About


Native American Baptist Institute (NABI) is a ministry of Covenant Baptist Church, Lawton, Oklahoma. 

Our Purpose

NABI exists to provide quality, Christ-centered Bible training, free of charge, to men who desire to seriously study God’s Word but do not have the opportunity to go away to Bible college.


Our Courses

David Bane (pastor, Covenant Baptist Church) adapted the core of his training from Georgia Baptist College (Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies) and condensed it into module format for NABI.

Our one-year cycle of 7 to 12 hour modules includes in-depth courses on the following subjects: 

Systematic Theology

An overview of every major doctrine in the Bible:

  • Theology Proper: The Doctrine of God

  • Christology: The Doctrine of Jesus Christ

  • Pneumatology: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

  • Bibliology: The Doctrine of Scripture

  • Soteriology: The Doctrine of Salvation

  • Ecclesiology: The Doctrine of the Church

  • Anthropology: The Doctrine of Man

  • Harmatology: The Doctrine of Sin

  • Angelology: The Doctrine of Angels

  • Eschatology: The Doctrine of Last Things

Bible Survey

This includes an overview and outline for every book of the Bible.

  • Old Testament Overview

  • New Testament Overview

Ministry Methods

  • Principles in Studying & Preparing Sermons

  • Methods for Missions & Church Planting

  • Biblical Evangelism

The Christian Life

  • The Preacher and Preaching

  • Biblical Principles of Leadership & Family

  • With Christ in the School of Prayer


First Graduates

In July of 2016, Keith Coley (Choctaw) and Rick Dobbs (Chickasaw) became the first NABI graduates. Rick and Keith were among the first students to join NABI. They completed the one-year cycle and were awarded the Certificate of Biblical and Theological Studies from Native American Baptist Institute.


Our Distinctives

We are committed to our heritage of historic Baptist faith and practice, as we believe it is patterned after the pure teaching of God's Word. 


Our Vision

The NABI logo depicts four torches, representing the four generations of ministry in 2 Tim. 2:1-2.

“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”

These verses represent four generations of gospel training:

  1.  Apostle Paul

  2. Timothy

  3. faithful men

  4. others

If one of these links is broken, the gospel torch will not burn in the next generation. 

We are indebted to the faithful generations who carried the gospel torch before us, and to those who put the torch into our hand. 

It is our desire to pass this gospel torch to another generation of men who will pass that torch to another generation after them, a so on until our Lord Jesus returns. 

Would you prayerfully consider joining with us in this great task?


Be sure to read Why NABI? 7 Reasons.