…As of August 2018
The School of Biblical Studies, Jos, started on 20th August, 1989, with 12 students attending a 2-year Diploma course. In 1992 the school introduced a 3-year Diploma course. Then in 2002 the school introduced a 4-year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies. This degree prepares students to preach the gospel as well as teach Bible in Primary and Secondary Schools. One year later in 2003 SBS introduced our 4-year B.A Ministry course of study to prepare those who are willing to preach and work full time with local congregations.
The School of Biblical Studies has grown from 12 students in 1989 to the enrollment of 137 in 2018. The School of Biblical Studies has graduated 634 men and women. Out of these graduates: 7 are from Uganda; 2 from Bangladesh; 7 from Liberia; 5 from Cameroon; 5 from Chad; 1 from Ghana, 2 from Guinea, 1 from Niger, 4 from Zimbabwe, with the rest being Nigerians. Our graduates have been sent by local congregations to serve as missionaries in Liberia, Chad, Cameroon, Ghana, Bangladesh, Niger, Zimbabwe and Uganda. At present 5 graduates of the School of Biblical Studies are teaching in 2 Schools of Biblical Studies in Uganda.
The focus of the School of Biblical Studies training is on evangelism and the sound doctrine of our Lord Jesus. Each weekend during the semester, students are assigned by twos to go out to villages or cities. There they knock doors and set up Bible studies. When people are baptized in those villages, or towns, a local church is organized. Through this effort 15,136 people have been baptized from 1989 to 2018.
Of our 634 graduates; 9 have died and 2 are not actively preaching the gospel. We are very thankful to God for the dedicated men and women who continue to preach God's word. The women who graduated from SBS are teaching children classes in local congregations, Primary and Secondary Schools.
Programs of the School of Biblical Studies:
1. Our Certificate Course is a two-year course to train people in Ministry.
2. Our Diploma is a three-year course that trains people in Ministry as well.
3. Our B.A. Ministry is a four-year program which is aimed at training preachers to enable them to preach and teach.
4. Our B.A. Biblical Studies program is academic in nature. Graduates of this program are able to teach in Primary and Secondary Schools as well as preach the gospel.
5. Our Extension Program is a two-year certificate course which is aimed at those who want to improve themselves while attending a local congregation. Its aim is to teach college level Bible courses and provide leadership in the local congregations. The majority of these groups of people are married with children, so they cannot attend school full-time. This extension is divided into five zones at this time. Each zone holds classes for two weeks, and then assignments are given. The students complete the assignments and turn them in.
6. Our two-year Agriculture Program was started in August of 2006 with the help of Healing Hands International. This program is meant to be used as an evangelism tool while providing families with food obtained by small plot farming. SBS organizes vegetable production workshops where the principles of farming, planting vegetables on raised beds, and composting are taught. These workshops are open to Christians and non-Christians. This, we believe, will create opportunities for us to reach non-Christians with the gospel. We invite you to join us as a partner to reach people with the Gospel of Christ.
7. The school has just completed building grass cutter pins and is ready to start training students how to raise grass cutter and rabbits. Solomon I. Aguh
Dr. Solomon I. Aguh was born in Benue State, Nigeria. He holds a B.BA Business Administration at University of Mississippi, Oxford, 1980; an MBA Business Administration, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, 1982; a B.S. Bible, Freed Hardeman University; LL.D Freed Hardeman University, 2000. Solomon is a foundation member of those who started the School of Biblical Studies, Jos. He worked with the Primary School Board, Makurdi, Benue State, 1971 – 1975 as Head Teacher. He taught as Lecturer with the Department of Management Studies, University of Jos, 1982 – 1987. Solomon has worked with SBS since the beginning of the school in 1989 as her pioneer Director and now as the President. Aguh is married to Mrs. Rachel M. Aguh with two children; Gloria W. Aguh and Nater-Jighjigh Aguh.
Mrs. Rachel M. Aguh obtained her B.Sc. Home Economics from Freed-Hardeman University 1989. She got her M.PA from Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State, 2007. She worked with Jos Primary School Board as a teacher from 1974 – 1988 and 1982 – 1987. As a foundation member of the school, she started work with SBS in January 1990. Rachel is currently the Registrar of the school. She is married to Solomon I. Aguh with two children.
Dr. Tom Ekpot
Tom holds a B.Sc. Degree in Microbiology from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State; B.A. in Bible from the School of Biblical Studies, Jos; a M.Sc. in Environmental Microbiology from University of Jos; and an M.A. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson TN, USA. He is currently a candidate for M.Phil/Ph.D in the University of Jos, Plateau State. Tom is married to Sandra Ekpot and is blessed with two boys, Goodnews and Godswill. He has been employed at the School of Biblical Studies, Jos, since 1993 and at present serves as Vice President (Academic).
Joseph Igbudu Azembeh
Born on 24 August 1967, Azembeh hails from Mbaduku in Vandeikya Local Government of Benue State. He attended Nigerian Christian Bible College Ukpom, Akwa Ibom State and obtained a Diploma in Bible and Diploma in Religious Education. He then attended the University of Calabar, Akwa Ibom State, where he obtained a B.A. Degree in Religious Studies. Joseph is currently pursuing his M.A in Church History at University of Jos and a M.RS. Degree from Nations University, Brentwood, TN. He joined the SBS family in 2006. He and his wife Jane have a daughter named Mary.
