December 2020- January 2021
Passing the Faith
news about the denomination
The following news items apply to (or affect) the Free Will Baptist denomination scattered across the nation and around the world.To read more about Free Will Baptists and the various departments that make up the national organization, visit www.nafwb.org.
Southeastern FWB College Granted Accreditation
Wendell, NC—President Nate Ange and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce Southeastern Free Will Baptist College has been granted Accreditation Status by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).
The college was granted Candidate Status in April 2017 and given five years to become accredited. Application for accreditation was filed this past spring, and on October 26, President Nate Ange, College Dean Danny Baer, and Academic Dean Marc Holloman appeared before the TRACS Commission to complete the final stage of the process.
A great deal of effort has gone into this achievement. Key players include former president Jim Marcum; President Nate Ange; the accreditation team consisting of Dr. Danny Baer, Marc Holloman, and Dr. Russ Moots; College Administration Assistant Lynnette Gaynor; Librarian Catherine Pendley; and many other members of the faculty and staff. All worked long hours to make this dream a reality.
The college is grateful to God, and our prayer is that He continue to bless us so we may fulfill our mission of “training men and women for the work of the ministry,” and Southeastern graduates continue to boldly follow our motto, “to know Him and to make Him known.”
Randall House Director of Events
Nashville, TN—Reverend Tim Owen will leave Randall House at the end of 2020. Tim served on the Randall House Board of Directors 14 years (six as chairman) and three years as director of events, overseeing the D6 Conference and Vertical Three—a ministry that encompasses Truth & Peace, YET, and CTS. Tim helped move the D6 Conference to Orlando, Florida, and expanded CTS. As a result of COVID-19, he navigated the first online Vertical Three Conference with on-demand services for all age groups, in addition to an online exhibition featuring the hard work of CTS competitors.
When selected as director of events, Tim agreed to serve Randall House three to five years. Randall House benefited from three years of Tim’s leadership before he felt called to return to pastoring. Tim described it this way: “I wish everyone could experience the Randall House team up close—day by week by month. Exceptional products do not just happen but are the result of extraordinary people. While being a team member has exceeded my expectations, I have profoundly missed pastoring and look forward to this next
The COVID-19 crisis accelerated the need for Randall House to seek regular monthly supporters. Moving forward, Randall House will be looking to combine development and events. Please pray as the organization seeks a talented servant-leader to join the team.