Founder of Bisset Bible College Narok– Rev.James Bisset
NAROK BISSET BIBLE COLLEGE IS AN ALL ROUND SCHOOL.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE:
HISTORY OF BBC
The existence of Bisset Bible College is part of a formidable missionary struggle to crack the walls of the maasai land
to preach the good news of Jesus Christ and to plant and establish churches . This ways goes way back to the 18th century .
the early missionaries Dr. David Livingstone , Joseph Thomson and Stanley Morton are said to have reported back to Europe that
the Masaai could not let the them establish stations across east Africa . However 1n 1880’s the strong massai leadership started to
crumble under the schemes of colonial forces. This weakening of the of the community providentiality paved way for
African inland Mission(AIM)missionaries to enter Maasai land and proclaim the good news of christ around
The first known christians in maasai land were Molonget Olokorinya Ole Sampelel and Taki ole Loiposioki who were discipled by Mr.and Mrs Stauffacher in Rumuruti.Florence stauffacher Molonget and Taki started the earliest known school in Maasailand in early 1936.The first Bible class (kilasi) for girls was started by Ruth Shaffer in 1930’s . The first translation of the new testament was done by Taki ole Loiposioki in early 1930’s as the main translator . Roy and Ruth ShAaffer again did a revised improved translation in October 1942 . Then the first complete and accurate Massai translation of the scriptures was undertaken by the Rev John Tombo ole Mpaiyei born in 1923 and a graduate of Makerere and Cambridge university.
The beggining of christianity in all Maasai land started from a rough rubble stone church in siapei that were withstood the ravenges of weather over the years and it still stands even today besides the new church building. In 1935, a tiny church was erected in Narok town on a hill that elegantly oveerlook as the town. This site is the piece of on which the Bible college and the Technical Institute are built on . Bisset Bible College is a brainchild of central church council of the African Inland church which in 1962 decided that a church leader training bible college,be established in the heart of the Maasai land in addition to the on already in existing in Kijabe , Ogada ‚Kapsabet and Machakos . The purpose being to meet the growing need for trained pastors and christian leaders. Hence in 1962 reverend JAMMES BISSET and his wife Charllote began laying foundation upon which others have been building. They had great vision to have the college become classic place for ministering training. The quality buildings that were established are today clear evidence of his great vision.