Teaching Truth International offers a variety of different courses and in a variety of different contexts from the following fields: Bible, Theology, Church History and Apologetics.

Course Length

Our conferences can last from three days to three weeks. Individual teaching sessions include lecture, question and answer time, small group discussion, and occasionally an exam. In most places where we teach, the pastors require introductory material, though we have taught more advanced material in accredited institutions.


All of our courses are flexible. We can modify the length of our courses to fit into the time periods that match students/pastors schedules.


While we emphasize some courses (listed below), we’ll write new courses to meet local needs.
Common Courses: Hermeneutics, Biblical Theology, New and Old Testament Introduction & Survey, Introduction & Survey of Paul’s Theology & Letters, Individual books of the Bible, Systematic Theology, Survey of Church History, and Apologetics & Evangelism


Rick Cornish
Rick Cornish
Senior Teacher
Rick Cornish is a former Marine Officer with a Doctorate degree from Denver Seminary as well as a Masters degree in Greek and history from the University of Nebraska.

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Ben Cornish
Ben Cornish
Ben Cornish is Rick & Tracy’s youngest son. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota (2009), and a Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville Kentucky with a focus on missions (2016).

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Jamin Eben
Jamin Eben
Vice President
Jamin Eben hails from the Black Hills of South Dakota. He holds a BS in Music from Black Hills State University (2009), and a Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville Kentucky (2016).

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Jesse Erickson
Jesse Erickson
Missionary Teacher
Jesse Erickson holds a BS in Music from Black Hills State University (2010) and is studying apologetics, Bible, theology, and ethics in pursuit of an MA in Philosophy from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Jones Ndzi
Jones Ndzi
Associate Teacher, Former TTI Staff
Jones Ndzi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Dschang (2001), a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from the Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary–CBTS (2007), a Master of Theology in the New Testament (2013) and a PhD in Biblical Theology (2018) from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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David Akondowe

Pastor - Mbeya, Tanzania

``The witchcraft situation here is terrible, and the government can't fight it. The situation is urgent! If pastors are not equipped, things will never change, but get even worse. But any training other than TTI is offered only in the colleges and cities, not in the villages. But, as a result of your coming to teach the Bible, many pastors' minds have been opened to God's Word. That is why I have established TTI PRAYER WARRIORS to keep praying for you people because TTI is the first ministry I've seen which is focusing on untrained ministers in the villages. Please come back every year.``

Pastor S

Pastor - East Asia

``Pastor Rick's teaching in our church is so helpful and practical that our students enjoy it very much. From his teaching, we learn many things such as skills about how to study the Bible. And we are looking forward to his next teaching in our church. God bless you!``

Dr. B

Director Training Center - East Asia

``Thank you for excellent ministry to our students. Your ability to make important and profound theological concepts and principles practical and understandable without watering them down is a gift. Using your gift to bless our students will indeed bless East Asia as they spread out across this great country.``

Pastor Z

Pastor - East Asia

``Through Dr. Rick Cornish's training, all pastors and/or lay leaders involved in the seminars have become better prepared to defend their beliefs grounded in Bible teaching. This is particularly important when we are surrounded by so many cult groups in East Asia. We thank God for sending us such a great theologian to help strengthen our theological understanding of the WORD.``

Jimmy Hassan

National Director, Campus Crusade for Christ - Nicaragua

``Rick has the special gift to make theology accessible for normal people. He eliminated the myth that theology was for special people. Because of his work, Christians all over the world can know God and themselves better.``

Junior Obregon

Campus Crusade for Christ - Nicaragua

``I first met Dr. Rick Cornish at our Center for Leadership Development training course on basic theology. I thought that a class on theology would be boring but my mind was change on the first day. Rick made it very interesting and showed how theology is a great tool for ministry and personal application. I came to see God in a bigger way and learned that even though we are insignificant compared to God, He still loves us so much. I will never forget how Rick showed me God.``

Sergei Rybikov

Rector, Donetsk Christian University - Donetsk, Ukraine

``Rick Cornish has had a vital teaching ministry at Donetsk Christian University for many years. His teaching is practical and well-adapted to the culture. Our students enjoy his teaching and find it applicable in their ministries.``

Andrey Kravtsev

President, North Caucasus Bible Institute - Prohladnye, Russia

``Rick’s classes are thought-provoking, distinctive in clear presentation, combined with a solid knowledge of the subject, always opened to discussion and sensitive to the students’ questions, objections and concerns. Since I myself am now a teacher, I realize even more how much I learned from Rick - not only from what he taught us, but also from the way he taught.``

Pastor Kayange

Pastor, Methodist Church - Malawi

``I thank God for what those people (with TTI) taught us. I tell you the truth, the materials we learned there are so powerful. I am just praying that the next training is going to be held soon, as you know my location there are no place to call a church. I am now planting a church in that area so these trainings have really helped me a lot. Next time they come, I will cultivate and do my things (in advance) so that by the time I am away nothing should call me home. As you know, I am a farmer. Those brothers have transformed our minds and the way we think. We have this new approach (to understand) all the books they taught. I do not take that opportunity for granted. I thank you so much.”

