The Free Pentecostal College was born in the hearts of the Swedish Pentecostal missionaries, especially missionaries Kenneth Roobert, and Ben Enarsson and Pastor Edwin Z. Kilba, Sr. including the Voinjama Free Pentecostal Church in March 1983 to offer the theological believers who felt called to serve God. The Institute was first called Voinjama Free Pentecostal Bible Institute. Later its name was changed to Free Pentecostal Bible Institute.
Pastor Edwin Z. Kilba, Sr. served as its first instructor, Principal and later President. Sisters Annika and Christiana of the Huskvarna Pentecostal Church joined Pastor Kilba to teach some courses while missionary Kenneth Roobert erected the classrooms and offices buildings and has continued to do so since then.
Missionaries Osmo Parkerinen Mostron and Pastors John Lendor and Jallah Kormah came at a particular point in time to the Institute and taught the students. After two years of operation the Voinjama Free Pentecostal Church formerly informed and invited the sister Churches of the Free Pentecostal Mission of Liberia and Ndorbor Taylor, Senior Pastor of the Kolahun Free Pentecostal Church was elected as the Institute first Board Chairperson.