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About SFBC&TS2018-08-23T16:20:31+00:00

About SFBC&TS

Our Goal is for Students to Graduate Debt Free!

Degrees Offered

Associate of Arts (A.A.), Bachelor of Arts(B.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

Online Associates, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees, as well as on-campus degrees and courses, are offered at our college and seminary. The Lord has richly blessed our efforts through the years.  In 2015, SFBC celebrated its 30th year in the Lord’s service. SFBC provides a theological education where Biblical standards of Christian faith and life are established and maintained. This is accomplished through quality instruction, the study of theological concepts, cultivation of a spiritual life, and performance of Christian service. These are true “works of service through which the body of Christ may be edified.”

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The Bible

The Bible is central here at SFBC, and whether online or on-campus, students are challenged to think critically; work independently, communicate clearly, and express themselves creatively while at the same time offering students a warm, personal college setting that many institutions aspire to attain. Many SFBC graduates achieve success as teachers, administrators, youth ministers, missionaries, pastors, counselors, as well as obtain accomplishments in other professions. Whether attending part-time or full-time, on campus or through distance learning, students can fulfill God’s educational plans for their lives while, at the same time, spreading the Gospel to non-believers and sharing the love of Jesus with fellow Christians.

Our Campus

We are close to many amenities in South Florida. The Campus for South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary is situated in Deerfield Beach, Florida, near beaches, tourist attractions, resorts. The campus is less than 3 miles from the beautiful beach and Deerfield Pier, and is within 30 minutes of three major airports. The campus is approximately 50,000 sq. ft. including classrooms, chapel, 8,000 sq. ft. Steven R. Sylvester library, and Founders Hall & chapel.  The library houses the college’s huge collection of books, journals, periodicals, as well as learning and computer resources for student use.

For Housing Information, please check out our Campus Services. Directions to the campus may be obtained through the Contact Us link. We may also be reached by telephone at 954.637.2268 and email at admissions@sfbc.edu.

 According to Florida Smart, the State of Florida has

  • Ten State Universities
  • Twenty-eight Community Colleges
  • Sixty-eight private Colleges & Universities
  • Only fifteen of the sixty-eight private Colleges and Universities are Bible Colleges
  • Only two of the fifteen Bible Colleges are in Broward County

Only one of the Bible colleges in Broward County, South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary, offers all this:

    • Non-denominational focus
    • Undergraduate programs in Theology
    • Graduate programs in Theology
    • Programs in Theology for international students
    • Programs in Theology taught in Portuguese
    • Programs in Theology on campus or Online

The only other Bible seminary in Broward County offers graduate-level only courses, and offers them from a reformed, Presbyterian point of view, not a non-denominational view.

In the surrounding counties, Dade and Palm Beach, there are approximately five other Bible colleges, and three of them are Catholic.  Of the other two, one school only offers courses on the Internet, and thus cannot accept international students.  The other offers a few undergraduate Bible classes, but no theological degrees.

From this, it can be seen that SFBC has a unique role to play, not only in Broward County, but in all of South Florida, and the United States.  It is the only non-denominational bible college and seminary that can offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees to international students.

Through many miraculous interventions from God, South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary began.  SFBC continues to experience miracles and tremendous growth.  Please feel free to contact us should you have questions or if you’d like to receive information.

Dr. Joseph Guadagnino, Founder
Dr. Joseph Guadagnino, FounderChancellor
South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary (SFBC&TS) was established in 1985, by its founder, Dr. Joseph Guadagnino. Dr. Guadagnino wanted to provide a non-denominational institution of higher learning where men and women could fulfill the call of God upon their lives. SFBC began as a Bible Institute in 1985, evolving into a Bible College and Seminary in 1988. The first graduating class was in June 1990, with eighty (80) graduates. Dr. Guadagnino, having been in the ministry for over 25 years, brought great insight and knowledge in how to run a successful ministry.
Dr. Mary Drabik
Dr. Mary DrabikPresident
Dr. Mary Drabik has been at South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary since 1989. Her early tenure at SFBC began as a Registrar and in 1989, was promoted to Dean of Admissions. In 2006, she was promoted to Provost of South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary, in 2013 became the Senior Vice President, and in 2016 she was inaugurated as the Institutions 2nd President.

Mary has been the driving force for the college and seminary’s public relations programs. She has been involved with the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce, and served as a member of the Education Committee from 1996 to 2002. She was voted onto the board of the American Chamber of Christians in Business, and chaired the Education Committee, Membership Committee, and the Speakers Bureau, which she held from 1999 to 2005.

Mary also served as the Chairwoman for Congressman Col. Allen West’s Faith Based Coalition for both the 2008 and 2010 campaigns. Mary has been a committee member with the Christians in Action Trade Show and held the position of Seminar Coordinator in 2004. She has appeared on numerous television programs with the Trinity Broadcasting Network. She also served as a host on SFBC’s television program, Illuminations in the Word. Mary has chaired major fund raising events that honored such guests as Governor Jeb Bush; Lieutenant Governor Frank Brogan; Commissioner Mary McCarty; Senator John Ostalkiewicz; Senator Daniel Webster; and other dignitaries.

During her tenure, Mary has implemented a number of significant programs and activities. Among her efforts, Mary developed the SFBC Admissions Office; established the college’s thesis guidelines documentation; chaired the Assessment Committee; developed new catalogs; and worked to obtain SFBC’s recognition authorizations and approvals from the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), American Psychological Association (APA); the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI); The State of Florida’s Commission for Independent Education (CIE); the American Federation of Colleges and Seminaries (AFCS); and the Veterans Association (VA).

Mary and her husband also currently serve as charter members of the SFBC Light Bearers Alumni Association, which Mary founded. Mary holds B.A., and M.A degrees, and a M.B.A. degree, which was awarded by Whitefield Theological Seminary in 2005. She has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Christian Education from The Cohen University in May 2008. Mary and her husband are members of Solid Rock Christian Church in Boca Raton, Florida. The Drabik’s have been married since 1983 and have two sons and two beautiful granddaughters.

She was the primary writer and leader during the accreditation process, an eight year process, the move to the new location, and the development of online instruction and extension campuses.

Her credentials, both degree and experiential, are recognized by the Association for Biblical Higher Education as a basis for her serving as an evaluator of other Christian Universities.

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