BTI opens with 98 students
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Ed Clay speaks during the opening of the Bible Training Institute.
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Ninety-eight students from 17 states — Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia — were present for the opening of The Church of God’s Bible Training Institute on May 27.

Ray D. Dupre is the director and James Cox is the school principal.

General Overseer Stephen Smith gave the opening welcome to the students coming in to Cleveland for the two-week sessions. Past directors Herman Ard and David Risch also greeted the students.

Allene Cox is the coordinator for the morning devotions. First term instructors are Jackie Zimmerman, Buford Gerald Cox, Connie Wilson, Paul Horton and Smith.

Second-term instructors include Brian O’Dell, Robert F. Strong, Freddy Crumley, Georgia Williams and Connie Wilson.

Third-term instructors are James Cox, E. Roger Ammons, Brian O’Dell, Robert J. Hawkins Jr. and Kevin Werkheiser.

Leadership and Pastoral Development instructors are Strong, Ammons, Horton, Harvey Anders and Ard.

The services are open to the public. Today at 7 p.m., Kevin Werkheiser of Cleveland will be the speaker for the third term.

Freddy Crumley of Cleveland will speak at the second-term service on Saturday; Connie Wilson of Virginia will speak at the first-term service on Sunday evening at 6; and on June 8, the general overseer will be the speaker for the LPD service.

A joint Heritage Day and commencement program will be held on June 9. James R. Horne, state overseer of Alabama, will be the guest speaker.