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Now registering for the Fall/Spring semester
Student Orientation is at 6:00 p.m.
Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

The office is open on Monday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Appointments can be made with the Administrative Assistant or Academic Dean by calling 973-399-7000 Ext.105 or by e-mailing your request to:

Eastern Bible Institute

Eastern Bible Institute

Dr. Odessa McNeill Academic Dean


The mission of Eastern Bible Institute (EBI) is to help individuals recognize their purpose and plan for life. It is our goal to teach students how to see themselves as God sees them.

Our History

Our founder, Bishop Willie L. Smith, completed several years of study at the Manhattan Bible Institute but was troubled because there was no similar Christian Institute in New Jersey. In 1976, with much prayer and divine guidance, Bishop Smith opened the New Jersey Bible Institute in the basement of his home in Newark, NJ. The original enrollment was three students, but because of the measure of need and interest, within a year enrollment increased ten-fold, necessitating another move to a larger facility. God gave Bishop Smith favor with Bishop Harry Spellman who opened his facility to NJ Bible Institute. Enrollment increased and permanent headquarters for the school was sought, and found at 97l Clinton Avenue, Irvington, New Jersey.

In order to broaden its accommodation to nationwide extensions, the school's name was changed to, "The Eastern Bible Institute". With the assistance of several dedicated ministers and the gathering of suitable material the Eastern Bible Institute was incorporated in the State of New Jersey. Although the founder has moved from his earthly position, his visions and dreams for the Eastern Bible Institute continue to be carried forth by his family.

Admissions Requirements

Eastern Bible Institute admits students of any race, color or origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available to all of Eastern's Student Body. Eastern Bible Institute has a Zero Tolerance policy as it pertains to racial discrimination. Race, color or origin are not factors considered when promulgating administrative, educational, and fiscal policies. A student must possess a High School Diploma from an approved public or private High School, or a GED equivalent, in order to enroll in all programs.

Transfer Students:

All applicants from another College or Bible school must submit an Official Transcript of records from each school attended. Transcripts must be submitted to the registrar's office no later than fifteen (15) business days prior to the beginning of the semester that entry is intended. Transfer students are handled individually based on an assessment of all curricular activity presented. Evaluation of credits: credit classification meetings must be scheduled with the Dean's Panel. "Transfer students" tuition is subject to variation from the regular schedule of fees, pending the level of degree the student is seeking at the time of enrollment.

Student Classification: Auditor

A student who desires to hear the lecture of a course, but will not do the assigned work or receive any credit for that specific course. Auditors are required to pay the appropriate fees for class attendance.


Eastern Bible Institute Irvington, NJ
Curriculums for Fall/Spring Semester
Eastern Bible Institute is in Partnership with Freedom Bible College and Seminary, Rogers, Arkansas.

Core Curriculum

First Year

Old Testament Survey/ Christian Scripture - I and II
Prayer Essentials
Teacher's Training - I
Basic Christian Theology Personal Divine Life Theism

Second Year

New Testament Survey-/Heaven -/Mysteries Spiritual Warfare
Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics
Teacher's Training - II

Bachelor of Theology - First Year

Church Administration
Old Testament Healing

Bachelor of Theology - Second Year

Church History
Understanding World Religions
Theology of Counseling Families

Bachelor of Ministry - First Year

Church Administration
Old Testament

Healing Bachelor of Ministry - Second Year

Bible Origin/Science and the Bible
Introduction to Youth Ministry
Christian Worship

Master First Year Master of Theology

Gospel of John
The Life of Christ
Book of Revelation/Daniel
Introduction to Christian Counseling

Master 2nd Year Master of Theology

Book of Revelation
Genesis in the Light of Modern Research

First Year Master of Ministry

Gospel of John
The Life of Christ
Book of Revelation/Daniel
Introduction to Christian Counseling

Second Year Master of Ministry

Christian Education
Conquering Christian
Battlefield Mind
Senior Ministry
Christian Conflict Management

Doctor of Theology - First year

Systematic Theology I, II, III
Overcoming the Darkside of Leadership
Effective Biblical Counseling
Crisis Counseling

Doctor of Ministry - First year

The Emotionally Healthy Church
Intrinsic Healing I
Effective Biblical Counseling
Crisis Counseling

Doctor of Theology - Second year

Old Testament Theology
N.T. Greek
Evangelistic Theology
Hebraic Studies

Doctor of Ministry - Second year

Supervision of Ministries
N.T. Greek
Intrinsic Healing II
Family Ministry

Note: Chapel or Christian Leadership hours are required twice a month for all students. Thesis and Research Class are a requirement.

Contact Information
Eastern Bible Institute
971 Clinton Avenue
Irvington, NJ 07111
(973) 399-7000