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History of the college

1994  Doug and Lois Emr family arrived as full-time missionaries in Ukraine.
1995  Evangelist Ivan Yakovlovich Sidorets and Doug Emr formed the Bila Tserkva Bible Institute. Classes were held on Tuesdays. Doug did most of the teaching.
1996  The Bible Institute grew as more men sought training for the ministry, so day classes were held.
1997/1998  Doug and Lois Emr changed the name from the Bila Tserkva Bible Institute to Ukraine Bible Institute. Classes were held every weekday, a library was added, and the school became better equipped to train pastors.
1998  Doug Emr asked me (Ron Minton) to come to Ukraine and help him at the college.
1999  In January I went to Ukraine and taught Bibliology. I would become the primary theology professor, teaching in all areas of Systematic Theology.
2000  I went to Ukraine, taught at the college, and brought some much-needed library supplies.
2001  We upgraded the school considerably and Doug, at my recommendation, changed the name to International Baptist Bible College. It could give degrees, and was comparable to quality Bible colleges in America. Special professors were brought in every two months or so. All full-time students were to start a church or go into missions when they graduated.
2002  Nancy and I went to Ukraine in the Spring for teaching and evangelism. In the summer, Doug Emr suddenly went to be with the Lord, and Bob VanSant, already a missionary in southern Ukraine, served as interim director of IBBC.
2002-2005  Igor Chirkin administered the college full time, assisting missionary Bob VanSant.
2003  I went to Ukraine as the commencement speaker at the first IBBC graduation in May.  I went again for the second graduation in December.
2004  I made my seventh trip to Ukraine, and confirmed God's call for us to go as career missionaries.
2005  Nancy and I became full-time missionaries to Ukraine.  I taught in December and January in Ukraine.  Missionary Bruce Tuttle, a long-time pastor in the USA, went full time in Bila Tserkva to work with churches and direct the original college.  The name of that college was changed from IBBC to Baptist Training Institute of Ukraine, and it is still a good college.
2006 After teaching in Ukraine in January, Nancy and I finished raising our support and moved there.  It was evident that there was a serious need to train people and establish new churches in Ukraine and other former Soviet Bloc nations.  To help accomplish this, we started International Baptist Bible College, a second Bible College, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, with branch locations.  We were in Ukraine for much of the year and three classes were held.  The number of classes and  cumulative number of different students who have taken classes at IBBC has grown as follows:
2007  Twelve Bible college courses were completed.  More than 100 students have attended.
2008  Twelve Bible college courses were completed.  More than 200 students have attended.
2009  Thirteen Bible college courses were completed.  More than 300 students have attended.
2010  Thirteen Bible college courses were completed.  More than 400 students have attended.
2011  Fourteen Bible college courses were completed.  More than 500 students have attended.
2012  Fifteen Bible college courses were completed.  More than 600 students have attended.
2013  Seventeen Bible college courses are being taught.  More than 700 students have attended.