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. This new school year of 2018-2019 is seeing some changes. We are holding classes on Monday AND Tuesday nights, from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Look at the sidebar on the right for the 2018-2019 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

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

2019-2020 School Year Course Offerings


Monday Night

N.T. Greek 1 - GR 101 - 3 CR.HRS. - 6:30-9:00 PM

Instructor: Pastor John Volante

This is an introductory course consisting of a thorough study of the basic grammar of Koine Greek and the development of a vocabulary.

Tuesday Night

Bible Manners & Customs -BI 160 - 2 CR. HRS. - 6:30-8:30 PM

Instructor: Pastor (TBA)

Correct interpretation of many Bible Truths comes with a proper understanding of mid-eastern customs.  This course will open your eyes to the life-styles and customs of the Bible's writers and characters, giving you a clearer understanding of God's Word.  Detailed accounts of ancient customs regarding marriage, education, farming, dress, economics, food, housing, worship and more will be provided.


Monday Night

N.T. Greek 2 - GR 102 - 3 CR. HRS.  6:30-9:00 PM

Instructor: Pastor John Volante

This is a continuation of GR 101 with an emphasis on grammar and vocabulary.  Simple translation is practiced.

Tuesday Night

Music & Worship - MU 102 - 2 CR. HRS.  6:30-8:30 PM

Instructor: Pastor James Peterson

This course includes basic in reading music, hymnology, history of church music, and the appropriate application of various types of sacred music, with special emphasis on the area of worship.

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