About Charis Bible College
Charis Bible College (CBC) is all about people! Focused on educating the body of Christ about who God is and who He is in His saints. Charis Bible College is equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, training disciples to go out and share the Gospel with the rest of the world in the way God has uniquely called each individual to do it. Every believer is called to be a minister of Christ; some are called to pastor, some to evangelise, some to prophesy, but we are all, as believers, called to go forth and make disciples! We at Charis believe effective ministry can only happen when we understand who God is and what our relationship is with Him. Once we understand the grace and love of God and our identity in Him, we can make an effortless impact in our world!
Dieter & Anna Thamm
Dieter and Anna, the director of Charis Bible College Dewsbury and the Dean of Students respectively, have been missionaries for over thirty five years serving in countries all over the world from Eastern Europe, South America, Africa and most recently the Middle East. As missionaries they were able to both feed the poor physically and spiritually by bringing God’s word to them while also building educational facilities. They came to Charis Bible College Walsall in September 2014 as First Year students and ended up graduating from the Third Year Leadership Pro-gram in the summer of 2017. This opened up the window for them to complete the Director Training Programme Internship which they graduated from in the following year. As fresh graduates of the DTP programme they became Director and Dean of Students of Charis Bible College Dewsbury in September 2018 and continue to lead the Dewsbury students to this day in Andrew Wommack’s teachings and the Word of God.
Malcolm trained as an Environmental Health Officer in 1976 and worked in Local Government for nearly forty years before retiring in 2016 from his position as a Head of Regulatory Services. Over the years Malcolm has held various leadership positions in the Church including home group and congregation leader and is currently a Holding Trustee in his local church. Malcolm is called to pastor and has a heart to see believers discipled so they reach their full potential in God. In 2016 along with his wife he did the first year correspondence course and they then went on to Charis Bible College Dewsbury to complete the second and third years of the course. In 2019 he and his wife completed the Directors Training Programme and he became a volunteer staff member at Dewsbury in the role of First Year Coordinator.
Elaine trained as a teacher and worked in a number of different settings, including working with Category B prisoners, teaching parenting skills for fathers. She also worked as an Adoption Recruitment Officer, organising events to promote adoption. For thirteen years, she stayed at home raising their three children. Elaine has a love for studying and teaching the Word. Her passion to teach the truth, so that the body of Christ understands the true nature of God and becomes all that God intended them to be, has increased greatly since she received the teaching of grace and faith at Charis Bible College. Hearing the life-changing teaching from Andrew Wommack at the Grace and Faith Conference in Telford inspired Elaine and her husband Malcolm to become students of Charis Bible College. They completed the 1st Year through the correspondence course, then continued their 2nd and 3rd years at CBC Dewsbury, and completed the Director’s Training Programme (DTP). Since graduating they have enjoyed supporting Dieter and Anna, as Coordinators for Year 1 and 2. “It has been a privilege and a joy to work alongside the students, seeing them grow in revelation and understanding as they sit under God’s Word.”