Cornerstone Bible Institute


Cornerstone Bible Institute has elected not to pursue an accredited status with any agency affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CBI is not pursuing such recognition for two main reasons. First, we wish to continue having local ministers teach Bible classes and raise up new Christian leaders as the great commission commands (Matt. 28:19). Second, we want to keep the cost of tuition affordable so that more students have the opportunity to study at Cornerstone Bible Institute and remain free from school debt. Accreditation by a recognized agency would mean that we would have to abandon these priorities. Instead, we have chosen to remain unaccredited and seek to demonstrate the credibility of Cornerstone Bible Institute through compliance with generally accepted accreditation standards, articulation agreements with accredited colleges, and especially through the spiritually fruitful lives of the students who have attended. We are inspired by Paul’s words to the Corinthians, “Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you? You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.” (2 Corinthians 3:1-2)

Cornerstone Bible Institute Status

Cornerstone Bible Institute is domiciled in the State of New York, and operates as an exempt religious institution of higher learning in accordance with exclusion IC-20-12-76-9

Cornerstone Bible Institute is a member of:


World-Wide Accreditation Commission

Cornerstone Bible Institute is a fully accredited member of the World-wide Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institutions (WWAC). Anyone desiring to contact WWAC for verification may write to:


Attn: Dr. Paul Richardson
Executive President
2800 Blendwell Rd.
Richmond, VA 23224

Please be advised that due to the principles of separation of Church and state (Mk. 12:17; II Cor. 6:14; Ja. 4:4) WWAC has chosen not to seek endorsement by either the EAES or COPA.