Florida Bible College Alumni Life
Florida Bible College Alumni Life
  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Lois Ann Aho Dyke

    Lois Ann Aho Dyke

    1953 - 2005
    Friend of FBC

    Lois Ann Aho of Gainesville died Tuesday. She was 52. Mrs. Aho was born in Marquette, Mich., and moved to Gainesville in 1986 from Pembroke Pines. She was a nutrition lifestyle coach, a registered nurse, a licensed massage therapist and a partner of Functional Integrative Therapies Inc. of Gainesville. Survivors include sons Jeffrey Dyke of Fort Lauderdale and Jason Dyke of Orlando; a sister, Susan Theriault of Palm Bay; a twin sister, Lynn Brown of Cleveland, Tenn.; and brothers Paul Aho of Gainesville and George Aho of Orlando. Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Gainesville. Published: Friday, December 30, 2005 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, December 30, 2005 at 12:00 a.m.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mary Ellen (Villescas) Alaniz

    Mary Ellen (Villescas) Alaniz

    1963 - 2010
    Friend of FBC

    Mary Ellen Alaniz, born December 07, 1963, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 24, 2010 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are her loving husband, Robert Alaniz, her precious daughter, Allison Rae, her parents, Pedro and Maria Luisa Villescas, her sister, Martha Villescas Carrera, her four brothers, Pete Villescas Jr., David Villescas (Olga), Ricardo Villescas (Laurie), and Joe Daniel Villescas (Ana) along with her nieces and nephews. Also, left to treasure her memory is the Alaniz family, mother-in-law, Inez Alaniz, sisters Elva Servantes (Mario), Rosalba Moreno (Luis), Rachel Hodge (James), brothers Gerardo Alaniz Jr. (Santa), Rodolfo Alaniz (Jo Ann), Ruben Alaniz (Maribel), along with her nieces and nephews and her church family at Living Word Evangelical Free Church.

    Ellen was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Ramona V. Navarro and her father-in-law, Gerardo Alaniz.
    Ellen was a kind, gentle soul who loved the Lord, Jesus Christ with all her heart. Throughout her illness, she remained steadfast in her faith, grounded in the promise that He would never leave her nor forsake her. And true to His promises, He never did. Throughout her trials, she found immense comfort in ministering to others. As a result, Ellen was a great testimony to everyone whose path crossed hers. Ellen served many years as nursery director at Living Word EFC and served her community through her work at the Health and Human Services Commission as a Texas Works Advisor IV.

    Aside from the Lord, Ellen's two greatest joys in life were being a wife and mother. She was blessed with a wonderful, Godly husband who loved her unconditionally. Two years ago, the Lord saw fit to bless her with the gift of motherhood, and though she was a mother for just a short time, it gave her a lifetime of happiness. Ellen took pride in and fully enjoyed her role of wife, to her "prince" and mother, to her "precious angel pie".

    Though we dearly miss her presence, we find comfort in knowing that she is now at home with her heavenly father, free from all pain and suffering. The family would like to give special thanks to all those who cared for her and provided for her in her times of need. Visitation will be from 9:00AM to 9PM on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 with a prayer service at 7:00PM. Church services will be held at 10:00AM at Living Word Evangelical Free Church. Interment to follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission, Texas.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Lee Burton Alderman Ely

    Lee Burton Alderman Ely

    - 2019

    Lee Alderman Ely, age 62, of Greenacres, Florida passed away suddenly on February 13, 2019 at her home. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, including her husband, Douglas Ely, brother, Scott Alderman (Michelle), stepdaughters, Jennifer Ely, Melissa Ely.

    The Memorial Gathering will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Tillman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2170 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida.

    Lee graduated from FBC in 1978.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus John Henry Allan

    John Henry Allan

    1947 - 2005
    Grove Church

    ALLAN, John Henry, 57, of Tampa, Preceded in death by his father, William Whiting Allan Sr., and three four-legged kids, Raul, Pancho and Murphy. Survivors include his loving wife of more than 20 years, Liz Allan; mother, Gertrude Allan; brother, William Whiting Allan Jr.; three sisters, Louise Holland, Carol Hargadin and Jeannie Stevenson; numerous nieces and nephews; his three four-legged kids, Daisy, Dodger and Dooby; and many friends who will dearly miss him. Pallbearers will be Curtis Z. Lanier, Billy Allan, Bobby Allan, Roger Allan, Mike D. Freeman, Robert E. Long III and Manuel S. Long. Burial will be in Jesup, Ga. John graduated from FBC in 1970.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Frederick Hewlette Allen

    Frederick Hewlette Allen

    1936 - 2013
    Grove Church

    Fred graduated from FBC in 1971

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Lynn Marie Dempsey Allen

    Lynn Marie Dempsey Allen

    - 2017

    Lynn attended FBC in Hollywood from 1976-1979. She is survived by her husband Rex Allen. They renewed their vows in a very moving ceremony at the 2016 FBC Reunion in Orlando.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Gary Alan Altmix

    Gary Alan Altmix

    1956 - 2017

    Gary Alan Altmix September 05, 1956 - January 26, 2017 Gary Alan Altmix, age 60, of White Springs, FL. passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Lake City Medical Center. The Gainesville, FL. native was born September 5, 1956 to Don R. Altmix and the late Diane Evans Altmix. Gary was naturally a diehard Gator fan and lived and breathed the Florida Gators. He retired in 2006 after eighteen years with the Department of Corrections. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife of thirty years, Lois Conrad Altmix, White Springs, FL.; two sons, Kyle Altmix, Savannah, GA and Jared Altmix, White Springs, FL.; his father, Don R. Altmix of Gainesville, FL.; two brothers, Paul Altmix (Yoko), Delray Beach, FL. and Carl Altmix (Nancy), West Palm Beach, FL. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper, FL. Evergreen Cemetery 8th Street SW Jasper, FL 32052 Gary was at FBC in Hollywood, FL, from 1974-1976

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Scott F. Andrejewski

    Scott F. Andrejewski

    1956 - 2010

    A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday for Scott F. Andrejewski, 3708 Lee Run Road, Hermitage. He passed away unexpectedly of natural causes early Sunday morning (12-12-10) in the emergency room of UPMC Horizon Hospital, Farrell. He was 54. Mr. Andrzejewski was born Feb. 24, 1956, in Levittown, Pa., a son of Frank W. and Eleanor Morrow Andrzejewski. He was a 1974 graduate of Neshaminy High School, Langhorne, Pa., and subsequently attended Florida Bible College from 1975-77. He received a bachelor of science degree in 1979 from Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., where he majored in psychology and had a minor in biology. While at Grace College, he was a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, the golf and soccer teams. He earned his master’s degree in education in 1981 and his school psychologist certification in 1983, both from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Scott began his career in 1985 with Badger School District, Kinsman, Ohio, then worked briefly for Hermitage School District. He had been the school psychologist for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students at Farrell Area School District for the past 27 years and taught a psychology course through Butler Community College, at Farrell High School for seniors wishing to obtain college credits. He also performed psychological evaluations through PCCS in Hermitage. Scott was a member of the National Education Association (NEA) and the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) as well as other professional educational organizations. He was a member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage. Scott was a wonderful husband and father and was passionate about spending time with his sons. Together they shared many activities such as golfing and fishing for steel head at Elk Creek and Walnut Run near Lake Erie. He had been active in Hermitage Little League for many years and served on its board of directors. He was currently the manager for Parker Brothers in the Major division of Hermitage Little League and also coached indoor soccer at the Y Zone in Neshannock. Scott had many interests and talents. He was an accomplished golfer and a former member of the Thursday Night Men’s League at Yankee Run Golf Course in Brookfield and Basilone’s Golf League at Tam O’Shanter in Hermitage. As an avid runner, he participated in many local 5Ks and, years ago, enjoyed bowling with his wife in the Thursday Night mixed fun bowling league at Thornton Hall Lanes in Sharon and in the Tuesday Night Men’s League at Sharpsville Lanes. Scott was a longtime fan of the Grateful Dead and enjoyed playing the guitar. He was a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and, although the Phillies were his favorite baseball team, he also rooted for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Surviving are: his loving wife, the former Judy Burdick, whom he married July 7, 1990, in St. Joseph Church, Sharon; three sons, Jared S. Andrzejewski, a student at the University of Pittsburgh; Jacob, an eighth-grader; and Joshua, a seventh-grader, both in Hermitage schools; his father and stepmother, Frank and Donna Andrejewski, Spring Hill, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Barbara Burdick, Hermitage; and three stepbrothers, Harry Myers and his wife Terri, Morrisville, Pa.; Kenneth Myers and his wife Christine, Westfield, N.C.; and Rick Myers, Seminole, Fla. Scott was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Daniel E. Andrejewski, who passed away in August of this year. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Shenango Valley Foundation, 33 Chestnut St., Sharon, PA 16146, where a memorial fund has been set up in Scott’s memory; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus David Lloyd Arlington

    David Lloyd Arlington

    1949 - 2020

    It is with a tender heart that we inform you of the home going of Professor David Arlington this Friday morning, 29 May, 2020.

    David served on the Florida Bible College faculty both at the campus in Kissimmee and Orlando. He was a beloved faculty member who dearly loved the Lord, Gods Word, teaching, his students, his sweet and caring wife Kim, and his family. David taught without ever expecting a salary because he believed in the mission and vision of Florida Bible College!

    Fishing with his son Aaron and others brought him great joy and many fish stories. Singing with his church choir and quartet was something that he looked forward to regularly. But nothing brought him more joy than telling others about Jesus Christ and how that by faith alone in Him would give a person the full forgiveness of sin with an eternal relationship with Jesus Christ now and in heaven!

    David Lloyd Arlington was born 20 Feb 1949 in Halifax, Massachusetts, to Ralph Bettencourt Arlington and Eliner Edith Pettison. David and Kimberly Bryant (also an alumnus of Florida Bible College) were married in Troy NH 29 Aug 1969. They returned to Miami and then to Hollywood, where David graduated in 1973


    Professor Arlington will be missed, but his Biblical legacy will live on in all the students he taught and in all his colleagues with whom he taught.

    If you would like to help with expenses for Davids family, we ask that you donate to the Florida Bible College Benevolence Fund using the donate button on this post or at www.FloridaBibleCollege.com. All money donated to the Benevolence Fund through June 30th will be given to Davids family to help cover the many expenses they will have.

    Brother David, we will miss your sweet spirit and your gentle ways. Rest now in the arms of our savior.

    Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Arnold

    Arnold "Arnie" Aronson

    1930 - 2005
    Grove Church

    Arnold "Arnie" Aronson attended FBC for only a couple of years in the early 60's. He had two daughters, Beth Meggs and Dawn. His wife Mary Lee Arlund is also deceased. Arnie lived in Rockledge, Florida.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Holly Denise Arthur

    Holly Denise Arthur

    1955 - 2010

    Arthur, Holly Denise, of Boca Raton, FL, raised in Miami, FL, passed peacefully at home on July 31, 2010 with family by her side. She fought a courageous battle against multiple brain cancers for 1 1/2 years. Beloved daughter of Raymond and Ruth C. Arthur; cherished sister of Jetta Whaley and Timothy C. Arthur; aunt of Amanda and Jamie Whaley. Survived also by treasured friends Karen Evans, Jacira Kaplan, Merrill Yarbrough, Cynthia Ilgenfritz, Sue Oktay, Eric Bolz, Ed Cackel, Paul Bolduc, Judy Beckman, Tom Hall, and scores of others. For 37 years, Denise served the Lord, embracing his ministries. Prior to 2009, her life was joyful, including traveling, ballroom dancing, and caring for her cats. As Prize Acquisition Coordinator of Food for the Poor, Denise was highly successful raising funds to aid Haiti and other countries. Losing this precious light forever darkens the world for her family and friends. Friends may call from 12-1PM at Calvary Chapel, 1551 W. Camino Real, Boca Raton, with a Funeral Service to follow at 1PM on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Burial Services will follow at Woodlawn Park North Cemetery, 3260 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Babione Funeral Home, www.babionesouthflorida.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sunsentinel/obituary.aspx?n=holly-denise-arthur&pid=144438274#sthash.r2yn4YwZ.dpuf Denise attended FBC 1973-78

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Arlene Asenap

    Arlene Asenap

    1947 - 2019
    Grove Church

    Arlene Asenap of Lawton went to the Big Sooner in the Sky on August 19. She was 72. The funeral service was August 22, at Post Oak Mennonite Brethren Church. Prayer service was August 21, at Post Oak Mennonite Brethren Church. She was raised by Rhoda and Bernard Tate Nevaquaya in Indiahoma and attended Post Oak Mission School. When Post Oak School was closed she transferred to Indiahoma Public Schools and graduated in 1966. She attended Florida Bible College in Miami, Florida, from 1966-1969. Later she graduated from Cameron University with a Bachelors Degree in Science. In 1978 she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Masters in Guidance and Counseling.

    Arlene lived a full and adventurous life.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Robert Andrew Asher III

    Robert Andrew Asher III

    1957 - 2021

    Robert Andrew Asher, III, age 64, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Robert was born in July of 1957, in San Antonio, Texas. He was a beloved husband, son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. Robert learned from his parents the importance of love, kindness and loyalty. He was a devoted follower of Christ, often saying "Never...ever let anything get in the way of you and Jesus!" As a passionate audiophile always current with new technology and gaming trends, he lived to explore his child-like passions and remained a big kid at heart.

    He is survived by his wife, Lori Asher; his parents, Robert and Rose Asher; his sister, Crystal Aguirre; his son, Robert Andrew Asher; his daughters and their spouses, Brittany and Michael Shattuck, and Courtney and Bradley James; the mother of his children, Rose Asher; and his four grandsons. He is preceded in death by his brother, Jeffrey Asher.

    A memorial service will be held Friday, October 1, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Deep Creek Community Church, 1500 Cooper Street, Punta Gorda. Attend virtually at https://youtube.com/c/Deepcreekcc.

    Wear your brightest colors in memory of Robert.

    Donations may be made to DC3 Church in memory of Robert Asher.

    Robert attended FBC 1978-79 at Hollywood Campus

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Angela S Atcher

    Angela S Atcher

    1955 - 2004

    The Clarkesdale Press Register, MS, 24 Nov 2004, Wed, pg 2 May 25, 1955-Nov 18, 2004 Angela Atcher, 49, died of heart failure Nov 18, 2004, at Delta Regional Medical Center. She was a resident of Greenville for the past five years. Ms Atcher was born May 25, 1955, in Greenville to Charles & Annie Atcher. She graduated from Clarksdale High School. She attended Florida Bible College (1973-74) at Hollywood FL, Mississippi State University and Delta State University at Morehead. Ms Atcher was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was precedeed in death by her father Charles Atcher. Arrangements were by Smith Funeral Home in Greenville.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dean Robert Baden

    Dean Robert Baden

    1945 - 1995
    Grove Church

    Attended FBC at Grove Campus 1967-1968 Wife Phyllis &Brother Roy Died in Boulder County, CO From Arvada CO

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Gene Bailey

    Gene Bailey

    1956 - 2008

    Bailey, Gene R. 52, of St. Petersburg, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at Bayfront Medical Center. Born here, he moved back to St. Petersburg in 2005 from Rochester, MI. He attended Florida Bible College, Colorado Bible College and the University of Florida. Gene was an active member of Pinellas Community Church serving as a Trustee, member of the choir and active in the Men's Ministry. He enjoyed motorcycling, scuba diving, and was an avid reader. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Alexandra and his mother, Jerona. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia; father, Gene (Andrea); brothers, Bruce (Tina), Brian (Betsy), and Blair; sisters, Suzanne (Brad) Murry and Jeannette Bailey; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Friday, Dec. 19th from 5-7pm at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. M L King St. N., where a funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, Dec. 20th. Burial will follow at Sunnyside. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made to Pinellas Community Church Missions Fund to support the ongoing work in Nicaragua and Kenya. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home-(727) 822-2059

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Diana Shearon Bartlett

    Mrs. Diana Shearon Bartlett

    - 2016

    Please extend sympathy to Pastor Jack Bartlett in the home going of his beautiful wife Diana. Diana has been battling Picks Disease for 12 years. While we have missed her sweet spirit for some time now, we are so happy that Diana has been totally healed in Heaven and her difficult journey is over. Please pray for Pastor Jack, his daughters Lisa and Laurie, son in law Pastor Cary Phillips, mother in law, Judy Shearon and their grandchildren Eli and Abby. Service is June 30th, 11am, at Community Bible Church in Stockbridge, Ga. Reception after in the Atrium. Diana was at FBC from 1968-1972 at both the Miami and Hollywood campus locations.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Marilyn Lee

    Marilyn Lee "Snoopy" Lashbrook Beck

    1950 - 2016

    Marilyn "Snoopy" Lashbrook Beck passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 12:30 AM. Marilyn was the most loving, compassionate person you would ever meet. Marilyn’s passion was children. She spent years working with Child Evangelism Fellowship, teaching people how to work with children at Florida Bible College, and authoring the best selling award winning Me Too! Series of children’s books. Her funeral will be at the: Becker Funeral Home 805 West Mineola Avenue Clermont, FL 34712 On Thursday September 1st There will be a closed casket viewing 10:30-11 AM, and a service 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers we are asking for a memorial donation to John and Jennifer Phillips. Jennifer mentored Heidi in Junior High and High School, and they are adopting a baby named Luna. They are still short of funds. Marilyn’s big prayer request in her final days was for God to grant a speedy adoption process. The donation information is: http://purecharity.com/philips-india-adoption Your donation through this website is tax deductible. Marilyn’s heart was so big for children and we would like her memory to be around Baby Luna. Your prayers have been felt and the kind words have been appreciated. Thank you, The Beck Family "Snoopy" graduated from FBC in 1974 and continued to work at FBC for several years.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Robert D.

    Robert D. "Bob" Beecher

    1949 - 2014

    Robert "Bob" Beecher, 64 of Beatrice, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and pastor of the Beatrice Mennonite Church, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. He was born September 21, 1949 at Tarentum, Penn. Bob is survived by his wife Cindy; daughters, Gina Whitehouse and husband John, Holly Cochrane and husband Jamie, Kelli Kara and husband Khena, and Nicki Beecher; six grandchildren; and sisters, Cathy and Mary Kay. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Betty Beecher; sister Barbara Lynn and brother David Robley. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Beatrice Mennonite Church. Burial will be at a later date in Pennsylvania. A register book is available at the funeral home and online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com. The family would like to thank the congregation of Beatrice Mennonite Church and acknowledge the blessings received from friends and strangers they have encountered. John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." In honor of Pastor Bob, donations may be made to the Beatrice Mennonite Church, 1220 Summit Street, Beatrice, NE 68310. Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory of Beatrice in charge of arrangements. Bob was at FBC from 1967 to 1973

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Graham Hamilton Bell

    Graham Hamilton Bell

    - 2019
    Never Attended FBC

    Graham Hamilton Bell, 76, was called to his heavenly home on June 7, 2019 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God's amazing grace supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

    Graham was born in Attleboro, MA. He spent his summers in Massachusetts and winters in South Florida. He attended the University of Miami and then graduated from Florida Bible College in 1977 with a degree in Biblical Education.

    Graham was blessed with a large and loving family. He married his high school sweetheart, Shirlee, and would have celebrated their 57th anniversary this month. As young parents, Graham and Shirlee both accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and raised their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Graham and Shirlee moved to Thomasville, GA in 1989 where he started a business and Redemption Ministries.

    Graham is survived by his wife, Shirlee Bell, three daughters (Nanette Tucker, Nikki Bell Byrum and Diane Bell Uplinger) and one son (Chris and Diana Stuk Bell), thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his brother, Ernie Bell; and his parents.

    Graham's Celebration of Life ceremony will be at First Baptist Church Mount Juliet at 1:00 p.m. on June 22, with a reception to follow. The family appreciates prayers and condolences. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan's Purse at https://sampur.se/2XIwkKn

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Ray Bender Jr.

    Ray Bender Jr.

    1953 - 2011

    Ray Gibbons Bender, Jr. (57) of St. Petersburg, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 18, 2011. Born August 21, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He came down to St. Petersburg in 1961 with his parents and family where he grew up and attended grade school through high school. After graduating from Lakewood High School, He attended St. Pete. Jr. College and Florida Bible College from 1972-1976. He then went to work for various companies, finally starting his own communications company called Business Telephone Services in 1978, where he finally retired from. Survivors include wife, Victoria, one daughter, Cheryl and her husband, Chris Christiansen. three grand children, one son, Matthew, brother Allen Papapetrou in Hawaii, brother Dean Papapetrou and his wife Nancy in Live Oak, Fl., one niece, Lynn, and a sister in Arizona, Jane Magee, and another brother, Richard in Mississippi. A memorial service will be held at St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Avenue North, on July 23, 2011, at 11:00a.m. Ray was at FBC from 1972-1976

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dr. William

    Dr. William "Bill" Bennett

    - 2017
    Never Attended FBC

    Dr. Bennett served FBC both in Miami and in Hollywood. DR. WILLIAM BENNETT 1954-1958 INDUCTED to the UM Sports Hall of Fame in1997 Bill Bennett was a track letter winner for the Hurricanes in 1954 and 1956 to 1958. Upon graduation, Bennett was considered the finest all-around track athlete in school history. He came to UM from Miami Senior High School and competed in low and high hurdle events for the 1954 squad that finished with a 4-2 meet record. Bennett served as team captain for both the '57 and '58 campaigns, proving to be their highest scorer and most consistent performer. His wealth of talent and versatility were extremely valuable to an often undermanned team, as Bennett excelled in sprints, hurdles, jumps and relays. Bennett left Miami holding school records in the 100-yard dash, 220-yard dash and the 220-yard low hurdles. Bennett graduated from medical school at the University of Florida in 1966 and served as a regional medical director for Humana Medical Plan. He and his wife Kathy resided in Pembroke Pines, Florida and raised 5 children. Sadly, Dr. Bennett passed away on June 26, 2017 at the age of 82.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Fred J Bischoff

    Fred J Bischoff

    1940 - 2019
    Never Attended FBC

    Bigger than life in personality and character. Lover of Jesus and a clear Gospel message.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Stephanie McClure Bishop

    Stephanie McClure Bishop

    - 2021

    Wife of Dan Bishop, also FBC graduate in Kissimmee. Teaching in Budapest, Hungary. Complications from COVID19

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Kenneth Albert Bissinger

    Kenneth Albert Bissinger

    - 2018
    Grove Church

    Kenneth Albert Bissinger of Doylestown passed away suddenly Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Ocean City, N.J., while on vacation, celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with his family. Ken was 69. He was the loving husband of Vivian Saunders Bissinger for 46 years, having met at Florida Bible College, in Miami, Fla.

