What is Central Florida Bible College?

Central Florida Bible College is a low-tuition Bible college  specifically designed for the person who believes that he/she is called to ministry in their local church or denomination. Our program is extremely progressive; helping to relieve many of the general stressors that afflict students desiring better preparation  through higher education in order to serve in ministry. Our program is purposely one of the most affordable Bible college programs available. There are several different ways we accomplish the goal of making Bible College a reachable and attainable goal to the person who is considering becoming a part or fulltime student. We understand that students come from all walks of life, in many different situations. Our drive is to assist those persons who truly want to serve the Lord to their fullest.

Our School History

“Equipping the believer for the work of the ministry” Eph. 4:12 is CFBC’s scripture of origin. The roots of Central Florida Bible College stem back to October 1999 in Ridge Manor Florida. The Founder, Pastor Fred Puentes was given the vision of equipping the saints for the work of the ministry (Kingdom of Christ). Anchor of Our Souls Ministries  evolved into the teaching and training center for believers from the day it opened its doors in Ridge Manor.

Pastor Fred’s philosophy about service unto Christ is that “every believer is called to minister the gospel.” No matter what level of accumulated knowledge, understanding or comprehension one may have, they should be ministering Christ in some capacity. A person does not have to be ordained by an institution or be a licensed minister in order to share the information that has impacted their lives and caused a manifested change. CFBC exists to provide a more profound level of study, understanding and balance of the Word of God in the believer’s life in order to support and affirm the personal experience in

Curriculum and Degrees offered by Central Florida Bible College

Central Florida Bible College has established a two year course work in 30 credit-hour programs. Each program is made of 9 courses and 1 Ministry Practicum for 3 credit-hours each. A Practicum report is required for licensing.

This course of study provides the student with a solid biblical foundation through studying, interpreting, and applying God’s Word, the Bible. It provides basic doctrinal and theological qualifications and prepares the student to serve as an effective minister in the Kingdom of God.

Upon completion of this course of study , the student will earn an Associate of Arts Degree in Christian Ministry Studies and  a ministerial license to work in the various areas of the five-fold ministry. It will also prepare the student to continue towards their undergraduate studies in Christian Education and related fields.

  • Program #1, First Year

The first year program is foundational and required for all Central Florida Bible College Students, especially for those that will continue towards their associate and undergraduate degree.

Upon completion of the first year, the student will be awarded with a Diploma of Biblical Studies and an Assisting Ministerial License.  The student will be able to work in the local church in their specific area of ministry, or any other church-related ministry, under the supervision of the local Pastor or any other Minister or Leader assigned by the Pastor.

  • Program #2, Second Year

The second year is designed to help students achieve a greater degree of effectiveness in their specific area of ministry or any other church-related ministry.

Upon completion of the second year of studies, the student will earn an A.A. degree and Diploma in Christian Ministry Studies. Their previous Ministerial License will be upgraded to an Assistant Ministerial License.  Under this License the student will be able to work more independently in their area of ministry, or any other church-related ministry as directed by their local Pastor.


Ministerial licenses awarded through Central Florida Bible College need to be renewed every year. Students are required to be part of the College Fellowship and attend conferences and/or organized CFBC events in order to renew and keep their ministerial license.

It is the goal of Central Florida Bible College to keep in communication with all graduates to continue to help them in their spiritual and ministerial growth, as well as assisting with ministerial placement as The Lord opens doors for ministry.

How long does it  take to complete the Central Florida Bible College program?

The curriculum has been assessed for college credit, so a college-equivalent experience is expected. Depending on your availability to study you may be able to complete 1-2 courses per month as each course differs in length. Students should expect to spend approximately as much time on each course as they would on an equivalent college course. We will schedule one class a month with two classes available for those who desire to work faster. Students will finish the program in 1-2 years of school At this point you may continue with will be continuing education as an Internship Program in your specific area of Ministry. You will be assigned mentors and assignments for completion. At the end of your 3-6 month  internship you will be eligible for licensing under the covering and Pastoral Leadership of Pastors Fred and Maylen Puentes, of Anchor Church. Internship will or may be done in your local fellowship.

Does Central Florida Bible College accept transfer credits from other colleges?

Because studying with Central Florida Bible College is so low-cost, we do not accept transfer credits for our undergraduate (Bachelor’s) programs.

Will my Central Florida Bible College credits transfer to another school?

All credit transfers are at the discretion of the receiving school. Please check with the school to which you wish to transfer before enrolling into Central Florida Bible College.


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