News Archive

Passing of Dr. David Cummins

Dr. David Cummins and Mrs. Sareta Cummins

The college was saddened to learn of the passing of former faculty member Dr. David Cummins. He passed away early in the morning on Monday, September 13th. Brother Cummins served as a faculty member and the dean of students for several years. He and his wife Sareta were known as “Mom and Dad” to many students.

A memorial service will be held at Crestview Baptist Church in Fountain Inn, SC on Thursday, September 16th at 3:30 pm. A graveside service will be held at Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, IL on Saturday, September 18th at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heritage Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 384, Fountain Inn, SC 29644. Cards may be sent to Mrs. Sareta Cummins at 18 Rosemary Lane, Greenville, SC  29615.

Your prayers for the family are much appreciated.

Passing of Dr. Dave Baughan

Former faculty member Dr. Dave Baughan passed away on May 3rd in his beloved hometown of Pratt, WV. Brother Baughan taught Baptist History and an assortment of Bible classes during his tenure as a professor at ABC. He was known at the college for his down-to-earth manner, love for books, and passion for Baptist history in America.

Please pray for his wife Bettye and the family. The funeral will be held at Old Kanawha Baptist Church in Pratt, WV at 2 pm on Saturday, May 8.

The last sermon he preached on campus was in the Fall of 2019 and is available here.

Funeral Service for Jenny Deatrick

Nathan and Jenny Deatrick

Our ABC family was saddened to learn of the passing of Jenny Deatrick (Shreeves) on Sunday, March 21. She was a member of the Class of 2000. She was a devoted pastor’s wife and caring mother. She leaves behind her husband Nathan and four children. Please click here to read the obituary and arrangements.

Her funeral service will be held in the Torrey Auditorium at Ambassador Baptist College on Friday, March 26th at 2 pm. The service may be watched live on the college YouTube channel or on Facebook Live. You may also watch the service on the college’s website by clicking here.

Please pray for Pastor Nathan Deatrick, her children, and the family as they grieve her departure and celebrate her life.

Michael Hanke Is With the Lord

ABC alumnus Michael Hanke went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 7. Before his illness, he was serving as the children’s pastor and assistant to the pastor at Mikado Baptist Church in Macon, GA. Michael was a member of the Class of 2004 graduating with a degree in missions. He was also a member of the class of 2007 graduating with a Masters degree in Theology.

He leaves behind his wife Raechel and two children, Jackson and Olivia. His brother Matthew Hanke is the academic dean at ABC.

During his years of ministry at Maranatha Baptist Church in Shelby, NC and Mikado Baptist Church in Macon, GA, he was known for his heart of service and compassion. He impacted many children, teens, and adults along the way.

The family will have a time of visitation to greet friends on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at FairHaven Funeral Home in Macon, GA. Funeral Services to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Mikado Baptist Church in Macon, GA with his good friend Pastor Rusty Smith officiating.

Your prayers for the family would be greatly appreciated. Knowing that Mike suffered much over the past three years, we say with the Apostle Paul, “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8.


Ambassador Baptist College is happy to host Virtual College Days for prospective students on February 11-12.  Whether you are in a Christian school or homeschool, you can join us for two days of preaching, classes, and fun!


Schedule for Virtual College Days

Thursday, February 11
9:45 am – Welcome
10 am Chapel
11:15 am Class (Current Trends)
12:15 pm Lunch
1 pm College Tour
2 pm Faculty Office Hours
Friday, February 12
9:45 am – Welcome
10 am Chapel
11:15 am Class (Soteriology)
12:15 pm Student Interviews
1 pm – Dean of Students Office
1:45 pm – Interactive Activity
3 pm – Dismissal

Fall 2020 Honor Roll

Ambassador Baptist College is pleased to recognize our Honors students from the Fall 2020 semester.  During this term, approximately half of our students made the Honor Roll, Dean’s List, or President’s List.  These achievements represent a great investment of time and diligent effort on the part of the students, and they have been aided by the encouragement, prayers, and support received from their families and friends.  We are thankful for every student who is doing their best to please our Lord and to prepare for present and future ministry.  We hope these achievements will be an encouragement to others to “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”  It is our desire and prayer that each of our students, staff and faculty members would hear “Well done, good and faithful servant” at our Master’s return.  Congratulations to each student who has earned academic honors as listed below!