    Ken was born in Abington, Pa., and was the son of the late Albert and Bettie Bissinger. Ken was a serial entrepreneur and Founder/ President of Renew Design Group in Souderton, Pa., a Land Development firm emphasizing stewardship of our communities.

    He graduated from Florida Bible College in 1973, with a BA in Biblical Education. He attended Penn State University, where he studied Architectural Engineering. Ken enjoyed playing guitar, leading worship as a musician, and wrestling with current real-world biblical applications (he especially enjoyed this one). He loved to jog, vacation at the Jersey Shore, play baseball, and most importantly spend time with his children and grandchildren. Although we secretly knew he loved coffee the most.

    Ken was the loving father of three children, Brent Bissinger, who passed away unexpectedly in 1992 at the young age of 17, Brandyn Bissinger of Doylestown, and Bradley Bissinger of Souderton. He is survived by six grandchildren as the beloved Pop-Pop of Tyler Taurino, Tessa Taurino, Tori Taurino, Travis Taurino, Andrew Bissinger and Ethan Bissinger. He is also survived by siblings Barbara Lancaster of Ocean City, N.J., Robert Bissinger of Parrish, Fla., and Carol Detweiler of Telford, Pa.

    His gentle, kind and compassionate ways have touched many lives and he will be sorely missed. In lieu of multiple family and business hardships, Ken always managed to be steadfast in his faith with the Lord. However, Ken would be the first to tell you that it was rarely easy. Ken understood the difficulties of trusting in the Lord but strived daily to apply biblical principles to his business emphasizing that personal relationships were most important above all else.

    Kens memorial service will be held with a viewing beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Covenant Church, 4000 Route 202 Doylestown, Pa. 18902, followed by a church service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Mechanicsville Cemetery.

    For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Christian Services at 7827 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027, Campus Crusade for Christ at 100 Lake Hart Drive, Orlando, FL 32832, Christian Legal Clinics at 4455 N 6th St Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19140, Liberti Fairmount Church at 2200 Arch St, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19103, or Philabundance at PO Box 25822, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002.

    To share your fondest memories of Ken, please visit the web site listed below. Leaver/Cable of Buckingham www.lifecelebration.com

    Ken was at FBC from 1969-1973.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Michael Raymond Blanton

    Michael Raymond Blanton

    1954 - 2017

    Michael Raymond Blanton, 62, of Athens, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Athens. The family will receive visitors at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 at First Baptist Church of Athens. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. with the Pastor John Woodall, Dr. Michael D. Shaffer and Pastor Paul Baxley officiating followed by a brief graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery on Atlanta Highway. Afterwards, the family will host a reception and celebration of life at the Athens Country Club from 5 until 8 p.m. Mike Blanton was born in Seattle, Washington to Nila Lou Blanton and Raymond Howard Blanton on May 25, 1954 and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike earned his BA in Biblical Education from Florida Bible College in 1976. He married his beloved wife, Kelley Pruitt on July 25, 1997 in Athens at the Taylor Grady House. Mike was a devout Christian who believed in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the everlasting life through our Lord and Savior. He helped get Athens Church started and supported Campus Crusade for Life. He was a pillar of the community and involved in numerous philanthropies including Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens, Building for America's Bravest™, Campus Crusade for Christ, Project Safe – Athens, Cancer Foundation and the Salvation Army. Mike Blanton was a prominent and well regarded northeast Georgia businessman. He opened Dalton Carpet Outlet on July 5, 1978 with just one other part-time employee and now the business has grown to 130 employees. He had been exposed to the floor covering industry at an early age; his mother, who had worked previously as a bookkeeper for a hardwood company, started an in-home carpet business when Mike was young and eventually opened her own retail location. Mike worked for her company as an installer during his high school and college years. Through growth and relocations, the company eventually joined the nationwide Carpet One cooperative and changed its name to Dalton Carpet One in 1988. A second location in Gainesville had already been added in 1979, and the company’s third store opened in Eatonton in 2000 and fourth in Lawrenceville in 2015. Mike has also continued to steadily grow the commercial side of the business, and DCO Commercial Floors now takes on projects all over the country. Over the years, Mike has been honored with numerous awards, including the Alan Greenberg Award in 2011. Named for the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of CCA Global Partners (Carpet One’s parent company), the award is given each year to one member out of approximately a thousand who most embodies the Carpet One Floor & Home spirit and values. Mike loved to ride a Harley and enjoyed vintage muscle cars especially Corvettes and Porsches. Mike loved college and pro football games and attended as many as he could with Kelley and friends and family. He was an avid golfer. Mike Blanton is preceded in death by Nila Lou Blanton and Raymond Howard Blanton. Mike Blanton is survived by his wife Kelley, daughter Katy Blanton and her partner Meg Mantia, sons Curtis Blanton and David Blanton, sister Jann Blanton and her partner Wendy Johnson, sister-in-law Victoria Farmer, sister and brother-in-law Alice and Hal Pruitt, niece Patricia Pruitt, nephew William Pruitt and beloved dogs Nila, Gidget and Dr. Pepper. His son Curtis said of his father, “My dad was the best man I have ever known. He has inspired and taught me and so many others so much. He was a coach, a mentor, a leader, a best friend, and truly a role model to us all. He touched more people than I ever knew.” Pallbearers will be JR Allred, John Barrett, Tucker Blount, John Culpepper, Keith Guest, Ricky Lane, Vance Leavy, Don Leebern, Mitch Malcom, Keith Porter, Billy Rivers, Jimmy Rector, Lee Stinchcomb, Danny Thompson and Cary Wood. The family of Mike Blanton wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of Piedmont Athens Regional and especially Dr. Russell Pruitt, Dr. David Sailors, Dr. Jonathan Woody and Dr. Cody Gunn and the nurses that worked tirelessly to save his life. Memorials may be given to the trauma unit at Piedmont Athens Regional. 1199 Prince Avenue, Athens, Georgia, 30606. Lord & Stephens West is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Quentin Russell Blueye

    Quentin Russell Blueye

    1940 - 2007

    Sonny was born in Basom, Genese County, NY. Sonny was a graduate of Rockmont college in Denver where he met Rachael, a Hopi from Oraibi AZ. They had 3 children, Benjamin (Jamie) Nathaniel (Nate) and Quenna Lynn. His cousin Bobby Dean also attended FBC Hollywood and presently is involved with the Tonawanda Native American Baptist church in western NY.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Ina Merle Tunstall Boatwright

    Mrs. Ina Merle Tunstall Boatwright

    1952 - 2009
    Never Attended FBC

    Ina Merle Tunstall Boatwright attended FBC in 1970-71 at Coconut Grove and Hollywood. Mrs. Ina Merle Tunstall Boatwright- age 56 - born in New Orleans, LA and longtime resident of Mobile County, AL died Friday, February 20, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Boatwright, a registered nurse, volunteered for Save-A-Life. She was a dedicated Christian, loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Peyton Randolph Tunstall and Ina Merle Ross Tunstall and one sister Ann Rebecca Tunstall Weil. Mrs. Boatwright is survived by her husband, Ivan John Boatwright, Jr.; children: Rachel Virginia Bludworth, Grace Bark Inge, Daniel Blake Bark, Merle Rebecca Stephens, Julie L. Meadows, Ivan John Boatwright III, Jeremy Todd Boatwright; one brother Peyton Randolph Tunstall; grandchildren: Jason Bark, Jonathan Taylor, Ben Bentley, Ryleigh Bark, Cassidey Meadows, and Jeblan Rochford Meadows; other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 2009 at Pine Crest Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 23, 2009 in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorial donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation. An online guestbook may be signed at www.pinecrestfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Pine Crest Funerals and Cremations, 1939 Dauphin Island Parkway, Mobile, AL 251-478-5227. Published in the Press-Register on 2/21/2009

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Andrea R. Bonshoff

    Andrea R. Bonshoff

    1954 - 2006

    Andrea Bonshoff, 51, of Dania Beach, FL went home to be with the Lord on February 27, 2006. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 24, 1954 and came to South Florida in 1972 to attend college (Florida Bible College, graduated in 1976). She loved her 29 year career as both a high school Government and History teacher as well as various class and student organizations Advisor. Her career recognitions included "Who's Who Among American High School Teachers," Fellow of the Justice Teaching Institute of the Florida Supreme Court and Fellow of the We the People Congressional Program. She served for many years as President and Director of the Bel-Aire Condominium Association and as a volunteer for Sheridan House Ministries. Her greatest joy in life was her relationship with her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Her greatest peace in Life came from the knowledge that Jesus Christ made a death payment on the cross for her sins and that by accepting his gift of salvation she would spend eternity with Him in Heaven,

    On Saturday, March 4, 2006, family, friends, faculty, staff and alumni filled the DeVos Chapel (Westminster Academy) for a service of remembrance and celebration for beloved faculty member Andrea Bonshoff. Andrea went home to be with her Lord on Monday, February 27th 2006, after a long battle with cancer. But as high school math teacher Joan DeYoung shared at the service, Andrea witnessed to everyone she knew about Christs love, even through her cancer. Andrea, or Miss Bonshoff as students knew her, taught high school government for twelve years at Westminster. Teaching regular, honors and Advanced Placement U.S. Government, she instilled in students a love for their country. Rev. Larry Rigley, a longtime friend who went to Bible college with Andrea, shared a message of celebration. God puts us through the fire so we can become beautiful silver, and Andreas good work was seen in her graduating students. Many alumni were in attendance at the service and several spoke and sang. Andrea was a beloved teacher who will be missed by all. We are thankful for the time and witness she shared with the school community.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus William Y.

    William Y. "Mickey" Boulineau

    1948 - 1983

    Attended FBC 1975-76

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Betty Green Boulineau

    Betty Green Boulineau

    1957 - 1991

    Attended FBC 1975-1979

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Roger Odes

    Roger Odes "Odie" Bowshier

    1964 - 2017
    Friend of FBC

    Roger Odes "Odie" Bowshier of Spring Hill, TN | 1964 - 2017 | Obituary Bowshier, Odes "Odie" Odes "Odie" Roger Bowshier Born: July 29, 1964 Died: June 30, 2017 ? Mr. Odes ”Odie” Roger Bowshier, age 52, a resident of Spring Hill, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 30, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services for Mr. Bowshier will be Wednesday July 5th at 2PM at Heritage Funeral Home with A K Robinette officiating and burial to follow in Hurt Cemetery in Spring Hill with military honors. The family will visit with friends from 11AM until the 2PM service at the funeral home. Heritage Funeral is assisting the family with arrangements. Mr. Bowshier was a member of Cross Country Cowboy Church and a United States Army Veteran. He served over twenty years in the Army, was a Staff Sergeant, and did a tour in Afghanistan. He loved his family and had a special love for his grandson, Daniel, which he called “little buddy.” Daniel was the light and joy of his life. It was a joy for him to stop and help anybody in need because he was such a giving person. He was such a hardworking man, a devout Christian, and a warrior for the Lord and his country. His moral and ethical compass was always driven by the Lord. Mr. Bowshier is survived by his wife: Yvette “Yve” Heltz Bowshier; parents: Roger Otis Bowshier and Elizabeth L. Adams Bowshier of Urbana, OH; daughter: Jennifer Dietzen-Hoover of Spring Hill; son-in-law: Jake Hoover; grandson: Daniel Dietzen of Spring Hill; granddaughter: Madison Hoover; sister: Ronica Segovia (Ralph) of Urbana, OH; brother: Bobby Bowshier (Nikki) of Springfield, OH; nieces & nephews: Sierra, Preston, Aaron, Noah, Logan, Brandon, James, Azlan, Lance, Evan, Abby, Maggy, Halle, Gabby, Faith, Heather, Matty, Jr., and Karrin; father and mother-in-law: Bob and Fran Rhine; father-in-law: Jay Heltz; brothers-in-law: Matthew Heltz (Sherry) and Gregory Heltz (Heather); long time dear friends: JT and Michelle Taylor and Todd and Cathy Shaw; and also many aunts, uncles, and many wonderful redneck cousins.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Wendy Sue Brandle Pappas

    Wendy Sue Brandle Pappas

    1954 - 2006

    1972-73 and 73-74

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Joseph Palmer Brassell

    Joseph Palmer Brassell

    1954 - 1999

    Joseph P. Braswell II, 45, died Monday, March 22, 1999. He was born in Miami and moved to Palatka three years ago from Cooper City, Fla. He taught philosophy and psychology at an university in South Florida. He was an active member of St. Johns Lutheran Church where he served as Vice-President of the church council as well as Superintendent and educator of the adult Sunday School Class. He was a writer for Chalcedon Christian Magazine. Survivors are his mother, Ivodean Owens Kollman of Palatka, Fla.; sisters, June B. Pinkham of Pomona Park, Fla., Bette B. Norman of Chipley, Fla., Christina B. Shea of Davie, Fla.; and five nephews. Funeral service will be Saturday, 10 a.m. March 27, 1999 at Watts Funeral Home with Rev. Pam Wellons officiating. Interment will follow in Eden Cemetery in Crescent City. (Palatka Daily News Obituary dtd 26 Mar 1999.)

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Marilyn Campbell Bridgan

    Mrs. Marilyn Campbell Bridgan

    1955 - 2011

    Marilyn Bridgan, beloved wife, mother, and grandma, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, Monday, December 5, 2011, following a brief, valiant fight with cancer. Born in Knoxville Tennessee, she came to Tacoma in the early 1970’s as a very young bride and mother with her husband, who was stationed at Fort Lewis. Marilyn devoted 28 years to teaching. An inspired educator, she had a passion for finding meaningful and relevant ways to motivate and challenge young people to succeed. Marilyn was the first teacher to conduct a webcast teaching session from aboard a NOAA research vessel in the Pacific Ocean. A Master’s graduate of the University of Washington, she was a proficient thinker and scientist who confidently confirmed that life is the gift of a loving God who is the creator and designer of all that exists. She is survived by her loving family. A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held at Destiny City Church, 3102 South 23rd (and Pine), Tacoma, at 2pm, Saturday, December 10th. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Discovery Institute, http://www.discovery.org/membershipReg/ or a charity of choice. Please leave online condolences at www.gaffneycares.com. Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003. Marilyn was married to Richard Bridgan also an FBC alumnus.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Toby Prince Brigham

    Toby Prince Brigham

    1934 - 2021
    Never Attended FBC

    Toby Prince Brigham November 24, 1934 - March 19, 2021 Miami, Florida - TOBY PRICE BRIGHAM Nationally prominent constitutional lawyer, Toby Prince Brigham, passed away peacefully in his Miami home on March 19th. Toby was a proud Miami native and graduate of Coral Gables High School. Upon graduation from Yale University and the University of Florida School of Law, Toby worked in his father's general law practice on Brickell Avenue for several years. He then decided to specialize in property rights work and founded Brigham Moore, ultimately building Florida's largest, and one of the nation's most respected eminent domain and property rights law firms. Over the years, Brigham Moore represented thousands of private owners affected by governmental take-overs and in cases where land-use regulation effectively confiscated private property. In a media interview years ago, Toby said that "eminent domain is our calling...we view property rights as civil rights." He was committed to the ideas that property rights promote freedom by dividing sovereignty and are vital to the enjoyment of other civil liberties. Out of this professional passion, he founded Owners' Counsel of America to promote excellence in property rights defense nationally. In honor of his storied career, an endowed property rights conference and law journal bearing his name reside at the William & Mary School of Law. Toby was equally passionate about his faith and family. He was devoted to his wife of 54 years, Kathleen "Kay" Brigham, and their four children who survive them: Edward John Prince Brigham, Amy Brigham Boulris, Andrew Prince Brigham, and Timothy Prince Brigham, along with their spouses, twelve grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Toby lived out his Christian faith, personally and professionally, through remarkable grace and generosity. He is remembered by many for his leadership, kindness, and infectious smile. Much of his striving in life was to reflect God's grace to him. Toby is now reunited with his Lord, his precious wife Kay, and their loving parents. A memorial service celebrating Toby's homecoming will be held on Saturday, April 10th, 11:00 a.m., following a musical prelude, at Old Cutler Presbyterian Church, 14401 Old Cutler Rd, Palmetto Bay, FL 33158. Seating will be limited to 300 persons. A video livestream will also be available starting at 10:00 a.m.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Fay Louise

    Fay Louise "Bobbi" Smith Britton

    1945 - 1983

    Attended FBC 1970-1974

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rev. James W Jr Brock

    Rev. James W Jr Brock

    1942 - 2002

    Corp James W. Brock, Jr BIRTH 5 Dec 1942 DEATH 11 Oct 2002 (aged 59) BURIAL Union Memory Garden Blairsville, Union County, Georgia, USA MEMORIAL ID 31866056

    He attended FBC in 1974-75. He was the first pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Blairsville, Georgia, in 1975 and served till his death in 2002.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Richard William Brounley

    Richard William Brounley

    1932 - 2020


    On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Richard William Dick Brounley, passed away at the age of 88 in Palm Harbor, FL. Dick was born in 1932 to Richard Warner and Barbara Isabel Norris Brounley in Rahway, NJ. After high school he began studying music at the Julliard School in New York, NY, but eventually decided to transfer to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to study electrical engineering. He received his engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1955. Dick and his first wife, Shirley McCracken, moved with their three children to FL in 1964 and he began his 40 year career as an independent engineering consultant. He holds four patents and is well known for his work with high-powered laser systems. In 1998, Dick married Betty V. Liston and they lived happily in the Tampa Bay Area. Dick is survived by Betty, his three children, Rick, Bob (Lindy) and Susan (Terry) Wright; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; two brothers, David and Thomas Brounley and their families. And we know that all things work together for good To them that love God, to them who are called According to his purpose. Romans 8:28

    He graduated in 1971 from Florida Bible College as Valedictorian. After the school moved to Hollywood, he was employed as the sound man, etc. and taught Basic Electronics and hired students in his FBC sound studio. He recorded many of the music groups. In Miami, he had set up all the sound systems for the concerts at the Miami Marine Stadium for Florida Bible College.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Charles

    Charles "Bubba" Bryant

    - 2010

    Charles "Bubba" Bryant, age 61, of Locust Grove, GA died Thursday, June 17, 2010. He was born in Atlanta, GA to Charles Max and Nellie Jeanette Bray Bryant. Mr. Bryant was a veteran serving with the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family especially his grandchildren. His passion was telling people about Jesus. He was a member of Eagles Landing First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for 20 plus years and taught sunday school. Mr. Bryant is survived by wife, Cindy Phillips Bryant, Locust Grove, GA children, Jason & Marcie Bryant, McDonough, Heather Bryant Freeman, Locust Grove Erin & Jon Minnihan, McDonough, Megan & Ryan Garrett, Thomaston 7 grandchildren, Maddie, Max, Will, Makenna, Ben, Lillie, Merrin, and Baby Garrett on the way; brother, Mike & Lindy Bryant, McDonough; sisters, Gloria & Al Dorman, Honeybrook, PA; Lynda Parks, GA; several nieces & nephews.. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church with Dr. Tim Dowdy, officiating. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors Bubba attended FBC from 1969-72

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Charles Joseph Burgess

    Charles Joseph Burgess

    1925 - 2002

    Charlie Burgess working in or with various trucking companies and helped to provide jobs for several FBC alumni. He moved to Charlotte NC where he passed on to Glory in 2002

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Gloria Busby

    Gloria Busby

    - 2019

    Gloria Busby , life-long friend , lover of the Lord , devoted to her family, lover of beauty, art teacher at Florida Bible College at the Hollywood campus led that abundant life, She was richly blessed with one of the most positive attitudes of anyone Ive ever encountered ! She was carried into the presence of the Lord , August 30, 2019 . She will always be remembered for the huge impact her life had on many for the Lord.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Randolph Busby

    Randolph Busby

    1925 - 2015
    Friend of FBC

    Pastor Randolph Francis Busby entered his Father's heavenly kingdom on Tuesday, July 21st at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Gloria Ruth Busby; daughters Robin Ann Shenk and Randee Patino Gore; sons-in-law Perry Martin Shenk and Thomas Allen Gore; grandsons Dustyn, Nathan, and Brandon Shenk and Michael, Kenneth, Jason, and David Patino; and 10 great-grandchildren.

    Rev. Busby was a federal and state bank examiner, Vice-President of 3 South Florida Citizens Banks and past President of the Hollywood Rotary Club, he was an administrator and professor at Florida Bible College, pastor at Arch Creek Bible Chapel, founder and general manager of Maranatha Campground Ministries, and author of 'Danger Signs in Prophecy'.

    Rev. Randy Busby's Memorial Service
    Saturday, August 22 at 2:00pm
    The Family Church
    2022 SW 122nd Street
    Gainesville, FL. 32607

    Click here for more information

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mary Bush Castillo

    Mary Bush Castillo

    1953 - 1997

    In the fall of 1997, we lost an individual who bravely battled cancer for years. and even though she had plenty of reason to worry about her own health, Dr. Mary Castillo spent most of her time helping others. Throughout her medical school career, her residency and finally her practice, Mary spent countless hours reaching out to meet the needs of her family, and friends, and patients. As a tribute to her life of service, Joe Castillo has lovingly established the Dr. Mary Castillo Memorial Scholarship at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine. This fund will provide scholarship opportunities to medical students who have a particular interest in Christian medical missions. I hope you will seriously consider supporting this wonderful memorial. Mary's life serves as an example to all of us, and even in her passing we can see hope for countless others through the service of physicians who will benefit from your generosity.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mark Caesar

    Mark Caesar

    1953 - 1990

    Graduated 1975

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Doris

    Doris "Dee" Cail

    1943 - 2016

    Doris Louise "Dee" Cail

    It is with both sadness and joy that we share word that our dear friend in Christ, Doris Louise "Dee" Cail, passed to her eternal home with Christ on Sunday evening, June 5. We are saddened by our loss, but joyful in the secure knowledge that she is with her Savior.

    Dee was born March 20, 1943 in Miami, Florida, to Pete and Agnes Cail. In their fourth grade classroom, Dee met Cathee Poulson, who in their high school years, would take Dee to Christian Youth Ranch where, through faith alone in Christ alone, Dee came to know Christ as her Savior.

    Dee attended Florida Bible College at the Miami campus and in time went to work in the Business Office, eventually relocating to Kissimmee with the school. Dee graduated from Florida Bible College while it was at Kissimmee in 1985.

