Hindustan Bible Institute (HBI) was established in 1952 in Chennai by Dr. Paul V. Gupta, when he was moved by the need for national leadership for the church and missions. The strategy that God placed in his heart was to reach the unevangelised by equipping one Indian to reach another Indian for Christ. The program at HBI focuses on practical training in evangelism and preaching God’s Word, and a spiritual emphasis on Biblical values, vision and faith.
HBI has training centers at 5 locations in India, equipping and developing indigenous leaders.
The vision of HBI expanded to work with at-risk children, through orphanages, schools, and Child Development Centers.
Northbrook's current focus with HBI is in the town of Siliguri, India. Current ministries involve an orphanage, ministry at drop-in centers in the slums, local pastoral training centers, and ministry in the red light district.