Brother Daniel Boi started working in the World Bible School Follow-up Program in Jalingo, Adamawa State, after his graduation from SBS in 1995. He transferred to Lokoja, Kogi State in 1998 then to Jos, Plateau State in 2002. He went back to classes and completed a four year degree program at SBS graduating in 2006. Daniel then enrolled in the Degree at the Theological College of Northern Nigeria, Bukuru, Plateau State to pursue a Master’s Degree. He completed his class work on May 9, 2008 and by the invitation of Dr. Solomon Aguh, moved with his family to Jos in August to start teaching at SBS. He completed and defended his thesis in November and obtain his Master’s Degree in Biblical Theology in May 2009. The Church of Christ in Hagerstown, Maryland has agreed to support Daniel as a teacher and evangelist.
Hails from Cham in Gombe State. He attended Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom, Akwa Ibom State graduating with a Diploma in Bible. He also graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a B.A in Bible and M.Min. Naphtali was among the first teachers of SBS in 1989. He now teaches and serves as Evangelism coordinator. He is a widower with two sons; Abner and Abashi.
James E. Ikwulono is from Benue state, Nigeria. He holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry from Benue State University, Makurdi; Master of Arts (New Testament) and Master of Divinity from Freed-Hardeman University Henderson, Tennessee. Ikwulono started teaching with School of Biblical Studies Jos in January 2008, and has been serving as the examination officer. He is married to Mimi Ikwulono and they have two daughters, Debbie and Charis. Ikwulono is currently pursuing his Ph.D in New Testament with the University of Jos.
Brother Emmanuel Owakayi Egyegini was born in Doma, Nasarawa State, in February 1976. He has been a very busy Christian after he graduated with a B.A. in Bible from SBS in 2007. Emmanuel became the preacher of the Church of Christ in Doma, and he started spreading the gospel on a local radio program named Let the Bible Speak. He also taught in a Junior Government Secondary School, Islamiya, Lafia, for his one year of teaching practice to obtain a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. He continued his studies and obtained a Diploma in Computer Application and a Diploma in Computer Engineering.
Mr. Egyegini is married to Mrs. Helen Emmanuel Egyegini and the marriage is so far blessed with a daughter (Miss Endurance Oyiwoza Egyegini [5 years old]). After his first degree (B.A: CRS) in 2007 from the School of Biblical Studies, Jos and M.A: Ethics and Philosophy from the University of Jos (2010), he additionally obtained another Masters Degree in Interaction of Religions from the University of Jos, Jos (2016).
Sister Chika was born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. She started teaching (part-time) at SBS in January 2001 and full-time in May 2004. Chika holds a B.Ed and M.Ed Degrees from the University of Jos. She teaches the following courses: Basic English Grammar; The Use of English; English Composition I & II; and Introduction to Literature in English. Chika is married to Isaac Onyimba, an active member of the Church of Christ at Alheri in Jos. Chika and Isaac have three sons: Isaac Chinonso, Dexter Amarachukwu and Disney Sopuluchukwu.
Born in 1967 in Mangu Local Government of Plateau State. A graduate of Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom, Abak Akwa Ibom State. He holds a BTh Degree from School of Biblical Studies, Jos. Simon also holds a Certificate in Education awarded by the National Teachers Institute. He serves as the Coordinator of Extension Training Program of the SBS. He is married to Theresa and they have three children – Daspan, Nanret and Sekyen.
Bala was born in 1976 at Cham, Balanga Local Government of Gombe State and was baptized in 1991. He holds a Diploma in Bible from School of Biblical Studies, Jos; a Higher National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering Extension and Farm management both from the College of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State. He then completed his one year of National Youth Service Corps in Ebonyi State. Bala served as an evangelist with the Church of Christ, Zuru, Kebbi State for six years and is currently the Coordinator of our Agriculture Program at the School of Biblical Studies, Jos. Mr. Turgong has obtained his M.Sc. in Agric Economics from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Bauchi state (2016).
Mr. Turgong is married to Mrs. Konbe Bala Turgong and the marriage so far is blessed with a daughter (Miss Alheri Niteh Bala [a year plus]).
Benjamin Jukwey was born in March 5th,1976, in a polygamous family and the third child of the mother's seven children. Married to Gloria Gammicit Jukwey and blessed with three children: Shirley Tishi (7 yrs), Kevin Ongha (5 yrs) and Josiah Ela (7 months).
He was trained as a Technical student with intention to studying engineering but suddenly changed his mind in 2001 when he became a christian, and went for biblical studies at the school of biblical studies, Jos where he obtained diploma in Bible and BA Biblical Studies and also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Educationfrom National Teachers’ Institute Kaduna. His love for the Word of God caused him to proceed to study at the University of Jos where he did MA Biblical Studies New Testament and is currently doing his PhD still in Biblical Studies New Testament.
Benjamin worked with the Laranto Church of Christ for a period of one year and moved to Church of Christ Gidan Waya where he worked as a full time preacher and follow-up envagelist for four years. In 2011, he spear-headed the starting of the Bible Translation project into Etulo language (his mother tongue), where he worked as a full-time translation coordinator from 2011 untill 2015 and joined the Nigeria Bible Translation Trust staff as a training officer/internship coordinator. In this January, 2017 Benjamin has been brought on board of the School of Biblical Studies as a full time lecturer.