    Dee became a “Mother” to many of the students during her time at Florida Bible College and continued to stay in touch with dozens of former students over the years. She would call them or send messages of encouragement to them, checking in with them to make sure that all was well.

    Dee was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out for Dee’s family and all those whose lives she touched.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mark G. Cambron

    Mark G. Cambron

    1911 - 2000
    Friend of FBC

    Dr. Mark G. Cambron, B.A., M.A., Th.B., Th.M., Th.D., D.D., L.L.D., Litt.D., is one of the foremost theologians of our times Born in Fayetteville, Tennessee on July 31, 1911.

    He was born-again in 1919 It was during a Billy Sunday campaign in Chattanooga that he trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He was educated in the schools of Chattanooga, attended the University of Chattanooga, Tennessee Temple College and is a graduate of Northwestern Bible School and Northwestern Evangelical Seminary. He was an assistance in the 1940's to W. B. Riley at First Baptist Church of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Northwestern Bible School / Evangelical Seminary.

    He Pastored in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and in Tennessee. He served for many years at Tennessee Temple College (1948-59) with Dr. Lee Roberson and served as Dean of the College.

    In 1962, Dr. A. Ray Stanford and Dr. Cambron started Florida Bible College.  From 1962 -1977, Dr. Cambron served as Co-Founder,  Vice President,  President and President/Emeritus of Florida Bible College. 

    Since 1961, Dr. Cambron has been Founder and President of Seaside Mission and was heard weekly and in some areas,  daily over the Messiah Broadcast. He serve as it's President for forty years. Dr. Mark Cambron was a faithful minister of the gospel. For over fifty years he preached, "Come Lord Jesus." On May 24, 2000, The Lord Jesus said, "Mark, Come Home, great is your reward".

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Mary Craven Cambron

    Mrs. Mary Craven Cambron

    1917 - 2000
    Never Attended FBC

    Dr. Mark Cambron's beloved "Miss Mary" lies beside him in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Kissimmee, Florida.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Larry Ray Caplinger

    Larry Ray Caplinger

    1947 - 2018

    Larry Ray Caplinger, 70, of Burlington, KY, (formerly of Rising Sun) passed away at 8:49 PM, Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, KY. Larry was born in Milan, IN on March 3, 1947, a son of the late Dorothy (Shanks) and Harold T. Caplinger.

    He graduated in 1965 from Rising Sun High School where he was active in the high school band. After graduation he continued his love of music and was a member of the bands Mill Creek and the Ravens. Larry later went on to attend Florida Bible College and graduated in 1978.

    He was former Pastor at Day Spring Bible Church in Aurora, IN and also coached the church softball league. Larry was currently a member of Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro, IN and was instrumental in starting their Reformers Unanimous program. Larry worked as a Machinist at Setco in Cincinnati for several years and also proudly served his country in the US Air Force.

    On August 30th, 1969 he married Faye (McClurg) Caplinger at the Rising Sun First Baptist Church. Larry and Faye were married over 48 years. Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and faithful servant to his Lord.

    Larry is survived by his wife, Faye Caplinger, of Burlington, KY; by daughter, Chrissy Foltz (Dave), of Hebron, KY; by son, Jon Caplinger (Jill), of Burlington, KY; by grandchildren, Chase, Eva, Kate, Jace, Jared and Jenna; by a sister, Sondra Gurley, of Rising Sun, IN; by a brother, Gary Caplinger (Pam), of Lawrenceburg, IN. Larry is also survived by many nieces, nephews, in-laws, other family members and friends. Larry was preceded in death by his parents and by brothers Herschel and Wayne Caplinger.

    Funeral services will be 7 PM, Monday, March 5th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Visitation will be Monday 5 PM-7 PM at Markland Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Reformers Unanimous Program at Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro, IN (checks payable to Hope Baptist Church) or St. Elizabeth Hospice (checks payable to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation). Cards are available at the funeral home. marklandfuneralhome.com

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Phyllis Carbonell

    Phyllis Carbonell

    1948 - 2008
    Friend of FBC

    Phyllis Carbonell, Mels' dear wife, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 10. She passed away in her sleep while Mels was holding her hand. His youngest son, Rob and his family were also in the room, plus Jim and Tris Sheffield had just driven up from Atlanta to pray with her a minute before she sighed her last breath. How comforting it was for her to be surrounded by friends and loved ones at her darkest, but brightest moment. She died of a weakened immune system due to a stroke which was caused by an accident while exercising. Phyllis was only 60 years old and a CPA, but spent the last ten years helping and traveling with Mels in ministry. "She was the sweetest lady I ever knew," says Mels. Phyllis was also a Grace College graduate and soul-winner. She was loved by all and admired by everyone who knew her. There will be a viewing this Saturday from 12 noon - 2 p.m. and Memorial at 2 p.m. at the Crossover Community Church at George Curtis Road and Hwy. 5 in Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Everyone who can is encouraged to give a love gift in her honor to the church's Missions Fund in leu of flowers.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Eugene Wayne Carson

    Eugene Wayne Carson

    - 2018
    Grove Church

    Eugene Wayne Carson, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2018 in Naples, FL. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Margaret Carson, and his sister, Gail Carson. Wayne is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Spencer Carson; his children, Stephen (Heather) Carson, Jonathan (Jennifer) Carson, and Rachel (Michael) Ferguson; his grandchildren, Laurellyn, Madeleine, Spencer, Ransom, Judah Wayne, Caleb, Miriam and Lucy Carson, Isabela, Natalie, Daria, and Margot Carson, and Asher and Solomon Douchant; his brother, Terry (Brenda) Carson. Wayne was a dear cousin, nephew, and friend, and pastor to many.

    Wayne founded and pastored the Clayton Community Church where he faithfully served families for 40 years.

    Friends may visit on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Alexander White Mullen Funeral Home in St. Ann from Noon until 12:30. Committal service will follow the brief visitation at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Then a Celebration of Life will be held at The Journey, 829 Hanley Rd, St. Louis, 63130 at 2:30 followed by a reception at 3:30 p.m. at the church. Memorials are appreciated to a charity close to Waynes Heart, Jews For Jesus (designation Jerusalem Branch). Condolences are encouraged on his guestbook at www.alexanderstlouis.com.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Maureen Ann Cass Gregory

    Maureen Ann Cass Gregory

    - 2005

    Maureen Ann Gregory, 52 of Richmond, died Friday, August 26, 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Shannon L. Beaver and husband, Robert Beaver Jr. of Woodville, Va.; two sons, John Patrick Gregory of Richmond, and Michael James Gregory of Breckenridge, Colo.; her mother, Hazel Carter of Richmond; three brothers, Tim Cass of Marco Island, Fla., Michael Cass and Patrick Cass, both of Chicago, Ill.; former husband, John Gregory of Manakin-Sabot; a grandson, Sean Robert Beaver; and a large and loving extended family. Maureen was a loving mother, as well as an active member and long time secretary of West End Assembly of God. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 31, 2005 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the West End Assembly of God, 401 Parham Road. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 12:30 p.m. at West End Assembly of God. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial gifts be made to the West End Assembly of God. Arrangements by the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Road. Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - Sunday, August 28, 2005

    Maureen attended FBC at Hollywood Campus in 1976.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Hope Esther Hansen Chambers

    Hope Esther Hansen Chambers

    1951 - 2003

    Hope attended FBC from 1971-1973.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Gary R. Chatfield

    Gary R. Chatfield

    1944 - 2002
    Grove Church

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus James Varner

    James Varner "Nap" Clark

    1930 - 2012
    Friend of FBC

    James Varner (Nap) Clark, age 82, died peacefully at his youth camp on Wednesday July 18, following a long fruitful life serving the Lord Jesus Christ. His service was marked by a passion to present God's priceless gift of forever life by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. Visitation will be at Emmanuel Baptist Church from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2012. The funeral services will be at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery of Macon, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Carson Clark and Melva Varner Clark of Macon, MS and two brothers, Charlie Carson Clark, Jr., William Clark and sister Elizabeth Clark Conn. Nap is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dixie Mullins Clark of Starkville, MS; two daughters, Susan Clark Karr and her husband Bradley Jason Karr and one grandson Colson Grant Karr; and Stephanie Clark Preston and her husband Brian James Preston all of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by his two sisters, Savella Clark Crane of Pensacola, FL and Rita Clark Daniels of Baton Rouge, LA; and two brothers, Larry (Biscuit) Clark of Dallas, TX and Robert Clark of Naples, FL. Nap was born on June 19, 1930, in Macon, MS, attended Macon High School where he lettered five years in football, and graduated from Mississippi College with a BA in Bible and a minor in New Testament Greek. After college he went into youth ministries where he led teenage Bible clubs and summer youth camps throughout Mississippi. Nap's first pastorate was Coila Baptist Church followed by Sidon Baptist Church of Sidon, MS, Cowart Baptist Church of Charleston, MS and Marigold Baptist Church of Marigold, MS. In 1971 Nap moved to Starkville where he served as pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church for nineteen years. He was pastor of Grace Christian Community Church in Starkville and Pine Bluff Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, MS. Nap faithfully preached the grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone message for over 57 years. Nap's legacy is equipping people with basic Bible truth so that they have a strong foundation on which to build their knowledge of the Word. He is also known for his Ikthoos Summer Youth Camps comprised of youth from all over the south. Located in a college town, he was a strong influence in the lives of students attending Mississippi State University and served as Chaplain for the MSU football team for many years. Hundreds of young people from Nap's various ministries have gone into the ministry full time serving as pastors, missionaries, and Bible teachers around the world. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the following ministries: Grace Christian Community Church 100 Countryside Road Starkville, MS 39759 Pine Bluff Baptist Church 27535 Mantee Rd. Mantee, MS 39751 Special designations can be made to outreach ministries supported by these churches including The Evangelical Alliance (Bill Boggess of France), Emmanuel and Associates (Wyatt Gwin), New Tribes Mission (Doug Schermerhorn), Christian Thinktank (Glenn Miller), Glimpses of Grace (Dick Hill), Emmanuel Baptist Church of Starkville, MS and also Master's Men (Ken Sheppard). The service will be led by Kenny Hodges, Dennis Smithey, Hilton (Butch) Simmons, Daniel Brown and Richard J. (Dick) Hill. Music will be led by the Ikthoo WELCH FUNERAL HOME 201 W Lampkin St Starkville, MS 39759 Tel. (662) 323-5905

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus David Class

    David Class

    1931 - 2009
    Grove Church

    David was a resident of Dade City, Florida at the time of his passing. He is survived by his wife Diane and two sons, James and Steven. Funeral services will be held 11am Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the First Baptist Church of Dade City. Interment will follow at the Chapel Hill Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service time at the church. Flowers will be gratefully accepted or those that wish may make donations in his memory to either Idlewild Baptist Church or First Baptist Church of Dade City.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Marie Ann Mosher Cline

    Marie Ann Mosher Cline

    1947 - 2020

    Marie Ann (Mosher) Cline, 73, lived in Westminster, Colorado, but she had been at Mountain Vista Senior Living Center in Wheat Ridge for several months. On Monday April 20, 2020 she passed from this life into an eternal life in Heaven.

    Marie was born in 1947 to David and Frances (Jean) Mosher in Milton, Massachusetts. She was the second child and only girl, having four brothers. She grew up in Miami, Florida.

    At the age of 16 she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior, and gave her life to serving God. She went to Miami High School and then Florida Baptist Bible College. She worked in Indian Bible camps, and when she first moved to Colorado she worked for Jackson Turkey Farm. She later worked at Columbine Wood Products where she met the love of her life.

    She married Allen Cline on May 5th, 1973. They had three children and she worked as a stay at home mom and homeschooled them. Her greatest passion was that others would know God and His word. To that end she worked for 20 years helping teens memorize Scripture through the Bible Quizzing program at her church. Marie and Allen avidly supported missionaries, both personally and through their local church.

    Although her body was failing her the last couple years, her mind was strong and she tried to be an encouragement to others. If she knew you, she was praying for you. She looked forward to heaven more and more with each day that went by, and then God finally called her home.

    Her legacy is in the lives of everyone who knew her and she will be greatly missed. She is survived by her loving husband Allen, her two daughters Naomi and Rachel, son Dan, one grandson, and brothers Dan, Frank, and Allen. She also had many adopted children and grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She is preceded in death by both her parents and her younger brother David.

    A memorial service will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friends in Action International. https://www.fiaintl.org/donate/giving/

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Harry Collie

    Harry Collie

    - 2015

    Announcement of the Death of Brother Bishop Harry D. Collie – Past President of the Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The Brothers of the Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. regret to advised of the sudden passing of Brother Bishop Harry D. Collie, the 8th and 10th Chapter President. Bro. Collie was initiated into the Fraternity on July 28th, 1990 on the first pledge line of the Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter. Bro. Collie immediately became a “work horse” in the Fraternity. He was elected Chapter Secretary; Chapter Vice-President and in 1993, he became the first Brother that was initiated locally at the Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter to become Chapter President. He was the 8th Chapter President serving during the 1993/94 Fraternal year and the 10th Chapter President for the 1995/96 Fraternal Year. In October 1995, Under the leadership of President Harry Collie, the Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter hosted the District Conference for the Florida Federation of Alpha Chapters at the Nassau, Marriott Resort and Crystal Palace Casino. This was an historic conference as it was the Fraternity’s FIRST International Conference held outside of the United States of America. It was also under the leadership of District Director Lynwood Bell that Past President Harry Collie was selected to serve on the District Board of Directors. He was the District Chaplain. Past President Collie was the Chancellor / CEO, Mt. Carmel Preparatory Academy and Board Member of the National Insurance Board. He lived a life dedicated to the aims of our beloved Fraternity. His death on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 has indeed shocked the brotherhood and we express our abiding love and reverence for his life and service to his Fraternity, his Country, his Family and his God. We are indeed deeply saddened by his untimely passing. Harry attended FBC in 1981-82

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Velma Norman Cone

    Velma Norman Cone

    1925 - 2015

    Velma Norman Cone graduated from Florida Bible College in 1975 Ms. Cone was a resident of Starke, Florida at the time of her passing. Velma Graduated From Bradford High School Then Shortly After She Relocated To Miami Florida To Attend A Ministry College. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence. Entombment Will Be Held At Woodlawn Park North In Miami Florida On Thursday September 3 2015. Arrangements Are Under The Care And Direction Of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services And Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel Starke Fl. 904-964-5757.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Sheila Cox Gamble

    Sheila Cox Gamble

    - 2018

    Sheila Cox Gamble, 65, of Florence, began her new adventure of life without pain on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

    Mrs. Gamble was the daughter of the late Edwin L. Cox and Doreatha Strickland Cox. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church but held a special place in her heart for her home church, Immanuel Baptist Church.

    Mrs. Gamble was a 1970 graduate of McClenaghan High School in Florence and attended Florida Bible College in Hollywood, Florida. She was a loving homemaker and stay at home mom. In later years, she was employed with and retired from Wilson-Wright-Moore & Coleman Forestry Consulting.

    She is survived by her husband, Milton Gamble, Jr.; son, Adam Gamble (Kayla) of Florence; daughters, Anna Bryan (Robert) of Florence and Emily Staggs (Jason) of Campobello, SC; brother, Edwin L. Cox of Henderson, NV; grandchildren, Samantha Bryan, Elizabeth Bryan, Jacey Staggs, Owen Staggs, Claire Marie Staggs, and Anderson Gamble; and a number of nieces and nephews and a loving extended family.

    Memorial Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, at Immanuel Baptist Church directed by Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home.Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 915 Cherokee Road, Florence, SC 29501 or to Immanuel Baptist Church Youth Program, 306 West Cherokee Road, Florence, SC 29501.Please sign the tribute wall for the family at www.stoudenmiredowling.com.

    Sheila attended FBC in 1971-72 at Hollywood Campus

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Linda Nell Breaught Cressy Shirley

    Linda Nell Breaught Cressy Shirley

    1945 - 1996
    Grove Church

    Linda N. Shirley: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice Mobile Register (AL) - January 10, 1996 Linda N. Shirley, a member of Shelton Beach Road Baptist Church where she worked in children's church, died Tuesday at her Mobile residence. She was 50. A native of Miami, Mrs. Shirley graduated from Florida Bible College with a Th.B in 1968. She had resided in Mobile for the past 27 years. Survivors include her husband, Hubert Shirley of Mobile; her parents, Helen and Ted Cressy Sr. of Miami and David Breault of West Palm Beach; four sons, Robert Shirley of Wilmer, Randall Shirley, John Shirley and Philip Shirley, all of Mobile; two daughters, Robin Beasley of Semmes and Joy Shirley of Mobile; four brothers, Roger Breault and Ted Cressy Jr., both of Miami, Stephen Breault and Andrew Breault; five sisters, Marie Boothe of Clifton, Texas, Floree Myers of Semmes, Fern Nelson and Carrol Chastain, both of Mobile, and Raven Williams of Theodore; and six grandchildren. Visitation is to be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Radney Funeral Home in Mobile, where services are set for 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Gardens.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus James Thomas Croley

    James Thomas Croley

    Grove Church

    In loving memory of Tom Croley

    James Thomas aka Tom Croley was born the youngest of three kids to Harold and Nell Croley. Growing up, Tom excelled in science and playing chess. He loved getting into mischief with his friends and spent his teenage years freediving and spearfishing with his best friend Ed Debee. Tom accepted Jesus as his savior as a teenager and spent much of his life ministering to others. Tom graduated from Florida Bible College in 1970 with a bachelors degree in biblical education and a bachelors degree in theology. He went on to be a pastor and mentor to many. With his 12-string guitar in hand, he ran Christian youth camps and youth groups and served as an Awana Ministries kids club leader for 33 years.

    Tom worked many years as a union glazier for Battle Ground Glass and also operated his own computer repair and software company. He also served his community as a volunteer peace officer, a tree-climbing animal rescuer and a free laptop charity service director.

    Tom met his wife Susan on a missionary trip to Mexico, where they served together. They were married May 12, 1972, and enjoyed 49 years of marriage together. He loved spending time with his wife and four kids, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of whom survive him.

    Tom was a humble Christian evangelist and community servant, a loyal husband, a dedicated father and a role model. He is loved and will be dearly missed.

    Have fun storming the castle!

    A public celebration of Tom's life was held at Brush Prairie Baptist Church on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

    Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

    1951 - 2016

    Obituary for Reverend Patrick M. Cronin Rev. Dr. Patrick M. Cronin finished his earthly race and was welcomed into heaven on December 4, 2016. He was born to Walter E. and Margaret (Maloney) Cronin on June 19, 1951 in the Bronx, New York. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Walter James Cronin. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the church. Dr. Cronin was married to Brenda Hill on May 25, 1974 in St. Petersburg, Florida. He graduated from Lynbrook High School, Lynbrook, New York. He apprenticed as an ironworker before being called to ministry. He earned undergraduate degrees from Florida Bible College and Palm Beach Atlantic University. He earned a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and a Dr. of Ministry from Denver Theological Seminary, Denver, Colorado. He is survived by his wife Brenda and his children Ryan Patrick (Daren) Cronin, Timothy Brenin Cronin and Erin Elizabeth Cronin; two grandsons, Kevin Charles Cronin and Jack Ryan Cronin all of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; four brothers, Thomas Cronin of Mineola, New York, Michael (Madeline) Cronin of Malverne, New York, Peter (Dianne) Cronin of Boca Raton, FL and Sean (Julie) Cronin of Deerfield Beach, FL; two sisters, Peggy (Michael) Hannan of Malverne, New York and Marian Cronin, Lynbrook, New York. Dr. Cronin was ordained to the ministry in 1979 at Sheridan Hills Baptist Church, Hollywood, Florida where he served as minister of youth. He pastored Gardens Baptist Church, Hollywood, Florida, Sunnyside Baptist Church, Shepherdsville, Kentucky, First Baptist Deerfield Beach, Deerfield Beach, Florida and Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina since 1995. Pastor Pat was a great encourager, always compassionate to everyone he met. He was a devoted father and grandfather as well as a faithful husband. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Friendly Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, 4800 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410. Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel is serving the Cronin family and online condolences may be directed to www.forbisanddick.com

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Laura Cunningham

    Laura Cunningham

    1951 - 2009

    Laura Cunningham came to FBC from Naples, Florida. She attended FBC 1969-70.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rev. Michael Felton

    Rev. Michael Felton "Mike" Curry

    1945 - 2000

    He attended for a semester or a year, taught at FBCS and then became principal for a couple of years. He married Melanie Duley and they have several daughters.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Denise Ann Daly Tindall

    Denise Ann Daly Tindall

    1959 - 2022

    It is with deep sorrow that the family of Denise Ann Tindall (Daly) announces her passing from this earthly life on January 6, 2022. She placed her hope and trust in Jesus Christ and so we are confident that she is now healed and full of joy in His presence. A lifelong student of Scripture, Denise now sees Jesus face to face. She now knows Him and loves Him as He has always known and loved her.

    Daughter of the late Donald Daly and Joyce Pyle, and late stepmother Anne Daly, Denise is survived by her husband Scott, and their three children Andrew (and wife Karin) Tindall, Megan Farris and Mikaela (and husband Christopher) Battaglia, along with her siblings Donna (Robert) Logan, Doreen (Greg) Daly, Jami (Johnny) Cash, Jeffry Gore, and Ross Pyle. She was a daughter-in-law to Anne Tindall (and late David Tindall), and a sister-in-law to Mark & Barb Tindall and Jeff & Silvia Tindall. She had many nieces and nephews, including Jon Tindall, Jesse (Josh) Wright, Jared (Vanessa) Tindall, Isabella Tindall, Olivia Tindall, Robert (Ashley) Logan Jr., Rebecca (Brady) Keeling, Kimberly (Jake) Pannill, Joseph Logan, Daniel (Erica) Logan, and Lillian Kilner.

    Denise was a loving wife, devoted mother, caring daughter, kind sister, loyal friend and pet lover (Gideon, Eddy, Libby, Ashley, Noah, Mia, Murdoch and Molly). Denise was passionate about baking, cooking, teaching, knitting, reading, art, and the Word of God. Up until her sickness, she was leading/co-leading 3 different womens bible studies.

    She loved spending time with her friends and family. She loved to cook a meal or bake some goodies for everyone. She was a hostess at heart and her door was always open to those who were tired, weak, and hungry.

    But of all her passions, Denise was a prayer warrior. She could often be found knitting a special project for a friend or family member, and praying for that person while she knitted. Countless people will remember Denise gratefully for faithfully encouraging and supporting them in prayer.

