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Berean Light Bible Institute

"Preparing People for Greater Pursuits"


Dr. Doretha D. Allen


From the President,


Greetings!  It is my pleasure to welcome you to Berean Light Bible Institute (BLBI). Thank you for your interest in our school.


Whether you are seeking to enhance your knowledge of God’s Word for personal reasons, or prepare for ministry in your local church, BLBI is prepared to help. We hail a dedicated, knowledgeable staff that is ready and prepared to meet the needs of our students.


Our Courses are Bible Based, Practical, Comprehensive, Informative, and designed so that each student can gain greater spirituality and appreciation for Biblical knowledge. I’m proud of the richness and diversity of our programs. BLBI views Christian education as a necessity, and ministerial training as an urgency. If you have God ordained dreams and aspirations, your personal Christian education must not be postponed.


Welcome again and thank you for considering BLBI for next level Christian Training.

The Institute was organized in 2009 and is located in Emporia, Virginia.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of BLBI to engage and prepare those persons who have an earnest desire to succeed in their Christian labor in a comprehensive, Christian education that will prepare them for successful ministry.  Recognizing that many Christian leaders and laity desire formal theological training, BLBI exists to offer quality theological education that will assist persons in achieving their ministry goals.

Statement of Purpose

BLBI exists for the purpose of biblical education and evangelism. It is designed for the believer that desires to increase his or her knowledge and understanding of the Bible and to equip the Body of Christ for ministry.

Our Commitment to You

We make a faithful commitment to all our students as they study with us. Our objective is to prepare our students for success in their Christian life and ministry by providing each student with the best possible experience from the outset of registration to graduation.

Degree Offerings


Associate of Christian Education

Bachelor of Biblical Studies

Master of Biblical Studies

Certificates of Completion

Doctoral Degrees in:





Areas of Study


Biblical Studies







and more….


BLBI welcomes those students who wish to take courses mainly for self improvement and do not wish to pursue a degree.

BLBI considers applications under the “rolling” admissions process which means that potential students may register for classes at any time. New Students may begin their course of study when the application process is complete and when current classes end.

Interested students may contact

the Institute office at:

(434) 594-7441






We are fully accredited by the WORLD-WIDE ASSOCIATION COMMISSION OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (WWAC). For verification write to:  The WWAC, Dr. Paul Richardson, Executive President, 2800 Blendwell Rd., Richmond, VA. 23224.


 Berean Light Bible Institute is a 501 (c) 3 organizations.

All donations are tax deductible.


“Berean Light Bible Institute is a religious institution exempt from state regulation and oversight in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

Accreditation Information


Accreditation is a process that colleges and universities submit to voluntarily.


Our Bible Institute grants religious degrees and does so legally without SCHEV Certification. We are exempt from academic accreditation by the US Department of Education because we do not grant academic degrees, only religious degrees.  Furthermore, as many other religious degree granting institutions have chosen to do, we wish to maintain our independence from state interference and regulation.  As a religious organization that exclusively grants religious degrees, we do not wish to be subject to any state regulatory or “approval system.”


Some points to remember:


There is secular education and there is religious education.

Secular schools seek accreditation for secular education, and sacred schools receive sacred accreditation-each by their own peers.


Religious institutions need no secular accreditation because they offer no secular degrees.

Secular accreditation associations in turn are recognized by governmental agencies.  They trace their authority back up to the capitol of a country, like Washington, D.C.


Civil and religious interests are different and have separate realms of jurisdiction.

Religious accrediting associations are recognized by the Church of Jesus Christ.


Due to separation of church and state, churches, bible institutes and seminaries are entitled to remain independent-in all things being set apart.


Individuals seeking employment in government-licensed positions such as public school teachers, state-licensed psychologists or psychiatrists, and non-church related counselors need government recognized accredited degrees. 


We pray that this information will be of help to you as you prayerfully consider completing your educational journey with us. We are committed to biblically equipping and preparing you for Christ’s service. 

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