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Passing of Alumnus Billy Abbott

Evangelist Billy Abbott

Our college family was sorrowed to learn of the passing of alumnus Billy Abbott yesterday afternoon.  Billy was a member of the Class of 2001 and a full-time evangelist. He was a strong Bible preacher with a heart for people.  Billy was also the director of Camp Hosanna in Hiawasee, GA. Many young people were touched by his life and ministry.

An open casket visitation for friends and family will be held on Saturday, June 13 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Shining Light Baptist Church located at 4231 Traprock Gap Road near Blairsville, GA.

A closed casket funeral service will be held at 6 pm on Sunday, June 14th at Camp Hosanna located at 2201 Pope Road in Hiawassee, GA. 

A final service will be held on Wednesday, June 17th at 2 pm at Clearview Baptist Church, 3345 Goodman Road East in Southaven, MS.

Please pray for his wife Diana and their children. Cards may be sent to the Abbott family at 6795 Goodman Road, Walls, MS, 38680.


Ambassador Baptist College is looking forward to opening its doors to welcome back students for the Fall 2020 semester! The campus will reopen to students for the final summer school session on August 17th. The dormitories will officially open on Friday, August 21st and the first day of school will be on Wednesday August 26th. The semester will conclude on Friday, December 18th.

Commencement for the Class of 2020 will be held at 7 pm on Friday, August 28th in the R.A. Torrey Auditorium.  Evangelist Jerry Sivnksty will be the speaker. A detailed schedule of Commencement events will be posted soon.

The dates to remember for the fall semester include:

  • August 31 through September 4 – Opening Revival with Alton Beal and Bill Abbott
  • October 21-25 – Fall Break
  • October 26-30 – Missions Conference
  • November 14 – Rekindle Teen Conference
  • November 26-29 – Thanksgiving Break
  • December 11 – Christmas Concert
  • December 14-18 – Final Exams

ABC will continue to implement policies and procedures needed to promote the good health of its students and staff in the midst of the COVID-19 situation.

Applications for the fall semester are being processed now. Begin the online application process by clicking here.

Spring 2020 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 2020 semester:

President’s List

Semester GPA of 4.0

  • Kyle Burchwell
  • Colin Connor
  • Josiah Crow
  • Isaiah Cuthbertson
  • Rebekah Cuthbertson
  • Stephen Cuthbertson
  • Samuel Hanke
  • Sarah Hanke
  • Charissa James
  • Christian McCain
  • Joy Nichols
  • Kristin Quick
  • David Smith
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Jonathon Smith
  • Micah Villanueva
  • Rebecca Villanueva
  • Sara Ward
  • Charissa Willis

Dean’s List

Semester GPA of 3.50–3.99

  • Arthur Acosta
  • Aubrey Acosta
  • Abigail Bilbrey
  • Elisabeth Bonnell
  • Lauren Boyer
  • Kody Boylston
  • Elizabeth Darling
  • Laura Deatrick
  • Alyxandra Downs
  • Bethany Greiner
  • Faith Hanny
  • Chad Harrison
  • Trophimus Hendricks
  • Charles Krafcheck
  • Sarah Lee
  • Gioacchino Malerba
  • Ruby Mikula
  • Richard Parker
  • Nikayla Ring
  • Rachel Risinger
  • Isaac Rivenbark
  • Laura Schwanke
  • Grace Smith
  • Michelle Smith
  • Martha Spitsbergen
  • Colton Wagner
  • Annie Wales
  • Micah Willis
  • Jason Windnagle

Honor Roll

semester GPA of 3.00–3.49

  • Jared Beal
  • Emalyn Deatrick
  • Larissa Downs
  • Isobel Eddy
  • Andrew Haines
  • Anna King
  • Sairah Lucas
  • Forrest Miller
  • Jessica Skochelak
  • Garrison Snow


We are actively monitoring the status of COVID-19 guidance and any potential impact on our Camp Barnabas, which is scheduled for July 20-24, 2020.  It is still our hope to host the camp on its scheduled date.  We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and do what is in the best interest of our campers.  A number of other Christian camps are holding out their hopes for July as well.

In the event of a camp cancellation, all deposits and fees that have been prepaid will be refunded.  In the meantime, pray that we will be able to host this special week in July.  The present situation in our world only highlights the fact that the world needs Jesus!

May 2020 Commencement Delayed

Every year, Ambassador Baptist College celebrates the accomplishments and the potential of each graduate.  Due to COVID-19, the Commencement service scheduled for Friday, May 8 has been postponed and rescheduled for Friday, August 28 at 7pm.  This change has been made with the hopes that family and friends will be able to attend this special service honoring the Class of 2020.

More details on Commencement week activities will be shared in the weeks to come.