WELCOME to City Bible Institute!  Our website provides extensive information about our unique program.  Look around and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Our on-line Orientations are offered throughout the year. Interested On-line students will meet via our Virtual Classroom on Zoom.com (e-mail Dr. Oliver at revoliver1@aol.com) for information regarding the next orientation and how to enter the Virtual Classroom.
Interested Students may enroll at any time (Open Enrollment)-Call Rev. Dr. Joel A. Oliver (314-610-8734) or e-mail him at revoliver1@aol.com with any questions.

Our Concept

Our goal is to prepare people for authentic transformational ministry.  City Bible Institute (C.B.I.) exist to help meet this purpose.  We believe the goal of birthing Churches and ministries depends largely upon identifying interested persons from the Inner City, Outer Urban areas, suburban and rural areas and then provide them with an excellent academic and practical Bible Institute experience. CBI is for all people hungry for a Spirit-filled education  We offer people a relevant EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM that deals with the major hindrances that they face in becoming prepared for ministry in the Assemblies of God and other Full Gospel Groups.  These hindrances include:
  • Past Educational Experience
  • Family Demands
  • Second Career entry into ministry
  • Finances
  • Inability to leave St. Louis for coursework







We firmly believe the best way to birth Churches is to identify, train and assist persons from neighborhoods in St. Louis and beyond to be the birthing Pastor in their sphere of influence.  If we are to have a good pool of newly trained Church/Ministry Planters and Church Staff and workers, we must be prepared to meet them where they are and provide them with what they need to succeed. THIS SCHOOL IS FOR YOU!