Pastor Forest Wood

SouthWest Florida Bible Institute, Inc.

866 Tamiami Trail

Units 2 & 3

(Toledo Plaza)

Port Charlotte, FL


For additional questions about the Institute, call 

(941) 249-9662 between 9:00am-4:00pm Monday thru Friday.  Office location hours are by appointment only

Thank you.

Welcome to
SouthWest Florida Bible Institute.
The Tuition Free Bible Institute!

SouthWest Florida Bible Institute, Inc. is pleased to announce that we are now accredited with the 

National Bible College Association (NBCA).

Go to the "Accreditation" tab on the left to learn more about what this means for you.

We hope you'll make SWFBI your Bible Institute!
Phone 941-249-9662

Please Note:  Biblical Foundation for Emotional Health (Prof. Belvitch) has bee post-poned until August.

Spring Courses.
Spring courses for the second semester 2019-2020 school year are now available on the Registration page. Click the tab "classes/registration" on the left and open and print out the form.

Semester II Quarter 2.
Courses start the week of Monday, March 16th.
You can register and begin your studies here at SWFBI.

Thank you for choosing SouthWest Florida Bible Institute for your Christian education needs. Today, many Christians are looking for a deeper understanding of God’s Word, a need which may not be fully met in a basic Sunday school class or home Bible study.
Others want to work towards a degree in preparation for local church ministry or serious Bible teaching.


We at SouthWest Florida Bible Institute want to assist the Christian in the search for answers. Self-study can be difficult and frustrating.  SWFBI will provide solid instruction in the Word of God and do it effectively. We offer many courses that a Bible college or Seminary would offer and just challenging enough to "stretch" you without "breaking" you.  You'll grow in faith, assurance and confidence as you learn with other believers and find "you can do it!"


Our desire is for you to be prepared to rightly teach the Word of God and be confident to answer those tough questions posed by family, friends, co-workers or the Sunday school student. We endeavor to help you achieve your goals no matter what they are.

In Christ,

Pastor Forest Wood

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Please Note:  Biblical Foundation for Emotional Health (Prof. Belvitch) has bee post-poned until August.

Please note-
1. SWFBI does not offer on-line courses. All courses are offered at the Institute only.
2. Because we are tuition free, there are no fees and no need of scholarships.
3. SWFBI does not sponsor foreign students to come to the U.S.  All students are welcome but must be able to come to the U.S. on their own or with their own sponsorship.

Graduation Day.
What a blessed and special day for our graduates. 14 students graduated with Associate and Bachelor degrees awarded.  Well over 100 were in attendancee.
Thanks to Prof. Pastor Eric McConnell for providing the Sun Coast Baptist Church for the venue again this year.