The B.T.C. is a native school of preaching serving churches of Christ
in all French-speaking African countries.
What began as one missionary Dr. George Akpabli under the oversight of the Elders from the Benton, KY church of Christ has grown into a 3-year regional school of preaching sponsored by several congregation and individuals.
The B.T.C. is celebrating 21 years of preparing natives to plant local churches of Christ and evangelize 11 French-speaking African countries. Together, we're training preachers and effectively spreading the Gospel of Christ.
French Africans Evangelizing French Africa.
It is the most effective means to spread the gospel to an underserved population of over 260 million souls.
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F.A.C.E. Co-Founder and Board Member
Elder, Benton church of Christ (Ret.)
Brigadier General, USAF (Ret.)
Freed-Hardeman Board of Trustees
"The Benin Bible Training Center is the most effective mission work in which I have ever been involved or know! It is a preacher training school with native African teachers, teaching Africans, under the direction of George Akpabli, a native African and the oversight of the French African Christian Education Foundation (FACE), a volunteer Board consisting of Directors from the United States and from Africa.
Please join us in our mission effort to win Benin and all of French-speaking Africa for Christ!"
French African Christian Education (F.A.C.E.) has announced the hiring of
Dr. Richard England, Henderson, Tennessee, as its new executive director.
For the past 26 years, he and his wife, Dr. Barbara England, have been members of the Freed-Hardeman University faculty.
Before joining the FHU faculty, Dr. Richard England worked in education in various capacities including teacher and school administrator and at the state department level in higher education. He has served congregations for more than 45 years as a Bible class teacher, minister, deacon and elder. The Englands have done short-term mission work in several countries including Haiti, Scotland, Belgium, Poland and the Republic of Mauritius.