An old-fashioned, preacher-training Bible college

Ambassador Baptist College

“Now then, we are Ambassadors for Christ…” 2 Cor. 5:20

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Faculty and Staff

Faculty & Staff at ABC

God has blessed us with many Godly men and women as part of our faculty and staff. The date listed next to some individuals’ names is the first year they served as a faculty or staff member.


  • Dr. Alton Beal
    Dr. Alton Beal (1996)
    B.B.S., Ambassador Baptist College
    D.D., Puerto Rico Baptist College

  • Dr. Ron Comfort
    Dr. Ron Comfort (1989)
    Founder and Chancellor
    Instructor — Evangelism
    B.A., Bible, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
    D.D., Maranatha Baptist College, Watertown, WI
    Full-time Evangelism since 1961

  • Dr. Charles Surrett
    Dr. Charles R. Surrett (1991)
    Assistant to the President
    Professor — Practical Theology
    B.A., Bible, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN
    M.R.E., Central Baptist Seminary, Minneapolis, MN
    M.Div., Central Baptist Seminary, Minneapolis, MN
    D.Min., Central Baptist Seminary, Minneapolis, MN
    Full-time ministry since 1967

  • Dr. Bill Dillon
    Dr. Bill Dillon (2011)
    Dean of Students
    Professor — Bible, Language
    B.A., Indiana Baptist College
    M.Div., Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary
    D.D., Ambassador Baptist College

  • Mr. Larry Burris
    Mr. Larry Burris (2006)
    Business Manager
    Instructor — Financial Management
    University of Maryland
    Harold Washington College
    Excelsior College
    Central Texas College

  • Mr. Matthew Hanke
    Mr. Matthew Hanke (2005)
    Academic Dean
    Instructor — Bible
    B.A., Ambassador Baptist College
    M.Min., Ambassador Baptist College Graduate School
    Master of Sacred Theology, Ambassador Baptist College Graduate School
    Full-time ministry since 1998


  • Mrs. Karen Bayliff
    Mrs. Karen Bayliff (2016)
    Instructor — Piano
  • Pastor Frank Camp
    Pastor Frank Camp (1994)
    Instructor — Bible, Greek
    B.S., Industrial Arts Education, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
    Full-time Teaching/Ministry since 1978

  • Pastor Norman Johnston
    Pastor Norman Johnston
    Chairman, Missions Department
    Professor — Bible, Missions
    B.A., Bob Jones University
    M.R.E., Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary
    Full-time ministry since 1974

  • Dr. Bruce Love
    Dr. Bruce Love (2015)
    Th.B. Fundamental Baptist Seminary, Elk City, OK
    M.Div. Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, IN
    D.D., Ambassador Baptist College
    Assistant Pastor for five years
    Senior Pastor for forty-two years

  • Mrs. Jennifer Mason
    Mrs. Jennifer Mason
    Instructor — Piano, English
    B.S., Home Economics, Pensacola Christian College
  • Pastor James Ogle
    Pastor James Ogle
    Instructor — Youth Ministries
    Th.G., Ambassador Baptist College
  • Dr. Donald Scovill
    Dr. Donald G. Scovill (1989)
    Professor — Music
    B.S., St. Paul Bible College, St. Paul, MN
    B. Mus. Ed., Cosmopolitan Conservatory, Chicago, IL
    M. Mus. Ed., Wisconsin College Conservatory, Milwaukee, WI
    D. Sac. Mus., Ambassador Baptist College, Shelby, NC
    Music ministry since 1956/Full-time since 1960

  • Mr. Todd Scovill
    Mr. Todd G. Scovill (1995)
    Chairman, Music Department
    Professor — Music
    B.S., 1982, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN
    M. Sac. Mus., Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL
    Music ministry since 1981

  • Mrs. Julie Smith
    Mrs. Julie Smith (2009)
    Instructor — Elementary Education
    B.A., Bible and Elementary Education, Ambassador Baptist College, Lattimore, NC
    M.A., Special Education, Calvary Baptist Bible College, Carolina, PR

  • Dr. Joel Spencer
    Dr. Joel Spencer (1995)
    Ministry Placement
    Professor — Bible
    B.S. Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, WI
    M.A. Maranatha Graduate School of Theology, Watertown, WI
    M. Div. Maranatha Graduate School of Theology, Watertown, WI
    D.R.E. Tabernacle Baptist Theological Seminary, Virginia Beach, VA
    Full-time Ministry/Teaching since 1981

  • Mrs. Rosanne Surrett
    Mrs. Rosanne Surrett
    Instructor — General Education
    B.A., Bible (minors in Speech and Missions), Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN
    Full-time Ministry since 1967

  • Mrs. Meryt Wilson
    Mrs. Meryt Wilson (2009)
    Instructor — Piano
    B.Mus.Ed. (piano pedagogy), University of Tennessee—Martin