The Baptist Bible Fellowship International is officially a fellowship of pastors, and by extension, a network of preachers, churches, missionaries, and educational institutions worldwide, affiliated for the purpose of church planting and sharing the truth of the Word of God.

Participation in the Baptist Bible Fellowship International is open to any Baptist pastor of a supporting Baptist church believing in and adhering to the Word of God, on the basis of the BBFI Articles of Faith. For listing on this page, a Baptist church is one that declares in legal and/or faith documents it is Baptist in doctrine and practice. A supporting church is one that financially supports BBFI missions or colleges. (Sources: Constitution and Bylaws of the BBFI and The BBFI Contact Directory)

The institutions of the BBFI include a Mission Office (a missionary support and service center), the National Church Planting Office (for the enlisting, supporting, and training of church planters), Baptist Bible College (Springfield, MO), Boston Baptist College (Boston, MA), and the Baptist Bible Tribune (the magazine of the BBFI).