2018 End-of-Year Giving

Dear Friend:

A gift has been defined as something that is willingly given to someone. God has certainly given us many gifts here at Ambassador Baptist College during 2018. He has given us new faculty and staff members who have a strong burden for training men and women for ministry. He has raised up young men and women who are serious about the ministry to join our student body. Every person in our college family is a gift from God.

Recently, I was speaking with the father of one of our students who was visiting the campus. During the course of our conversation, he told me, “My son is a different man compared to when he first came to ABC.” He continued to share with me how his son has grown and matured in the Lord. This father’s delight was a gift from God. Every life at Ambassador that is transformed by the Word of God is a gift.

In a season where the giving of gifts is commonplace, let us never forget the greatest gift given to men, the Lord Jesus Christ. His death on the cross enabled us to receive “the gift of eternal life” found in Romans 6:23. My prayer is that our students will share the news of this gift around the world in the years to come.

In years past, ABC has been dependent upon the gifts of friends like you to accomplish the work of training men and women for the ministry. This year is no exception. As we end 2018, we find ourselves in need of some special help due to unexpected expenses and lower income in the latter half of the year.

To finish the year in the black and to be ready to start the spring semester, we are praying that God will provide $100,000 in the final weeks of the year. Our students have labored to pay their school bills, our staff has been diligent in their stewardship of the college finances, and we are trusting the Lord to provide for our needs.

Would you pray about a gift to help us in the closing days of this year? All gifts are tax-deductible and will be used to help us in our mission of training young people for the ministry. You may give online right here, or you may send a gift to the college.

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I pray that you and your family will have a wonderful Christmas season as you celebrate the One who is Wonderful, Counsellor, and the Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6). Thank you for your prayers and support for ABC.

An ambassador for Christ,

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Alton Beal
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Master of Ministries Degree Available Online

Are you a pastor, evangelist, or missionary who finished Bible college but would like to get more training? A few years in the ministry sometimes reveals the need for more training.

ABC is happy to offer a 32-hour Master of Ministries program online. This program consists of eight four-hour modules and can be done at home or abroad while serving in the ministry. Experienced teachers, practical training, and the ability to stay in your current ministry are just a few of the reasons to consider applying.

Get more information here.

Rekindle Youth Conference

Fall is quickly approaching and so is the Rekindle Youth Conference at ABC! Join us on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00 AM for a day filled with fun, food, and preaching! Evangelist Jake D’Andrea will be preaching Bible messages geared toward teens. Get more information here and download flyers and registration forms.

Hurricane Florence and Campus Safety

This weekend, Hurricane Florence will make landfall on the coast of North and South Carolina. Ambassador Baptist College is committed to the safety of its students and staff at all times, but especially so in the time of inclement weather.

The college is receiving daily briefings from state and local authorities concerning the track of the storm and its impact. As with past storms, the college anticipates high winds and heavy rainfall once the storm arrives. Because of the proposed path of the storm and the distance the college is from the coast, we do not foresee a need for evacuation at this time.

The Dean of Students office stands ready to assist and direct all dormitory students. Our facilities department is prepared for possible power outages that may come as a result of the storm. The college is prepared to provide food for resident students in the event that they are restricted to campus due to weather.

Students and staff will be contacted via the college messaging system for further updates and instructions.

New Music Chairman: Doyle Robertson

Ambassador Baptist College is pleased to announce that Doyle Robertson will be serving as the interim music chairman during the 2018–19 school year. His wife Donna will be serving by his side as a secretary and able accompanist.

Brother Roberston attended Tennessee Temple University and graduated in 1975. After a number of years in music ministry, he started Exalt Him Ministries in 1999 for the purposes of evangelization, revival, and the strengthening of local church music programs. He has been actively involved in church- and area-wide revivals, special meetings, song-leading seminars, choir clinics, and sacred music.

The Roberstons will be joining the ABC family in August of 2018. Their ministry is known for its conservative philosophy and warmth. Please pray for them as they invest in the next generation of church musicians and leaders.

