Calvary Baptist Church
Easthampton, Massachusetts

Heritage Baptist Institute of the Bible Gets a New Start in 2017

Once again HBI (Heritage Baptist Institute of the Bible reopens. Our administrator is Pastor John Volante, the founding pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. We are happy to begin with our Trimester format offering two classes each trimester which will be held on Monday nights starting September 11, 2017. Look at the sidebar on the right for the 2017-2018 School Schedule. Then pray about coming and learning more about God's Word. It matters not if you are just looking to grow your biblical knowledge or if you feel called into the ministry. Men and women can take most courses. Take a look at our Academic Programs to learn more about that. If you have any questions, feel free to at Calvary Baptist Church and speak with Pastor Jim Peterson.


Financial Information


Regular/Auditor*  $60.00/Cr. Hr.

Senior Citizen  $40.00/Cr. Hr.


Application  $20.00

New Student  $10.00 (waived for 2017-2018 school year)

Registration  $10.00 per trimester

Late Registration  $10.00 per trimester

Transcript  $2.00 per request

Graduation  $20.00


* Auditors do no homework and receive no grade


Payment Schedule

Students who pay the full amount of tuition at the time of registration will receive a $2.00 per credit hour discount. 

One third of the tuition is due upon registration, one third within 30 days, and final one third within 60 days.   A late fee of $2.00 per credit hour per month late, will be added to all delinquent accounts.  Full payment must be made before grades will be sent.  Textbooks MUST be paid in full when received.


  Only ONE Discount per person

 Late Charges are paid if registration takes place     LESS than 6 days prior to the new trimester

2017-2018 School Year Course Offerings


Bible Study Methods  BI 350  2 CR. HRS.  6:45 PM

Instructor: Pastor John Volante

This course examines basic principles of Bible Study with an emphasis on hermeneutical principles that apply.  It is designed to develop the student's skill in independent and sound biblical research and teaching.

Bible Doctrine  TH 101  2 CR. HRS.  8:30 PM

Instructor: Pastor James Peterson

This is an introductory course to the great truths of the Bible.  Students will correlate various passages of Scripture under doctrinal headings and become acquainted with the unity of the Bible as a revelation of truth. 


OT Survey Part 1  BI 177  2 CR. HRS.  6:45 PM

Instructor: Mr. Jeremy Losier

A survey of the Old Testament from Genesis to Esther.  This is required for certificate students and an elective for diploma students.

The 7 Laws of the Teacher  VC 107  2 CR. HRS.  8:30 PM

Instructor: Pastor James Peterson

This is a video course developed by Dr. Howard Hendricks & Walk Through the Bible.  The course focuses on the role, purpose, & impact of the teacher in the light of 7 basic laws, or principles. There will be  discussion time and parallel lectures.