“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses [entrust] to reliable [trained, transformed] people who will also be qualified to teach others.”
(2 Timothy 2:2 NIV, emphasis added)
From the time Regi Pope gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ in 1984, he has always perceived that God had something special for him to do in the Kingdom. As one untimely born, Regi entered the pastorate in 2004. Even then, there was still a great work for him to do. This led to start a bible school.
While sitting at the feet of one of his most beloved mentors, Dr. Earline Opal Allen, founder and dean of Greater Emmanuel Bible Institute Houston, Texas, the Lord put in Regi’s heart that he would one day launch a bible school for God’s people and for God’s glory.
After graduating from GEBI’s Advanced Leadership Program, Regi furthered his biblical education by attending Immanuel Temple School of the Bible, Houston, Texas and graduated with a doctorate in theology degree in May 2016.
After much prayer and planning, the Holy Spirit moved on Regi’s heart to execute the vision. Carpenter’s Bible Institute was launched in the fall of 2019 with 25 students.
CBI is fully accredited by the Association of Independent Christian Colleges and Seminaries (AICCS). All praise, honor and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom all blessings flow. Hallelujah!
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31) Therefore, we “press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
Regi is also the pastor of The Carpenter’s House, La Marque, Texas. He and his wife Jacqueline have a blended family of 11 children, 6 grandchildren and counting.
Welcome to Carpenter’s Bible Institute. We are located in La Marque, Texas. Thank you for your interest in our college, where Bible-based, Christ-centered classes are offered to laypersons, teachers, preachers and pastors. We are here to help you reach your spiritual and educational purpose in the Kingdom.
Whether you are called by God to serve a particular ministry or desire to have a more in-depth study of God’s Word to live a life dedicated to Christ, we will assist you in getting where God has called you to be. We are an independent, non-denominational, private Christian institution committed to providing a progressive and continuing Christian education program.
We believe the Bible to be the God Breathed, inerrant, infallible and absolute authoritative Word of God given to men. It is the final authority in all areas of life and faith (2 Tim. 3: 16-17).
We believe in the One True God, God is One, holy, infinitely perfect, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt. 3: 16-17); Creator of all things.
We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, the Only Son of God Who is true God and true Man. Eternally God in the beginning, born of the Virgin Mary (John 1:1, 14), lived a sinless life, suffered and died on the Cross for the sins of the world (John 3:16) and rose from the dead bodily on the third day, ascended back to heaven and is now Seated in Majesty and ever lives as our Advocate and High Priest (Heb. 4: 14-16; 7: 20-28). He is the Head of the Church.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, eternally God and not a force or “it,” but Him. He is given by Jesus Christ and convicts the world of sin, regenerates the believing sinner (being born again, John 3: 3-8; 2 Cor. 5:17), indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for holy living and service.
We believe Man fell in original sin and sin passed to all mankind and therefore, man is lost in sin and needs Salvation by Receiving Jesus Christ as personal Savior— “You must be born again” (John 3:3; Rom. 10: 9-10).
We believe Salvation is only through Jesus Christ by Receiving Him as personal Lord and Savior (John 1:12; 14:6; Romans 10: 9-10).
We believe Sanctification is growing in the grace and knowledge of Christ, striving for personal holiness of heart and life and separation from the love of the world (2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:2).
We believe the Church is the Body of Christ and is made up of all persons who are saved by Grace through Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Head and will gather His Church to Himself at any given moment He will catch us away (Matt. 16:18; Eph. 4: 12-16).
We believe in Baptism and Communion to be ordinances of Christ to the Church. Water baptism by immersion soon after accepting Christ as personal Savior, is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life. The Lord's supper is a memorial service setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ; all true believers and only believers should share in it (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:4 and Matt. 26:26; 1 Cor. 11: 24-25).
We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, His personal, visible, pre-millennial, and imminent return to reign on the earth for one thousand years before the final judgment (Rev. 19: 11-20:6).
We believe in Future Events (eschatology) - there will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment (Rom. 14: 10-12; 1 Cor. 3: 11-15; 2 Cor. 5: 10-11; Rev. 20:6, 11).
To train, transform and entrust Christian men and women in biblical studies to fulfill their divine purpose. (2 Timothy 2:2)
A Christ-centered Bible college with a biblical worldview empowering God's people to reach the world for Christ. (Colossians 2:8-10)