How the Shiloh Bible Training Centre was Started

Shiloh Bible Training Centre for Pastors

Shiloh Bible Training Centre for Pastors

After one afternoon session J. L. Williams asked me to accompany him to the town for exchange of his dollars. On the way I told him that I want to establish a resident school where student-pastor will come and study.

Dr. Williams introduce d me to Dr. Dennis Mock who is in Atlanta Georgia in U.S.A. who has to prepare ten (10) course books for Pastors. The course manual is as integral part of a unified self-contained curriculum of basic course which is designed to provide a local pastor a church leader anywhere in the world with the basic knowledge and skills which are necessary to effectively carry out their biblical responsibilities.

The residence Bible College started in October 1994 at our new rented Madam Peace Bakery premises with twenty-six (26) students. By Mach 1995 which was six months later we had another batch of students who had to start in the afternoon. The morning session starts from 6:30am to 12noon.

Then the afternoon session starts from 12noon to 5:00pm. Dennis Mock called his course “Bible Training Center for Pastors” so I change my school name from Shiloh Ecclesiastical Bible College to Shiloh Bible Training Center for Pastors. When I met Dr. Mock in Atlanta he told me that he had met one Rev. Sam Oppong in South Africa who has shown interest in the course so he has requested for the course books. He promised to send the books to Samuel Oppong so that he can in turn send mine to me. He charged one hundred dollars per student.

By this time the Church had moved from the classroom to Madam Peace Bakery with a nice compound of mango trees at Asuoyeboah, Kumasi off the Kumasi-Sunyani road. We started the second class which is afternoon under the mango trees because of the heat in the afternoon in the Bakery. I taught the two classes for two years and then asked a brilliant past student to come and assist in teaching as a teaching assistant under my supervision.

We continues in the Bakery and under the mango trees for about four (4) years, and then I asked one of the past students, Rev. Samuel Adusei whose father, Mr. Clement sarpong has a Church building near SSNIT FLAT to help us by contacting his father so that we can use their Church premises. By time we had got another two classes in addition to the previous two making it four (4) classes.