2 Timothy 2:15 – Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.


Bishop Larry E Allen
Chancellor/Chief Administrator

Dr. Bonnie Allen
Vice President/ Administrator

Any person wanting to enroll or need further information, please contact the church office. (704) 527-9900.
The ROD OF GOD FAMILY CHURCH INTERNATIONAL BIBLE INSTITUTE is a 120 hours course. Over this period you will receive four (4) certificates. All four (4) certificates are legally notarized and federally recognized, that you may use them in any endeavor of ministry that the Lord has called you into. (Let it be understood that the four (4) certificates are given as a part of your study and training commitment).

These certificates do not commit you nor do they ordain you for ministry. Your true commitment and ordination for ministry comes from the Lord. These certificates are given out because you, as a student of the ROD OF GOD FAMILY CHURCH INTERNATIONAL BIBLE INSTITUTE, have successfully completed the required class time of consecrated and dedicated study of the Word of God.

These certificates may be used in relationship with any endeavor of ministry that God would call you into. This institute is designed to help you study the Word of God that you may be a workman that needed not to be ashamed rightly dividing the truth. (II Timothy 2:15) That we may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (II Timothy 3:17).


Registration is held every Tuesday between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
A session is twelve (12) months or two (2) semesters of 60 hours. Two (2) sessions equals two (2) years of 120 hours or four (4) semesters.

TUITION is $400 or $200 per session. Partial payments will be taken in increments of no less than $10 per payment with an initial deposit of S25 and at least $200 (1/2 of the tuition) must be paid by end of the first semester.
Session A (1 Year): 1-60 Hour Course Work – Instructor: Dr. Sandra Williams
Semester One: 1 – 30 hrs – Certificate of Christian Education
Semester Two: 31-60 hrs – Certificate of License of Ministry
Session B (1 Year): 61-120 Hours Course Work – Instructor: Bishop Dr. Larry E. Allen
Semester One: 61 – 90 hrs – Certificate of Advanced Biblical Study
Semester Two: 91-120 hrs – Certificate of Ordination
Doctoral Class (4 Years): Instructor: Dr. Bonnie Allen
The Rod of God Bible Institute strongly encourages each student to fast on class days with the Ministry during its weekly proclaimed day of fasting and prayer. Fasting intensifies retention and understanding of God's revelation for one's overall life. All segments of the class schedules are mandatory with the exception of the 8:30 — 9:40 Fasting & Prayer Service, but students are encouraged to attend.

Classes are scheduled each week. Each class period receives one credit hour. There is a 15-minute tardy period. Although you are tardy, you may still sign the attendance sheet during this period and receive a credit hour for that particular class; unless you have an acceptable excuse and have had a personal conference with Bishop Allen, our chief instructor. Therefore, each student should commit him/herself to be on time. Only THREE unexcused absences will be allowed per semester.

When a person enrolls in the Institute, there is a record of his or her hours kept. Files, with tests, records of certificates, etc., are kept on each student.

LADIES attire should be skirts or dresses. Please, no Jeans or pants.
GENTLEMEN attire should be worn with a tie.