Funeral of Norman Johnston

Funeral video and information. On May 14, Pastor Norman Johnston went home to be with the Lord…

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On the eve of departing for a missions trip to Madagascar, missions professor Norman Johnston went home to be with the Lord. He passed away of a heart attack while at home.

After serving the Lord for years on the mission fields of Korea and Vancouver and pastoring in Pennsylvania, he joined our faculty in 2002. His joyful smile and passion for missionary work have impacted many students and friends through the years. He will be sorely missed. His dream and passion was to see the fulfillment of Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Please be in prayer for his wife Joy and his children during this time.

Funeral Arrangements

  • Thursday, May 17, 5:00–7:00 PM: the family will be receiving friends and family at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home in Shelby, NC.
  • Friday, May 18, 3:00 PM: the funeral will be held at Ambassador Baptist College, and the service will be live-streamed.
  • Sunday, May 20: the burial will take place at Union Cemetery in McConnellsburg, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Ambassador Baptist College in Lattimore, NC. The gifts will be used for the missions department.

An Interview with the Comforts

On Founder’s Day, Dr. Alton Beal interviewed Dr. Ron Comfort and his wife Joyce about their role in founding Ambassador. This interview yielded some great insight into the early days of Ambassador. If you are wanting to learn about the foundation of Ambassador and be encouraged, then watch this video.

Founder’s Day 1 Founder’s Day 3 Founder’s Day 2

Alumni Days: April 30–May 1

ABC will be celebrating the Classes of 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013 at Alumni Days on April 30 and May 1. Alumni are welcome to join us on campus for two days of preaching and fellowship. Pastor John Scahill of Grace Baptist Church in Waynesboro, PA and Assistant Pastor Donny Meader of Lakes Pond Baptist Church in Waterford, CT are ABC alumni and will be preaching in the 10:00 AM chapel services.

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Pastor John Scahill
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Assistant Pastor Donny and Erika Meader

All alumni are invited to join us for a special banquet on Tuesday, May 1 at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. After the free meal, the alumni will meet in the auditorium for a Q&A time with Dr. Beal. If you are able to attend the banquet, please RSVP by emailing Kim Conley at kconley@ambassadors.edu.

God is using our alumni around the world, and we give Him the glory for it. Join us if you can!

Why Give in the 2018 Graduation Offering?


Every year, churches and friends join together to participate in the annual Graduation Offering at ABC. This offering supports the general fund of the college and helps fund special projects and student scholarships. Why should you prayerfully consider helping with the GO? You should because the gifts of our helpers are assisting our graduates get the Gospel out in places like these:

Pinehurst, Idaho

Pinehurst is a small town located in the northern tip of Idaho. You will not find an abundance of Bible-preaching churches in this part of the country. Many have decided that the Mormonism that saturates this part of the country will prevail. However, in Pinehurst you will find a Baptist church where the Gospel is being faithfully preached Sunday after Sunday. God is still calling for laborers to do a pioneering work in the western United States.

Vanavara, Siberia

The average high temperature in January is just under 9° Fahrenheit. The tundra has been deprived of the warmth of the sun, and many hearts are in need of the light of the Gospel. The call of God causes a man to move his family from the creature comforts of America to share the truth in a cold part of the world.

Solomon Islands

More than 500,000 people live in the midst of the South Pacific Ocean. While many Americans could not tell you the general locations of these islands, the cults and members of organized religion have found them and are preaching a false gospel. God is still calling people to go to the uttermost parts of the earth.

Grosseto, Italy

Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion. This town of more than 80,000 is near the western coastline of the country. While there is an abundance of water within ten miles of the town, there is a great need for the water of God’s Word. A church has been planted, and there is a desire to start many more in the region in the years to come.

Thika, Kenya

This town of more than 125,000 people is located less than 30 miles from Nairobi, the nation’s capital. In recent years, this town has grown rapidly, and the need for the Gospel is greater than ever. Not only does this town have a Bible-preaching church, but there is also a Bible college in the area to train nationals.

What do all of these places have in common? ABC graduates are serving in each of them. There are many other towns, countries, and regions of the world that need to hear the Gospel story. Give to the 2018 Graduation Offering today and help us train laborers in the days to come.

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