    A memorial service will be held for her on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Hope Community Church, 2732 N. Charlotte Street, Gilbertsville, PA 19525. Family visiting will be at 10:00am and the service will be at 11:00am. The service will also be live streamed. A link will be uploaded to this obituary shortly. After the service, there will be a luncheon for all in the Fellowship Room at the church.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Compassion International which Scott & Denise sponsored throughout their married life, or Precept Ministries, the organization in which Denise served. (www.compassion.com, click donate now) (www.precept.org, click give).

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dr. Mark

    Dr. Mark "Buddy" Dano

    1922 - 2003
    Grove Church

    Buddy was one of the first students at FBC.

    A memorial service with military honors for REV. MARK BUDDY DANO, 80, of Houston, will be at the VA Houston National Cemetery at 11:00 Friday, Jan. 31. Buddy Dano died Sunday, Jan. 19 at his residence. He was born in Philadelphia, PA May 20, 1922, and grew up there, playing baseball in the Minor leagues before entering the military. He served as U.S. Army Captain in WWII from 1942-46 in the European, African, and Middle Eastern Theatres. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, and WWII Victory Medal. M. Buddy Dano was ordained as a minister in Florida after attending Florida Bible College, then served as Chaplain in the Civil Air Patrol in Miami. Moving to Houston in the late 1960's, he served as Assistant Pastor for Berachah Church. He also started and was the pastor of Houston Bible Church in the mid '70's, and was the official Chaplain to the Houston Astros' Baseball Team in the late '70's to early 80's. M. Buddy Dano owned and operated Dano's Italian Restaurant in Houston. He was the pastor of Bible churches in Houston and Miami, Florida, and taught Bible classes locally, up until his death. He is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Dano of Houston, and a granddaughter, Ashley Ruiz.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus John Dawson

    John Dawson

    1954 - 2018

    Johnboy's Celebration of Life was held Saturday May 12 at 11 am at Bethel Church. This should give our weekend workers time to request off. Church address is 1510 W. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa Fl 33603. Dress is "work casual"

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Gloria Angela

    Gloria Angela "Angie" Bartley De Bonilla

    1958 - 2002

    Graduated 1986

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Louis Edward

    Louis Edward "Ed" DeBee, Jr.

    1947 - 2004
    Grove Church

    DeBee, Capt. Louis Edward, Jr., USAF Ret., 56, of Austin, TX and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday April 15, 2004 in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Born in East Liverpool, OH, he came here in 1953 from Wellsville, OH. He graduated from Dixie Hollins High School in 1965 and Florida Bible College in 1969. Ed served his country as a Captain in the USAF for twenty years before retiring in May of 1991. He was a Vietnam Combat Veteran. He held a Master?s Degree from Troy State and was a Gold Medal winner in archery at the National Senior Games in 1999. He was a well-known kayak and archery instructor in the Austin, TX area. A loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family. Survivors include his wife Jeanette; two daughters: Andrea Coffin, Florence, TX; and Diana Schneider, Pueblo, CO; his parents: Louis and Una DeBee, Sr., St. Petersburg; two step-daughters: Angie Bernhardt and Niki Hathaway, both of Austin, TX; two brothers: Mark, Largo; and James, St. Petersburg; two sisters: Patricia Raveling, Kalispell, MT; and Kay Eichholz, Pueblo, CO; three grandsons and one granddaughter. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Carleton A Derby

    Carleton A Derby

    - 2014
    Grove Church

    In Loving Memory of Carlton A. Derby October 11, 2014

    Carlton A. Derby, 68, of Syracuse, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday.

    He served in both the Vietnam and Gulf Wars. Carlton served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, then the US Army from 1972-1976, the US Coast Guard from 1976-1982, and finally settled down with the Air National Guard, serving from 1982 until his retirement in 2006, as a Master Sergeant, after 40 years of honorable service.

    Carlton drove for Centro for over 25 years. After retiring from Centro, he drove for Faith Heritage on a volunteer basis.

    In 1969, he dedicated his life to Christ. Carlton attended Florida Bible College from 1970-1972. He was a faithful servant who loved talking to people about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Carlton was a very generous and giving son of God who was loved by everyone that he met.

    He enjoyed reading Gods Word, serving his church and spending time with his stepdaughter and his grandson. His one-of-a-kind personality will be greatly missed.

    He was predeceased by his first wife, Janice in 2003 and his sister, Brenda Greene.

    He is survived by his wife of 7 years, Shawn; his son, Ryan and his wife, Andrea; his stepdaughter, Caitlin; his grandson, Ryan Jr.; his brothers, Herbert, Ralph, and Franklin; his sister, Carolyn Derby-Wallace; his father-and mother-in-law, Bob and Cathy; his brothers-and sisters-in-law, Chris and Brandie and Mike and Brittany; several nieces and nephews and a host of cousins, family and friends.

    Visitation will be 10am-12pm on Saturday with a funeral service following at 12:30pm, all services at Greater Love in Christ Church, 2026 Midland Ave., Syracuse. Burial at Kirkville Cemetery.

    Contributions may be made to Christ is King Baptist Church, Syracuse or Voice of the Martyrs.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Gary R.

    Gary R. "Mums" Devine

    1957 - 1984

    Gary came to FBC from Lindenwold, New Jersey. He attended 1975-1979.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Virginia L.

    Virginia L. "Ginny" Dickenson DiNunzio

    1957 - 2018

    Virginia L. "Ginny" DiNunzio passed away on Wedneday, September 5, 2018, surrounded by her family, at the age of 60.

    Born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Edward Dickinson and the late Hilda (Pollmann) Dickinson, Ginny has been a resident of Levittown for the past 31 years.

    She was a 1975 graduate of Neshaminy High School and attended Florida Bible College in Hollywood, Fl. Ginny was a Respiratory Therapist for 17 years at Doylestown Hospital and most recently at Bucks County Medical in Doylestown.

    She enjoyed playing board games, knitting and reading. Ginny loved animals, dogs and cats, most especially Boston Terriers.

    Beloved wife of 31 years to Douglas, Ginny is the loving mother of Quoc Duong, Ashley, Jason and Tyler.

    She is the devoted grandmother of Ethan Guzman, Julia and Jade Duong; sister of Jean Weiss (Mark) of Cummings, GA; and daughter-in-law of Dominick and Helen (Appleton) DiNunzio.

    Ginny will also be sadly missed by several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law.

    Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 9, 2018, from 2:00 until 4:00 pm at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown, where her funeral service will be held at 4:00 pm. Interment will be held privately in Forest Hills Cemetery, Huntingdon Valley.

    Ginny attended FBC in Hollywood in 76 to 77.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Arden Webster Dilley

    Arden Webster Dilley

    1945 - 2009
    Grove Church

    Arden attended evening school classes at FBC

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Lana Mary Dugay Johnson

    Lana Mary Dugay Johnson

    1948 - 2015
    Grove Church

    Lana M. Johnson, 67 of San Mateo, Florida went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Lana was born in Portage, WI., on November 14, 1948 to the late Ernest N., and Mary (Lance) DuGay. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her brother, Richard Allen DuGay. She worked as a bookkeeper in Brean Christian and Summit Christian schools. Her lifelong passion was children's ministries where she served in many various churches. Lana was involved with the Putnam County Guardian Ad Litem for many years. She was a member of Dunns Creek Baptist church where she served as Kid's Creek Director and in many other positions within the church. She was very involved with many Christian events. She is survived by husband of 45 years; Spencer Johnson of San Mateo, Fl.; her brother, David Lee DuGay of Tampa, Fl.; sister, Carol DuGay Varnadoe of Tampa, Fl.; sister in law, Faye Johnson of Crescent City, Fl.; several nieces, several nephews and a host of Christian brothers and sisters,. Lana'a life will be celebrated he on Saturday, November 21, 2015, 3 PM at Dunn's Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Rob Stone and Rev. Ron Moore officiating. Reception will follow. Memories and condolences may be shared with her family on line at www.wattsfuneralhomes.com In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Putnam County Guardian Ad Litem 518 St. Johns Avenue- Palatka, Florida 32177. Lana attended FBC at the Grove campus from 1967-71

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rev. Ira Ray Dukes

    Rev. Ira Ray Dukes

    1946 - 2009
    Grove Church

    RAY DUKES Age 63, of West Palm Beach, FL, went home to be with the Lord on November 6, 2009 after a difficult six month battle with brain cancer. He was born to the late Troy and Grace Dukes in West Palm Beach where he was a graduate of Forest Hill High School class of 1964. He then earned his bachelors degree in Bible from the Florida Bible College in 1970. Ray was pastor of Grace Bible Church, Lake Worth. Ray leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 41 years, Diana, his children: Sheri ( Dwayne ) McClelland, of Georgia, Troy ( Lisa) Dukes, of West Palm Beach, FL, and his grandchildren: Jonas, Carrie, Eliza, Christiana and Matthew. He is also survived by his brother, Jan Dukes, of Kentucky, and sister Laurie (Bill) Buchman, of Melbourne, FL, along with several nieces and nephews. His family will receive friends on Monday evening, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM at Grace Bible Church, 3181 Kirk Road, Lake Worth. RayÌs life will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 10, at Palm Springs Baptist Church, at 1:00 PM. He will be laid to rest immediately following at Lake Worth Memory Gardens. His funeral arrangements have been entrusted to DORSEY- E. EARL SMITHMEMORY GARDENSFUNERAL HOME3041 KIRK ROADLAKE WORTH, FLORIDA 33461

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Cheryl Ann Echols Ernst

    Cheryl Ann Echols Ernst

    1955 - 2016

    Cheryl was born on January 7, 1955 and passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016. Cheryl was a resident of Lakeville, Minnesota at the time of her passing.

    Age 61, of Lakeville, MN, passed away peacefully at her home after a long courageous battle with brain cancer on November 18, 2016. Survived by loving husband, Mark Ernst; children, Christopher Ernst and Natalie Ernst; parents, Bob and Millie Echols; as well as many friends.

    Funeral ServiceMonday November 28 201611:00AM Visitation 1 hour prior to service.Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel6527 Portland Avenue SouthRichfield MN 55423.

    Cheryl attended FBC from 1973-77 in Hollywood, FL

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Warren Peter Eck

    Warren Peter Eck

    1949 - 2021

    With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Warren Peter Eck of Lowgap, North Carolina, born in Morristown, New Jersey, who passed away on August 9, 2021 at the age of 72. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Warren Peter Eck to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of Warren Peter Eck.

    A memorial service was held on Friday, August 13th 2021 at 7:00 PM at the Bannertown Baptist Church (1834 Westfield Rd, Mt Airy, NC 27030).

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to International Partnership Ministries, Inc., 100 Spring Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331-2717.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Margaret Elizabeth

    Margaret Elizabeth "Betsy" Edmunds Minor

    - 2018

    It is with great sadness that we share with you that Margaret Elizabeth Edmunds Minor (Betsy)passed away on September 18th 2018 due to heart failure. She is now reunited with her husband in heaven with Jesus. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 22nd, at 3pm at Ascension Lutheran Church in Madison, TN. The address is 610 W Old Hickory Blvd, Madison, TN 37115.

    Betsy attended FBC in Hollywood from 1972 to 1975 when she graduated.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus John

    John "Jock" Peters Edwards

    1942 - 2017

    Jock was born and raised in Miami, Florida by his parents Dr. Howard Keay Edwards and Leola Peters Edwards. He has one brother, Keay Edwards. After High School he enlisted in the Army and worked in the Army Security Agency. During that time he married his high school sweetheart, Margie Karlson. After 3 years in the Army, he attended the University of Miami to earn his BS in Electrical Engineering. Later he passed the exam to become a Professional Engineer. He worked as an Electrical Engineer in Florida, Alabama and South Carolina. In Greenville, SC he worked for Fluor for 33 years, until retirement. While in Alabama he took a year off from his career and attended Florida Bible College in Hollywood, Florida. The whole family went with him and all had an amazing adventure. His focus after that was on sharing the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ along with making a living. He was a jack of all trades. He fixed anything that needed fixin. He was teased about all the weird things he kept in his garage, but if you needed him to fix something for you, he usually had a part. He helped a church start in our home in Alabama. He was always ready to help people, especially singles.

    He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marjorie Karlson Edwards; a son, John, Jr. (Joanne) children Jeremy and Jannelle; daughter Annette (Dale Hardy) and sons Ben, Grayson and Will; daughter Suzanne (Russ Kelly) children Hunter, Summer, Savannah and Boone; and sweet Amy whose life was totally changed as a result of a very serious accident at the age of 21.

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Joni and Friends Charlotte- Family Retreats. 616A Matthews Mint Hill Rd. Matthews, NC 28105 or Grace Church, 2801 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615.

    He would like to ask you, Do you know where you will spend eternity when you die? You can know that today by trusting Jesus as your Savior from sin. Jesus came to be the acceptable payment for the sin of all of us. He tells us to trust and believe in him to have eternal life. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. You can have that gift of eternal life today by accepting that free gift.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rev. Benjamin Julius

    Rev. Benjamin Julius "Uncle Ben" Elbe

    1944 - 2017
    Grove Church

    Ben was at FBC from 65-66 through the early 70's. No one who ever heard him sing NOAH! would forget his incredible talent and enthusiasm. Obituary for Ben Elbe Elbe- Rev. Benjamin Julius Elbe, age 73, of Lawrenceville passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He served in the US Army. Rev. Elbe served in churches in South Carolina, New York, Florida & Georgia. He never met a stranger and was an encourager to everyone. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Tabernacle International Church. Rev. Elbe was preceded in death by; Father: Emil Elbe; Mother: Wilna Elbe. He is survived by; Wife: Cynde Elbe of Lawrenceville; Daughter & Son-in-law: Jeanie & Tony Pressley of Linwood, NC; Son & Daughter-in-law: Noah & Dena Elbe of Waleska; Sons: Aaron Elbe of Naples, FL, Seth J. Elbe of Lakeland, FL; Daughter: Sara Beth Elbe of Lawrenceville; Sisters & Brothers-in-law: Lori & Phil Brown of Mexico, Rachel & Dale Crawshaw of Dahlonega, Lydia & John Carpenter of Anchorage, AK, Naomi & Tim Thompson of Dawsonville, Wilna & David Vinke of Murrayville; Grandchildren: Travis Clark, Kayla Elbe, Madison & Bailey Elbe, Kamdyn & Jones Elbe; Numerous family & friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home on behalf of the family- P.O. Box 674 Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The family will receive friends from 1-2PM on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Tabernacle International Church- 270 Simonton Road S.W. Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Arrangements by: Tim Stewart Funeral Home- 300 Simonton Road S.W. Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-962-3100. Please leave online condolences at www.stewartfh.com.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Kathryn S Kathy Zelt Eshleman

    Kathryn S Kathy Zelt Eshleman

    - 2019
    Grove Church

    It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we let you know that my mom, Kathy Eshleman passed away last night in her sleep, related to complications with her heart. She was 71 years old. She is at peace now and fully healed. We dont have all the words or thoughts processed at all, but needed to let our friends and family know. She was the most generous person we have ever known. Her laughter could fill a stadium and often did! She prayed faithfully for us every SINGLE day. To have known her, is to know someone who genuinely wanted people to know that they are loved. She had a sincere faith in and love for Jesus Christ. She wanted everyone to know this Love that she relied so heavily upon. This June would have marked 50 years of marriage for her and my dad! Of course we are deeply grieved and in shock at losing her. As followers of the way of Jesus, we also know that she is fully healed and present with her Father God.

    Update: We will have her first memorial service at St Andrews Presbyterian Church at 600 St Andrews Road Newport Beach, CA 92663 on Friday, March 1 at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you want to come, we can find a guest room for you to stay!

    There will be a second service a week later in Orlando, FL on March 8. Time and location are coming on that one.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Kim Fisher

    Kim Fisher

    1958 - 2017

    Services for Kim Fisher, 59, of Tyler are scheduled for Monday, December 4th at 6:00 pm at Grace Community Church Chapel located at 3215 Old Jacksonville Hwy in Tyler with Scott Wilson officiating.

    Kim was born to William Martin Fisher and Elizabeth Louise Fisher on May 14, 1958 in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles. She attended Green Acres Baptist Church and Rose Heights Church, where she was a member of their singles groups.

    Kim was a 1976 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and attended Florida Bible College. She worked as a flight attendant and travel agent in Dallas. Kim was also a co-owner of the Cutting Edge Salon in Tyler.

    Kim loved spending time with family and friends making them laugh, as well as, traveling, and riding horses. She, also, volunteered at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen and East Texas Food Bank. As an organ donor, Kim would have been honored to know that even in her death, she saved many lives or helped improve the quality of numerous other lives.

    She was preceded in death by her mother, Rickey Fisher. Surviving loved ones include her father, Bill Fisher; sons, Cody Ward and Tucker Ward and his wife Chelsea; their father George Ward; sister, Jill Fisher; sister, Gail Nobles and husband Harris; sister, Susan Standefer and husband Scot; her precious grandson Kash, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, all of Tyler. Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Dec. 1, 2017

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Wesley Everet Flanagan

    Wesley Everet Flanagan

    1942 - 2019
    Grove Church

    A memorial service for Wes Flanagan is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church.

    Flanagan died Oct. 4 at MorningStar Memory Care in Idaho Falls of complications following a decade of Alzheimers disease. He was 76.

    His family wrote the following.

    Wesley Everett Flanagan was born Oct. 11, 1942, in Jacksonville, Florida, to William Everett Flanagan and Sue Parrish Flanagan.

    His childhood was spent in Jacksonville during the era when a child could safely ride his bicycle all over the city and camp with friends along the St. Johns River. He spent many summers on his grandparents farm in Pembroke, Georgia, harvesting watermelons by rolling each into a Kroger sack when he was too small to lift it, gathering eggs, helping granddad take the dried tobacco to market, picking up huge pecans as they fell from the trees, watching grandma can the bounteous produce from the garden and playing with baby pigs. He ran afoul of mamma pig one day. Thinking that she was outside the fence, he picked up a little pig to pet. Mama pig strenuously objected. Wes said he hadnt known that one could climb the barn wall with just fingernails.

    In his elementary school years he was encouraged by his Aunt Alice to read and understand the Bible for himself. She sparked his interest, inspired confidence in him and set him on a lifetime of study.

    He went through high school in Jacksonville during a time when many young men just home from World War II were settling down to raise their families. Several of his close friends were classmates for all 12 grades and remain close friends to this day.

    Wes studied one year at Florida Bible College (1962-63--the very first year). His education at University of Florida was interrupted by military service in Vietnam. He served 4 1/2 years in the Marine Corps, attaining the rank of captain. He served 315 combat missions as a radar intercept officer, flying in the back seat of F-4 Phantom fighter jets. When his active duty ended he served in the Marine Corps Reserves for another three years.

    During the Marine Corps years he married Lorraine Dolan and to this marriage were born beloved daughter Suzanne and beloved son Christopher. He finished his studies at University of Florida with a bachelors degree in business administration and a masters in taxation. His accounting career began with Deloitte Haskins and Sells in Tampa, Florida. After several years in public accounting he served as controller for two private companies.

    He loved his growing children. Their athletic and musical pursuits gave him great pleasure. He was proud of the fact that both Suzanne and Chris graduated from University of Florida with bachelors and masters degrees. He also took pride in their solid marriages and his four grandchildren, Sophie, Eva, Ryan and Connor.

    In 1986 he married Jennifer Lucas, and they formed two partnerships: one for the practice of holy matrimony and another for the practice of public accounting. Together they operated Lucas and Flanagan PC for many years.

    Music was a love his entire life. During the military years, he was the marching director of a marching mens choir. When he auditioned, the leader accepted him with a backhanded compliment: You will add volume.

    He was a walking encyclopedia of all the old hymns. There were many songfests over the years in Wes and Jennifers home. A few years back, his request for his birthday celebration was a hymn sing-in the living room. As his Alzheimers progressed, God graced him with an ever-keener sense of rhythm and melody. His last months at MorningStar Memory Care were filled with songfests, and to Jennifers delighted surprise, a new love of dancing  not only to Blue Suede Shoes, but Western swing to the Idaho Old Time Fiddlers.

    As many longtime friends can attest, Wes had a hearty and contagious laugh. His laugh brightened many a mealtime at MorningStar. Even the people at the far tables who didnt hear the jokes could not resist joining in his infectious laughter. His new friends loved him, and the staff loved him.

    Music provided solace to him during his final weeks, mostly instrumental, but also vocal arrangements of his favorite hymns. A comforting memory for his family was that during his final days, with eyes closed and voice gone, he listened to a rich baritone sing his favorite hymns and mouthed the words to It Is Well With My Soul. Indeed, it is well with his soul.

    He is survived by wife Jennifer; daughter Suzanne (Brian) Gunnin and Sophia; Chris (Emily) Flanagan and Eva, Ryan and Connor; many cousins; and a host of friends.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mikel Wendell Frey

    Mikel Wendell Frey

    - 2018

    Mikel Wendell Frey went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018. While on this Earth his passion was the spreading of the gospel. His career as a pastor took him and his family to Georgia, Missouri, and Florida. His favorite verse was Joshua 1:9, but his life verse was John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whosever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. His biggest desire was for people to come to know Jesus as their personal Savior.

    Mikel was born on December 18th, 1951 in Charleston, South Carolina. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the age of 19. He went on to attend Florida Bible College where he felt called into ministry as a pastor. There he met his wife Wava with whom he recently celebrated 42 years of marriage. They became parents to their daughter, Christina Frey in August of 1979. He was ordained into ministry in 1981 and started his ministry in youth work and then went on to become a pastor.

    Mikel enjoyed reading, building models, football, and cooking his famous sausage gravy or beef stroganoff. He was known as a Trekkie and loved to watch cowboy shows and anything John Wayne.

    His two favorite quotes were Never Quit. And Good, better, best, never let it rest, til your good be better, and your better be best. He loved his family, his friends, his church, but most of all his Lord Jesus.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Wendell Frey, his mother, Bernita Fowler Frey, and his sister Nadja Lee Russell. He is survived by his wife Wava Rinke Frey, his daughter Christina Frey, his sister Toni Harris, and his brother Nick Frey.

    While he will be loved and missed by his family, his wife and daughter have a hope so much bigger than their sorrow knowing how much he loved Jesus and will one day be reunited with him in Heaven.

