Our Purpose
Our Purpose

New York Institute for Biblical Studies exists to equip followers of Jesus Christ for ministry in the 21st
century. Our two-year curriculum and certificate program is designed to provide students with a basic
survey of both the Old and New Testament Scriptures (Genesis – Revelation) as well as all major
doctrines of the Scriptures (The Doctrine of God through the Doctrine of Last Things). In addition,
students will be asked to choose at least one area of specialization in which they would like to increase
their skill (ex. Advanced Biblical Studies, Christian Life & Witness, Church Ministry, Counseling, Life
Coaching, Multi-Disciplinary Studies ). Students will then study coursework that will help build or
enhance their knowledge and use of that specific skill set.  



a word from our founder.......




For the past twenty years
I traveled nearly every week to
Manhattan to teach at a Bible
School in Midtown. Although I
greatly enjoyed ministering there,
I always felt the desire to offer a
similar experience here on
Staten Island. After much prayer and
consultation, I am excited to announce
the establishment of New York Institute for Biblical Studies.

Beginning in the fall of 2012, Calvary Chapel founded New York Institute for Biblical Studies on Staten
Island. Our purpose is quite simple. We desire to equip followers of Jesus Christ with the Biblical
Foundations and specific skills to minister in our borough, our city and our world in the 21st century. To
that end, we are offering an exciting curriculum with a well-qualified faculty.

If you have a desire to increase your knowledge and understanding of the Bible, or you want to become
better trained in a specific ministry area ….New York Institute for Biblical Studies is here for you.

I look forward to seeing how God will use His Word to make a difference in the lives of our students, and
how our students will use His Word to make a difference on Staten Island and beyond.

Your partner in serving Him,
Pastor Dave Watson, President
New York Institute for Biblical Studies