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Norman Johnston Commemorative Coin

On the last night of the 2018 annual missions conference, ABC, in cooperation with WWNTBM in Kings Mountain, NC, presented a commemorative coin in memory of missions professor Norman Johnston. This attractive coin is not only a reminder of Brother Johnston, but also the important work he was called to do.

All proceeds will go as a gift to Mrs. Joy Johnston. These commemorative coins can be used as a personal reminder of the importance of sharing the Gospel. They can also be used to challenge others to do their part in spreading the Gospel message. Buy one today!

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Valentine’s Concert

Dan and Heidi FoxOn February 2 at 6:30 PM, ABC graduates Daniel and Heidi Fox will be presenting the annual Valentine’s Concert at ABC. This musically-gifted duo serves the Lord with their children at First Baptist Church in Wayland, MO, where Daniel is the assistant pastor.

The students and staff will enjoy a banquet in the gymnasium at 5:00 PM. Friends and alumni are welcome to join us for the concert in the RA Torrey Auditorium at 6:30 PM.

Spring 2019 Opening Revival

Join the student body January 7–11 for the 2019 Spring Opening revival at ABC! Evangelist Jake D’Andrea is an ABC graduate and will be preaching all of the 10:00 AM services throughout the week. Dr. Ron Comfort, the founder of ABC, will be preaching the 7:00 PM evening services (no Wednesday night service).

Start off your new year by joining us and watching the services live at ambassadors.edu.

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Evangelist Jake D’Andrea
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2018 End-of-Year Giving

Dear Friend:

A gift has been defined as something that is willingly given to someone. God has certainly given us many gifts here at Ambassador Baptist College during 2018. He has given us new faculty and staff members who have a strong burden for training men and women for ministry. He has raised up young men and women who are serious about the ministry to join our student body. Every person in our college family is a gift from God.

Recently, I was speaking with the father of one of our students who was visiting the campus. During the course of our conversation, he told me, “My son is a different man compared to when he first came to ABC.” He continued to share with me how his son has grown and matured in the Lord. This father’s delight was a gift from God. Every life at Ambassador that is transformed by the Word of God is a gift.

In a season where the giving of gifts is commonplace, let us never forget the greatest gift given to men, the Lord Jesus Christ. His death on the cross enabled us to receive “the gift of eternal life” found in Romans 6:23. My prayer is that our students will share the news of this gift around the world in the years to come.

In years past, ABC has been dependent upon the gifts of friends like you to accomplish the work of training men and women for the ministry. This year is no exception. As we end 2018, we find ourselves in need of some special help due to unexpected expenses and lower income in the latter half of the year.

To finish the year in the black and to be ready to start the spring semester, we are praying that God will provide $100,000 in the final weeks of the year. Our students have labored to pay their school bills, our staff has been diligent in their stewardship of the college finances, and we are trusting the Lord to provide for our needs.

Would you pray about a gift to help us in the closing days of this year? All gifts are tax-deductible and will be used to help us in our mission of training young people for the ministry. You may give online right here, or you may send a gift to the college.

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I pray that you and your family will have a wonderful Christmas season as you celebrate the One who is Wonderful, Counsellor, and the Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6). Thank you for your prayers and support for ABC.

An ambassador for Christ,

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Master of Ministries Degree Available Online

Are you a pastor, evangelist, or missionary who finished Bible college but would like to get more training? A few years in the ministry sometimes reveals the need for more training.

ABC is happy to offer a 32-hour Master of Ministries program online. This program consists of eight four-hour modules and can be done at home or abroad while serving in the ministry. Experienced teachers, practical training, and the ability to stay in your current ministry are just a few of the reasons to consider applying.

Get more information here.

Rekindle Youth Conference

Fall is quickly approaching and so is the Rekindle Youth Conference at ABC! Join us on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00 AM for a day filled with fun, food, and preaching! Evangelist Jake D’Andrea will be preaching Bible messages geared toward teens. Get more information here and download flyers and registration forms.

Hurricane Florence and Campus Safety

This weekend, Hurricane Florence will make landfall on the coast of North and South Carolina. Ambassador Baptist College is committed to the safety of its students and staff at all times, but especially so in the time of inclement weather.

The college is receiving daily briefings from state and local authorities concerning the track of the storm and its impact. As with past storms, the college anticipates high winds and heavy rainfall once the storm arrives. Because of the proposed path of the storm and the distance the college is from the coast, we do not foresee a need for evacuation at this time.

The Dean of Students office stands ready to assist and direct all dormitory students. Our facilities department is prepared for possible power outages that may come as a result of the storm. The college is prepared to provide food for resident students in the event that they are restricted to campus due to weather.

Students and staff will be contacted via the college messaging system for further updates and instructions.

New Music Chairman: Doyle Robertson

Ambassador Baptist College is pleased to announce that Doyle Robertson will be serving as the interim music chairman during the 2018–19 school year. His wife Donna will be serving by his side as a secretary and able accompanist.

Brother Roberston attended Tennessee Temple University and graduated in 1975. After a number of years in music ministry, he started Exalt Him Ministries in 1999 for the purposes of evangelization, revival, and the strengthening of local church music programs. He has been actively involved in church- and area-wide revivals, special meetings, song-leading seminars, choir clinics, and sacred music.

The Roberstons will be joining the ABC family in August of 2018. Their ministry is known for its conservative philosophy and warmth. Please pray for them as they invest in the next generation of church musicians and leaders.

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.

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