    Mike attended FBC for several years in Hollywood. He then returned to the Kissimmee Campus and graduated in 1988.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Gary L. Gariglio

    Gary L. Gariglio

    1950 - 1977
    Grove Church

    Gary attended FBC 1968-70. He was from the Pompano Youth Ranch.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rev. Stanley D.

    Rev. Stanley D. "Stan" Giles

    - 2015
    Friend of FBC

    Stan attended FBC 1973-1977

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Leigh Propes Goodnight

    Leigh Propes Goodnight

    1958 - 2012

    Leigh taught at FBC and was the wife of Paul Goodnight.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Carl Myron Gottschalk

    Carl Myron Gottschalk

    1942 - 2007

    Carl Myron Gottschalk earned his BA from FBC in 1972.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Vickey Kay Bailey Grapengeter

    Vickey Kay Bailey Grapengeter

    - 2013

    Attended FBC 1968-1972 along with her sister Kathy Jo Bailey Regel

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Jeffrey A. Gratz

    Jeffrey A. Gratz

    1950 - 2008

    Jeff earned his BA from FBC in 1974.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Loren (Larry) Greenawalt

    Loren (Larry) Greenawalt

    1953 - 2008

    Loren D. (Larry) Greenawalt (1976 graduate) passed away in his home on December 19th. A filter in his leg failed and a blot clot traveled to his heart and he died suddenly and unexpected. He was living in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he wrote, performed and recorded children's music and also was a featured organist at a specialty renovated movie theater. He was known at FBC for being a popular accompianist for many soloists and pianist for Sound of Truth and Promise and for chapel. He and his incredible musical talent will be greatly missed. Funeral will be Sunday, December 28th in Ann Arbor. Prayers for his son and daughter in law Jeremy and Rebekah Greenawalt in Dallas Texas and his former wife, with whom he remained a close friend, Kathleen (Greenawalt) Gabrielle are greatly appreciated.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Nelda Pearl Sallee Greene

    Nelda Pearl Sallee Greene

    1946 - 1996
    Grove Church

    Nelda Greene, the mother of four children, (wife of Rev. Carl Greene) succumbed to bone cancer in the spring of 1996. She was a graduate and one time employee of Florida Bible College.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Kathleen Anne Gabrielle Grennawalt

    Kathleen Anne Gabrielle Grennawalt

    1954 - 2009

    Kathleen Anne Gabrielle, 55, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at her home. Funeral: 12:30pm Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Visitation: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Saturday. Kathleen was born in South Bend, Ind., on Friday, June 4th, 1954 to Willard and Bernice Young. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Florida Bible College in Biblical Education and Music and later travelled as a minister and singer before coming back to Texas and managing the Health and Wellness section of her local Market Street. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Patty Anne, and her ex-husband, Loren Greenawalt. Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Rebekah of Red Oak; sister, Loretta Young of Little Rock, Ark.; brothers, Omer Young and his wife, Joan, of Scotville, Mich., Jim Young and his wife, Debra, of Pentwater, Mich.; numerous nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dr. Robert

    Dr. Robert "Bob" Gustafson

    1945 - 2016
    Grove Church

    GUSTAFSON, Dr. Robert R., went home to be with his Lord, January 2, 2016 at the age of 70. He is preceded by his faithful wife, Dana and daughter, Ruth Tindale. He is survived by his precious daughters Rebecca McKeen & husband, Barry, Rachel Robbins & husband, Chris. He will be greatly missed by his beloved grandchildren, Paul, Grace, Josie, Joey, Joshua, Joel, Jonah, Josie Liu, and Jones. Dr. Gustafson was the brother of Rae Lynn Smart & husband, Larry and son of the late Ralph & Mahama Gustafson. He graduated with a B.A. from Rollins College where he was the Student Body President; he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and played three years in their farm system; received a M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.D. from Luther Rice Seminary. Since moving to Brandon in the early 1970's "Pastor" and "Miss Dana", as they were lovingly called, began Grace Community Church. He was the president of Hillsborough County Christian Educators Association and past vice-president of the Hillsborough County Association of Academic Non-public Schools. He was the founder & administrator of Grace Christian School which began in 1975. His legacy of leading children to Christ and providing a quality Christian education continues to this day. A memorial celebration will be held Friday, January 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Grace Christian School Gymnasium, with a reception following in the dining hall. In lieu of flowers, a gift may be given to the school as we raise funds to build and dedicate a new building that will bare his name. Brought to you by: Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Funeral Home & Crematory

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dana Curtas Gustafson

    Dana Curtas Gustafson

    1948 - 2012
    Never Attended FBC

    Dana Curtas GUSTAFSON 64, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2012. She is survived by her devoted husband of 45 years, Dr. Bob Gustafson; her precious daughters, Rebecca McKeen & husband, Barry, Rachel Robbins & husband, Chris; and preceded by her daughter, Ruth Tindale. Dana will be greatly missed by her beloved grandchildren, Paul, Grace, Josie, Joey, & Joshua, Joel & Jonah. Dana was the older sister to six brothers, John, Mark, Paul, Luke, David & Steve; daughter of the late Ted and Jacqueline Curtas and stepdaughter to Yvonne Curtas. Since moving to Brandon in the early 1970's, Bob & Dana began Grace Community Church & Grace Christian School. "Miss Dana" was faithful to these ministries from the beginning as church secretary, school coordinator Awana leader, drama director, and so much more. She had a great love for the Hospital Ministry, where patients have been visited at local hospitals for 39 years. She also authored the book, "Life is a Maintenance Program & You're the Janitor". Foremost, was Dana's unrelenting desire to see others come to a saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A memorial celebration will be held Monday, Dec. 10th, 6:30 pm in the Grace Christian School Gymnasium, with a reception following in the dining hall. In lieu of flowers, Dana requested a gift to the school or the Hospital Ministry. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Funeral Home & Crematory (813)677-9494 Funeral Home Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home - Riverview 6919 Providence Road Riverview, FL 33569 (813) 677-9494 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?pid=161549352#sthash.Kxk1Vzrg.dpuf

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Pastor Charles J. Hackney

    Pastor Charles J. Hackney

    1918 - 1976

    Charles and Louise faithfully served during their time at FBC from 1966-1971. Charles earned his BA and ThB in 1971

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Carlton E.

    Carlton E. "Jack" Hadden

    1945 - 2007

    Jack Hadden attended FBC 1976-1978 Carlton "Jack" E. Hadden, 62 passed away, Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Tampa General Hospital. He was born in Stillmore, GA., March 19, 1945, and moved to Frostproof in 1948. He owned a family business, Discount Cellular, located in Winter Haven and Lake Wales with friends and customers all over Polk County. Jack served his country as a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. He retired from the Coast Guard in 1985 after 21 years of Honorable Service. He was a member and Past President of the Cypress Gardens Rotary, member of the Winter Haven and Lake Wales Chambers of Commerce and a member of the Chief Warrant Officers Association. A beloved son, brother, husband, proud father, grandfather, and friend Jack is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda of Winter Haven; Daughter Suzanne Creasy and husband Jay of Bartow; Son Carlton Hadden II and wife Pamela of Lake Wales; Mother Evell Anderson Hadden (Mills) of Frostproof; Brothers Dewey of Mulberry, Doyle of Celebration and Gary of Haines City. Four Grandchildren Logan and Lillian Creasy and Shawn and Matthew Hadden. Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 21 at Parkland Baptist Church. A procession will followed to graveside services (full Military honors) at Silver Hill Cemetery located in Frostproof, FL. Published in NewsZapFL on Apr. 26, 2007

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Earl James Hanners Jr

    Earl James Hanners Jr

    1940 - 2021

    Earl James Hanners, Jr., 80, of Brooks, Georgia passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021. Earl was born in Hogansville, Georgia on May 29, 1940 to the late Earl and Doris (Edwards) Hanners, Sr. He grew up in Hogansville and graduated from Hogansville High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He attended West Georgia College in Carrollton. He was a businessman extraordinaire and a real estate investor. Earl will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

    Earl loved the Lord and faithfully served Him. He was deeply grateful for his redemption and used his life to promote the message of Gods grace and love. He loved helping others and leading them to the Lord and seeing them become faithful servants as well. Earl was a founding member and served as a pastor at Fayette Bible Church in Fayetteville since 1983. He also supported Landmark Christian School, Grace Christian Academy, and Florida Bible College by serving on the board of each school for many years. He served and supported numerous Christian ministries through the years. He was the epitome of a servant-leader.

    Earl was preceded in death by his brother, Robert (R.O.) Hanners; sister, Melissa Allen; and his parents. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Scarlett Hanners; sons, Earl (Michelle) Hanners, III and Chris (Amy) Hanners; daughter, Ali (Matthew) Rice, all residents of Brooks; grandchildren: Earl (Kenia) Hanners, IV; Adam (Amy) Hanners; Nikki (Eric) Tilley; David (Natalie) Hanners; Emily, Ella, Joshua, Lily and Zoe Hanners; Reagan and Jackson (Rice); great-grandchildren: Jaimie and Earl, V; Ryleigh and Skylar (Tilley); Abbie, Amber, and Aaron; brothers: Mike (Edna) and Ricky; sisters: Marie and Debbie (David); and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Fayette Bible Church, Fayetteville with Pastor Steven Brondyke officiating. Burial will follow the service at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Hogansville.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Fayette Bible Church, 355 McDonough Road Fayetteville, GA 30214, www.fbgc.org.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dr. Jerome D.

    Dr. Jerome D. "Jerry" Harold

    1926 - 2014

    Dr. Jerry Harold loved FBC and its clear Gospel message of Salvation through Jesus by Faith Alone! He served as a member of the board at various times in the history of the college. Jerry Harold, age 87, died of natural causes on February 9, 2014 in his home in Merritt Island. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Harold; his son Steve Harold of Brevard County; and daughter JoAnn Peterson of Marietta, GA. He was the proud grandfather to four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his late wife of 57 years, Betty Jean Stakemiller Harold; his parents, Jesse and Marie Harold; and his sister Marilyn Shaw. Jerry was born at home in Miami in 1926. He was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Miami Edison High School in 1944 where he is a member of the "Over the Hill Gang", you know who you are. He served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater at the end of World War II, after which he obtained his doctorate from the Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis. He practiced in Miami Shores for over 50 years and in 1960, was voted Chiropractor of the year in the State of Florida by the Florida Chiropractic Association. Jerry cared greatly for his patients, even treating those who couldn't afford to pay. He has been a member of the Navy League, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVets, the American Legion and the National Rifle Association. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Florida Bible College in the 1970's and well known for his philanthropic contributions toward student education. He was loved by staff and students alike. Jerry was a devout believer and active in the messianic community. He volunteered for several years at the Holy Land experience. He is one of the founding fathers of what is now The Seed of Abraham Ministries in Merritt Island, Florida, where he was active until his death. Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne, (321) 724-2222. Funeral Information His memorial service will be held at Seed of Abraham Ministries at 925 N. Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953 on Friday, February 10, 2014 at 11:00 am. There will be a luncheon to follow. Donations Information The family requests no flowers but donations may be made in Jerry's honor to Seed of Abraham Ministries or Florida Bible College, 35890 Maplegrove Rd., Willoughby, OH 44094.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Daniel Lee Harrington Sr.

    Daniel Lee Harrington Sr.

    1958 - 2019

    Dan Lee Harrington, Sr., 61 of Lynn Haven, passed away September 7, 2019. Dan was born February 24, 1958 in Traverse City, MI to Harold and Sylvia (Holkeobor) Harrington and moved to Lynn Haven in 1980 coming from Miami, FL. Dan worked for most of his career in the IT field but his true passion was working as a Herbalife representative where he received in 2015 the coveted Million Life Time Achievement Award. Locally he owned with his wife Blue House Nutrition in Lynn Haven. Dan is preceded in death by his parents as well as his sister, Kathy Push. He was united in marriage in 1996 to his wife, Orlyn who resides in Lynn Haven. He is also survived by his children, Stephanie (Brian) Robinson of Panama City, Daniel John (Anna Beth) Harrington of Panama City, Jenny (Cody) Terrell of Panama City, Michael Harrington of Panama City and Leeman Harrington of Lynn Haven; his sisters, Sandy Rigsby and Lynn Mills and his grandchildren, Riley, Cassidy, Landry, Coyle, Tamarah, Immanuel, Cohen, Lily and Rayli. A service celebrating Dans life will take place 4 pm Friday at the Lighthouse Church, 1616 Allison Avenue, Panama City Beach. In lieu of flowers, please support the family on GoFundMe at bit.ly/harringtonsupport. Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

    Dan attended FBC in Hollywood 1976-77

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Hazel Jo Harris

    Hazel Jo Harris

    - 2014

    Hazel attended FBC from 1971 to 1975. Hazel Jo Harris, 61, passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer. Hazel was an accountant. She obtained a degree in business administration and a Master’s Degree in Tax Law by many years of night classes at UCF. She had a passion to find a cure for cancer and was active in walks and other events. Hazel’s message to those left behind is, “She loved her family, she loved her Jesus, and they loved her.” She was a dedicated Christian, who lived her faith in actions rather than words, by kindness to people and animals, a forgiving spirit and generosity. If you knew Hazel, you knew when you saw her you would laugh together. This was true of her through the hard days, right to the end. Hazel is survived by her son, of whom she was so proud, Officer Brian Harris, Ocoee Police Department. Roger Pelt (Joanne), Dr. Gloria Bullman (David Cohen) are her surviving siblings. She was adored by her niece Joyce Almeida (Don), nephew Douglas Bullman (Angie) and their children Josh, Cassi and Zach Almeida, Emma and Bryce Bullman. Her cousin Joyce Ann Knowles (John) was a sister to her. Hazel is predeceased by both parents, Judson J. Harris and Esther Harris Greene, siblings Sandra Harris Curd and brother Judson J. Harris III. Celebration of Life will be held at The Cottage at Lake Lilly, 701 Lake Lilly Drive, Maitland 32751, Friday, June 20th 11:00. Donations can be made to Matthews Hope, 1460 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787 (407) 877-4673 or Hospice of The Comforter at www.ComforterFoundation.org

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Glenda Sue Haury

    Glenda Sue Haury

    1961 - 1987

    Glenda attended FBC for one year in 1979-80.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Nancy J. Williams (Stanford) Haydu

    Mrs. Nancy J. Williams (Stanford) Haydu

    1942 - 2015
    Grove Church

    Mrs. Nancy Stanford Haydu, 72, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mel Carbinelle and Rev. Robert Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the Georgia National Cemetery. Mrs. Haydu was the former wife of the President of the Florida Bible College, A Lee Stanford. Nancy was a great cook. She enjoyed traveling, snow skiing and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, George Haydu of Clarkesville; children, James Stanford, William (Michelle) Stanford, Austin (Sandra) Stanford, Austin Ray (Gina) Stanford all of Atlanta, George (Rachel) Haydu of Hawaii, Christopher (Rosie) Haydu, Jeffrey (Julie) Haydu and Matthew Haydu all of Florida; 14 grandchildren. Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA is honored to serve the family. Sosebeefuneralhome.com 770-479

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dick Haynes

    Dick Haynes

    1943 - 2008
    Grove Church

    Dick Haynes went Home to be with the Lord October 27, 2008, after a long struggle with a fatal DNA cancer, Multiple Myeloma. He was 64. Dick was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 5, 1943. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Karen. They have two daughters, Kimberly Russell (Allen) and Kristi Campbell (Jonathan), 3 grandsons, Michael (age 15), Andrew (age 11) and Christopher Russell (age 9), several nieces and nephews... He is also survived by two brothers, Martin and Raymond.

    Dick graduated from Hialeah High School in 1962. He attended the Christian Youth Ranch where he met Karen. He was in training to be an executive for Ryder Truck Corp. when he attended CYR Bible camp at Boca Raton, Florida, in August of 1962. It changed his life. He was in the first class of Florida Bible College along with Karen in the fall of 1962. He got involved at Grove Community Church, teaching boys Sunday School Class. And became a Deacon at Grove Community Church. He learned to work with children by helping Karen at the American Children's Home and also helped Dr. Mark Cambron at Seaside mission to the Jews.

    He and Karen were married in June of 1964, and spent the summer in the Bahamas during missionary work with children.

    Upon graduation in 1965, with his BA in the Bible, he was called to be Executive Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Orange County, Florida. In 1968, he felt the call of God to go into the pastorate and returned to FBC where he received his Th.B. in 1969. He accepted his first church in the fall of 1969, and founded the Good News Bible Church in Dora Lake, Minnesota, where their motto was "From the Stump to the Steeple." In 1971, he was invited to come to San Antonio, Texas, where he founded The San Antonio Bible Center. He spoke on the radio and founded the "Send the Light Radio Broadcast". He founded the Happiness Is...Summer Camp ministries where hundreds of children trusted Christ as Savior. Every summer for 13 years, he, Karen and their girls would take a bus load of teenagers to the CYR camp first at Boca Raton and then in Hollywood, Florida.

    God touched his heart to begin work on his Masters Degree. He attended Criswell College in Dallas. Texas and transferred to New Orleans Theological Seminary. He graduated from New Orleans Seminary in 1993 with his M.Div. He pastored 3 churches in Florida and continued to take teenagers to camp with Buford Adams, Yankee Arnold and Freddie Coile.

    He taught classes for Florida Bible College while at Kissimmee and then West Miami's campus. He later taught classes for Moody Bible Colleges' Extension Program and New Orleans Seminary Extension Program. He founded Your Next Step Ministries and applied to New Orleans Seminary to begin work on his Doctorate Degree when he contracted cancer in 2006. He continued serving the Lord as pastor until November of 2007, when his cancer came out of remission causing severe havoc on his body. He continued serving the Lord by helping Friendship Baptist Church as Associate Pastor and taught his Next Step Seminars as his health allowed. In the summer of 2008, he took his last load of teenagers to Camp Grace in North Georgia. After a long battle with the cancer, he went Home 3 months after that last camp trip.

    All Dick ever wanted to do was honor Jesus Christ and now he is in His presence where he received his, "Well Done." He really had no idea just how many people he influenced and encouraged. He knows now. He is greatly missed.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rosalind Dawn Hendry McLean

    Rosalind Dawn Hendry McLean

    - 2021

    My sister Rosalind (Roz) passed away 22 Dec 2021. She fought a 25 year battle with MS but today she won the battle. We are confident she is pain free and healed in heaven. Our hearts are heavy but we are thankful her suffering is over. I think her sons words sum it up beautifully. From Alec My mom passed away this morning. Its been a long road. MS is a brutal disease. Were thankful shes finally home. In spite of her suffering, her life was marked by her love of Jesus and abundant joy in those fortunate enough to be around her. If you had the privilege of knowing her, you were the target of her love and encouragement. She was the sweetest person Ive ever known and I cant express how much Ill miss her. I have often wondered why God allows suffering.& Christians believe that all of creation is a reflection of God and His glory. The diversity and beauty of nature speak of His creativity; the water, earth and wind of His power; the love and care of others speaks of His kindness and grace. So much good is reflected all around us. But He is also reflected, particularly and devastatingly, through the suffering of the innocent. It shines a vivid light on the injustice and darkness in this world and on the undeniable enemy of death that all of us face. It puts a spotlight on a truth that so many of us spend our lives disregarding. I have often wondered why God allows suffering.& But If watching someone as sweet and kind as my mom suffer so horribly for so long, doesnt point you toward the cross of Christ, I dont know what does. My moms life reflected Jesus. His life. His love. His undeserved suffering. His death on Calvary. It spotlights the most important moment in all of history when the innocent suffered to defeat death& and give us hope. If that were it, it would be enough& but Gods grace is greater. I see His steadfast love reflected in my dad, who never wavered in his covenant, selflessly serving my mom to the very end. I see His gracious hospitality in my aunts, cousins, and friends who unselfishly gave their time and energy to serve our family over the years. And I see His care and compassion in the body of Christ interceding for us in prayer. Im thankful for the incredible grace that God has shown to me and my family through those around us. Im thankful that He gave me such an incredible mom. Im thankful that she is now present with her Savior, never again to be broken. May His steadfast love endure forever.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rev. Philip Lynn Henefield

    Rev. Philip Lynn Henefield

    1949 - 2017

    Philip Lynn Henefield was born on February 3, 1949 and passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Philip was a resident of Palmetto, Georgia at the time of his passing.

    He founded Grace Community Bible Church, Denham Springs, LA. He was employed at McKesson as a software engineer for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Slack Henefield; daughters, Cynthia Cullen and her husband, Todd of Hilton Head, SC, Christie Fink and her husband, Bruce of Peachtree City, Cathryn Bonar and her husband, Jonathan of Royal Palm Beach, FL; sisters, Joyce Coleman and her husband, Jack of San Antonio, TX, Sybil Arnold and her husband, Jim of Austin, TX; brothers, Alex Henefield, David Henefield; 6 grandchildren.

    A funeral service will be held Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1 o'clock at Palmetto Baptist Church with Dr. Jimmy Orr. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens.

    Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.

    The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home, 770-964-4800. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rev. Philip (Phil) Henefield please visit our Sympathy Store. Upcoming Events Visitation MAR 16. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM Parrott Funeral Home & Crematory 8355 Senoia Road Fairburn, GA, US, 30213 info@parrottfuneralhome.com Funeral Service MAR 17. 01:00 PM Palmetto Baptist Church 6344 N. Hwy 29 Palmetto, GA, US Cemetery Details Westminster Memorial Gardens 2090 Highway 54 West Peachtree City, GA, 30269. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to one of the following: Palmetto Baptist Church Building Fund, 6344 N. Hwy 29, Palmetto, GA 30268 or at www.awana.org.

