2017 Volleyball Marathon

Volleyball Marathon is a tradition unique to Fairhaven Baptist College. It keeps the tuition down and the excitement up!

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2017 Volleyball Marathon

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2017 PC Trivia Contest – Round 6

The conference is now less than seven weeks away, and it's time for Round 6 of the PC Trivia Contest! (To those who were wondering what the answer was to the Round 5 question, the correct answer was Dr. Roy Thompson, Cleveland, Ohio.)

The first two people to email the correct answer to 2017PC@fairhavenbaptist.org win. The winners will each receive a $25 Olive Garden gift card.

Question: What did the current Fairhaven Baptist College chapel used to be?

Don't forget to register on the Preaching Conference Registration Page!

Congratulations to our previous winners:

Round 1 - Bill Smith - Traverse City, Michigan

Round 2 - Esther (Castro) Stock - Dayton, Tennessee

Round 3 - Michelle (Kelso) Birney - Skowhegan, Maine

Round 4 - Geoff Gaus (Macungie, PA); Matt Furse (Custer, SD); Josh Hughes (Barnesville, PA); Amy Porozynski (Cockeysville, MD); Jason Atwood (Corpus Christi, TX); Daniel Kelso (Vallejo, CA); Andy Almanza (Lancaster, PA); Randy Love (Murray, Utah); Michelle Birney (Skowhegan, ME); Gary Zdziarski (Payson, Illinois)

Round 5 - Dan Bottrell (Berea, Kentucky)

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Clint (’04) and Grace (’03 Porozynski) Ammann

Grace and I have been serving at Anchor Baptist Church in Salt Lake City, Utah since August of 2006.  It’s been more than ten years since we have come to Utah. God has been good each step of the way as we have seen Him bring us through difficult circumstances and bless time after time.  Serving in Utah is comparable to being on the mission field in many countries.

God has wondrously blessed in giving us two boys.  You may recall Quincy being born in 2012 while Grace was visiting family in Indiana.  Our youngest, Abel, was born in January of this year.

When we first came to Utah we understood that we would be working as teachers in Anchor Christian Academy.  Now more than ten years later, we could not have imagined all the ways in which we would be involved in the ministries of Anchor Baptist Church.  As people have come and gone, as they do at churches, God has allowed us to be used in an increasingly greater capacity.

Currently, Grace tends to our church office as our secretary and keeps the financial books for the church as well as the Academy, while also trying to maintain the church website.  She performs in a number of other capacities including teaching Sunday School and playing various instruments in the church services.

My duties in the classroom all day and the responsibility of being the principal of Anchor Christian Academy keep my life interesting and busy.  Teaching adult Sunday School has been one of the most enjoyable experiences while at Anchor.  I have been able to direct and participate in a number of ministries here including coaching, summer camp, VBS, and the nursing home.  I am also responsible for the music ministry at Anchor.  From time to time I get to fill the pulpit while Pr. Love is away.  Who could have guessed that God would use us in any of these capacities?  We have learned that being available and willing are two key ingredients to success in ministry.

It has been a particular blessing to see two of our recent graduates of Anchor Christian Academy finish Bible college and continue serving the Lord.  One of our students just returned from college and has begun teaching school in a fourth grade classroom.  Another of our graduates was voted in last year as the pastor of Park City Baptist Church right here in Utah.

There is a tremendous shortage of pastors, workers, and faithful Christians in the inter-mountain west. Please pray for us while we minister in Salt Lake City. Stop in and see us if you are in the area. We are looking forward to bringing our entire staff out to visit with you all during the upcoming Preaching Conference.

May your ministry, giving, and hard work along with God’s power be reflected in us.

In Christ,

Clint, Grace, Quincy, and Abel Ammann

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A. J. (’02) and Karis (’02 Miller) Potter

A.J. and Karis Potter graduated from Fairhaven Baptist College in 2002.  They have four children: Trent (13), Seth (11), Ashlynn (9), and Breanna (6).  In September of 2009 A.J. answered the call to become the Pastor of Pleasantville Baptist church.

