Florida Bible College began in the early 1960s, birthed by the need to train leaders for Christian work from among the many hundreds that were being reached with the gospel in the greater Miami area by the Christian Youth Ranch. Under the leadership of Dr. A. Ray Stanford, and Dr.Mark Cambron, the school doubled its fall enrollment every year, until it moved from Coconut Grove to Hollywood, Florida, in 1970-71. There the class that enrolled in the fall of 1972 was over 1200 Freshmen. These eager young students were not only learning God's Word, but were themselves leading in ministries up and down the coast of Florida, from Palm Beach to the Keys, ministries that included churches, youth ranches, Bible clubs, jail ministries, and others.
That school continued under other leadership, there and in Kissimmee, Florida, and again in Miramar - but ceased operation in the 1980s.
In 2012 the Lord laid on "Yankee" Arnold, newly made pastor of Calvary Community Church of Tampa, Florida (the church built by the late Dr. Hank Lindstrom), to build again a Florida Bible College. The church was strong in support of the idea - church elders became college trustees, and other trustees were added as well, men who shared Dr. Arnold's vision and principles. Incorporated in August 2012, and with the planning and promoting work of Dean Peter Amato and Registrar Bob Gilbert, the new FBC of Tampa began offering some online classes in January of 2013. The degree program day-calsses began in the "Fall" (August ) of 2013, with five students completing that first semester.
FBC continues the work of re-lighting the torch of the Christian Youth Ranch, KJV Bible teaching, the clarity of the gospel, the imperative of personal soul-winning, using the wallet illustration ("hand-gesture") and the "Am I Going to Heaven?" tract.
Florida Bible College - Tampa is dedicated to the purpose of offering a comprehensive education in the Bible. www.floridabiblecollege.us
Florida Bible College - Tampa is dedicated to the purpose of offering a comprehensive education in the Bible for those who know Christ as Savior and want to serve Him that they may fulfill the commission given to every Christian in John 15:8, “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit. . .” Since a fruitful life does not just happen, it is our objective to cultivate the whole life of a student. To this end the spiritual life, scholastic potential, social life, and physical capabilities of each student are considered and nurtured in order that a mature, well-balanced Christian will go forth. FBC students are preparing to win the lost and equip the saints.
If you know Christ as your Savior, God says you are to be an ambassador for Him. In fact, you are to plead with men “In Christ’s stead” (meaning, in Christ’s place) to be reconciled to Him.
No one is adequately prepared for the task of witnessin
Bible and Ministry classes Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 12:20 p.m., and Mondaya dn Tuesday evenings between 7:00 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. CREDIT $150/semester...
FBC Tampa students are travelling to this week-long intensive exposure to tribal missions work. YOU CAN HELP by giving to cover the expenses of travel, and the...