    Phil graduated from FBC in 1974 at Hollywood with a BA in Biblical Education.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Shirley Hershey Ellerbruch Orcutt

    Shirley Hershey Ellerbruch Orcutt

    1953 - 2018

    From Woodlyn, Pennsylvania Hollywood Campus 1973-74 She attended a Christian Youth Ranch led by Rick and Eileen (Beam) Rodriguez.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Jackie Heywood

    Jackie Heywood

    1928 - 2016
    Never Attended FBC

    Jackie was an active member of Grove Community Church in Miami and loved FBC and its emphasis on a clear Gospel message about her Lord Jesus.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Thomas Alvin

    Thomas Alvin "Thom" Hightower

    - 2014
    Grove Church

    Thom attended FBC from 1966-1970 Thom Hightower, a resident of Millbrook, Alabama, went from the presence of his beloved wife Karen (Blackwell also of FBC), sons John & David, daughter Kerry to the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, April 7, 2014. He was in a Montgomery hospital @ the time of his death. A memorial service was held on Sunday afternoon at 3PM @ Fountain of Grace C&MA Church in Prattville Alabama..Pastors Tony Butler and Pastor Phil Leistner lead in the celebration of Thom's life..many at the memorial spoke of how Thom's love for hard work & for the truth & love for Jesus Christ had influenced them to walk with Jesus Christ in a more intimate way including words of his 2 sons..as health allowed, Thom worshipped at this church weekly with the Body of Christ who loved him very much. He was a great example & encourager to his pastor & the Body of Christ. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ. He often lifted arm with a hand extended proclaiming IT'S ALL ABOUT HIM... Thom's remains were cremated & buried beneath a dogwood tree which his family planted in his memory @ Fountain of Grace Church, 881 McQueen Smith Rd. s. Prattville Alabama

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus James Arthur Jim Hornsby

    James Arthur Jim Hornsby

    1948 - 2019

    James (Jim) Arthur Hornsby was born January 3rd, 1948, in Lakeland, Florida. He went home to be with Jesus on

    June 30, 2019. He leaves behind his daughter, Brandi, her husband John (Jay) Bakker, granddaughter Sydney Sanders, a sister Martha VonPusch, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Ira Hornsby and Edna Asbury, his brother Bobby Hornsby, and a sister Sara Hornsby Cude.

    Jim graduated from Flagstaff High School in 1966. He earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star while serving in the United States Navy, during a tour in Viet Nam.

    Jim married Belinda Menendez on January 14, 1977. He was the Salutatorian at Florida Bible College in Kissimmee. Jim worked planting churches while doing missionary work in Romania (1994-1997). His heart to help the less fortunate lead him to Churches Touches Lives for Christ (CTLC) in Temple, a non-profit organization that offers groceries, clothing, counseling, and more. He became Director in 2011. While at CTLC, Jim began assisting with Feed My Sheep late in 2012. Feed My Sheep is a nonprofit organization that provides daily meals and many other services to the homeless (and those at risk of becoming homeless). He was voted in as President by the Board of Directors in April 2013. Jim reached out to community leaders, churches, and organizations to provide the food needed for the meals and to obtain help with the needs at Feed My Sheep and CTLC. Through Jims leadership, the community came together to meet the needs of those who needed a hand-up. Jim was instrumental in turning Avenue G into an Avenue of Hope. His legacy will long be remembered.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Nancy DeNyse Huff

    Mrs. Nancy DeNyse Huff

    1952 - 2015

    Nancy attended FBC from 1970 to 1973 Her husband's tribute to Nancy 26 June, 2016 One year ago today Nancy took the trip of a life time, a trip that she readied herself for as a sophomore in high school. At that time too much was happening to fast, but now that a year has gone by and much of the dust has settled, I want to pay tribute to a wonderful wife, mother, friend and Christian. Nancy and I were high school sweethearts and met in a teen bible study (youth ranch) led by students from Florida Bible College in Miami. Through their ministry Nancy came to faith in Christ, and we both caught fire spiritually and began an exciting journey together. We both went to FBC to prepare for ministry. After graduation I had the itch to start a church in Roanoke, VA. I didn’t know what I didn’t know, but Nancy was supportive in what I wanted to do. She always was. The church plant never happened, but the journey continued. She was a supportive spouse through all the twists and turns of two pleasurable pastorates (Grace Baptist, Roanoke, VA. 17 years and Bible Baptist/Grace Fellowship, Naperville, IL for 12 years) plus a stint in seminary. She was loyal, a live personality, funny and witty, caring for others, protective of her family, and firm in her commitment to Christ. She was congenial yet possessed a sharp sense of discernment. Opposites attract, and so, we provided balance for each other. When the time came to leave vocational Christian ministry and sail unchartered waters she again was supportive , and the journey continued. But by that time numerous health issues began taking toll on her and it was my turn and privilege to be supportive of her. Through her illness we both learned that God knows the next turn even when we don’t, and that He is not limited in the ways that He can care for you. He’s been doing it a long time for a lot of people. Everything went to a deeper level: our faith, conversations, time together, the way love was expressed, what mattered, and a host of other things. One day as I was tending to her needs, she said to me, “for better or for worse, right, Dave?” “That’s right.” And that is the way it was for 42 great years. I am thankful for every one of them. The day our journey together ended, she was able to take the trip of a life time that we had talked about often. I can only imagine . . . “He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 18:22

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Donald Edward Hughey

    Donald Edward Hughey

    1949 - 2017
    Never Attended FBC

    GREENSBORO Donald Edward Hughey, 67, passed away on January 11, 2017 after a brief but valiant struggle with cancer. Don was born in Greensboro on June 12, 1949 to his late parents, Zelma Gilbert and Donald Leroy Hughey. After graduation from Page High School, Don served his country in Vietnam for 19 months. Following an honorable discharge from the US Army, he enrolled in Florida Bible College and graduated with a degree in Biblical studies. Most of Don's work career was spent as head of maintenance at Parkway Baptist Church. Few people knew that he was an ordained minister. One of his favorite quotes reflected his humility: "If a man is not willing to clean the toilets in a church, he is not worthy to stand in its pulpit." Don was an extraordinarily knowledgeable Bible scholar and served as a deacon and teacher at several local churches. His heart was missions, and he participated in a number of local mission projects, worked on disaster relief teams, and traveled to Honduras several times to serve on construction and evangelism teams. Don was blessed with a quick wit; he always had a comeback for everything. His sense of humor was dry and often missed. His heart was big and tender, especially when it came to rescue animals. Surviving to cherish his memory are Don's wife of almost five years, Lynn Adcock Hughey, his brother Robert Hughey of Kernersville and a host of friends. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lambeth-Troxler Funeral & Cremation Service with a viewing held there on Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, January 14 at Hillcrest Baptist Church, followed by interment at Guilford Memorial Park, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions honoring Don's memory can be made to either of two entities he loved: Ricardo Venega's work in Honduras at Mercy and Grace Ministries, P.O. Box 2333, Jamestown, NC 27282, or Operation Christmas Child's Shoebox Ministry at Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. Online condolences can be made at www.lambethtroxlerfuneralhome.com. No doubt, Don was greeted by the words, " Well done, my good and faithful servant."

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Samuel Morris Iiams II

    Samuel Morris Iiams II

    1945 - 2008

    Sam earned his BA from FBC in 1974.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Stacy K. Johnson

    Stacy K. Johnson

    1964 - 1998

    Stacy attended FBC in Kissimmee 1983-1984. She was from Maryland.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Spencer Frederick Johnson

    Spencer Frederick Johnson

    1940 - 2016
    Grove Church

    Spencer F. Johnson, 75 of San Mateo, Florida went home to be with his Lord on May 8, 2016. Spencer was born on August 5, 1940 in Auburn, NY to the late Rudolph O. and Lois Johnson. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lana M. Johnson and brother, Rudyard O. Johnson; two nephews, Brandon and Blake Johnson. Spencer graduated from Palm Beach High School where he played the bass drum with the band. He attended Electronic Technical and Florida Bible School. Spencer retired from Palm Beach County School Board as a journeyman electrician. He was a member of Dunns Creek Baptist Church where he was a dedicated worker with the youth children's ministry, music and the electronic sound system. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Faye Johnson of Crescent City, Fl.; nephew, Brian O. Johnson; and niece, Katie Johnson Miller. Spencer's life will be celebrated on Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:30 AM at Watts Funeral Home in San Mateo, FL. Spencer was married to Lana Dugay also an FBC alumnus. He attended FBC at the Grove Campus from 1967-1971 and graduated with a BA in Biblical Education

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Philip Stephen Johnson

    Philip Stephen Johnson

    1953 - 2011

    Philip Stephen Johnson, passed away at his home in Venice, California Friday, November 11, 2011, at the age of 40 years. Philip was a native of Pennsylvania. He was born in Philadelphia January 27, 1953, the son of Robert and Marion (Courtney) Johnson. He is survived by his long-time companion and former wife, Thanh Tran. Philip left a legacy; his body has been donated to research and education. Cremation will follow with private inurnment.

    He attended FBC at the Hollywood Campus from 1971 to 1974.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Gary Robert Jones

    Gary Robert Jones


    1956-1981 78 BA Biblical Ed & Pastoral Studies & Minor in Theology started FBC in 1974 His Ambassadors &

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Bruce Edward Jones

    Bruce Edward Jones

    1957 - 2017

    Bruce Edward Jones, Jr., 59, of Salisbury, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD. Born on May 18, 1957 in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of Jeanette Coleman Jones of Gainesville, VA and the late Bruce Edward Jones, Sr. Bruce graduated from Leesburg Christian High School and attended Florida Bible College. He worked in the elevator industry for over 30 years, the past 20 years at Delaware Elevator. He is also survived by his wife of 36 years, Janice Landes Jones; one son, Nathan A. Jones, his wife Kristen and their children, Naomi, Daniel, Aletheia, Talia, David and Hannah Jones; one daughter, Esther Lynn Ackler her husband Joe and their daughter, Zoe Ackler; and several extended family members including his two Biichons, Jolie and Tucker. In addition to his father, Bruce was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Ann Jones McKimmey. A Celebration of Bruce's Life will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Holloway Funeral Home, PA of Salisbury, where family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service. Rev. Bruce Johnson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060 would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.hollowayfh.com .

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Michael McClure

    Michael McClure "Mike" Jones

    1967 - 2014

    Patricia Martin: JONES, MICHAEL Pastor Michael M. "Mike" Jones, 46, of Belding, died unexpectedly Monday, January 20, 2014 at Spectrum Health, Butterworth Campus. Mike was born on November 17, 1967 in Bellevue, WA, the son of Leslie R. and Patricia B. (Gibson) Jones. He graduated from Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, WA with the Class of 1986. While in high school, he went to the state finals for three years in track and field. He then attended Green River Community College and then at Florida Bible College in Kissimmee, FL, graduating in 1993 with his B.A. in Bible and Pastoral Studies. He then enrolled at Capital Bible Seminary in Maryland, where he received his Master of Divinity in 1996. Mike then taught for four years at King's Christian School in Miami, FL, teaching Junior High and serving as their Athletic Director. He then moved to Pekin, IL and ministered for four years serving as Associate Pastor at Pekin Bible Church. During his time at Pekin, Mike was officially ordained into the ministry as a Minister of the Gospel of Christ. Pastor Mike accepted the call to serve as pastor at Smyrna Bible Church in 2005. He was a member of IFCA, Friendship Club and assisted with the track team at Belding Schools; he loved woodworking, weightlifting, playing the banjo, fishing, track and basketball. During his school years in Florida, he played college basketball, earning two MVP awards. He was currently working on his doctorate degree and was serving as the pastor of Smyrna Bible Church. Mike will be greatly missed by his family, all the members of Smyrna Bible Church and many friends. Mike married Tina Flett on June 7, 1992 in Waterford, Ontario. He is loved and survived by his wife, Tina and their children, Telson, Talitha, Aletheia, Blessing, Azariah and Isabella, all of home; his brothers and sister, Rodney (Deborah) Jones of Bonnie Lake, WA, Christine Jones of East Wenatchee, WA, Mark (Marya) Jones of Greenville and his mother, Patricia Jones of Enumclaw, WA. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services will be 1 PM Friday, January 24, 2014 at Smyrna Bible Church with Pastors Darwyn Hassert, Dan Bishop and Russ Gibson officiating. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 PM Thursday at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. Committal prayers will be in the spring at Smyrna Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Smyrna Bible Church Building Fund. Messages of condolences may also be given at www.jffh.com . Published in Grand Rapids Press on Jan. 23, 2014

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Perry V Jordan

    Perry V Jordan

    1954 - 2018

    Perry V. Jordan, my brother and my last surviving immediate family member, has passed away at the age of 64. Most of you know that he has fought a long battle with many system failures. His nurse said they walked in and he had simply quit breathing with no pulse. God granted him a peaceful entry into Glory. He has always wanted his body donated to science.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dr. Rodrigo

    Dr. Rodrigo "Rod" Jurado

    - 2019

    Rod Jurado of Temple Terrace went to be with Jesus June 28, 2019. Rod was an advocate and a leader in supporting parent choice in education. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Florida Education Charter Foundation and the Bay Area Charter Foundation, overseeing nine charter schools. Across his life, he was a servant leader impacting lives for Christ. A committed Christian at Mission Hill Church, he led the Lighthouse Community Group and was a Mission Committee member. He was a business consultant, focusing on the human-side of enterprise developing leaders, teams, and organizations. Engaged in community, including: Educators Prayer Network (EPN); member of the Republican Executive Committee; former Kiwanian, Big Brother, competitive Toastmaster. He is a 1975 graduate of Jesuit High School in Tampa; Florida Bible College; University of South Florida, with degrees in Education and Philosophy; University of Illinois, graduate studies in Philosophy of Sport; graduate studies in Leadership, University of South Florida. Rod is preceded in death by his father, Dr. Rod Jurado. He leaves his wife, Mel; mother, Aida Yglesias Jurado; brothers, Miguel and Jaime; sisters, Cristina and Marisa; and eight nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 6th, 11:00a.m. at Mission Hill Church, 10002 N. 56th Street, Temple Terrace, Florida 33617. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor a life well-lived may be sent to either the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame, PO Box 2305, Valrico Florida 33595-2305 or through designated giving to Lighthouse Community Group at Mission Hill Church app or mail 10002 N. 56th Street, Temple Terrace, Florida 33617.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Michael A Mike Justice

    Michael A Mike Justice

    - 2019

    Mike Justice was one of my students at Dallas Seminary in the late 80s/early 90s. He passed into the Lords presence on March 8, 2019, at 63 years old. His memorial service was held today, March 23, at Lake Ridge Bible Church in Mesquite, TX. He died of heart failure, after two kidney transplants, multiple surgeries, procedures, and health problems for many years.

    Ive taught hundreds of students the rudiments of Hellenistic Greek in thirty-five years of graduate school instruction. Many have gone on for their doctorates; several are teaching at various institutes throughout the world and are truly exceptional scholars in their own right. Some of these students struggled with the elements of Greek; for others it came more naturally. For Mike, it was anything but easy. Yet, of this vast array of students, I would rank Mike among my top three.

    Mike took his first four semesters of Greek from me. By the time first-year Greek was underway, Mike had already memorized the textbooka serious tome called The Language of the New Testament by Eugene Van Ness Goetchius. He could cite not only what Goetchius said but where he said itboth page and section number. His Greek was impeccable. He would often go up to the board to help other students with their paradigms (and the students had to learn all the paradigms, including optatives, pluperfects, ¼¹ verbs, etc). Yet he had never studied Greek before. There were times in class when he would correct me, always very gently: Professor Wallace, I believe that is on page 53, not page 55and its the last paragraph on the page. He was always right, too!

    His sweet wife, Terri, has been in charge of the print shop at DTS for decades. It was good to see her and so many friends at the memorial service today (I had some difficulty finding a parking spot!). Their marriage was rock-solid, their love for the Lord inspiring. And in spite of Mikes health issues, he never complained. In fact, he had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. Once when he got an ablation for his arrhythmia, in the recovery room he was told that the arrhythmia was now a thing of the past. He responded, Ive got rhythm? Who could ask for anything more! (For you youngsters, thats a line from the Gershwins hit song in 1930.)

    Did I mention that Mike never complained? Well, he had reason to. Besides having a legion of health problems, Mike Justice was blind.

    Adolescent diabetes was the ultimate cause; Mikes eyesight began to degenerate during his college years and was gone by the time he got to seminary. He was the third blind student ever to get a Master of Theology degree at Dallas Seminary. (Ive had the privilege of teaching Greek to two more blind students since then.) He made no excuses and buckled down to learn the material, memorizing it as he went along.

    In second year Greek, the students had to diagram a portion of Philippians. Being without sight, Mike of course couldnt do this. I told him it wouldnt be fair to the other students for him to get a pass on this, but he couldnt do this exact assignment. So, instead, I added hundreds of vocabulary words to his workload. He took on the challenge eagerly, cheerfully, and exceptionally.

    Micah 6.8 was perhaps Mikes favorite verse: do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God. Mike was the poster child for this verse. And he wanted to make sure that everyone in his world knew that Jesus Christ died for sinners, and rose from the dead as a guarantee of Gods acceptance of all who put their trust in him. For Mike, that trust has finally become sight. Well done, good and faithful servant!

    Mike attended FBC from 1978-1981 and married Terri Yoder also an FBC alum.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus April Lynne Kaska Copeman

    April Lynne Kaska Copeman

    1953 - 2021
    Never Attended FBC

    COPEMAN, APRIL LYNNE (nee Kaska) November 3, 1953 - June 29, 2021surrounded by her loving family went to meet her Savior at the age of 67 on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 after a long battle with health issues. Loving wife of Marshall for 34 years; dear mother of Elizabeth (Steven) Munyon and Austin (Lauren) Copeman; grandmother of Preston; cherished daughter of the late Robert and the late Mae (nee Wilner) Kaska; sister of Dale (Debbie) Kaska and the late Craig (Sharon) Kaska; daughter in law of Kent and Reta Copeman; sister in law of Elaine Copeman. April was born November 3, 1953 in Detroit to Robert and Mae and they would raise April in Berkley along with her brothers Craig and Dale. She received her bachelor degree in Bible studies and theology from Florida Bible College and spent the subsequent years traveling with her mother, along with doting on her four nieces and nephews. April 4, 1987 she married Marshall Lloyd Copeman and together they raised their two children Elizabeth and Austin. April will be remembered by all those who knew her as a kind, compassionate, and caring person who actively sought to share her love of Jesus with everyone she met. She was known as a prayer warrior and kept copious journals chronicling both her prayers and the answers. April adored her husband and children and supported them through every step they took.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Melanie J. Turner Kaskaske

    Mrs. Melanie J. Turner Kaskaske

    1954 - 1995
    Never Attended FBC

    Melanie attended FBC from 1972-1976 when she graduated in Hollywood, FL. MELANIE J. KASKASKE, 41, of Wheat Ridge died Nov. 25, 1995, in Aurora. Services were Nov. 28, with burial at Arvada Cemetery. Mrs. Kaskaske was born in Denver on June 8, 1954. She was a director of personnel, and a member of Northwest Evangelical Free Church. Survivors include her husband, Steve of Oklahoma; brothers Jeffrey Turner of Aurora, Michael Turner of Commerce City, Donovan Turner of Texas, Mark Turner of Roggen. Rocky Mountain News (CO) — Friday, December 1, 1995

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Steven R. Kaskaske

    Steven R. Kaskaske

    1952 - 2008
    Never Attended FBC

    Steve Kaskaske attended FBC in 1975-76 Shawnee resident Steven Ray Kaskaske, 55, passed away Wednesday May 28, 2008 in Shawnee. He was born December 5, 1952 in Shawnee to Norma Jean Scott and Adam Kaskaske Sr. He graduated Florida Christian High School in Miami, Fla, and attended Florida Bible College. He served in the US Army from 1973 to 1975 as a radio mechanic and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Steve enjoyed traveling, his independence, his many pets, and always loved coming home to his family and helping in every way he could. He made numerous friends throughout the years and always enjoyed a good laugh. He married Melanie Turner on June 10, 1973 in Aurora, Colo. He was a member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his wife; father; brother, William "Bill" Kaskaske; aunt, Ernestine Green; grandparents, cousins and extended family. Survivors include one son, David Charles Rice; one step-daughter, Gwendolyn Dainkal; two granddaughters, Dasica and Desmia Rice; mother, Norma Jean Scott of Shawnee; brothers and sisters: Tommy Kaskaske of McLoud, Neva "Gail" Keel of Shawnee, Randy Chakenatho of Shawnee, Corene Chakenatho of Shawnee, Ruth Scott of McLoud, Michael Scott of Shawnee, Jessica Keahnah of Shawnee, Felicia Moore of Red Rock, Okla, David Kaskaske of Red Rock, Okla, Leslie Kaskaske of Oklahoma City, Claudia Kaskaske of McLoud, Adam Kaskaske Jr. of McLoud, John Kaskaske of Shawnee, Rachel Kaskaske of Oklahoma City; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews who all loved and will miss him. Service will be held 10 am May 29 at the Kickapoo Friends Center in McLoud with the Rev. Brad Wood officiating. Burial will be at the Logan Family Cemetery. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rev. Philip Homer Keifer

    Rev. Philip Homer Keifer

    1938 - 1999
    Grove Church

    Phil Kiefer earned his BA from FBC in 1971 and his ThB in 1972. Name: Philip H Keifer Service Info.: SP4 US ARMY VIETNAM Birth Date: 16 Jan 1938 Death Date: 8 Mar 1999 Service Start Date: 22 Aug 1961 Interment Date: 11 Mar 1999 Cemetery: Florida National Cemetery Cemetery Address: 6502 SW. 102nd Ave. Bushnell, FL 33513 Buried At: Section 135 Site 280 Phyllis Gamber Keifer Smith Phil attended 1965-68. He and Phyllis Gamber were married in May 1967. They left in 1968, to return to Ohio to help his mother, because Phil's father died. Returned to FBC in 1970 for Phil to finish and graduate. They remained til 1972 for Phil to take his THB. Anjalee was born in 1972, Amy in 1973, Andrea in 1975 and John in 1978. The Keifers were busy in local churches and Bible Studies in Mansfield, Ohio. They relocated to Tampa FL in 1973 where Phil worked for an oil company and directed music in one ministry then theywere active in music ministry of another. Phil walked into Heaven March 8, 1999. While in IL, they had multiple ministries from children's works to addictions recovery. Phyllis worked with the small ensemble and prepared programs and sang special music for church services. God multiplied Phil's musical talents, gifting each of their children many musical talents. They had the wonderful opportunity to receive voice lessons and all of them became soloists just like Phil. The kids are carrying on the torch their father gave them, serving the Lord in music in their local churches. Phil was faithful to the Lord and loved his family....finishing his course with JOY!

