Board of Directors
Robert Boutwell, Esquire
Chairman of the Board
Attorney Robert Boutwell holds a B.A. degree from the University of Hartford, and a Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Notre Dame. In 2005, he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary (SFBC&TS) for his outstanding and generous contributions to the college and seminary. Attorney Boutwell was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1974 and the Florida Bar in 1977. He is a full-time general practice attorney in the City of Deerfield Beach with a practice concentration in real estate, estate planning, and probate and small business representation. In addition, Attorney Boutwell has taught at SFBC&TS in the course areas of business and law. He has served as a guest preacher at a number of Deerfield Beach area churches. Attorney Boutwell has provided extensive pro bono representation for local area churches as well as having served as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Broward Lawyer's Care, and Guardian Ad Litem.
Dr. Joseph Guadagnino
President & CEO
Dr. Joseph Guadagnino is the President and Chief Executive Officer of South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary, which he founded in 1985. He holds a Master of Arts in Christian Studies from Whitefield Theological Seminary, a Doctorate of Divinity from North American School of Theology, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Faith Theological Seminary.
Mrs. Dolores King-St. George
Dolores King-St. George is General Manager of WAFG Radio in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has over 30 years experience in business management, primarily in media for newsprint, television, and radio, along with private business, marketing, and advertising consulting. Mrs. King-St. George has served on numerous committees and boards for secular Chambers of Commerce and non-profit organizations, as well as the American Chamber of Christians in Business. She served on the Diaconate board for Plantation Community Church, on the curriculum committee at Weston Christian Academy and was a founding officer of the PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship) at WCA. She is a member of National Religious Broadcasters, Women in Christian Media, and the Florida Association of Broadcasters.
Anne P. Sylvester
Anne P. Sylvester is a retired Orthopedic Licensed Practical Nurse. Anne graduated from Columbia Preparatory School in Rochester, New York, while at the same time attending Eastman School of Music, where she taught ballet classes and won medals in swimming and diving. She then went on to continue her education at Sarah Lawrence College where she majored in Music Composition and Piano, with a minor in Psychology. At the age of thirty-nine she decided to go back to school and attended Rochester School of Practical Nursing where she became an Orthopedic Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in a hospital that dealt with long term illnesses.
Mr. Joseph H. Roberts
Mr. Joseph H Roberts is retired from the Internal Revenue service after thirty-one years. He is the owner of JR Accounting and Tax Service, LLC specializing in non-profit entities. He is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Illinois where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Business. He has served as Treasurer at different churches and non-profit organizations. He presently serves on the Board of Air Force Association, Faith 2 Action, Inc., and works with a number of military organizations. Mr. Roberts joined the United States Air Force in 1961 and retired in 2001.
Mr. Tom Walker
Mr. Tom Walker is Managing Director of Expressions of Joy! A Christian school for the performing arts in Deerfield Beach, Florida, an organization he co-founded in 2005. Mr. Walker has also served as a Financial Specialist at Wachovia Bank for the past fourteen years assisting individuals and organizations in managing assets and debt. His earlier career includes executive recruitment, financial and business equipment sales and youth services. Mr. Walker has served as Secretary for the American Chamber of Christians in Business; Vice-President and founder of the Gold Coast Medical Group Management Association; President of the Institute of Management Accountants, Broward County Chapter; and Director of the Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association. Mr. Walker has attended Camino Real Community Church where he has served as usher, treasurer, and youth leader. He is currently a member of Boca Raton Community Church where he has served in the middle and high-school ministries. Mr. Walker holds a BA in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and has participated in post-graduate programs at The University of Texas and Moody Bible Institute. Mr. Walker is a Registered Representative (Series 7) and a Florida Insurance Agent.
Mr. Marvin Wilson
Marv Wilson is a Crime Scene Investigator for the City of Coconut Creek Police Department. Investigator Wilson has been with Coconut Creek since 1987. During that time he has been a Graphic Artist, Reserve Firefighter, and Forensic Artist, He is a Certified Crime Scene Investigator, and a graduate from the FBI Academy's Forensic Facial Imaging Program. He is currently assigned to the Crime Scene Unit where he performs his duties as a Crime Scene Investigator, and Composite Artist. He has over 120 hours in Commercial Art and Advertising Design from Oakland Community College and the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan, a B.A. in Christian Counseling from South Florida Bible College, and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Christian psychology from South Florida Theological Seminary. Prior to his civilian activities, Mr. Wilson served in Viet Nam.
Lt. Col. Allen West, (U.S. Army Ret.)
