The beginning of Guido Bible Institute had its roots in the early ministry of The Guido Evangelistic Association. Although no certificates, diplomas or degrees were awarded, the founder, Michael A. Guido, D.D., was well-known and deeply-loved for his knowledge of God’s Word and his ability to teach the truths of Scripture in heart-warming and life-changing Bible studies. Traveling throughout the state of Georgia and across America his interpretation of the Bible and explanation or the message and meaning of profound themes and doctrines resulted in a ministry that included radio and television programs as well as numerous publications that covered the globe.
In 2007 the Association entered into an agreement with Brewton-Parker College , Mount Vernon , Georgia that gave birth to The Michael Guido School of Evangelism at Brewton-Parker College . Upon concluding the first year of study, the Association decided to establish The Guido Center for Christian Training which was authorized by State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Committee to award Certificates and Associate Degrees in Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministry and Church Leadership
With a growing enrollment and the goal of providing extended studies, the Center applied to the State of Georgia for permission to award Associate and Bachelors degrees in Christian Ministry and Internet Ministry. Permission was granted for these two new programs that will officially begin in January, 2011. In addition to the degree programs, the Institute also offers a Certificate in Internet Ministry and a Diploma in Internet Ministry. The internet ministry studies are an innovative program that expands the field of evangelism and education through the application of present and emerging technologies utilized by and through the electronic media.
The mission of Guido Bible Institute is “to educate and equip individuals with skills and knowledge to promote and proclaim the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” The Administration and Faculty are committed to programs of study that are anchored in Scripture, committed to the established truths of historical evangelicalism and able to meet the challenges and opportunities of the world today. Our Administration and Faculty fully support the Institute’s Statement of Faith, and are proven leaders in the academic community as well as recognized and respected church leaders.
We are dedicated and determined to be centered and found faithful “to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.”
-Dr. Lawrence Guido