In the fall of 2013 the church paid off the property that they had began buying in 2003.  The church then voted to begin to build on the property.  In the late summer of 2014 construction started on a 14,000 square foot building that would house the church and academy ministry.  On August 31st of 2015 Pleasantville Baptist held its grand opening of the new building.  God has blessed and enabled PBC to continue to grow through the process and helped the church expand its impact on Pleasantville and the surrounding areas.  Pleasantville Baptist Church has a bus ministry that reaches into 8 surrounding communities with the gospel.  PBC is also able to reach their community through soul-winning, jail, and nursing home ministries.

The annual Mid-Winter Youth Rally held each February has been the result of the hard work and effort of the people of PBC.  Last year there were over 300 in attendance from 20 different churches.

The youth rally is designed to get Christian teenagers together for a good time of fellowship but also under the hearing of powerful preaching.  This has been an annual event at PBC since 1997.  Many churches in Iowa and a few surrounding states take advantage of this one day rally to help their teens get refreshed and recharged after the new year.

Three years ago, with much prayer, Karis began an annual Ladies Conference at the end of April.  In 2013 the conference started with 100 ladies in attendance.  In 2016 there were over 200 ladies which attended the conference.  This has been a great blessing to churches in our region since there is not a Ladies Conference that is within reasonable driving distance.  the PBC ladies do a great job preparing and decorating for this event.

During the summer of 2012 PBC hosted a summer camp for junior age children between the ages of 7-12.  After the third summer the camp attendance outgrew the rented camp and last summer a larger camp was rented out.  90 campers registered to be with us last summer.  Each summer souls are saved and lives touched through this summer ministry opportunity.  Many of our teenagers and adults work tirelessly throughout that week serving the campers and counselors who attend.


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Jeff (’07) and Traci (’03 Malenky) Ferguson

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Josh (’10) and Brittany (’10 Nielsen) Hughes

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The year 2016 has been quite eventful for my family and me.   Since 2013, my wife and I had been working at Anchor Baptist Church in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I filled the position of Assistant Pastor under the guidance and leadership of Pastor Randy Love.  We enjoyed three fruitful years of ministry working with the youth and overseeing many other ministries in the church and school.

In June of this year, I was voted in as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Frackville, Pennsylvania.  Our way of thinking and living drastically changed as we left the fast-paced city life of Salt Lake to move to the laid-back rural living of hilly Pennsylvania.  In Salt Lake City, we were in the heart of Mormonism.  In Frackville, we are in the heart of Catholicism.

After many hours of packing, driving, and unloading, we have finally settled into our new home and church.  September 4th was our first Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church.  Being a small church in a small borough, news got out quickly that there was a new pastor in town.  Since then we have been blessed with many visitors from near and far to “check out” the new pastor.  The church is currently averaging in the fifties on Sunday morning.  There is much excitement among God’s people here, and there is much work to be done.

Calvary Baptist Church has been in existence for over 75 years and is the only Baptist church in Frackville.  There is also a Greek Orthodox church, a Lutheran church, and many Catholic churches that have been here for over 100 years.  Satan has successfully blinded this area with religion.  But my prayer is that God would use my family and me to spiritually strengthen and equip His people at Calvary Baptist Church so that we can take “the light of the glorious gospel of Christ” out into the community and make a difference here in the heart of the coal region.

In Christ,

The Hughes Family

Joshua, Brittany, Brian, and Bennett

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2017 PC Trivia Contest – Round 3

The conference is now less than 13 weeks away, and it's time for Round 3 of the PC Trivia Contest!

This question is for FBC Alumni (must have completed at least one semester at Fairhaven Baptist College). The first person to email the correct answer to 2017PC@fairhavenbaptist.org wins. The winner will receive a $200 Southwest Airlines voucher* for use in traveling to the 2017 Preaching Conference and College Days.

