Dr. Jim Clark
Dr. Jim Clark

MTI (Ministers Training Institute) was founded in 1978 by Doctor Jim Clark at New Roads Church in New Roads, LA. Dr. Clark had a passionate vision for the training and raising up of Five-fold Ministry. He worked arduously to create a Bible School curriculum that would equip a student to be a church leader anywhere in the world! And this he did leaving a legacy of twenty years of MTI trained students. After graduating from MTI in 1991, Donnie Shaffer and his wife Sue moved to Brazil and started MTI in Brazil with Project Amazon (A Church Planting organization in Brazil). Hundreds of Brazilians have been trained to fulfill their fivefold ministry callings. In 2002 they returned to the US and reestablished MTI as MTI Bible College in the city of Central in the fall of 2003.

MTI Bible College is continuing with their rich tradition of training and equipping Five-fold Ministry and developing local church leaders.

2 Timothy 2:15, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Matt 9:37-38, “Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”


Donnie Shaffer

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide practical ministerial training within the context of the Local Church to both those that feel a call to full time ministry and to those that desire to better their Biblical understanding and be better equipped to serve in their churches.


Our Vision

Our vision is to see MTI training centers established in Local Churches both in the US and abroad.