THBI Has Moved!
"True Hope Bible Institute Is Now A
True Hope Ministries of America!"
By: Dr. Timothy Hoflund
True Hope Bible Institute is no longer an extension of True Hope Churches & Ministries
- - in fact, effective June 15, 2014 True Hope Churches & Ministries will cease to
Why? What happened? Well, nothing bad - that's for certain! True Hope Churches & Ministries was initially
established as a House Church with ministry extensions and the aim to develop a network of churches &
ministries - - either locally or nationally. At some point however, the ministry ceased being a single, local House
Church with ministry extensions and grew into a fellowship of ministry servants and leaders across the
When True Hope Churches & Ministries relocated to Springfield Missouri, things really began to take on a far
different structure than had previously existed and the attempts to restructure and reorganize was just not
workable - - in fact, things just became obfuscated! So the decision was made to dissolve True Hope Churches &
At the same time, there were a number of meetings and discussions as to the feasibility of establishing a new
ministry and what purposes would such a ministry serve?
Two things came to bear in the decision to establish a new ministry work: First, the fact that Dr. Timothy Hoflund
received a prophetically imparted vision of ministry in 1993 - - Rev. Samuel Brassfield was given the message which
he delivered to Timothy which stated: "You will be a pastor to pastors" and further that Timothy would be
ministering to ministers, not just as a prophet (giving prophetic messages) but on the basis that God chose him as
a prophet in ministry (see the study: Proving the Prophets). Second, the purpose that began to unfold and
finally was stated by others in connection to consideration of a fellowship of ministry servants and leaders - -
"Helping each other to accomplish what God has called us to do".
With these things in mind, Dr. Timothy Hoflund and Rev. James Boley moved forward with establishing a new ministry
and were quickly joined by others who eventually served as the organizers of the new ministry ... and so in January
of 2014 True Hope Ministries of America came into existence!
Because True Hope Bible Institute has never been a separate or independent entity but was an extension of True Hope
Churches & Ministries, with the dissolution of that ministry, there were two possible outcomes for True Hope
Bible Institute: Either dissolve it along with the ministry or, offer it to True Hope Ministries of America
or some other ministry organization.
The organizers of True Hope Ministries of America agreed that since the Bible College would certainly help fulfill
the mission to "help others accomplish what God has called them to do" THMA would assume control of True Hope
Bible Institute as the higher educational component of the ministry fellowship and so, in May of 2014 True Hope
Bible Institute did in fact become an integrated component of True Hope Ministries of America.
As a component of True Hope Ministries of America, the curriculum and mission of True Hope Bible Institute is now
under the oversight of the Ministry Directors' Council with Dr. Michael Cochran (a graduate of THBI) serving as the
Teaching Ministry Director.
Students can expect the same level of excellence in the vision, purpose, mission and curriculum of True Hope Bible
Institute with improvement to student services and communication being planned and