FALL Semester Via Zoom – OCTOBER 19, 2020 – JANUARY 29, 2021

ABOUT US: The Bible Academy is a church-based school that was organized in 1999, and is nationally accredited through the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. All participants will receive a national course card and a Bible Academy certificate upon completion of sessions and required work. Students may take courses for self-enhancement or work toward a national Diploma of Christian Education through the Certificate of Progress Program (COPP), which are offered through the Bible Academy. The Registration fee is $25.00 per course. Contact Dean Roberta Hatcher at christed@goodshepherdaugusta.org or visit www.sspbnbc.com for more information regarding the COPP.


All Fall Semester courses will be presented via the Zoom platform. Following registration and payment of fees, enrolled students will be contacted by the instructor and invited to join the respective Zoom course.

Pastor/President – Rev. Dr. Clarence Moore
Dean – Dr. Roberta J. Hatcher

Registrar – Mrs. Lakeischa Murphy



  • 1001 – Introduction to the Bible (COPP)

    This course will introduce the sixty-six (66) books of the Bible, its origin, and the important events, periods, and personalities that led to the development of the Bible in its present form.

    Course Dates: November 2 – 6, 2020 (Daily)

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Book: Introduction to the Bible – Geoffrey Guns

    INSTRUCTOR: Sis. Karen Clark

    1001 Instructor Evaluation Form

  • 1007 – Introduction to the Old Testament (COPP)

    Survey the Old Testament. Included in this survey will be a general overview of the divisions, times, and places, with emphasis on the nation of Israel, events, people, and archaeology of the Old Testament.

    Course Dates: October 20, 2020 – January 19, 2021 (Tuesdays)

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Book: Survey of the Old Testament

    INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Henry Baptiste

    1007 Instructor Evaluation Form
  • 1032 – Survey of Psalms III - Divisions 72-89

    This course identifies methods and approaches to Bible study that can lead to spiritual growth and Christian maturity. Areas that will be covered include the structure of the Bible, resources for study and other related subjects.

    Course Dates: November 9 – 19, 2020 (Mondays & Thursdays)

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    Book: Psalms Chapters 42-89, J. Vernon McGee

    INSTRUCTOR:  Sis. Helen Brown

    1032 Instructor Evaluation Form

  • 1066 – Women in the Old Testament

    The course will identify biblical female characters from the Old Testament, and the contribution that each woman made to the growth and decline of the Jewish nation. It will include women in the patriarchal families, judges, and the various queens throughout the history of Israel.

    Course Dates: November 5 – December 17, 2020 (Thursdays)

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Book: All the Women of the Bible, Herbert Lockyer

    INSTRUCTOR: Sis. Veronica Harris

    1066 Instructor Evaluation Form
  • 1104 – Survey of James

    Study the letter of James, with emphasis on the authorship, dates, theme, and recipients. This letter highlights Christian suffering.

    Course Dates: December 14 -28, 2020 (Mondays & Thursdays*) *Excluded Christmas Day

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    Book: James, Douglas J. Moo

    INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Rhonda Daigs

    1104 Instructor Evaluation Form

  • 2011 – Baptist Doctrine (COPP)

    Examine with simplicity and clarity the basic teachings of the Baptist faith. Explore each doctrinal position and the basis for each doctrinal position taught in the class.

    Course Dates: November 17 – December 15, 2020 (Tuesdays)

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Book: Baptist Beliefs, Edgar Mullins

    INSTRUCTOR: Joyce Murry

    2011 Instructor Evaluation Form
  • 2015 – Foundation of Christian Ethics (COPP)

    The course will focus on understanding the philosophical and Christological approaches to Christian ethics. Students will engage in biblical principles for decision making and conduct for living.

    Course Dates: October 24, 2020 – January 23, 2021 (Saturdays)

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

    Book: Christian Ethics 2nd Edition, Norman Geisler

    INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Oscar O. Brown

    2015 Instructor Evaluation Form
  • 2023 - Creative Ways of Teaching (Teacher Certification)

    The focus of this course is to assist teachers in discovering ways to teach that lead to transformed students’ lives, and in discovering new ways of teaching that will include learning behavior and strategies of student learning and behavior.

    Course Dates: October 24 -31, 2020 (Saturdays)

    Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Book: Effective Teaching Practices for 21st Century Christian Educators, Mary McConnell

    INSTRUCTOR: Beatrice Brown

    2023 Instructor Evaluation Form
  • 7010– Introduction to Discipleship (COPP)

    This course is designed to introduce the biblical principle of discipleship. Students will examine the character traits of believers, while looking at the overall examples of Jesus. Students will study discipleship methods of Jesus and the differences between discipleship and membership.

    Course Dates: October 19, 2020 – January 25, 2021 (Mondays)

    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Book: Spiritual Discipleship, J. Oswald Sanders

    INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Dr. Clarence Moore

    7010 Instructor Evaluation Form
  • 9024 - Computers in Life of the Church (COPP)

    This course is designed to train pastors, office workers, Christian educators, and others who want to utilize computer technology in the church. Issues in administration, setting up computer labs, tutorials on Bible study, as well as membership record keeping, and nurture will be covered in this course.

    Course Dates: October 20 – November 17, 2020 (Tuesdays)

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Book: 40 Days and 40 Bytes, Aaron Speigel

    INSTRUCTOR: Gwendolyn Watts

    9024 Instructor Evaluation Form

Registration Form

Course Cards and Course Certificates:

Usually, a Graduation and Closing Program is scheduled for the Bible Academy on the second Sunday in July in Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1714 Olive Road Augusta, GA.  However, due to the school’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, course cards will be mailed to each student following the completion of the semester. For more information, please contact Dr. Roberta Hatcher, Bible Academy Dean.


Bible Academy Office of the Dean

Good Shepherd Baptist Church

1714 Olive Road

Augusta, GA 30906

Phone: 706-733-0341   Fax: 706-667-0205

Email: christed@goodshepherdaugusta.org