NEW TRIBES BIBLE INSTITUTE
NTM purchased this historic property in 1963. In the early 1900s the main building was known as Resthaven, an upscale health resort. It was known for its hydrotherapy, turkish baths and medicinal drinking water, said to cure most any disease.
After the resort closed its doors in 1917, it was used by the government as a VA hospital for veterans of World War I. In 1944 it was converted to a tuberculosis sanitarium and was closed in 1958.
Today, as a Bible Institute, NTBI specializes in a different kind of water, Living Water.
A Brief History of NTBI
NTBI began in 1955 in the former Wisconsin Tabernacle in Milwaukee. The school was moved to its current location in Waukesha in 1963. Currently there are 2 campuses, one in Waukesha and the other in Jackson, Michigan. Each school enrolls about 200 students. If you’d like to check out our schools, go to www.ntm.org/ntbi
Our Present Ministry with NTBI
We moved to NTBI in January of 2005. Jan began as a bookkeeper in the Finance Office. In January, 2006, he was asked to assume the position of Administrative Assistant.
Cheryl manages the NTBI Bookstore. The store caters primarily to our students. In addition to selling textbooks the store also carries an assortment of Christian literature, NTBI gear (t-shirts, sweatshirts, pens, etc), and stationery supplies.
Our Former Ministries in NTM
From 1977-1989 we served in the Republic of the Philippines. We began as boarding home parents and school teachers at a small school for missionaries’ children located on the island of Luzon.
After 6 months we transferred to a language training program where we learned the Tagalog language over a 15 month period.
We then moved into a tribe and began to learn the language and culture. However, after a few months we were forced to leave because of illness.
We were then asked to assume the leadership of the language training program for new missionaries. We continued in that ministry until we left the Philippines in 1989. If you’d like to see what God is doing in the Philippines through the efforts of NTM, click here.
MK Educational Center
In March of 1989 we returned to the US when Cheryl’s dad became very ill. After his death we were asked to serve with NTM’s MK Educational Center, the children’s education department in Camdenton, Missouri. Jan was involved in finding teachers for our overseas schools and also served on the Education Committee. Cheryl served as the center librarian, bookkeeper and Resource Coordinator. We served there until 2001.
At the request of NTM leadership we moved to Sanford, Florida in January, 2001. Jan was asked to coordinate the Associate Program of NTM-USA. Click here for an explanation of NTM’s Associate Program. Cheryl was the receptionist at the mission’s guest facility. We enjoyed 4 years of ministry (and 4 hurricanes!) in Florida before moving to our present ministry in Wisconsin