Hope of the Nations Bible College
Only about 5% of the pastors in our region have had any Bible training whatsoever. God put a desire in our hearts to try to help the churches by equipping the leaders. We decided to start a Bible College patterned after the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, CA, USA.
In 2007 we started our first Bible classes in a rented house. The house served as our dorm for the men. A grass-roofed pavilion was built in the yard for our classroom. We later used two other adjacent houses for our campus. One house we owned, and it served as our dorm. The other rented building housed our classroom and offices. Our female students stayed nearby with Dismas and his family.
We are currently finishing a capital campaign project to build a new campus. The new school will be able to house both men and women. We tore down the house we owned and built a multi-story campus in its place. The new campus will also house our offices for Hope of the Nations, and the primary classroom will be able to hold up to 90 students. As part of the Master Plan, we also completed construction on a multipurpose pavilion-style building that can hold up to 250-300 people.
In addition to Harold Knepper and Dismas Clement from our staff, we depend on visiting teachers. Pastors come from all over the USA, some from Canada, and even one from Peru to teach our classes. The level of education our students receive is truly amazing. God has been so gracious to us with the quality of teachers who gladly come to serve.
Many of our graduates have gone on to plant churches and start other ministries that serve their communities. HNBC grads are now all over Tanzania and even some across the lake from us in Congo (DRC). We are very excited about what God has in store for HNBC and how He will use our grads in the future.
We are now an official Affiliate Campus with Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, CA, USA. Students from the states will be able to come to Kigoma, Tanzania, for a semester of school, starting with our fall semester of 2020.
Click here for an application and information about upcoming semesters. You will also find info on requirements for studying in Tanzania.
Click here if you would like to send a local pastor to Bible College. Support can be sent as $50 per month, $300 per semester, or $600 for a year. That includes books, food, lodging, and excellent education for one student. We run two semesters per year, and a student can finish in four semesters.