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An Adult Education Center
& Bible College Training
for Christian Vocations
- Founded in 1934

A Historic Bible College in Chicago

Chicago Baptist Institute International is a nonprofit educational institution that provides adult education and Bible training for Christian vocations. We are a Bible college for students who want to be pastors, ministers, and Sunday school teachers. For those who are already leading a ministry, we offer the perfect way to deepen your understanding and broaden your horizons. We offer both traditional classes and fast-track, four-hour courses on Saturdays.

Find out more about the history of our historic Bible college. Chicago Baptist Institute International was organized in 1934 under the United Sponsorship of the Chicago Baptist Association, the American Baptist Publication Society, the American Baptist Home Mission, and Black Baptist Pastors and Churches of Chicago.

Our History

Meet our Chairman, Dr. Willie Wilson. Dr. Wilson is a successful philanthropist, entrepreneur, and recording artist. He is the founder of Singsation!, the first nationally syndicated African gospel program, which was American-owned and produced by an African-American on commercial television.

Dr. Willie Wilson, Chairman

Meet the sixth President of Chicago Baptist Institute International. The board unanimously elected Rev. Dr. John Thomas Gray to this position in May of 2013, due to his outstanding achievements and his enthusiastic commitment to the institute. Learn more about Rev. Dr. Gray here.

Rev. Dr. John Thomas Gray, Pres.

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About Chicago Baptist Institute International

Chicago Baptist Institute International has been serving pastors, ministers, and students for more than 80 years. Located on 35th Street and South Parkway (now Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive) in Chicago, Illinois, our building was recognized as a National Historical Landmark in 2009. From humble beginnings with fewer than 40 students, the institute has flourished into one of the nation's leading Bible colleges. Students of all ages and callings come to us to learn about the inner teachings of the Bible. We also teach classes on music, missionary work, and other subjects.


Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(773) 268-2250

Hours of Operation
Monday & Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

5120 S King Drive, Chicago, IL 60615

Proudly Serving Chicago, Illinois, and the Midwest

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