The History of BTCP
In 1988 Dennis Mock taught a conference for pastors in Mombasa, Kenya. He quickly realized that these men were eager to learn, but had never had any opportunity for theological or ministry training. Following his experience in Mombasa, Dennis wrote a comprehensive 10-course curriculum designed to equip pastors with essential Bible knowledge and basic pastoral skills. This curriculum was first taught in Nairobi, Kenya in 1990. Since that time the Lord has expanded the ministry of BTCP around the world through hundreds of ministry partners using the program in over 85 countries with 33 translations and 140,000 graduates as of 2017.
A Word from the Founder
We are constantly amazed at how the Lord continues to multiply the ministry efforts of BTCP. Expansion and future growth are attainable through adding new ministry partners, increasing the capacity of existing partners and increasing available translations.
BTCP operates from the simple multiplication model provided in 2 Timothy 2:1-2,
“…and the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”
This illustrates the essence of BTCP’s ministry; students motivated for ministry become qualified graduates who are encouraged to train others.
We are reminded always that our ability to extend training is only possible through the generous support and prayers of God’s people. Please consider how you might help BTCP continue to fulfill our mission of training the untrained pastors and church leaders of the world.
Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors