Tampa Theological Institute was formerly Suwannee River Bible College of Live Oak, Florida. Started in 2007, the burden for a Bible college with an emphasis on local church methods was the original motive behind the college and it has been a successful expedition.
As the ministry relocated to the Tampa Bay area, the need to change the name was apparent. Suwannee River Bible College became Tampa Theological Institute in 2018.
A second campus location was added to Tampa Theological Institute at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Spring Hill, FL in 2019. This campus has a full offering of courses and is under the direction of Pastor Richard Rossiter.
In 2020 Tampa Theological Institute added a broader emphasis and became Tampa Theological Institute & Tri-State Seminary. Cooperating campuses in Florida, Georgia and Alabama partnered to offer college and seminary level training.
Tampa Theological Institute & Tri-State Seminary is a conservative Christian college operated by the Brandon Baptist Tabernacle in Brandon, Florida. We have determined that anything that is not connected directly to a local church has a brief shelf life. Through the evident blessings that God has showered down on Brandon Baptist Tabernacle, the college and seminary benefit from the direct byproducts of local church emphasis.