PMI Center for Biblical Studies
POB 177 - Battle Creek, MI 49016-0177 - (269) 282-9381 - Email
"The promise of life which is in Christ Jesus" (2 Tim. 1:1)

Right Division Bible and Ministry Training
for prisoners through Distance Education since 1981

"URGENT! I asked Dr. Mike Johnston to help me reach every prison in America with the gospel of Jesus Christ within the next 3 years."
--Dr. Jack Van Impe

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Dr. Ted Horton, Director
of the newly created

PMI Center for Biblical Studies
Arab Alabama Satellite School
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Dr. Ted Horton

Tribute to the greatest man
I've ever known ... My Dad

This ministry may not exist today had it not been for the tireless faithfulness of the greatest man I've ever known my dad, Rev. Robert Johnston, D.D.


More information here

Remembering Dr. Mike's Father, Brother Bob


Excerpts from Dr. Mike's NEW BOOK: "The Tribulation Trilogy in it's Jewish Setting"

8 1/2 x 11 Book


College Level
Right Division Bible and Ministry Training
through Distance Education since 1981

Optional degrees from Calvary Christian College
in Apologetics, Biblical Studies, Christian Ed, Counseling (Nouthetic) Ministry,
JVI Prophecy, Religious Ed, Scofield Bible, and Theology

Begin by requesting Lesson 1 of 8
in the Foundations of Theology study project

since 2008 when we launched our Assoc Evangelist Training and Licensing Program

We are praying all these decisions for Christ will become disciples of Christ!

How long can a man
without hope, and without a friend?


Let's face the facts . . .

FACT: Prisons are colleges for crime! There are over 2 million prisoners currently attending these schools!

FACT: Criminal skills
are taught to students by seasoned cons serving as mentors

FACT: 95%
of all "students" will eventually "graduate" to walk the streets of America better trained with improved skills

FACT: Prisoners
that are abandoned by their family and friends seek companionship within the seedy prison elements that by default are prepared to totally radicalize them!

Now, here's the inconvenient truth about what is really happening inside

  • American penitentiaries are breeding grounds for concentrated forces of evil
  • 85%- or more- of America's prisoners- have no relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Increasing numbers of prison administrations are opposing Christian ministries while becoming favorable toward Islam
  • Biblically ignorant prisoners are being recruited by gangs, cultists, and Islamists- at alarming rates
  • Chaplains that should be preaching and teaching the Word of God are forsaking Christ to become ecumenical religious facilitators
  • Sodomy is occurring more frequently amongst professing Christian prisoners
  • Prison rehabilitation is a $60 BILLION dollar scam! Of the 95% of PRISONERS that will one day be released, 75% will be back in prison within 48 months! (read more)

or God?

Through the years it has become painfully evident: Government programs costing billions of dollars haven't worked. God's program does work because it is Bible based and Spirit directed. We know from over 30 years of contending for the faith (Jude 1:3) that if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). That's why the PMI Center chose in 1981 to provide life-changing TUITION-FREE distance Bible college level studies to prisoners featuring the following study program tracks:

  • Apologetics (2 years)
  • Biblical Studies (6 years)
  • Christian Education (2 years)
  • Ministry Ordination (2 years
  • Nouthetic Counseling (2 years)
  • Prophecy (Jack Van Impe- 2 years)
  • Religious Ed (2 years )
  • Scofield Bible Theology (2 years)
  • Theology (2 years) PhD option

All are fundamental in doctrine (we use the Authorized King James Bible), practical in structure, and underwritten exclusively by the generous freewill offerings of those who believe in what we're doing and support us.


We're proud to say that many of our 20,000 students plus have received their diplomas from PMI and degrees from our co-op college Calvary Christian College and have gone on to become devoted evangelists, pastors, teachers, counselors, church ministry workers, and all-around exemplary Christians.

Write and request Foundations of Theology Lesson 1 of 8 prerequisite project!

Recommendations from students:

I thank God daily for you and the truths that you teach. I will take them into the ministry with me and teach them to the church of God without apology and without compromise. I cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity that God has given me to learn and grow in my faith and in God's Word through PMI under your leadership. May God bless you always. Curtis Fairchild (South Bay, FL).

Brothers and sisters, PMI teaches God's Word verbatim, the studies have enlightened me, uplifted me, encouraged me, edified me, qualified me, and called me to a higher calling in Christ Jesus. Waiting for the trumpet blast. Steven Collins, 2 Tim 1:7-8 (Springfield, TN).

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My goal when I get out of here is to work with prison ministry. I have seen first hand now how much of a presence Satan has in a prison. Learning has never been so interesting. Your lessons have given me a new look at things I have read many times before. James George (Ayer, MA)

Thru the Bible in a Year.pdf


Dear Brethren, I am excited about the distance educational studies program for prisoners offered by Dr. Michael Johnston's ministry. It is meeting the definite and growing need for discipleship and Bible training in this segment of our society. I have personally reviewed- as well as participated in creating- the curriculum, and find it to be scripturally sound. I am therefore happy to endorse Dr. Johnston's program for prisoners, and recommend it to all who are interested in becoming students of the Word and servants of the Lord Jesus Christ.  --Dr. Jack Van Impe 


I have known Michael Johnston for over a quarter of a century. I am amazed at his focus and accomplishments with the PMI Ministries to prisoners. He knows the scriptures, has a burden for the less fortunate and has seen thousands come to Christ. This is one of the great ministries, relatively unknown to the Christian world, but needs the support of Bible believing Christians everywhere. --Dr. Ed Reese: Professor (Crown College); Historian/Author: Reese Chronological Bible; Reese Chronological Encyclopedia of Christian Biographies


God bless your ministry and your compassion for hurting people . . . Keep lifting them up because He always draws them to Him! --Chaplain Bob Harrington, The Chaplain of Bourbon Street.


It has been a great joy to be associated with Brother Johnston. He has been a great help to me as I seek to study more in God's amazing Word and further my education during these trying times. The world needs men of understanding of the times to know what we should do as in the days of Ezra. The courses offered at PMI help fill that great need. As the world descends into the long ago predicted insanity of the last days we need ministries like this that stand true to God's Word. Thanks for all you do Brother! --Dr. Kent Hovind





LUTHER RICE COLLEGE AND SEMINARY: After a thorough review of our courses, we received the following response from Luther Rice College & Seminary, the undisputed pioneer in distance education: 

Dear Dr. Johnston, Thank you for the follow-up letter of October 3. I did, indeed, receive the materials you sent and found them quite impressive. Of all the ministries that I have written, yours comes closest to what I was hoping to find.

When I am advised of students who are looking for high quality theological education but are unable to meet the financial requirements of Luther Rice Seminary, I will certainly recommend Promise Ministries.

Again, thank you for your concern and for the good work that you are doing.

In Him, J.M. Kinnebrew, Th.D.
Luther Rice Seminary

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