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With a 25 year legacy of faith, our vision remains resolute to train, build up and equip God’s people for their purpose in His kingdom. 


Our purpose is to equip and prepare believers through the instruction and practical application of biblical principles, preparing them to become effective ministers and leaders in their family, church, workplace, and community.

Read more about CBC's vision and purpose through messages from the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Dean.


Formerly Director of Faculty at Rhema Bible Training Centre, South Africa, Pastor Gerri Di Somma, his wife, Michelle, and their four children came to the UK in 1996 as missionaries. They were sent by God with these words defining their mission: He sent them to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick (Luke 9:2). Their story shows how, like Abraham in the Bible, they obeyed by faith, not knowing where they were going. Upon their arrival in the UK, God directed them to establish and build a church and Bible college in Bristol.

The Bible College originally opened as Anchor Bible Training Centre (ABTC) in September 1997. The name was changed to Carmel Bible College (CBC) in 2006, firmly integrating the college into the wider vision of Carmel Ministries International.

Through anointed spirit-filled teaching and practical hands-on training, we have witnessed countless students' lives transformed and equipped, preparing them to step boldly into the next chapter of God’s purpose and plan for their lives, whether in the church or the marketplace.


CBC's values reflect its vision and make up the acronym PURPOSE


Everyone has God-given potential within them… We are passionate about helping people to discover and live out their purpose in Christ.


We are an international organisation and our vision is to touch the world… We want to help people think big for Christ.


We value people and believe in the power of God-centred relationships… We provide an environment where life-long friendships can grow.


Walking the road less travelled and relying on fresh ideas from God… This is what excites and motivates us.


Life is full of opportunities… We want to maximise every moment in order to see lives changed.


We are a caring community… We seek to guide and nurture as we speak with love and truth.


Our vision is big – bigger than life… This will affect us now and always.

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