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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.

John Scahill
Pastor John Scahill
Donny and Erika Meader
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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Graduate Classes Online

We are happy to announce that several classes in the Master of Ministries program will be available online in January! In the months to come, we are aiming to make the majority of the program available online to aid those who cannot leave their ministry responsibilities to obtain further training on campus.

The classes that will be available this spring include these:

  • History of Fundamentalism with Dr. Roger Luiken
  • Advanced Preaching Concepts with Dr. Billy Martin

Online students will be able to access lectures online and submit projects via the Populi student information system.

Consider enrolling in the Master of Ministries program and taking online classes at ABC for the following reasons:

  • Experienced teachers
  • Academic integrity
  • Bible foundation
  • Convenient access

Students may complete classes at their own pace, but finish by the end of the term in which they enrolled. Tuition is $900 per course. Please contact Dr. Bruce Love or Mr. Matthew Hanke for more information about the modules!

Spring 2018 Opening Revival

Evangelist Jerry Sivnksty will be joining Dr. Ron Comfort to preach the opening revival for the Spring 2018 semester on January 8–12.  Services will be held at 10:00 AM each morning and 7:00 PM nightly (except Wednesday).  Join us to see what God is doing on the campus of Ambassador Baptist College.  All services will be livestreamed.

PayPal Giving Fund Program

Did you know that you can donate to Ambassador Baptist College via PayPal and that PayPal will add another 1% to your donation? In addition, they will not charge any processing fees for the transaction. What does that mean? 101% of your gift will go to Ambassador Baptist College to help men and women train for the ministry! All you need to do to get started is to visit PayPal’s donations website and make a donation.