The history of this blessed great Institution may be traced back to 1993 after Rev. J.O. Adegbite completed his first degree in Theology in the University of London. He started one on one theological tutorial in London UK to prepare Candidates for the University of Cambridge Examinations for Certificate and Diploma in Religious Studies. The ever success of all candidates taught alone without any other lecturer led to the confidence that he can start a Theological College. The very first candidate to be successful in the Cambridge Examinations was his wife now Dr (Mrs) Deborah D. Adegbite who later gained admission to the University of Wales in the year she passed the Cambridge papers.
Sometimes later, a friend and a brother in the Lord (Mr Dele Adeleye) helped to register the Institution name as Bethel College of Theology (London) as a legal Charity organization in England and Wales. The name was kept until the College was moved to Nigeria in 1998 by Divine order that says “Go to Nigeria, increase the Saints”
In Nigeria, (1998), the College was located in Alakia-Isebo area of Ibadan under the name Bethel College Institute of Theology & Biblical Research. Later it was moved to Egbeda area in Ibadan where the College was fully affiliated with Olabisi Onabanjo University ( a State and Commonwealth University), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria for the purpose of National and International recognition with an adjusted name Bethel Institute of Theology & Biblical Research, the name it bears up to date.
In 2008, the College was moved to its permanent site which was beautifully designed and located on 79 plots of land alongside Ife/Ibadan Expressway, Akiriboto, Gbongan area of Osun State.
We pray the Lord will bless you as you are contemplating on learning at Bethel.