Southwest School of Evangelism

Butubutu, Nigeria

The Southwest School of Evangelism (SWSE) in Ibadan Nigeria is a school of preaching that was established in 2003 for the purpose of training leaders in southwestern Nigeria. They currently have twenty five full time students at their campus in Ibadan, and about ten part time students at an extension campus in Lagos.

Steven Ashcraft and Ralph Williams had the opportunity to visit the brethren in Ibadan and Lagos to evaluate the possibility of Bear Valley Bible Institute helping with this program. This was done at the request of the director of the school (Makinde), the benefactor (Doug Wheeler), and a member of the Bear Valley Extension Staff (Chad Wagner).

During the visit, they had the opportunity to meet with the school administration, the teaching staff, and the students. They also evaluated the dormitory, administrative and classroom facilities. As a result of that trip, it was believed that Bear Valley has much to offer the school in Nigeria and a partnership has begun.

For more information about the school, you may contact the coordinator,  Steven Ashcraft at or the Director, Makinde Ebenezer, at or