Lt. Col. Allen West has lived his life in service to America. In 2004, when it was time to retire from more than twenty years of service in the US Army, he brought his wife and two young daughters to Broward County, Florida, where he taught high school. He then returned to Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007. Born and raised in Atlanta, Allen West received BS (UT) and MS degrees in political science (KSU). He also holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the US Army Command and General Staff Officer College in political theory and military history and operations. In his Army career, Col. West has been honored many times, including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. He received his valor award as a Captain in Desert Shield/Storm, was the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year in 1993, and was a Distinguished Honor Graduate III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas Air Assault School.
Rev. Dwight Stevens
Rev. Dwight Stevens is Senior Pastor and Founder of The Paramount Church. He was ordained in 1991 and received a Doctorate Degree in Theology. He was called into the full time ministry in 1992 after 15 years of private practice of Dermatology with The Palm Beach Medical Group in West Palm Beach from 1977 to 1992. He received his education at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri University Medical School and Internship & Residency at New York University. Upon retiring from the private practice of medicine, Dr. Stevens offered his medical services to the State of Florida and attended a weekly public health clinic from 1992 to 2003 in Palm Beach County. He is also President of Missions of Mercy Inc, an international non-profit 50lc3 outreach to the poor, making 24 overseas mission trips since 1989, bringing assistance to lesser advantaged people through medical teams, construction teams, orphanage assistance and educational projects and ministry teams. This international outreach has been with short - term mission teams traveling to South America, Central America and The Caribbean. Having assisted in the building of a medical clinic in Riobamba, in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, South America, his vision is to build a hospital in Riobamba for the impoverished indigenous Quechuan Indians.
Rev. Stephen Geiger
Stephen Geiger was called to pastor Gracepoint church in 1996. He and his wife Bonnie have five children: Caroline, Will, Cate, Ava, and Elle! Stephen is a graduate of Fort Lauderdale High School, Florida State University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He has a passion for communicating God's truth in practical and interesting ways. "My life goals," Stephen is often heard saying, "are to pursue intimacy with God, integrity at home and influence in the world."
Mr. Wayne Gregory Richardson
Wayne is the Chief Operating Officer for Faith Farm Ministries’ one of the largest Christian free long term drug and alcohol rescue missions in America.Wayne’s background includes serving in leadership positions at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Christian Broadcasting Network’s Operation Blessing International, the United States Military Academy’s West Point’s Association of Graduates, Southeastern University, and Mountainside Management – his family’s property management business. Wayne is a pro-bono fund raising consultant for Samaritan’s Feet (supplies shoes to children in the US and around the world) in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is an Advisory Board Member for Fire International (missionary work) in Lima, Peru and for Help One Love One (supporting Cystic Fibrosis clients) in Byron, Minnesota. Service to his country comprises a 23 year Army active and Reserve career, which includes six years of command and leading multiple Army Engineer unit deployments to Korea and Panama.Education is highlighted by graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1983 having gained an appointment as an enlisted soldier. Wayne is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).
Dr. Abraao P. de Almeida
Abraao de Almeida was born in Brazil and converted to the Gospel in 1959. He has a Masters is Theology from Seminary Kingdom in Rio de Janeiro and a Doctor of Divinity (honorary) from the School of the Americas Baptist Church in Campinas, SP. He has been an Ordained minister since 1979 and has authored over 27 books in the areas of apologetics, church history, typology and prophecy. He is a Member of the Evangelical Academy of Arts of Brazil, the Board of Reference of the International Bible Society, and of the House of Arts Emilio Conde.
Pastor Silair Almeida
Pastor Silair Almeida is married to Deborah Almeida and has two children - Rebecca and Luke. He holds a BA in Theology from the Baptist Seminary of Northern Brazil, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. He worked for 5 years in a TV issuer. Pastor Silair has been the pastor of the First Brazilian Baptist Church in South Florida for 21 years. It was a congregation of 30 members in 1991 and now has over 2,000 members. For 10 years, Pastor Silair has been dedicated to being a pastor driven by purpose, leading the church during this transition period. Pastor Silair is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-United States, the Association of Evangelical Pastors of Florida, and was the General Coordinator of Fair Brazil 2006 and 2007.
Josephine L. Branch
Josephine Branch has been employed by the School Board of Broward County for over fourteen years. She is a respected member of the South Florida Community and is involved in various capacities including Hospital and Nursing Home visitations throughout Broward County. Josephine Branch has been a licensed minister for Mount Bethel Ministries since 2000 and has been a member of the ministry for over twenty years. Josephine is currently enrolled in a Master of Divinity Program.