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JJBIHL Board of Directors 

Alphonso Thomas, PhD - Chair

Jamison Smith, PhD - Vice Chair 

Reginald Clifton, Sr., Sp.Ed - CDO

Bruce Wright, MTh, D.D., Emeritus

Jeff Powell, MTh, ThD, Member 
Jeffrey Brooks, BSEd., 
MDiv., DMin

Advisory Board Members

Tracy Nichols, ThD, Member

W.T. Edmondson, PhD - Emeritus

John Smith, Sr., DD, Emeritus


"A Tradition of Biblical Learning"


Marha White, MBC, DRE, Member
John F. Williams, BSEd, MTh,PhD. Member


June 1, 2021 Post Date:


Jehovah Jireh Bible Institute of Higher Learning 

(AL, GA, FL, LA, TX) 

1410 Hillabee Street, P.O. Box 1334 

Alexander City, Alabama 35010


Re: Annual Verification of Approved Academic Policy and Operations Procedures


Attention: JJBIHL Faculty, Staff and Student Body


At the regular scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors for Jehovah Jireh Bible Institute of Higher Learning held on May 19, 2021, in LaGrange, Ga, the JJBIHL Board of Directors by unanimous vote approved the revisions for JJBIHL Academic Policy and Operational Procedures for the Fall of 2021 through the Fall of 2025 Academic Year.


This letter serves as notification of the approved revisions for JJBIHL academic and operational procedures stated in the pdf document/attachment. 



Welcome Dr. Baron Sandlin. JJBIHL's Board of Directors are excited about Dr. Sandlin joining the Faculty, Staff and Administration of our higher learning institution. Dr. Sandlin brings a wealth of organizational, religious and educational experience to JJBIHL institutional and academic programs. Dr. Sandlin's educational credentials consist of Doctor of Jurisprudence, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science Degree. Dr. Sandlin is an adjunct professor at Jacksonville State University and has a Doctor of Theology Degree from JJBIHL. Dr. Sandlin's dissertation,  is titled, "The Role of the Christian Church in a Pandemicis a great written work. Dr. Sandlin joined JJBIHL Academic Team the Fall of 2021.

Nicole Smith is an independent Gospel artist, Choir Director, Author, Educator, and Entrepreneur from Fort Pierce, Florida. Her voice is an instrument of praise to sing the Gospel, and her most recent album is titled “Been So Good” (Nikki Smith). Nicole has directed ensembles, church, school, and community choirs. To add, as the author of More Than a Job, Teaching is a Ministry, she encourages Educators to view teaching as a ministry and not just a job. Moreover, Mrs. Smith engages youth on her YouTube channel, Kids on Wings TV, featuring The KOWEI Show. As the Founder of Kids on Wings Ed., Inc., Nicole (Mrs. Nikki) strives to inspire and educate children socially, emotionally, and academically through the arts. Additionally, Nicole Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Bethune-Cookman University, followed by a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies and a Master of Arts degree in Music Ministry from Jehovah Jireh Bible Institute of Higher Learning. She is pursuing a Doctoral degree in Theology and is an online high school English Instructor. Mrs. Smith will join the JJBIHL Academic Team Fall of 2023.

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Dr. Jeffrey Brooks is the newest member of the JJBIHL Board of Directors 2024. Dr. Brooks has a rich foundation in the field of Public and Christian Education. He served as a teacher and coach for over 30 years. Dr. Brooks is a licensed and ordained minister of the Gospel. 
He serves as the Assistant Executive Pastor, leader of the Ministerial staff,  instructor of the new members class, and oversee other ministries of the Greater New Beginning Apostolic Church of God in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Brooks serves as Board President of the local community action neighborhood association, the Birmingham Jobs Advisory Board and member of the (SCLC) Southern Christian Leadership Council. Dr. Brooks has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Health with a minor concentration in Social Science from Berry College, Mt. Berry, Georgia. He holds a Master of Arts in Divinity (M.Div.) and Doctor of Arts in Ministry (D.Min.) from Jehovah Jireh Bible Institute of Higher Learning, Alexander City, Alabama. Dr. Brooks, stated, "It is an honor to serve on the board of JJBIHL."

JJBIHL Commencement 2023 – 2024 TBA 
All returning, certificate, degree, and new students for 2023 2024 academic year must complete registration application online, via Jehovah Jireh Bible Institute of Higher Learning website and onsite at Fellowship of Faith Learning Center, 1806 Marvyn Parkway, Opelika, Alabama 36801, starting December 28, 2023. Registration for first semester, for all students will end January 6, 2024. All new and returning students must pay annual registration fee and any other fees applicable to certificate or degree program of study. JJBIHL academic session will start January 8, 2024. Campus and online orientations will be announced via student email, website, Facebook, and through other media communications. 

JJBIHL Governing Board Thanks Everyone for a Great 73 Year Celebration!
Respective certificate and degree graduates for 2023 - 2024 academic year should order regalia for your respective program of study by March 31, 2024. The last day to order regalia will be June 2024. JJBIHL will have prestigious regalia specially made with seminary and undergraduate division, with school logo. JJBIHL graduation location for the fall of 2024 TBA. 

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