Texas Bible Institute

TBI Founders

Pastors Tommy and Rachel Burchfield are veterans in ministry with over thirty years of experience in gathering churches and working with youth. They are the Founding Pastors of the amazing Believers World Outreach Church in Katy, Texas and are highly respected among Christian leaders. Their three children are actively involved in ministry and many of their sixty staff have been with them for fifteen years. In a day that’s cluttered with “flash and splash,” the Burchfields stand out as authentic, time-proven, spiritual parents to thousands of TBI alumni who now live around the world.

TBI History

In May of 1989, the Burchfields moved their ministry headquarters from Houston to Columbus, Tx and began Discovery Camp, a 10 week summer program which now gathers 700 church groups and 20,000 children and youth. In April of 1990, Pastor Tommy was preaching in Lagos, Nigeria when the Holy Spirit gave these clear instructions, “Go home and begin the Bible School.” In 1991, the first class began with forty students, some of which are now on faculty.

The TBI Vision

Texas Bible Institute trains young adults how to be strong for life and develop their Christ-in-you potential through two comprehensive four-month programs. As they experience God’s unconditional love, students are challenged to make life decisions that honor the Lord Jesus Christ. Most young people need stability and guidance, and TBI has proven to thousands since 1991 to be a safe place to mature in a positive Christian environment. After twenty-two years of providing a nine-month program, an exciting, new format was recently announced and received with an overwhelming response. The “new” TBI will benefit both the student and their parents in many ways.

"Most of you wouldn’t believe my story if you heard it. Let’s just say that I’ve had more than my share of rejection. Self-pity and anger is difficult to overcome when it seems justified. It was at my first Prayer Culture that I exchanged my pain and unforgiveness for Jesus’ healing love. That began my journey towards wholeness." -Jasmine Caldwell, "I sent you a boy and you sent home a man." -TBI Dad, "I had big expectations for TBI and I desperately needed a touch from God. Three days into TBI we had a Dorm Devotional time and God met my big expectations. I was set free from suicidal thoughts and pornography and I have never had those thoughts again." -Trenton Lyons

States Represented


Nations Represented


Core Discipleship & Leadership Classes


Ministry Hosted Events

What to Expect at TBI
Typical TBI Week

A regular week at TBI begins on Tuesday mornings with Core Classes, conducted Tuesday through Friday. The addition of scheduled classes on a Monday is associated with holiday recess periods.

Dorm Life

When asked about Dorm Life at Texas Bible Institute, Most alumni agree that their greatest TBI memories involved their bunk beds and 4-5 roommates.

What to wear!?!?!?!!?

The purpose of a dress code for a Christian ministry is not intended to deprive the individual of personal prerogatives, but rather to provide a unified standard of the objectives of that Christian community.

Contact Us

Mail: P.O. Box 100, Columbus, Texas 78934

Location: 1423 CR 101, Columbus, Texas 78934

Phone: (888) 333-2824

Fax: (888) 519-5756

Email: info@texasbibleinstitute.org