President’s List

Semester GPA of 4.0

  • Grace Berkheiser
  • Andrew Bonnell
  • Elisabeth Bonnell
  • Kaleb Boylston
  • Kyle Burchwell
  • Josiah Crow
  • Isaiah Cuthbertson
  • Ana Granado
  • Sara Graves
  • Bethany Greiner
  • Dayton Haas
  • Samuel Hanke
  • Sarah Hanke
  • Charissa James
  • Samuel Littlefield
  • Jeremiah Matthews
  • Christian McCain
  • Joy Nichols
  • Robert Parsons
  • Grace Smith
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Lily Smith
  • Martha Spitsbergen
  • Micah Villanueva
  • Sara Ward
  • Jason Windnagle
  • Dineen Wright

Dean’s List

Semester GPA of 3.50–3.99

  • Abigail Bilbrey
  • Rebekah Cuthbertson
  • Stephen Cuthbertson
  • Laura Deatrick
  • Isobel Eddy
  • Whitlee Greene
  • Faith Hanny
  • Chad Harrison
  • Charles Krafcheck
  • Gioacchino Malerba
  • Richard Parker
  • Kristen Paulson
  • Kristin Quick
  • Annalisa Quinn
  • Isaac Rivenbark
  • Laura Schwanke
  • Jessica Skochelak
  • David Smith
  • Michelle Smith
  • Garrison Snow
  • Rebecca Villanueva
  • Gurney Wagner
  • John Wright

Honor Roll

semester GPA of 3.00–3.49

  • Michael Beam
  • Chris Beane
  • Kody Boylston
  • Elizabeth Darling
  • Andrew Haines
  • Trophimus Hendricks
  • Anna King
  • Micaiah Lang
  • Sairah Lucas
  • Grace Mawson
  • Rusty Miller
  • Elijah Shirk
  • Hayley Walker

Undergraduate students who are full-time students and graduate students who are taking six credits or more are eligible.

2020 EOY Campaign

How is Ambassador Baptist College able to provide an affordable education to those who are training for the ministry? Every year, a number of local churches and friends give at the end of the year because they believe in the importance of training men and women for full-time service.

God has allowed ABC to provide on-campus instruction to the students for this fall semester.  Knowing that the year 2021 may provide some uncertainties concerning COVID, it will be very important to enter the new year with our budget met.  Our goal is $100,000 by December 31st.

Would you pray about giving a tax-deductible gift to ABC by the deadline to help us train God’s servants for God’s service? May God bless you for sharing in our burden to train preachers and Christian workers.

Give Now To The 2020 EOY Campaign

What Does It Take To Be A Missionary?

ABC graduates Michael and Nora Deatrick are serving the Lord as missionaries in the Solomon Islands.  In this brief video, they ask the question, “What does it take to be a missionary?”  The most important qualifications for missionary service may surprise you.  Download this video to show to your teens or even to your entire congregation for a missions emphasis.

More missionaries are needed today than ever. Be willing to go and to share this video with others.

Rekindle Teen Conference Cancelled

ABC is sad to announce that the Rekindle Teen Conference scheduled for Saturday, November 14th has been cancelled.  Due to the coronavirus regulations imposed by the State of North Carolina, we will not be able to accommodate the large amount of visitors that we customarily have on our campus during the conference.

However, there is some good news!  The next Rekindle Teen Conference will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021.  Youth leaders and teens, mark your calendar and plan on joining us for a day filled with fun and Bible preaching.

FOLLOW JESUS – Theme for 2020-21 School Year

Did you know that the disciples lived in a time of political chaos and uncertainty?  The Roman Empire overtook the land of Israel and the family of Herod the Great was in control.  John the Baptist was killed for being a mouthpiece of righteousness.  Religious leaders were scheming to kill Jesus and to turn the government against Him.  People were confused about who Jesus Christ was.

In the midst of those days, what did Jesus ask His disciples to do?  In Matthew 16:24, He asked the disciples to “Follow Me.”  The request of Jesus in those days still rings loud and true today.  He is asking His children to follow Him.

The theme for the new school year is Follow Jesus.  In the midst of political unrest and the uncertainties provoked by COVID-19, we are asking our college family to follow Jesus like they have never followed Him before.  Pray for all of us at Ambassador to follow Jesus without reserve and wholeheartedly in this challenging day.

The disciples followed Jesus in a unique day and you can too!