"In this College, my spiritual life has been lifted", Pastor Harison
"There's got to be a better way..."
... are the words that Kelly Johnson kept thinking soon after arriving in Kenya. He and his family moved to Africa in late 1999 and during the first four years, served in the local church, assisted with orphanages and pre-schools, and helped many local church Pastors.
Preaching to over 12,000 Pastors and Church Leaders in conferences across East Africa, he was touched by the stories of numerous rural African Pastors who have little or no options for Bible training.
Some education is available in large cities, but is usually too expensive for the rural Pastors.
In order to attend those schools, a Pastor is required to leave his home, his family, and his church, move to a city for a number of years, and go into deeply into debt.
"There's got to be a better way!!"
Kelly came up with an "out-of-the-building" idea that provides solid Bible training for Pastors, that is also portable, affordable, and expandable. At BLLC, we pack up the Bible College, and take it to the Pastors.
Biblical Life Leadership College exists to Transform the Church by Training Pastors!
"BLLC has made my ministry so simple; teaching me how to interact with different people in my own culture, with the aim of leading them to Christ"
Where We are Now
2018: BLLC has been expanding!
In 2015, we were invited to attend the Global Congress for Pastoral Trainers in Bangkok, Thailand. It was an amazing, and eye-opening experience. Because pastoral training is what we do, we were, and are, keenly aware of the need for programs like BLLC. But we were struck at just how much need there really is around the world.
So, we were faced with a challenge: we could stay in Kenya, and finish out our ministry days there, doing what we had been doing, or we could take the challenge to export BLLC into other needy areas of the world. It did not take us long to make the decision to take the challenge!
As soon as we accepted the challenge, doors began to open! In 2016, we invited 10 graduates to a Certified Bible College Trainer Course. While only 3 graduated, they were the right three!
Classes began with the Trainers leading, and they began to grow in their calling. A group of Pastors from Tanzania began to attending the Bible College in Kenya, and upon graduation, they have planted BLLC in Dar es Salaam.
In 2018, in Kenya alone, we have 4 campuses open. There are active plans to open in Congo, Uganda, and Mozambique.
We believe that BLLC is uniquely positioned for massive growth in Africa, and around the world!
Where We are Going
Our big, hairy, audacious goal is to plant a BLLC in 120 nations around the world! We don’t presume to be able to reach all 5 million untrained Pastors, but we are doing what we believe is our share; this is what God has challenged us to do.
That’s a pretty big challenge! And one of the ways we are going to do this is to expand the team. We are looking for people! If God has been talking to you about missions, we can help you! We have a tremendous ministry tool in BLLC, and we can give you all the training that you need to go to the nation of your choice, and start ministering.