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OUR HISTORY

For more than 45 years, RHEMA Bible Training College has trained and equipped believers, ministers, and leaders for effective service in building God’s Kingdom. We continue to fulfill the mandate to “Go teach My people faith” and to bear witness to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

90,000+ GRADUATES

250+ CAMPUSES

1950

Kenneth E. Hagin received the mandate from the Lord to “Go teach My people faith.”

From that time on, Kenneth had an increased determination to teach faith in God’s Word. He began holding faith seminars and teaching the Word of God.

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1973

Brother Hagin Announces opening a Bible School

God’s plan for fulfilling the mandate became clear during Kenneth Hagin Ministries’ first Campmeeting in 1973. Speaking under the direction of the Holy Spirit, Kenneth E. Hagin said, “We’re going to start a Bible School.” He later gave his son, Kenneth W. Hagin, the task of starting what is now RHEMA Bible Training Center.

1974

RHEMA Bible Training Center USA opens

Kenneth W. Hagin and his wife Lynette knew they were called to pioneer the school, and RHEMA Bible Training Center USA opened in September 1974. 58 students graduated the next spring.

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1976

RBTC moves to Broken Arrow

When RBTC started, classes were held in a church in Tulsa, OK. In July, 1976 the ministry purchased buildings and land in nearby Broken Arrow.

 

This campus became the Headquarters of Kenneth Hagin Ministries, RHEMA Bible Training Center, and later RHEMA Bible Church.

1979

Prophecy Over RHEMA Graduates

RHEMA Bible Training Center’s purpose has been clear from the start. But it was dramatically emphasized in a prophecy given through Brother Hagin during the 1979 graduation ceremony.

 

Click here to read the entire prophecy.

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1980

International RHEMA Campuses Begin to Open

In 1978, Brother Kenneth E. Hagin had said that a day would come when there would be RHEMA Bible Training Centers in different countries around the world. Then in 1980, his son, Pastor Kenneth W. Hagin preached a message about opening RHEMA Bible Training Center campuses internationally.

 

From that time, RHEMA campuses began and continue to open across the world. There are currently over 250 campuses in over 50 countries.

1985

RHEMA Bible Church opens

As RHEMA Bible Training Center grew, more and more students were looking for a church to call home. Itinerant teachers and evangelists were looking for a base from which to operate.

The Lord spoke to Kenneth W about starting and pastoring a church. RBC now hosts all annual RHEMA conferences - Winter Bible Seminar, Campmeeting, Kindle the Flame, and Call to Arms.

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1999

Regional Expansion

In 1999 the first RHEMA Bible Training Centers in Europe were launched and the region has continued to develop under the direction of John & Michelle Grunewald as the International Directors for Europe, Africa & Middle East. RHEMA campuses are still being planted throughout the Europe, Africa & Middle East (EAME), Asia, Australia, Oceania (AAO) and Americas regions.

2003-

Kenneth E. Hagin ministered for almost 70 years after God miraculously healed him at the age of 17. Although he went home to be with the Lord in 2003, the ministry he founded, and his legacy of faith, continues to bless multitudes around the globe through the on-going work of his son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren, Pastor Kenneth W. & Lynette Hagin, Craig W. Hagin and Denise Hagin Burns.

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RHEMA POLAND

2019

  • RBTC Trojsmiasto was approved in 2019.
     

2020

  • RHEMA Polska/Poland was registered as a nonprofit in Poland in October 2020.
     

NOW

  • We are currently working towards launching our RHEMA Bible Training College Hybrid Program which will provide learning opportunities for students throughout Poland.

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