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Barbara Lee Satterwhite Kingman

    Barbara Lee Satterwhite Kingman

    1950 - 2014

    Barbara is survived by her mother, Erma Satterwhite, husband Pete Kingman, sons Stephen and John, brothers Cliff, Don, Ron, David and their spouses, along with Pete's sisters Bonnie, Betty, Nan and Kate. She was born to Norman and Erma Satterwhite January 23, 1950, in Richmond, VA. Soon after her birth, they moved to Tallahassee and then to Tampa, Florida. At the age of 15, she heard and believed the glorious Gospel of the grace of God! Barbara graduated from Robinson High and then Florida Bible College (1972), where she developed lifelong personal friendships and learned to clearly and effectively share the Gospel. The Gospel, family and music were her passions in life. Barbara began her ministry in Chicago with Jim and Linda Scudder,and then returned to Tampa where she graduated with a BA in Music from USF. She worked for Calvary Community Church and taught at Tampa Bay Bible College, under the leadership of Hank Lindstrom. At Tampa Bay Bible College she met her husband, Pete Kingman, and they married August 13, 1983.Pete and Barbara then moved to Miami, where their ministry at Florida Christian School began.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Robert E. Kinne

    Robert E. Kinne

    - 2016

    Robert E. "Bob" Kinne, 66, of Honesdale, and formerly of Carbondale, died Tuesday as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Wayne County. His wife is the former Judy Andrews. The couple celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on Oct. 15.

    Born in Liberty, N.Y., son of Tillie Smith Kinne, Fla., and the late John L. Kinne, he was a 1969 graduate of Zephyrhills High School, Zephyrhills, Fla., where he played on the football team. He later attended Florida Bible College. Before retirement, he was employed by the Cottage Hose Ambulance Corps., Carbondale. He was an active member of the Carbondale Fire Police and the Cottage Hose Company 2.

    Also surviving are a brother, John E. Kinne, Zephyrhills, Fla.; six nephews; a niece, Stacey Andrews, Dunmore; a great-niece, Angelyne Andrews, Pittston; and many cousins and friends from Sullivan County, N.Y.

    he funeral will be Saturday in the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home Inc., 55 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale, with Fireman Funeral Honors at 4 p.m. Friends may call Saturday, from 2 to 4.

    In lieu of flower, donations may be made to your local volunteer fire department or the Harry Chapin Foundation, 16 Gerard St., Huntington, NY 11743.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Julie Kirk Ehrensperger

    Julie Kirk Ehrensperger

    1948 - 2020
    Grove Church

    NOVEMBER 8, 1948 - MARCH 20, 2020 Julie Kirk Ehrensperger, age 71, of Ball Ground, GA, passed away on Friday, March 20th, 2020. She was born in Findley, Ohio to the late James and Sara Kirk.

    Julie worked for Delta Airlines and enjoyed traveling with her friends. She also loved tennis, which became a big passion of hers. Most of all, Julie loved to spend time with her family and adored her grandchildren. Ms. Ehrensperger was known for her selflessness, outgoing personality and ability to see the best in everyone that she met.

    Julie leaves to cherish in her memory, sons, William Ehrensperger, Jim (Kendal) Ehrensperger, Jacob (Mandy) Ehrensperger; grandchildren, Madeline, Rooks, Emma, William, Johnathan, Jacob, Kristi, Parker; sister, Ann Rickenbach; and nephew David Kirk.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Thomas

    Thomas "Tom" Laney

    1957 - 1997

    Tom Laney attended FBC in Hollywood from 1978-1980

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus James Clifford Lawson Jr

    James Clifford Lawson Jr

    1924 - 1996
    Friend of FBC

    Jim Lawson and his wife Cora, also deceased, were involved with FBC for many years from Grove to Hollywood. He served on the FBC board several times. His son, JC, attended FBC.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Ronald Ray Lehman

    Ronald Ray Lehman

    1957 - 1992
    Friend of FBC

    Ronald Lehman attended FBC 1974-1976.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Sandra J.

    Sandra J. "Sandy" Lindstrom

    1948 - 2005
    Grove Church

    Sandra J "Sandy" Lindstrom, 57, went home to her savior Jesus Christ on Monday, September 19, 2005, after an extended illness. Born 10 April 1948, in Miami, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Milton H. and Grace Johnson Lindstrom.

    She is survived by a sister, Margaret (Ron) Sempier, of Marion, OH, and two brothers, Dr. Milton Henry (Jeanette) Lindstrom II of Tampa, FL, and Richart T (Mary) Lindstrom of Miami, FL; and three nieces. She was preceded in death by a nephew. No funeral or calling hours will be held. Burial is at a later date.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice or BibleLine Ministries in care of Boyd Funeral Home which is handling the arrangements.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Hank Lindstrom

    Hank Lindstrom

    1940 - 2008
    Grove Church

    Hank, 68, of Tampa, passed away Monday, October 13, 2008. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Henry. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; daughter, Melissa; grand-daughter, Isabel; sister, Margaret (Ron); brother, Richard (Mary); and several nieces and nephews. He graduated from the University of Florida with a five-year Electrical Engineering Degree. He entered his biblical studies at the Florida Bible College in Miami. For 35 years, he directed the youth ministry at the Tampa Christian Youth Ranch, which hundreds of teenagers attended. In 1966, Dr. Lindstrom became pastor of Calvary Community Church and has celebrated 42 years of ministry. He had a television program on Time Warner Access Channel in Hillsborough County for more than 20 years in the Tampa Bay area and was heard on Christian Radio for the past 20 years, most recently WTBN radio. He frequently traveled to Israel, Middle East and Europe, baptizing many in the Jordan River. Dr. Lindstrom was an instructor of Moody Bible Institute extension in Chicago, Ill., for 11 years. He was also chaplain to many major league baseball teams and chapel speaker to several NFL football teams. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, October 17, 2008, at Calvary Community Church. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens in New Port Richey, Fla. The family will receive friends noon-4 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2008, at the Carrollwood Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dr. Hank Lindstrom Memorial Fund, in care of Calvary Community Church, 4811 George Road, Tampa, Fla., 33634. Words of comfort may be expressed at http://www.blountcurry.com/(Carroll Wood Chapel).

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Gregory Wayne Lloyd

    Gregory Wayne Lloyd

    1944 - 1999

    Greg attended FBC from 1964 to 1973.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Constance

    Mrs. Constance "Connie" Souder Brennan Lolli

    1924 - 2010
    Never Attended FBC

    Constance Brennan Lolli (nee Souder) died on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at the age of 86. Mrs. Lolli graduated from Radnor High School in Wayne, Pa., and has resided in southern Florida for the last 41 years. She recently moved to be with family in Berwyn while on hospice. She is survived by her husband, John Lolli; children Connie Legge, Bob (Toni) Brennan, Steve (Beverly) Brennan, Kimetha (Mark) Wurster; step-children Joe (Carroll) Lolli, Bill (Phyllis) Lolli; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, sister Lois (Sam) Rennix, and Lewis (Holly) Souder. A memorial celebration will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Church of the Saviour, Wayne, Pa. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Caring Bridge.org or the American Cancer Society . Interment is private. Arrangements Logan Funeral home, Havertown, Pa., www.Loganfuneralhomes.com. Published in Main Line Media News on Jan. 5, 2011 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mainlinemedianews/obituary.aspx?n=constance-brennan-lolli&pid=147602904&#sthash.4MJd7dXZ.dpuf

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Christopher R.

    Christopher R. "Chris" Marshall

    1957 - 2016

    Chris was at FBC from 1979-1982 Dr. Christopher Rodney Marshall was born on July 14, 1957 in Nassau, Bahamas to the loving parents of Amos and Thelma Marshall (both deceased). The eighth of ten children, he grew up on Kemp Road and attended Eastern Senior All Age School. In his teenage years, he moved to Miami, FL and continued his secondary education, graduating from Coral Gables High School. He went on to attend and graduate from Florida Bible College in 1982 with his degree in Theology. Afterward, he went on to receive his Masters from Florida International University. Because of his continued thirst for education, he went on to further his credentials by receiving his Doctorate degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University. Christopher worked as a mathematics teacher for over 25 years in Broward County. He loved his students and worked tirelessly to instill greatness in each one of them. In 1984, he married Roberta Dorsett and had three daughters and a son by marriage. He was a loving and devoted father who raised his children up by following the Word of God and taught them every day the importance of education. He also served as a minister for many years and had a Bible-teaching radio segment called Bible Knowledge for Living. He loved fishing, dancing, reading and studying, and was also a mastermind inventor, activist and humanitarian. He will be deeply and greatly missed by all his family and friends. He Leaves Behind to Cherish His Memories: Children: Chrishona Marshall, Christal Marshall, Christina Marshall, Graydon (Yolanda) Dorsett, Grandchildren: Graydon Jr., Latoya, Cedric, Tatianna, JaQuan, Great grandchild: Siarah Dorsett Siblings: Sonia Marshall-Dean of New York, Jackie John Marshall (Deceased), Christine Dean of Baltimore, Carl Marshall of Ft. Lauderdale, Sylvia Marshall of the Bahamas, Sabrina Fowler of the Bahamas, Rowshell Marshall of the Bahamas, Regina Marshall, Terry Marshall, Delores Bullard Nieces/Nephews: Giselle, Deidre, Afrika, Tracy, Nicole, Devon, Trevia, Glenn, AJ, Hamilton, Richard, Karen, Danny Jr., Danisha, Dominic, Donte, Deidre (not a repetition), Michelle, Trayann, Terry Jr., Tarian, Shanniska, Denard, Gerran, Joette, Amos Jr., Bernadette, Bernard Great Nieces/Nephews: Eddie, DJ, Josh, Ty, Rasheed, K’den, Davona, Ricardo, Kyron, Deandra, Joel (Deceased), Jude, Clintonique, Deashawn, Cade, Demany, Marco Jr., Sideo, Jordan, Jadzia, Richea, Rickeia, Anthony Jr., Anthonique, Markis, Marquell, Maklia, Kevin, KaryAnn, Deanika, Travins, Kayquan, Rebakah, Terry Jr., Torian, Gerado, Teranique, Ta-nyah, Shakarah, Dejhona, Jadiah, Jayvon, Shadaya, Michael, Gabriel, Gregory Aunts/Uncles: Lois Marshall (deceased), Irene Marshall-Strachan, Ivy Ferguson, Livingston Marshall (deceased), John Marshall (deceased), Aurina Marshall, Ann Farrington

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Angelo Mario aka Angi Masi

    Angelo Mario aka Angi Masi

    1921 - 2018
    Never Attended FBC

    Okeechobee - Angelo Mario Masi died May 18, 2018. He was born April 11, 1921, in New York City to the late Angelo and Jamma Masi. Angelo changed the hearts and souls of countless people over the years. His ministries included: Boy School for 33 years, Jail Ministry for 34 years, and teaching students to become missionaries for 19 years. As Angelo has gone Home to be with the Lord, he leaves us to remember that he walked from ministry to ministry saving souls and giving God the glory. Memorial services will be 6 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2018 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973 or the ministry of your choice. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www.okeechobeefuneralhome.com. published in NewsZapFL on June 1, 2018

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Jeff W. Mathis III

    Jeff W. Mathis III

    1955 - 2016

    Major General Jeff W. Mathis, III, U.S. Army (Ret.), passed away on 3 June 2016 at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth surrounded by his loving family. Born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1955 to the late Jeff Hudson Mathis, II and Georgia Virginia "Ginny" Wells, Jeff spent much of his youth in Central and South America while his father served with the U.S. Air Force. Jeff graduated from John Marshall High School in San Antonio, TX and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Bible College (1981 graduate) and a Master of Science degree in Management from Troy State University. He was a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, Army War College, and the National Defense University CAPSTONE. MG Mathis enlisted in the Army on 15 March 1975 and completed the Special Forces Qualification Course. In 1981, he completed Officer Candidate School as the Distinguished Honor Graduate and became an Infantry Officer. He subsequently branch transferred to Special Forces in the late 1980s. He was Jumpmaster and Pathfinder qualified. Among his awards were the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, and numerous other Joint and Army awards. MG Mathis's military career spanned 39 years of collective military service, including a wide variety of Army and Joint command and staff assignments with the Army National Guard and U.S. Army. These assignments included serving as Director for the Homeland Security Division, National Guard Bureau, on September 11, 2001 and subsequently leading the National Guard's Airport Security Mission in response to the 9/11 attacks. He commanded the Special Operations Detachment Pacific and deployed to the Horn of Africa. MG Mathis served as the Deputy Commanding General and acting I Corps Commander at Joint Base Lewis McCord when the I Corps Headquarters deployed to Iraq. His military career culminated with his command of the Joint Task Force-Civil Support, United States Northern Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA. Upon his retirement from the Army in October 2014, Jeff became Managing Director of Variable Solutions International. He served as a Board Member at Christopher Newport University's Center for American Studies and the Peninsula Catholic High School Advisory Board. He was also a guest lecturer at the Army War College, the National Defense University and George Washington University regarding matters of Homeland and Cyber Security. Jeff enjoyed reading, playing video games with his children, traveling with his family, and studying all types of history, especially Roman, Napoleonic, and American Civil War. He was always up for a challenging chess match or sharing a good Scotch with a friend. Jeff is survived by Christine (Pendill), his wife, and their children Cecily and Declan. He is also survived by his sister Jill Mathis and her husband Valerio Tedeschi of Mergozzo, Italy, as well as his sister-in-law Lori Pendill (John Emmett) and nephews Sean and Nolan of Mechanicsville, VA. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, strong leader and ardent patriot. He was one of the best of the best and will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him. A Liturgy of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 am Thursday, June 16 at The Church of St. Therese, 4137 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake. The family will receive friends at the church from 9-11:00 am. Burial at a later date will be in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Jeff's memory be made to: Wear Blue: Run to Remember at www.wearblueruntoremember.org , or PMP Research Fund c/o Alegent Creighton Clinic, Division of Surgical Oncology, 601 N. 30th Street, Suite 2803, Omaha, NE 68131. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.altmeyerfuneralandcremation.com . Published in Daily Press on June 12, 2016 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailypress/obituary.aspx?pid=180303581#sthash.oCNfCkuw.dpuf

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Linda M. Meyer

    Linda M. Meyer

    - 2014

    Linda M. Meyer, a longtime resident of Bensalem, went home to be with her Lord after a lengthy illness on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. She was 64. Born in Philadelphia, Linda was a daughter of the late Victor and Wilma Meyer. Linda was a graduate of Bensalem High School and Bucks County Technical School, where she received a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She also attended Florida Bible College and traveled several years with His Ambassadors, a Christian Singing Group. Linda's hobbies were cooking, flower arranging and cake decorating. She was a member of Bensalem Baptist Church for over 50 years, where she served faithfully in the choir and children's ministries. She loved serving others. Linda loved to visit her nieces and nephews. She loved her country, our flag and patriotic music. Linda is survived by her siblings, Victor Meyer Jr. (Donna), Robert Meyer (Rachel), Julia Perry, John Meyer and Teri Annan (Mark); nine nieces and nephews; and eight great nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Linda's Life Celebration from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Bensalem Baptist Church, 3351 Richlieu Rd., where her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. A private family committal service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Linda's name to the American Diabetes Association online at www.diabetes.org/donate or to the Bensalem Baptist Church Benevolence Fund to help others in need. If you would like to share a memory of Linda, visit the funeral home's Web site listed below. Dunn Givnish of Langhorne www.lifecelebration.com

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Steven G Michaelson

    Steven G Michaelson

    1947 - 2020
    Grove Church

    Obituary of Steven G. Michaelson Steven G. Michaelson, 72, of North Coventry, PA entered the presence of his Lord and Saviour on Friday March 20, 2020 in Parkhouse, Royersford. He and his wife, Connie (Sullivan), celebrated their 50th anniversary in October, 2019. Born in Chicago, IL. He was a son of the late Josephine (Hollingsworth) and Leonard J. Michaelson. Steve inherited his innate kindness from his mother and his optimism from his father. Steve graduated from Florida Bible College and was ordained in the ministry in 1971. He earned a Master of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary in 1981. He served on the Board of Directors of Hananeel Ministries for several decades. He served as director for the Polk County Florida Youth Ranch and the Delaware County PA Youth Ranch. Later he worked for Tornetta Realty in commercial/industrial sales. He also worked for Colliers International and his last job was at Keller Williams from which he retired in 2019. His colleagues remember him as a man of faith and integrity. Steve loved many types of music, including jazz, and was a long time subscriber to the Philadelphia Orchestra. Steve also loved projects and could repair almost anything. In addition to his wife, Steven is survived by his brother, David Michaelson of Tampa, Fl. Brother in Law, Michael Sullivan (Lucy) of Ocala, FL. and his Mother in Law, Ellen Sullivan of Ocala, FL. Steve couldnt have pets as a child so he particularly loved caring for his dogs throughout his adult life, especially his greyhounds, the latest of which, Brody, misses him very much. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Steves memory may be made to: Hananeel Ministries, PO Box 11527, Phila., PA 19116 Arrangements by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc. 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown, PA. 19512. Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com

    FAMILY Connie (Sullivan) Michaelson, Wife David Michaelson, Brother Michael Sullivan (Lucy), Brother-in-law Ellen Sullivan, Mother-in-law

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Lorraine Hunt Miller

    Lorraine Hunt Miller

    1926 - 2012
    Never Attended FBC

    Lorraine Hunt Miller, 86, passed away April 9, 2012. A native of Mansfield, Ohio, she was born February 24, 1926. She spent her life serving the Lord as a pastor's wife, a missionary to foreign lands, and Dean of Women at the Florida Bible College. Robert and Lorraine served as missionaries in Cuba and Ecuador for 10 years before serving the Lord and the community of Miami-Dade County, and in the state of Georgia, for over 30 years. They retired to Ocala, Florida and they were married for 65 years. Lorraine spent the past year and a half in Athens, Georgia. Survivors include their three sons: Robert, Stephen, and Roger, and their wives, eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Sat., April 21st at Oak Griner Baptist Church, 6422 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL, 622-8625. Memorial donations may be made to Ocala Farm Ministry, P.O. Box 770923, Ocala, FL 34477. She will be interred next to her husband on April 21, 2012 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2012

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Roger Alan Miller

    Roger Alan Miller

    1950 - 2013
    Grove Church

    Roger Alan Miller passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Grace Christian Fellowship – Nachamu Ami Messianic Congregation, 6733 New Forsyth Road, Macon, GA. The Reverend Mac Goddard will officiate. Mr. Miller, the son of the late Dr. Robert Anton Miller and Lorraine Hunt Miller, was born May 26, 1950, in Mansfield, Ohio. He was retired from the construction industry, was a veteran of the United States Marines and was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship in Macon. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Miller of Macon, daughters, Kelli (Damian) Eisner of Macon, Kourtney (Josh) McCuen of Buford and son, John (Kim) Miller of Dawsonville, seven grandchildren, brothers, Robert (Dee) Miller of Ocala, Florida and Steve (Valerie) Miller of Auburn, Georgia. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dr. Robert Anton Miller

    Dr. Robert Anton Miller

    1923 - 2010
    Never Attended FBC

    Robert A Miller, 87 went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 3, 2010 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Marion County. A native of Mansfield, Ohio. He proudly served in WWII with the Army. He then served as a missionary in Cuba and Ecuador for 10 years before pastoring in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and in Georgia for over 30 years before retiring to Ocala. Survivors include his wife of 65 years Lorraine Hunt Miller and three sons; Robert, Steven and Rodger, sister; Martha Hall, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2010 at the Ocala Breeders Sales Co. at Countryside Funeral Home 9185 NE Jacksonville Road, Anthony 620-2006. Memorial donation may be made to Ocala Farm Ministry, P.O. Box 770923, Ocala, FL 34477. Published in Ocala Star-Banner from June 5 to June 6, 2010

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Patricia

    Patricia "Patsy" Mills

    1934 - 2008
    Never Attended FBC

    Patsy Mills was the wonderful life of any gathering! Her infectious laugh and sense of humor drew people into her circle. More importantly than anything else was her love for her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. She taught elementary school for many years in both the public and private sector ending her career as the principal at Kings Christian School at Southwest Community Church in Miami-Dade County, Florida, since about 1977. She also taught Child Evangelism at FBC for many years at both the Grove campus and Hollywood along with her sidekick, Ann Martin.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus James Robert

    James Robert "Jim" Minker

    1953 - 2016

    Jim's web page: http://theshovel.net/

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus William M. Minnich

    William M. Minnich

    1953 - 2003

    William attended FBC from 1972-1976.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Donald George Mitchell

    Donald George Mitchell

    1958 - 1991

    Attended FBC 1978-1982

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Michael L. Moore

    Michael L. Moore

    - 2021
    Grove Church

    Michael L. Moore, 1945-28 Feb 2021 My dad died yesterday. He was at home, surrounded by family and love, and the last things he heard were prayers and kind words and his favorite songs & hymns. We are grateful to the wonderful people at Hospice who helped us care for him during his final weeks, and for all the notes/texts/delicious food that people sent.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dale Warner

    Dale Warner "Mo" Moorefield

    1949 - 1996

    Graduate of FBC 1972, Hollywood FL

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Lanora Morgan

    Lanora Morgan

    Grove Church

    Lanora Morgan, a long time member of Florida Bible Church ( now The Bridge Church) and supporter of Florida Bible College. She has passed on into the loving arms of Jesus. There will be a memorial service for her at The Bridge Church 7/15/18 @ 4:00 pm. 9300 Pembroke Rd. Miramar, Fl.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Corabel Morgan

    Corabel Morgan

    1915 - 2012
    Grove Church

    MORGAN, Corabel, age 96, went to be with the Lord on April 11, 2012. She was born in Oklahoma City in 1915, the third of twelve children. The family moved to Florida in 1925. Her dad became the first mayor of Biscayne Park, and started Klefeker Produce Company at NW 7th Street and Miami Avenue. Corabel was blessed with a magnificent voice, and starred in musicals at Miami High and the University of Miami. She studied with opera coach Madame Louise Homer at her studio atop the Mayfair Theater at Biscayne Boulevard and 16th Street (Omni). During her voice lessons she met Charles Morgan, who had just opened Morgan Piano Company downstairs. They were married in 1937 during the Great Depression. Corabel was a soloist at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Miami. Charles passed away almost two years ago, after 74 years of marriage. Corabel directed the music programs at Miami Christian University and Florida Bible College, she also taught Bible classes throughout South Florida. She was active in various ministries. Her goal in life was to serve her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and she lived for Him in all she did. She is survived by two sons, Charles Jr., and Raymond, and by four grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at VAN ORSDEL CORAL GABLES, 4600 SW 8th Street, on Friday, April 13, 2012, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the National Christian Foundation of South Florida, “Morgan Fund”, 5110 N. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308, contact 954-771-0110.


