History of G.C.T.S.
Great Commission Bible College & Seminary
was established around 1960 by Dr. Blair W. Whittington Worldwide Baptist Missions, headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was also founded by Dr. Blair Whittington as a mulitiple outreach, missionary centered, tent-making Baptist Mission Board on September 1, 1980 to further the institution's mission world-wide.
Dr. Whittington was the school's first President and went home to be with the Lord on July 30, 1987. Dr Greg Page became Institution's second President. The Worldwide Baptist Missions advanced tremendously under President's Greg Page Leadership.
The Institution's Seminary and Mission Board trained over 350 missionaries in such countries as the United States of America, Canada, England Scotland, Wales, Ireland,New Zealand, Australia, Nigeria, Rhodesia, Italy, Philippines,
and Japan during the 80's and 90's.
The Institution's Mission Board Ministries included:
Home and Foreign Missions
The Great Commission Bible College (Preparatory 4 year
Under-graduate program) for Seminary Advance Degree Work.
The Great Commission Theological Seminary
The Great Commission Evangelistic Association
The United States Chaplains Association
United Association of Christian Counselors
H.O.P.E. Missionary to Be Handicapped
Sunshine Food Bank (Feeding the Poor)
Dr. Roderick Williams served as Vice President of Great Commission Bible College and Seminary from 2005-2010. Great Commission became Jehovah Jireh Bible Institute Higher Learning AL/GA. In 2010, Dr. Williams became President of School during this transitional era.
The Jehovah-Jireh Bible Institute was originally founded in 2006 as an educational outreach ministry affiliated with Great Commission Bible College & Seminary Correspondence distance learning program Glasgow, Kentucky. The Bible Institute was established to offer onsite and on-line courses and training for students to receive a certificate in biblical studies to prepare them for bible college or seminary work.
After about 50 years of operation from (1960 – 2010) Great Commission discontinued its distance learning bible based degree program in 2010, JJBI has continued to offer ecclesiastical educational training and teaching for men and women in all walks of life.
JJBI is striving to continue its sound Biblical Certificate program of study and to offer Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate Degrees in Religion to prepare men and women with the best ecclesiastical biblical preparation for ministry.
Dr. Greg Page- President
Dr. Bobby White-Vice-President
Dr. Bobby White
President of Great Commission
Bible College & Seminary from
Dr. Roderick Williams
American Accrediting Association
of Theological Institutions, Inc.
Southern Accrediting Association
of Christian Schools
Eastern Accrediting Association
of Christian Schools
GCBTS State Legal Status
During Tenure of Operation:
Religious Exempt Institution
4 Semester Academic Calendar Annually
Traditional and Accelerated
Degree Programs of Study Offered.
Degree Programs of Study
Associate through PhD Degree in
Bible, Divinity or Theology from
various concentrations in religion.
Presently, Jehovah-Jireh Bible Institute hold distance learning sites located at Jehovah-Jireh Ministries 1410 Hillabee Street, Alexander City, AL 35011, Crossroad Renewed Life Ministries P.O. Box 16808 Atlanta, GA 30321, and Community Baptist Church 171 Hwy 96 Geneva, GA 31810.
JJBI is presently moving forward with its online Distance Learning Bible Study Module Programs. We continue to be committed to our purpose and that is training men and women at the highest scholarly level in Biblical Studies as an ecclesiastical educational training ministry of New Millennium, Inc. a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) corporation located in Alexander City, Alabama.