All SWFBI Professors are well qualified in their area of teaching.


Dr. James Scafidi- Founder of SWFBI. 2009- 2018.

DBS, Master's Divinity School, Evansville, IN

MRE, Gordon-Conwell Theo. Seminary, So. Hamilton, MA

BS, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)- Lifetime certified to teach Bible

Evangelical Training Association- Lifetime Bible teacher

President Pastor Dr. Forest A. Wood. (2018- current)

Doctorate of Divinity from Atlantic Coastal Theological Seminary

B.A. in Education from Bryson University

ABS SouthWest Florida Bible Institute

US Army Veteran

Current Middle/High School teacher at Community Christian School in Port Charlotte, FL.

Ordained into ministry through the Christian National Church.


Judge Peter Bell.

J. D., South Texas College of Law

BA, University of South Florida

AA, Hillsborough Community College


Professor, Pastor Richard Boykin.

Graduate of SWFBI

Mrs. Susan Coleman
35 years teaching Bible studies in MA., NH., FL.
Local Christian conference speaker.

Rev. David Conklin, B.S.M. Moody Bible Institute;

M.A. Missions from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. 

Church planter and pastor 25 years.



Dr. Kenneth Lindow, Sr.

D. Min. Covington Theo. Seminary

M. Div. Covington Theo. Seminary

BA, in History, Northwestern College, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Charles McCombs, PhD

PhD, Organic Chemistry, UCLA

BS, Chemistry, California State Univ. at Long Beach

Research Scientist, Eastman Chemical Co.

Pastor Eric McConnell, PhD candidate

Dr. of Phil. in Biblical Studies (in progress) Piedmont International Univ.

MA in Biblical Studies Piedmont International Univ.

BA Pastoral Theology Trinity Baptist College

Mr. Glenn Schilstra.

Jewish Outreach Studies with Victory in Grace Ministries

Founder of Chosen Roots Ministry


Dr. Thomas Simmons, D. Th.

D.TH. Temple Seminary, Cincinnati, OH

D. Min. Luther Rice Seminary

TH.M. Dallas Theo. Seminary

BA, University of Tampa, FL


Dr. Steve Thompson. Vice President of SWFBI.

D.TH. Fredricksburg Bible Institute

TH.M. Fredricksburg Bible Institute

BA, Florida Atlantic University


We remember and miss our dear brothers and fellow Professors

Dr. P. Denis Weston, D.D. (Retired)

Professor Victor Cooper