I was born in
December of 1989. I lived with my dad at the
age of four because my parents divorced and my
dad chose me out of my two brothers and one
sister. I lived with dad for only a short time
because he was in the army. I had to stay with
my dadís mom, who did not really like me because
I would not obey her. I started to go to my
momís house on weekends. A month or two later I
started living with my mom and visiting my dad
on weekends. Then my dad took me to a club and
then he took me home. I havenít seen him in
eleven years now. I always thought my mom and
step dad were keeping me from him. Thatís what
started my anger problems.
When I got older, I
started to get in more trouble. I started to
sneak food I was not allowed to have, and I was
disobeying my parents in what they told me to
do. I also began to do other things that
were not right.
I started to break my family apart. I
started to hurt myself by cutting myself and
other things. My parents almost separated
because of me. I was still acting bad, so my
mom sent me to a mental hospital for a while.
Then I came home and my parents were back
together. The hospital had put me on medication
to help calm me down, but one day I got the
bottle and took all the pills. My parents soon
found out because the school called my dad.
After that I got into
more trouble because I started hanging out with
an older neighbor. He introduced me to a lot of
worldly things. I got into a lot of trouble
when my parents found out, but I didnít care.
Soon they put me in a Christian school, and
within two weeks I got kicked out of there. The
principal told my dad about this place. Within
a couple of days I was put into the boysí home.
Now Iíve been here about seven months, and Iím
lot. I got saved
here on April 27, 2006. Iím glad God
saved me and changed me into a new
Eighteen students began classes in August
and the first semester is running well! They hail from the states
of Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, California, and both North and
The Institute meets for instruction
Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Fall
Semester courses include: Old and New Testament Surveys, Basic
Bible Doctrines, Baptist History, Christology, Methods of Bible
Study, the Christian Home, the Book of Jonah, Personal Evangelism,
Fundamental Sermons, Practical Evangelism, and Baptist Distinctives.
The Bible Institute is a ministry of the
Victorious Valley Baptist Church and enrollment is open to both men
and women seeking to better equip themselves for the Lordís work.
Degrees will be granted in both the areas of Theology and Christian
The Spring Semester begins January 8,
2007. Please contact Brother Dave Handley, Dean of the College,
regarding enrollment information. You can reach him at 864-878-1984
(home) or 765-592-0706 (cell).