Equippers Ministry Training Institute

For believers seeking practical ministry training and for the student who simply desires to learn to serve in a Biblically-based manner and to grow spiritually, EQUIPPERS MINISTRY TRAINING INSTITUTE is the right choice FOR YOU!

Equippers Ministry Training Institute is a Certification Ministry Training Program that equips Ministers and Lay Leaders for service in God’s Kingdom through quality biblical, theological and practical ministry instruction.

Equippers Ministry Training Institute provides a higher learning level curriculum that places coequal value on the instruction and the hands-on training. While the students get solid biblical instruction, they will also receive ministry specific practice and experience from actually performing the ministry tasks.

Mailing Address: Equippers MTI, P.O. Box 8231, Romeoville IL 60446

A Welcome Message From Our Founder

Pastor Anthony Battle

Our Mission

Our missional purpose is to equip and train the people Of God to do culturally relevant ministry in the church and in the world around them, enabling them to effectively build up the body of Christ so that we can adequately fulfill the great commission “to go into all the world and make Disciples”.


I, Dan Johnson, Lead Pastor of Restoration Christian Church (RCC) have had ten years of experience working with Pastors Anthony and Sheila Battle. They are outstanding pastors and leaders, with a unique ability to equip the body of Christ. During our time together, Pastors Anthony and Sheila have displayed an anointing for identifying gifts, training believers, and mobilizing leaders for ministry. Since Pastors Anthony and Sheila have served as Associate Pastors at RCC, we've experienced 80% of our church members engage their gifts and plug into various areas of meaningful ministry. Pastors Anthony and Sheila have been a joy to work with because of their positive attitude and strong work ethic. They are fantastic teachers and Kingdom builders who are loved and respected by the entire RCC church family. Sincerely, Dan Johnson Lead Pastor Restoration Christian Church
_Pastors Dan & Pat Johnson, Restoration Christian Church (RCC)
While attending the various classes taught by Pastor’s Anthony & Pastor Shelia, I have been “delivered” during the class. I have received revelations, clarity & have been convicted by the Holy Spirit in the classes. All this took place due to them being yielded vessels allowing the Holy Spirit to operate thru them. I have grown tremendously from their classes and I am applying the principles in my life daily one at a time and I really like the results. Pastor Anthony’s teaching is simple, firm, humorous, and down to earth, and always based on the Bible. Both of them are anointed of God. The classes are well organized and flow extremely well. I thank God for the gifts he has given them both; and those gifts are used to build God’s Kingdom.
_Pearlie Hundley, Student
I have had the opportunity to take over a dozen classes with the Battles. Because of their classes, I am a better leader. God has gifted the Battles to teach, train, and develop leaders. Their deep knowledge and passion for ministry allows them the grace to make their classes meaningful, practical, and engaging. Although, I had been teaching the gospel for 13 years and had been a leader of an urban school for four years before taking a single class with the Battles, I finally discovered, with clarity, my God given gifts and how to use them to positively to impact the areas in which I serve. I learned the foundations of faith, how to effectively equip others, how to serve others, how to stand in faith, and how to trust that I am hearing Holy Spirit’s direction. I learned practical ministry techniques that are steeped in love so that no one is offended or hurt under my leadership. I believe their secret sauce and what makes them different from any other institute is that not only do they love what they do and love God’s people, they give the what and the how of ministry. They give practical, step by step directions and examples of how to minister and lead, and most importantly, they give space to practice and receive feedback. I am a better teacher, minister and leader because of their classes. It doesn’t matter if you are just beginning ministry or have been in ministry for years, if you dare to invest in yourself and enroll in the Equipping Ministry Training Institute, you and your ministry will grow beyond what you ever could have imagined.
_Miyoshi Knox, Principal of Stagg Elementary School
Ephesians 4:11-12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: If you have been called by God to be a part of the five-fold ministry, I strongly recommend this ministry school. Pastor Anthony and Pastor Sheila are anointed to prepare and equip those who have been called to minister to others. I knew for years that there was a calling on my life, but I had not begun to sharpen my gift until I registered for their classes. Their Classes are practical, yet they challenge you to a place of maturity. Classes are designed to build your confidence in the person and work of the Holy Spirit in your life. The sermon preparation class equipped me with the tools from how to properly choose a sermon title, to the qualities of a proper closing. The feedback that I received included constructive criticism for growth, yet affirmation to the call and anointing that is on my life. My purpose and passion have been ignited. Their classes have been life changing for me.
_Shezelle McCaskill, , MA,LPC Professional Counselor
Pastor’s Anthony and Sheila, I wanted to take the time to tell you how your Teaching ministry has transformed my life. I learned so much in the two years that I was with you. The classes you taught helped me to improve my relationship with God and others. I learned how to identify my spiritual gift and how to communicate based on my gift. Your guidance also helped me to realize the importance of interdependence and how each believer can help the body of Christ. Your leadership, knowledge, and willingness to serve has encouraged me to be a better servant leader. You lead by example. I now have the capacity and insight to extend grace to others as we grow in Christ. I pray that God will continue to bless your ministry so that others can impact the world.
_Kimberly Ransom, , M.Ed.
I have been blessed and privileged to sit under the teaching of Pastors Anthony and Sheila Battle. They have a teaching ability that enables them to reach the unsaved, feed babes in Christ, and make disciples of and equip the spiritually mature which allows them all to be instructed and fed at their level of understanding. Their teachings are biblically sound, thought provoking , and life applicable. The love, passion, and commitment they have to grow the body of Christ is heard and discerned through every class that they teach! They truly have an anointing and gifting for teaching! I am now More equipped to serve because of them,
_Michael Vollmer, Licensed Minister, Director of Celebrate Recovery