Simon Baker

National Director of Great Commission Movement - Sierra Leone

``Teaching Truth International serves as an auxiliary ministry to Great Commission Movement in Sierra Leone in their bid to train church leaders and plant new churches. Their contributions in this field cannot be quantified. Teaching Truth International is a light house to many in the field of Missions and training.``

Melvin Castellon

TTI Translator & National Coordinator

``Since 2010 TTI has had a great impact on pastors and church leaders in Nicaragua. Those who attend TTI conferences have learned to study the Bible verse by verse and learned what the Bible says about theological topics. Our local churches are significantly influenced because pastors can now preach the Bible rather than just give their own opinions. TTI has also provided materials for those who attend the conferences so they can reinforce their studies after the conference is over. The impact of this ministry has spread so that it is reaching pastors and leaders in most areas of Nicaragua.``

Beni Mashimo

``We were honored to have Dr. Cornish as guest teacher several times at our Bible Study class in Tokyo. His teaching helped us understand the Scriptures correctly and revealed the complicated parts in a super clear and precise way. We often had Q&A sessions at the end of the class and I found these very inspiring and helpful to get our questions solved and enhance our spiritual growth as well. We are so blessed and grateful to have such a talented Bible teacher with us and look forward to his next coming.``

Carlos Coffin

TTI Coordinator, North Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua

``TTI is a biblical training ministry that for several years has prepared pastors and Christian leaders for ministry in the cities of Bilwi, Waspam and Bluefields. In a context where most Christian leaders lack formal studies in theology, the expository lectures of the books of the Bible and the study of fundamental doctrines has greatly helped to deepen the understanding of the biblical message. In recent years there has been an increase in the number of pastors and leaders participating in these conferences and expressing enormous thanks for the help in their ministerial work. I believe that one of the greatest challenges in developing a faithful ministry is ``being faithful to the sacred scriptures``, extracting the message from it and communicating it to the listener as it was entrusted to the human authors. TTI is helping Christian leaders meet this need. I highly recommend it to pastors and leaders around the world. For the glory of God and the spread of his kingdom.``

We Believe In

Teaching Truth International affirms the faith of Jesus Christ and the Apostles.

Along with the early church, we accept the authority of the Bible, that is both the Old Testament and the New Testament, as constituting the old covenant and the new covenant of God with his people.

Thus we accept its teaching as authoritative and infallible. As brief summaries of the faith of the Bible, we affirm two creeds of the early church, the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed.

We believe in:

The one infinite, personal, sovereign, triune God (Deut. 6:4; Ps. 115:3; Mat. 28:19; 2Cor. 13:14)

The verbal plenary inspiration of the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments (2 Tim.3:16; 2 Pe. 1:21)

The creation of the universe, including mankind, by an infinite, personal God (Gen. 1:1; 2:7; 1:27)
The creation of mankind in the image and likeness of God, equally found in the male and female, intended by God to be joined in marriage in Complementary roles (Gen. 1:26-28)
The fall of mankind through the sin of Adam (Gen. 3:1-24; Ro. 5:12-19)

The incarnation and virgin birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God (John 1:14; Mat. 1:23; Mat. 16:16)
The saving work of Christ on the cross (1 Pe. 2:24; Eph. 1:7; Ro. 3:26,28)
The resurrection of Jesus’ body from the tomb (1 Cor. 15:4; Mat. 28:6
The provision of salvation by God’s grace alone, received through faith alone (Romans 3:23-25, 28; Gal. 2:16)

Salvation by grace alone, received through faith alone (John 3:16, 36; Rom. 3:23-25, 28; Eph. 2:8-9; Gal. 2:16)
The new birth by the regeneration of the Holy Spirit (John 3:16-17; Titus 3:4-7)
Justification (declaration of righteousness) from sin through Jesus’ substitutionary death (Rom. 3:23-24; Eph. 2:8-9)
The new birth by the regeneration of the Holy Spirit (John 3:16-17; Titus 3:4-7)
The gift of eternal life by the grace of God (John 3:36; 5:24; 6:40; Rom. 6:23; 1 John 5:11,13)

The Church:
The one universal church, composed of all true believers in Christ, expressed in local churches throughout the world (Col. 1:18; Eph. 1:22; Acts 8:1; 1 Cor. 16:19)

The Christian Life:
The importance of Christian growth and the command for faithful service (1 Pe. 2:2; 2 Pe. 3:18; 1 Cor. 15:58; Galatians 6:9; 2 Thes. 3:13)

The Great Commission:
The commission to disciple all peoples of the earth (Mat. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)

The Return of Christ:
The literal second coming of Christ (Acts 1:9-11; Luke 21:27; 1 Thes. 4:15-17)

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