Question: Which Indiana State Park is located less than 2 miles from the Fairhaven Baptist College campus?

*restrictions apply

Congratulations to our previous winners:

Round 1 - Bill Smith - Traverse City, Michigan

Round 2 - Esther (Castro) Stock - Dayton, Tennessee

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2016-2017 FBC Basketball Team


Name Year Hometown
David Bottrell Junior Hunt Valley, Maryland
Mathew Good Sophomore Ypsilanti, Michigan
Jim Hunt Sophomore Chesterton, Indiana
David Crego Freshman Chesterton, Indiana
Michael Santucci Sophomore Canton, Ohio
Levi Armacost Freshman Chesterton, Indiana
John Olson Freshman Chesterton, Indiana
Joseph Norman Freshman Hunt Valley, Maryland
Jared Dircks Senior Brogue, Pennsylvania
James Critcher Freshman Tioga, Pennsylvania
Ben Martin Senior Chesterton, Indiana

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Leon and Rebecca (’06 Gaus) Staal

Greetings from a dairy farm in Zambia!

We hope all is well with you.

We are happy to report that the rainy season has begun.  After three years of insufficient rains, the dams are empty and the water table is very low.  We've been praying for a good rainy season and it is shaping up to be that way.

It is a blessing to be involved in our local church.  Leon teaches the New Converts Sunday school class.  This ministry holds a special place in his heart as he ministers to a small group of believers on a weekly basis.  Because of growing up here in Zambia, he knows the Zambian people very well and how to effectively disciple them.  Leon uses the ABC's of Christian Growth in this class which is a wonderful tool in discipling the new believers.

Also, on Saturdays, Leon has a small Bible study at the Good Samaritan Center which provides housing and job training for convicts just released from prison.  Several men have been saved over the past few years.  One man in particular is named Duncan.  He is now employed on our farm and is quickly becoming one of our best employees.  As is the case with such a ministry, many of the men that have been saved move back to their village.  We pray that they continue in their Christian walk.

Rebecca is the Junior Church teacher for the 5-10 year old class.  That class is a special blessing to her.  It was quite a different experience to learn how to teach the children here compared to the bus route.  The kids weren't quite sure what to do with an overly energetic "mzungu" (white person) in front of the class.  But they are learning lots of new Sunday school songs, books of the Bible, missionary stories, and a newly implemented character trait that accompanies a verse.  What a joy to teach these children.  They come from a variety of homes and situations just like in the States.  Though ministering on another continent, the goal is still the same:  to instill in them the Word of God and their need of a Saviour.

Our family is doing well.  We have been blessed with two children:  Liesl (2 years old) and Jules (4 months).

It is also a joy for us to see a few of the young people from Fairhaven come here to serve the Lord whether on short term or long term missions trips.  It is a blessing to see them take a step of faith and serve the Lord here in Kabwe.  We are praying for more people to come help our Pastor and his wife so that our town of approximately 500,000 people can be reached for Christ.

We send many warm regards to our friends and family in the States.


Leon and Rebecca Staal

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2017 PC Trivia Contest – Round 2

In case you missed the first round, we'll review the contest below:

"Please include Preaching Conference 2017, April 23-27, on your calendar.  The conference is less than 15 weeks away. As this is the 40th year of Fairhaven Baptist College, this week will be special. Our speakers are all Fairhaven Baptist College graduates--something we are all looking forward to. Excitement and attendance are already growing, but to help it along even more, we will offer some 'incentives' leading up to the conference."

Congratulations to Bill Smith (Traverse City, Michigan) winner of Round 1.   Now on to Round 2. . .

This question is for any person over the age of 20.  The first person to respond with the correct answer wins.  The winner will receive one round-trip flight* to the 2017 Preaching Conference!

Question:  What is the theme verse for Fairhaven Baptist College?

Respond with your answer to 2017PC@fairhavenbaptist.org.

*restrictions apply

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