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.
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!
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!
Semester GPA of 4.0
Semester GPA of 3.50–3.99
semester GPA of 3.00–3.49
Undergraduate students who are full-time students and graduate students who are taking six credits or more are eligible.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Ambassador Baptist College is excited to open its doors for the 2020-21 school year. The college is committed to giving the student the highest quality in-class education in a healthy and safe environment. The administration has developed procedures and protocols in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.
Two documents have been developed to inform students and their parents of the college’s plans for the fall. The Reopening Plan provides a general overview of ABC’s efforts to reopen the campus. It also lists procedures to provide a health-conscious atmosphere and continuity in classroom instruction. The Guide for Parents and Students gives students an idea of what to expect when they arrive on campus for the first time. It also gives a glimpse of what students can expect throughout the semester.
ABC will maintain a regular class and chapel schedule for the semester while practicing social distancing. When social distancing is not possible, masks will be required. Please refer to the documents listed earlier for specifics.
Over the past few months, we have asked God to provide wisdom according to James 1:5. Please pray for the spiritual and physical health of our students and staff as we prepare to begin classes on August 26th.
We are excited to still be able to have Camp Barnabas this year at Ambassador Baptist College! We have all experienced adjustments to our regular routines during the Covid-19 situation, and camp will also see some minor changes.
At camp check-in, we will be doing temperature checks on all campers and sponsors who will be staying for the week. (We will not be able to accept anyone with a fever as a camper or sponsor.)
We will do daily temperature checks and health screenings for camp staff, and staff will monitor campers daily for indications of illness as well.
Housing will be arranged to provide as much distancing as possible, and only campers and camp staff will be allowed to enter camp housing facilities.
Limits will be placed on outside visitors to camp during the week.
We will be performing additional sanitizing of high-touch and high-traffic areas throughout each day and ensuring that our campus is thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.
Recently, the governor of North Carolina issued Executive Order 147 requiring face coverings in public places where distancing is not possible. This also applies to overnight camps, so campers and sponsors will be required to bring a cloth face covering and use them in designated situations. Camp staff and counselors will also be required to use face coverings.
There are some exceptions to this policy including young children, medical conditions, strenuous outdoor exercise, and eating meals. (Please refer to the full text of Executive Order 147 for the complete list of exemptions.)
Parents or sponsors may notify camp staff at registration of any medical conditions meeting the specified criteria. We plan to use distancing when possible and face coverings where it is not feasible.
We believe the Lord wants to do great things during this week of camp and we are looking forward to a memorable week together. Please contact our office at 704-434-0303 to register for Camp Barnabas or click here Camp Barnabas Registration.