What is IBTM?
IBTM is International Bible Teaching Ministries, a non-profit mission of the churches of Christ teaching the good news around the world. We understand that the Bible is complete. God said many times that adding to or subtracting from His Word is sinful (Deuteronomy 4:2; Proverbs 30:5-6; Revelation 22:18-19). Therefore, we only teach the Bible. We do not use man-made doctrines.
The Work of IBTM
International Bible Teaching Ministries is a mission work focused on teaching the plain, pure Gospel of Christ in as many ways as possible.
IBTM conducts Gospel meetings and seminars domestically and abroad.
IBTM prints and distributes Gospel tracts for study and evangelism.
IBTM provides Gospel tracts, articles and other study materials online.
IBTM distributes Bibles abroad in English and native languages.
IBTM assists in establishing schools of preaching abroad.
IBTM teaches in schools of preaching abroad.
IBTM offers a series of Bible correspondence courses.
IBTM also teaches through the International College of the Bible.
ICOTB is a tuition-free distance learning school for dedicated Christians who want to learn more of God's Word but simply cannot get to a classroom.
- Associate of Arts in Bible.
- Bachelor of Arts in Bible.
- Master of Arts in Bible.
Please go to the International College of the Bible website for more information.
You can contact the offices of IBTM/ICOTB by writing to info@IBTMinistries.org
The Staff of IBTM
~ Full-time Staff ~
· Evangelist, Rock Valley Church of Christ· Director, IBTM· President, ICOTB
Linda M. Hill
· Secretary and Internet Coordinator, IBTM
Linda M. Hill joined her husband, Jimmie, in mission work in 1983 with their first foreign campaign to Africa. Five years as missionaries to the Samoan islands followed. She worked with Truth for the World for eleven years, first with the Bible correspondence course program and then as office manager. She has been on twelve campaigns to eight nations and joined the staff of International Bible Teaching Ministries in 2010. She handles e-mail correspondence, coordinates the online study program, maintains the websites, and keeps track of all statistics.
Her work is overseen by:
~ Part-time Staff ~
Earl Alverson has preached for more than twenty years and has been on two IBTM mission trips to Zambia. He has been associated with IBTM from the very beginning in 2007 by helping with special projects and fundraising for things such as sending Bibles and tracts to Africa, food relief, drilling wells, and constructing church buildings.
David Amos retired from a career in Industrial Engineering in 1992, and began a new one in missions. In the last twenty-plus years he has been on numerous campaigns, taught at the Knoxville Christian School for ten, and is currently involved with a prison ministry. He has also written a book, “Bible Answers to Commonly Asked Questions”, which deals with over 1,100 Bible questions. He joined the work of International Bible Teaching Ministries in 2011 answering questions from the web and students. In 2014 he added the duties of instructor to distance learning students.
Charles F. Hannah
Charles F. Hannah worked with the State of Tennessee for 32 years, including 16 years as an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Case Manager. He currently works with the state prison system responsible for the mental health of inmates but also does private counseling. He has preached part-time for more than 20 years. He joined the staff of ICOTB in 2014 to teach the counseling curriculum.
· Internet, IBTM/ICOTB
Bronson Roper hales from Texas where he earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Texas A & M – Commerce, but he quickly traded states when he met his future wife online. Now he juggles work, family, and staying active with the local congregation. He has joined two campaigns to Costa Rica and another Stateside. He began helping International Bible Teaching Ministries part-time with special online projects in 2015 and added coordinating postal students in 2016.
Rod Rutherford has been preaching for fifty-five years and has also served the Lord’s church as an elder, editor, and educator, having taught in five schools of preaching. His mission experience includes seven years in Zambia, seven years in Australia, and more than twenty-five campaigns to sixteen nations. He helped begin the multi-media mission work of Truth for the World and worked there fourteen years as its Publication Editor. He has also written numerous articles, tracts, books and Bible correspondence courses, including three of the courses available in the IBTM online study. He joined the staff of International College of the Bible in 2013 as an instructor to distance learning students.
Rod Rutherford Books: http://www.rodrutherfordbooks.com/
William L. Schwegler
Rusty Stark has been active in local work since 1978 and has now served the Benton Harbor congregation for more than eighteen years. He began foreign missions in 1993 with a campaign to Russia and has been making trips to Zambia with the IBTM team since 2008. He has also written numerous articles published in brotherhood magazines. He joined the International College of the Bible staff in 2013 as an instructor to distance learning students.
~ In Memoriam ~
Jimmie B. Hill
1953 - 2012
Jimmie B. Hill was devoted to spreading the Gospel and served the kingdom as an evangelist, elder, editor, teacher, author and missionary. He preached for thirty years, served five years as a missionary to the Samoan islands, conducted countless campaigns to sixteen nations, and wrote numerous tracts and articles. He worked with Truth for the World for eleven years overseeing the Bible correspondence course program and added Director of Publications to his duties the last five. In 2010 he joined the work of International Bible Teaching Ministries as Co-Director and Vice-President of International College of the Bible. Jimmie often stated that Christians should be the happiest people in the world because they know where they are going. He passed into eternity in 2012 with complete trust in His Lord.
The Jimmie B. Hill Memorial Library has been established in his memory.