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Messianic Bible Institute Yeshiva (MBIY - also known as MBI Online Yeshiva - see below) was formed November 1, 1996 by its founder, Dr. David Hargis as an auxiliary of Messianic Bureau International (MBI), a religious "association of churches" organization in Virginia. The school was created to serve the unique need of those who feel especially called to Messianic studies and leadership, but cannot attend on-site classes.

Dr. David Hargis served as founder and president of MBI Yeshiva from 1996 until his death in December, 2006. Messianic Minister Donald Doherty served as the Enrollment Officer from 2001 and still maintains that position. After the death of Dr. Hargis, Dr. Linda Hargis was appointed president by the official Board and also served as Interim President of MBI until October 1, 2008, at which time the MBI Board appointed a new MBI President. The new president decided to move the MBI Headquarters to Michigan, and the MBI Board decided to separate the two, as two individual identities. Thus, the Yeshiva remained in Virginia and December 1, 2008, moved into its new office space in Hampton, Virginia. [1]

MBI Yeshiva is accredited with Transworld Accrediting Commission International [2] of Riverside, California. TAC is not recognized by the Department of Education, but they have applied and have an application on file seeking to qualify for approval.



  • 1994 March- MBI founding.
  • 1995 June- created.
  • 1996 November- Opening of MBI Online Yeshiva.
  • 2000 September- MBI Online Yeshiva registered with the Virginia Council of Higher Education [3].
  • 2004 February- MBI Online Yeshiva accredited with the Transworld Accrediting Commission International.
  • 2008 December - MBI and MBI Yeshiva separated into two individual organizations: Messianic Bureau International in the State of Michigan and Messianic Bible Institute - Yeshiva in the State of Virginia.

Mission Statement

Messianic Bible Institute-Yeshiva is founded by the sovereign goodness and determination of Almighty God in order to transmit the knowledge of Him through the process of academic achievement to every student who enters, and thereby to train people of Messianic vision who will in turn establish and perform faithful ministry in obedience to their calling from Heaven.

Purpose of MBIY

  • To provide a quality Messianic Jewish education.
  • To prepare Messianic leaders for professional Messianic Jewish ministry.
  • To help Messianic leaders to be knowledgeable in restorative Messianic Jewish doctrine.


The Messianic Bible Institute - Yeshiva shall be a Messianic Jewish/Hebrew university and theological graduate school founded on the principles of God's Word for the sake of the entire Kingdom of God, with trust in the eternal value of Biblical Torah and of Yeshua of Nazareth as Messiah the Son of God. It is so instituted for all believers as long as it stands, according to the determination of the Most High God.

Governance and leadership

MBI is governed by a board of directors.[4] The Official Board (President and General Overseer):

  • Linda G. Hargis, Ph.D., President and Academic Dean
  • Bruce R. Booker, Ph.D., Th.D., Vice President and Member Board of Trustees
  • Donald L. Doherty, M.Th., Enrollment Officer and Member Board of Trustees
  • William S. White, A.B. Member Board of Trustees
  • Sariella C. Creeger, M.Rb., Member Board of Trustees


  1. ^ MBIY Web Site
  2. ^ Transworld Accrediting Commission International
  3. ^ Virginia Letter of Exemption
  4. ^ MBIY Faculty

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