, Dulce Ramírez, and Rosa Jiménez.

The Hispanic Bible Institute, led by Dr. Jose Adan Delgado, has been affiliated with North Greenville University (NGU) since 2018 and met at the university’s Greer Campus this fall.

“We have a partnership with the Hispanic Bible Institute to offer these programs through North Greenville University,” said Dr. Tawana Scott, Associate Provost for Academic Engagement at NGU. “It’s a great mission fit for us because it gives us an opportunity to reach beyond the traditional education to build onramps for students exactly where they are,” Scott said. “It allows us to help create leaders in our communities.”

Delgado said the institute now has 70 graduates and continues to expand its reach.

“The Hispanic Bible Institute began in August of 2008 at Taylors First Baptist Church. For several years, the Hispanic Bible Institute worked in association with the Baptist University of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas,” Delgado said. “Of the 70 graduates, some are serving as pastors and leaders in their churches, and in other countries, such as Mexico.”

Graduates receiving a certificate in Biblical Studies completed courses in Old Testament, Spiritual Life, New Testament, Worship, and Systematic Theology.

Ministerial Studies graduates completed courses in Biblical Interpretation, Preaching, Christian Education, Christian Counseling, and Pastoral Ministry.

Each certificate is obtained through two-year process.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to be trained for leadership in their church, and bible teaching,” Scott said.

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