News Archive

On-Campus vs. Online Education

Over the past ten years, the availability of online education has grown much in both secular and Christian education. Convenience and flexibility are often cited as two of the biggest reasons people choose online studies.

Ambassador Baptist College is committed to providing the best academic and spiritual preparation for the work of the ministry. Our four-year, on-campus programs offer more than sixty hours of Bible while emphasizing local church ministry.

Which mode of education is best for undergraduate training for the ministry? While we often hear of the advantages of an online education, we rarely hear of the deficiencies. Dr. Charles Surrett recently gave some great principles to consider about the advantages of an on-campus education for the ministry. Listen to this chapel message and determine what is best for you.


Listen to the audio here


Watch the video below.

Dr. Comfort Back in Meetings

After a three-month recovery from pneumonia, Dr. Comfort is now back in revival meetings. On September 17th, he started a five-day meeting in Ocala, FL, and his health and stamina were great. His voice is back to normal, and he preaches with the same fervency he has demonstrated all of these years.

Thanks to the many who have been praying for him the last few months; God has answered your prayers. Please pray for the Comforts as they travel to the western United States in the days to come. You may follow his itinerary here.

Fall 2017 Opening Revival

Evangelist Rich Tozour and Dr. Alton Beal will be preaching the Fall 2017 Opening Revival at ABC on August 28–September 1. Brother Tozour has been in full-time evangelism since 1994 and is known for his passionate preaching for revival. He will be preaching at 10:00 AM each morning and Dr. Beal will be preaching each evening at 7:00 PM (except for Wednesday evening). Join us by watching the services live at

Fall 2017 Semester Beginning Soon!

The 2017–18 school year will officially begin the first day of classes on Thursday, August 24! Alumnus Thomas Engle will be preaching the first two days of chapel to kick off the new year. Please pray for new students as they get acclimated to their new surroundings, and that God will use these opening days to work mightily in the hearts of those in our college family.

ABC Students and Their Summer Ministries

Just because the summer break is here does not mean that ministry stops at ABC. What do students and staff members do over the summer months? The answer is easy. They serve the Lord around the world!

Missions professor Norman Johnston reports that we have students serving internships in Aruba, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, New Zealand, and Peru. Students serving in these opportunities will spend more than eight weeks working with veteran missionaries to receive practical experience. Along with learning customs and rigors of missionary life, they are able to spend some quality time with men, women, and their children who have sacrificed to share the Gospel story abroad.

Four young men are traveling with Neighborhood Bible Time as evangelists. After an intense season of training, they will lead crusades in local churches designed to reach boys, girls, and teens with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The daily services consist of exciting games and Bible preaching. Pray for them as they travel and serve in these fast-paced weeks.

A number of students are serving in ministry internships in local churches in America. These eight-week programs are designed to expose our students to the many facets of local church ministry. In addition to preaching and/or teaching, these students receive personalized instruction from pastors and ministry leaders.

Christian camps are always a part of summer ministry for our students. Several are serving as counselors and program staff members in camps across the country. These opportunities usually begin at the end of May and continue until the beginning of August, leaving the students with a short window of time at home before they return to college.

In addition to these previously mentioned, many underclassmen are at home working a job to save for their school bills and faithfully serving in their home churches. Although this doesn’t seem to be as exciting as the things mentioned above, it is just as important as the rest. Whether our students are in a foreign land or at home, we want them to be “found faithful” (1 Cor. 4:2).

Would you take a moment today to pray for the student body of Ambassador as they serve the Lord during the summer months?

Spring 2017 Honor Roll

Each semester, ABC recognizes those students who have displayed academic diligence. These designations are awarded to full-time undergraduate students and graduate students who take six or more hours. The college is pleased to recognize the following students for their hard work during the Spring 2017 semester:

President’s List

Semester GPA of 4.0

  • Abigail Carlson
  • Sydney Chambers
  • Priscilla Champlin
  • Colin Connor
  • Hannah Cuthbertson
  • Meghan Dean
  • Elizabeth Emmons
  • Abigail Frink
  • Christian Garcia
  • Rebekah Gossett
  • Timothy Hendricks
  • Aleah Hitz
  • Josh John
  • Molly Lyman
  • Tyler Miller
  • Stephen Minion
  • Rachel Parker
  • Aaron Robertson
  • Michael Scarfi
  • Ethan Slepitis
  • Kathryn Stephens
  • Amanda Stoliker

Dean’s List

Semester GPA of 3.50–3.99

  • Kyle Boylston
  • Caleb Cajiuat
  • Kevin Carr
  • Garrett Conley
  • Ruth Cuthbertson
  • Shea Dobish
  • Evan Fincham
  • Naiara Gonzaga da Silva
  • Seth Greenlee
  • Elisabeth Grengs
  • Charity Harper
  • Derek Heilman
  • Esther Hernandez
  • Kristan Horton
  • Amanda Howze
  • Rebekah Hull
  • Amanda Leonard
  • Jeremiah Matthews
  • Ruby Mikula
  • Caleb Miller
  • Marissa Montgomery
  • Grant O’Bryon
  • Joshua Pate
  • Abigail Plessinger
  • Thomas Simpson
  • Micah Still
  • Hannah Stone
  • Colton Wagner
  • Charissa Willis

Honor Roll

semester GPA of 3.00–3.49

  • Daniel Adrian
  • Riley Adrian
  • Ryan Baker
  • Heather Brooks
  • Nathanael Finneran
  • Hope Green
  • Alyssa Haines
  • Janna Harmon
  • Cecily Houck
  • Noah L’Heureux
  • Daniel Pierce
  • Cody Rothacker
  • Matthew Schrock
  • Nathan Schrock
  • Matthew Scott
  • Tyler Scott
  • Nathan Townsend
  • Rebekah Townsend
  • Jon Villanueva
  • Katelyn Whitney

SMS Men’s Choir

The Sacred Music Services Men’s Choir led by Dr. Tim Fisher will be ministering in song and testimony at ABC on Saturday, January 21st at 6:00 PM. Area churches and friends are invited to join us for this evening of music, held in the R.A. Torrey Auditorium. A love offering will be taken at the conclusion of the service.

Good News for Visiting Groups

Are you planning on bringing your child or youth group to Ambassador for a visit? If so, we have some good news for you. Any youth pastor or sponsor who brings 5 or more teens to visit the college is eligible to receive free guest room housing for the visit. If you are a prospective student visiting the campus with your family, meals will be provided free of charge to you and your immediate family members. We want you to come and see what God is doing on our campus!

To schedule your visit, contact Guest Services at [email protected] or 704-434-0303 ext. 2355 and mention that you would like to schedule a visit for a prospective student or youth group.

Fall 2016 Opening Revival

Evangelist Jim Cook will be joining Dr. Alton Beal to preach the annual opening revival beginning August 29th. Services will be held throughout the week at 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (except for Wednesday night). Brother Cook will be preaching each morning and Dr. Beal will be preaching each night. Watch the services live here.