  • Florida Bible College Alumnus James Shackleford

    James Shackleford "Jim" Morgan

    1952 - 2010

    James Shackleford Morgan, known to us as Jim Morgan, was called home to be with the Lord on his 58th birthday, Friday, April 23, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Chris, son Josh and his wife Kristin and granddaughter Hannah, daughter Naomi, and son Zach. He is also survived by his stepmom, Betty Morgan, twin brother Mike, brother J.P. Mahony, and sisters: Carol Desch and her husband Richard, Sharon Mahony, Pam Mitchell and her husband Jim, Patty Petersen, and Maggie Pendleton and her husband David, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Marylou Busch. Jim and Chris moved to Austin in 1976. That year, Jim began his lifelong career in residential real estate. He worked for NPC for 4 years, started his own brokerage in 1980, had the privilege of working with Bill Stanberry & Associates in the 1990's, and for the last decade had his own small office brokerage, Star Properties. Jim counted it a ministry and a blessing to help people buy and sell their homes. Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice," and Jim was called to belong to Christ when he was 19 years old. God's transforming grace was evident in his gentle and kind character, his sunny disposition, and his trust in God's providence at all times. He was a founding member of Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church, a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal (now Christ Church), and spent the last five years of his life as a member of All Saints Presbyterian. The family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of God's love shown through His people at this time. Memorial services will be on Sunday, May 2nd at 3:00 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish, Lake Travis. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the All Saints Presbyterian Benevolence Fund, PO Box 160248, Austin, TX 78716 At Florida Bible College Hollywood 1972-76

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Jerri Lea Morningred

    Jerri Lea Morningred

    1954 - 2006

    Jerri Lea Morningred, 51, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Jan. 27, 2006) in Spring Hill. She came here eight years ago from her native, Quakertown, Pa. She graduated from Florida Bible College (1979), Fort Lauderdale and Bucks County School of Rehabilitation. Survivors include her mother, Ruth; and two aunts. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill. St. Petersburg Times (FL) - Sunday, January 29, 2006

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Melanie Kathleen Dale Morrison

    Mrs. Melanie Kathleen Dale Morrison

    1950 - 2003

    Melanie Morrison, 52, of Seminole, Florida, died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She was born in Washington state. Survivors include her husband, Bruce; two daughters, Julie Morrison, St. Petersburg, and Kimberely Morrison, Seminole; two sisters, Neville Rodriguez, Castle Rock, Wash., and Alice Phelps, Abilene, Texas; a brother, Tom, Elma, Wash.; and a granddaughter. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo. Melanie married Bruce Shelton Morrison also an FBC alumnus.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Christine Kahlkopf Murphy

    Christine Kahlkopf Murphy

    1948 - 1985
    Grove Church

    Christine attended FBC for one year in 1966-67.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Thomas Allan Murray

    Thomas Allan Murray

    1940 - 2017

    MURRAY, Thomas Allan Rev. Thomas Allan Murray, born August 21, 1940 in West Palm Beach. Tom attended Seacrest High School and graduated from Marion Military Institute. Always an efficient planner, on the same day, May 4, 1963, he graduated from University of Florida with a degree in Horticulture, was inducted as an officer in the US Army, and married his college sweetheart, Carolyn Cook. After rising to 1st Lt in the Army and Captain in the Reserve, he joined his father and brothers at Allan Murray Nursery Inc, one of the first wholesale plant nurseries in Palm Beach County. In 1971, Tom found his true calling after accepting Jesus Christ as his Savior. For over 40 years, he has been a faithful, humble, servant of God spreading the gospel to as many as he could. He was ordained in the ministry in 1978 (Florida Bible College) and held various pastoral positions at local churches including Lake Worth Bible Church and Maranatha Bible Church. His home in Boynton Beach was the epicenter of many weekly "Ranch" youth groups and Bible Study meetings. In addition to his sweet, loving, devoted wife of over 53 years, Carolyn, he is survived by his daughter Karen (Joe) Gretzula and son Todd (George) and his two much-loved grandchildren, Alexia and Tyler Gretzula. He also leaves behind his brothers "The Murray Boys": Dave (Lori), Don (Marilyn), and Ken (Jan) and host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and many great friends, hunting and fishing buddies, and fellow believers. After an eight year battle with cancer, he is finally free of pain and is reunited with his parents, Allan and Frances, with his Saviour in heaven. While we celebrate his life and look forward to seeing him again, we will miss his playful, mischievous, compassionate and loving spirit! Thank you to his doctors and TrustBridge Hospice team for your gentle care of "Captain" and "Pastor" in his final days on earth. Rejoice, the Lord has called him home. His favorite verses are John 3:16, John 6:47, Ephesians 2:8-9, and I John 5:13. His last wish was to share God's greatest gift with you: May you too believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, as God who died on the cross to pay for our sins and rose again the third day, and accept His free gift of eternal life. Friends will be received from 9:00AM until the service time at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Maranatha Bible Church, 900 South Broadway, Lantana, FL. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, West Palm Beach, FL. To express condolences and/or make donations: Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries Published in The Palm Beach Post from Jan. 18 to Jan. 21, 2017 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?pid=183636543#sthash.bv725ywX.dpuf

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus John Edward Musser

    John Edward Musser

    1957 - 2007

    PHARR - John E. Musser, II, 50, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at McAllen Medical Center. Kreidler Funeral Home, Inc is in charge of funeral arrangements. Published in The Monitor on May 11, 2007 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/themonitor/obituary.aspx?n=john-e-musser&pid=87958604#sthash.LIYk8oz9.dpuf John attended FBC from 1975-77

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Juan Navajar

    Juan Navajar

    1955 - 2014
    Never Attended FBC

    McALLEN - Funeral Mass for Juan Jose Navejar will be at 12:30 p.m., today, Jan. 27, 2014, at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Pharr. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission. De Leon Funeral Home of Pharr is in charge of arrangements. Published in The Monitor on Jan. 27, 2014 Juan was a student at FBC in 1974

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus John Kurt Neundorfer

    John Kurt Neundorfer

    1952 - 2000

    KURT NEUNDORFER, 47, of Ellenwood died Friday. Funeral, 11 a.m. today, Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park.

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  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rev. Ralph Spencer Norment

    Rev. Ralph Spencer Norment

    1925 - 2005

    Ralph graduated from FBC in 1971 with his BA in Biblical Education. He was from Newport News, VA.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Michael Anthony

    Michael Anthony "Mike" Ocealis

    1954 - 2012

    Michael "Mike" Anthony Ocealis, 58, of Goode, VA, died Thursday, October 25, 2012 at his residence. Born Sunday, April 4, in Shenandoah, PA, he was the loving husband of Susan Lee Ocealis, of Goode. He was the son of the late Andrew Anthony Ocealis and (also attended FBC) Dorothy Marie Ocealis. Mike was a faithful member of Forest Baptist Church. He worked as an Associate Registrar and Faculty with Liberty University. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Ocealis. Mike is also survived by his mother, Dorothy Ocealis, of NJ, six daughters, Faith Kauffman of Daytona, Florida, Cynthia Krautwurst of Duncan SC, Jennifer Ocealis of Ormond Beach, Florida, Katherine Ocealis and Charissa Ocealis of Goode, VA, Heather Ann Robinson, and son Jonathan Ocealis both of DeLand, Fl.; two brothers: Andrew Ocealis of Goshen, IN and Joseph Ocealis of Great Meadows, NJ; one sister, Trish Ocealis of Hacketstown, NJ and eight grandchildren. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to Forest Baptist Church, 1181 Two Church Lane, Forest, VA. 24550 A memorial service will be held at Forest Baptist Church, 1313 Two Church Lane, Forest, Va. 24551 at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 with Rev. Tyler Scarlett officiating. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit www.tharpfuneral home.com. Mike was at FBC from 1972-76.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Palmer Owensby

    Palmer Owensby

    1940 - 2017
    Never Attended FBC

    Palmer Owensby died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at his home in Caldwell County. He was born July 25, 1940 in Shelby, NC, son of the late Columbus Lee Owensby and Mary Erwood Owensby. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Lamar Owensby, David Owensby and Paul Owensby and one sister, Mary Frances Owensby Murchison.

    He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gail Teague Owensby. He is also survived by nephews and nieces, Beanon and Stacy Owensby, Charmagne and Bob Burns, Shelby and Jamie Owensby, Melody and George Moore, Scott and Becky Owensby, Wayne and Donna Owensby, Susan Owensby.

    Palmer is an army veteran. He has been a member of First Baptist Church, Hickory for 37 years. He loved antiques, western, doing fast draw at Western Film Fairs, meeting old cowboy actors, and sharing the gospel with anyone who would listen. He never knew a stranger. He turned Gails grandparents house into a comfortable county farm home. His occupations included printing press operator, art department supervisor in furniture factory, crew member, stunt man and occasional actor out of Earl Owensby Studios in Shelby. He led Bible studies with teens and chaperoned two trips to summer camp in Hollywood, FL. He patiently endured 7 years of disability. He endeared himself to all his caregivers.

    The family will receive friends Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church, Hickory, NC. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jim Bailiff officiating. Rev. Michael Watson will lead the congregation in singing the hymns and Doug Brady on the organ. Rev. Butch Farrah will be reading scripture. Burial will be at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asked that memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 339 2nd Ave. NW, Hickory, NC 28601.

    Mackie Funeral Home of Granite Falls, NC is serving the family.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Elaine Scott Palmquist

    Elaine Scott Palmquist

    - 2020

    Elaine D. Scott Palmquist, wife of Herc "Harry" Palmquist died on March 21, 2020, in Texas. She was an FBC student at the Hollywood campus.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mindy (Hockaday) Parish

    Mindy (Hockaday) Parish

    1952 - 2008
    Grove Church

    Mindell H. (Mindy) Parrish loved her family, her job and the peo-ple she worked with, the many friends she made through the years…and above all, her savior, Jesus Christ. As Production Coordinator at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, she produced thousands of CD and DVD messages each week that were distributed for use around the world.

    Mrs. Parrish passed away Tuesday while vacationing in Alaska. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14 at North Point Community Church, 4350 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta. All are invited to attend the service, with reception following at the church.
    The wife of John E. Parrish II, of Milton and mother of Shana Leigh Parrish, of Nashville, TN, she and her husband would have celebrated their 35th Anniversary on Sept. 15.

    A graduate of Florida Bible College with a BA degree in Biblical Education, Mrs. Parrish was tireless in her involvement in the lives of others as mentor, Bible Study leader and friend.

    A talented pen and ink artist, she specialized in wildlife art and often browsed bookstores for suitable new subjects. Mrs. Parrish also enjoyed hiking in the Georgia mountains and designing unique jewelry art. 

    In addition to her husband and daughter, she is survived by her father, Billy S. Hockaday, brother Andrew Hockaday, brother Scott Hockaday and sister-in-law Mayra Hockaday, sister Laurie Jones and brother-in-law Jeff Jones, and two nieces and a nephew, all of Lewisville, TX

    In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to New Tribes Mission, 1000 East First Street, Sanford, Florida 32771, designated for Communications Dept.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Charles W.

    Charles W. "Chuck" Parker, Jr.

    1959 - 2018

    Charles W "Chuck" Parker, Jr., 59, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Perry after an extended illness. Charles was born July 3, 1959 in Perry to Elizabeth Nixon and the late Charles Parker Sr.

    Charles loved football and was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings.

    He is survived by: his wife of 35 years, Colleen Parker; his daughter, Crystal Hawkins (Jamahl); his son, Chas Parker; two granddaughters; one sister, Kradesha Edwards (Myers); four brothers, Carlton Souter (Shirley), Dywayne Parker (Kia), Darius Jones and Roosevelt Nixon, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

    Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church for family and close friends. Trinity funeral home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Nancy McQuiggan Partain

    Nancy McQuiggan Partain

    1959 - 2012

    Spouse Steve Partain also of FBC.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Edward R.

    Edward R. "Pappy" Patterson

    1914 - 1988
    Never Attended FBC

    Pappy Patterson and his elegant wife Ann lived just across the street from FBC on Secoffee Street in Coconut Grove. They followed FBC to Hollywood and he was instrumental in making the old Hollywood Beach Hotel physically usable as a college campus while Ann worked first at FBC as a faculty member and then as librarian. Pappy is buried in Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Ann Fogle Patterson Zeman

    Ann Fogle Patterson Zeman

    1917 - 2007
    Never Attended FBC

    Ann Patterson (as she was most widely known) was one of the first faculty of FBC. Later, she was better known as one of the librarians. She and her first husband, "Pappy" Patterson won the hearts of many FBC students with their gracious way of loving people. In her later years she married long-time friend Chuck Zeman as both of their spouses had gone on to Heaven earlier. Obit from the Wagoner Tribune, Wagoner, OK, March 1, 2007 Ann was born on Aug. 27, 1917 in Vinita to George and Jane (Miller) Fogle. Ann served her country for more than four years in the U.S. Navy, where she was a lieutenant commander. Ann received degrees from Northeastern State University, Washington Bible College and Florida Bible College, where she worked as a librarian for a number of years. She married Charles A. Zeman on March 11, 1989. She was preceded in death by: her parents George and Jane Fogle, and her first husband Everett Russell "Pappy" Patterson. She is survived by: her husband Charles Zeman of Tahlequah; three daughters, Connie Mitchell and her husband George of Columbia, S.C., Kay Myers and her husband Phillip of Ephrata, Pa., and Pamela Arnold and her husband George of Sutherland, Va.; one son Kevin Zeman and his wife Laurie of Geneva, Fla.; one nephew Paul Morris; 14 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. No services locally are planned.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus William D.

    William D. "Bill" Pawley, Jr.

    1920 - 2012

    William “Bill” Douglas Pawley, Jr. (92) went home to be with the Lord on July 10, 2012. He was born in Marietta, GA on June 21, 1920 to the late U. S. Ambassador William Douglas Pawley, Sr. and Annie Hahr Dobbs. In 1928 the family, then including a younger brother and baby sister, moved to Havana, Cuba where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. Five years later, the family returned to Miami Beach in time for a new baby girl. Bill enjoyed the outdoors here - boating, fishing and water skiing. He graduated from Riverside Military Academy which he attended for six years. Bill was a natural-born engineer, who became a pilot in the Air Force during WWII and flew 138 missions over “The Hump” in the China Burma India theater of war. He saved many lives and planes and was highly decorated for his service including The Distinguished Flying Cross, The Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, The Presidential Citation, and The Chinese Order of the Cloud. After the war, Bill went to work for his father. When he was 28, he became engaged to the late world-famous movie actress Elizabeth Taylor, but they never married. Bill had varied interests, including the oil business, aircraft design and designing & building boats. For a few years, he became involved with Moral Rearmament, a Christian-values-based movement for promoting peace and goodwill around the world, even starring in a movie they made called “Voice of the Hurricane,” about apartheid. He went on to attend Florida Bible College for three years, earning a Divinity degree. Bill went back to work for his father when he was needed for some serious engineering problems at the Talisman Sugar Corporation in Belle Glade. Late in life, he married Catherine “Kitty” (Hundley) Wilmot (d.2002), and became the devoted father to her two children, Charles Wilmot Jr. and Catherine McMillan, of whom he was very proud. Bill leaves behind his devoted sister, Annie-Hahr (Pawley) McKay of Pembroke Pines, with whom he lived for the past ten years, along with niece Margaret McKay and nephew William McKay. Nephew Douglas McKay and his wife Eleanor live in Southwest Ranches, of which he is the Vice Mayor. Bill is also survived by his sister-in-law Eugenia McCrea of Coral Gables, niece Irene Richards and nephew Robert Gravely and cousins, Anita Pawley, Edward & Claire Pawley, Wallace & Gerri Pawley, Mary Jane (Pawley) Neff, Annie Bruce “Bunny” Sager of Sarasota, Joann (Dobbs) Connelly, Louise (Dobbs) Younger of Atlanta, and Barbara (Stanton) Pawley, wife of the late Charles Harrison Pawley, architect. Other members of the family preceded him to be with the Lord including his brother Clifton Dobbs Pawley (d. 1951), sister Irene (Pawley) Baldwin (d. 2008), and Marcia Pawley (d.2011), sister of Anita. Visitation 7 – 9 pm Wednesday, Service 12 noon Thursday at VAN ORSDEL CORAL GABLES CHAPEL. Cemetery Details Graceland Memorial Park South 13900 SW 117th Ave Miami, FL, 33186

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Doris Jennings Paynter

    Mrs. Doris Jennings Paynter

    1913 - 1999
    Never Attended FBC

    Doris Jennings Paynter April 20, 1913-December 12, 1999. Doris was born in Philadelphia, PA, the only child to her parents. She married Herb Paynter in 1938 and welcomed her children, Kathy (1944) and Herb, Jr. (1945.) In 1950 the family moved to Miami, FL to care for Doris' widowed mother where she quickly began working behind the scenes at the Miami Youth for Christ and Christian Youth Ranch ministries. She faithfully supported the many endeavors of her husband and children in the ensuing years. She was an accomplished pianist and bookkeeper and enjoyed her gift of Hospitality. She liked to be behind the scenes and was partly responsible for many social occasions at the Miami and Hollywood campuses of Florida Bible College. She was a surrogate mother to many at both FBC campuses.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Susan E. Gesser Paynter

    Susan E. Gesser Paynter

    1946 - 2000

    Sue attended FBC 1966-1971 Name: Susan G. Paynter Last Residence: 30044 Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia, USA BORN: 12 Nov 1946 Died: 10 Oct 2000

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Herbert Fletcher Paynter, Sr.

    Herbert Fletcher Paynter, Sr.

    1914 - 2002
    Friend of FBC

    Herbert Fletcher Paynter April 20, 1914-November 11, 2002 Herb was born in Philadelphia, the fourth child of seven. He married Doris Jennings in 1938 and welcomed his children Kathy (1944) and Herb, Jr. (1945.) In 1950 the family moved to Miami, FL to care for Doris' widowed mother where she quickly began working behind the scenes at the Miami Youth for Christ and Christian Youth Ranch ministries. Shortly after moving to Miami, he met Ray Stanford and led the singing at Youth for Christ rallies and eventually at Grove Community Church. For many years he “patrolled” outside the Christian Youth Ranch meetings in Miami. He was a master craftsman, having pioneered the interior shutter industry in Florida. At almost 50 years of age, when he was seriously ill with lead poisoning, God gave him the ministry of Tel-Evangelism where hundreds of FBC students led countless people to the Lord. Eventually the ministry grew into an international ministry. He loved music and began many church choirs but besides his wife and children, his greatest love was leading the singing for Grove Community Church members and FBC students. ...let us encourage one another—and all the more as we see the Day approaching

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Donna Kay Peabody Rodgers

    Donna Kay Peabody Rodgers

    - 2018
    Grove Church

    Donna went HOME on 15 December 2018.

    Visitation Monday, December 17th, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm Location Poole Funeral Home Address 1970 Eagle Dr Woodstock, GA

    Service Information When Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 1:00pm Location Poole Funeral Home Chapel Address 1970 Eagle Dr Woodstock, GA

    Donna attended FBC from 1970-1974 when she graduated.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Donald Jay Peet

    Donald Jay Peet

    1956 - 2015

    Donald was at FBC 1973-1976

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus James W. Jim Peoples

    James W. Jim Peoples

    1942 - 2021
    Grove Church

    Jim attended Florida Bible College in 1963-64, the second year that the college was open. He grew up in Miami with several of the early alumni. He loved his Savior Jesus and served Him faithfully.

    James William Peoples, 78, of Ocala, FL passed away peacefully Saturday, February 13, 2021.

    James was born on September 10, 1942 in Canton, OH to his loving parents, the late William Jennings Peoples and the late Geraldine Auld Peoples. He was married to the love of his life Joyce Marine Parkinson Peoples for the past 52 years.

    James graduated from Boca Ciega High School in 1960 Then went onto study Architecture at the University of Florida. He graduated from Florida in 1965 And then continued his education at Yale University where he graduated in 1969. James spent several years teaching Architecture at Kent State University and then was an Architect in Ohio and Florida. He retired from Johnson Peoples Architects, in 2009. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club, Christ the King, and was a lifelong member of the AIA. He loved the Florida Gators and spent countless hours attending football games.

    James is survived by his wife, Joyce Marie Parkinson Peoples of Irwin, PA, and their children James William Peoples II (wife, Tracy) of Ocala and their children Faith, Hope, and Grace; Jonathan David Peoples (wife, June) of Greenville, SC and their children Alexander, Ariana, Isabella, and Maxwell; and Andrew Scott Peoples (wife, Leslie) of Cincinnati, OH and their child Elyse.

    In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother William Peoples.

    James will be missed dearly by his friends and family members. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the loving care and exceptional service displayed by the hospital staff at Advent Heath Ocala and Hospice of Marion County.

    The family is planning on having a ceremony later this year.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Donald E Percy

    Donald E Percy

    - 2017
    Grove Church

    Donald E. "Don" Percy, 88, of Riviera Beach, passed away unexpectedly of a stroke on September 24, 2017. He is predeceased by his parents, Lena and Elmer Percy; his beloved sister, Virginia "Ginny" Preston; and sister-in-law, Pat Percy. Don is survived by his four brothers, Bill Percy, Norman (Peg) Percy of Riviera Beach, Ralph (Betty) Percy of Palm Beach Gardens, Edward (Nancy) Percy of Fulton, NY, and his numerous nieces and nephews who call him "Uncle Don". Don was born in Sterlingville, NY, and graduated from Adams High School in Adams, NY. He served his country as a Seaman Radioman in the United States Navy. Donald moved to the West Palm Beach area where he was employed by United Technologies and later, by Humana Hospital in West Palm Beach. In 1988, Don was recognized as Employee of the Year for his management of the plant operations of the hospital. Don spent his life studying the Bible and interpreting the word of God. His interest in the Bible took him to Florida Bible College where he continued his study of the Bible. Military Services, with burial, will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth. Please line up in Lane #3.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus William

    William "Bill" Perry

    - 2017

    Bill Perry (1952-2017)died from injuries suffered in a single-car accident near Albany, GA, as he returned home from a two-week camp.

    Bill was a pastor, teacher, writer, and more, but most of all, he was a soulwinner who shared the love of Jesus, his Savior.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Nancy Sarah Roberts Pichardo

    Nancy Sarah Roberts Pichardo

    1959 - 2010

    PICHARDO, NANCY SARAH ROBERTS, 51, went to be with the Lord on November 13, 2010. Nancy was born in Miami, Florida, April 11, 1959 to Dorothy & Hal Roberts. She was one of five children. Nancy was a dedicated wife to her loving husband, Jose Pichardo and devoted mother of Torri Miller (Blake) and Jacqueline Correa (Chris). Nancy was an accomplished artist, loved to cook, travel, work out and stay physically active; she enjoyed dancing, snow skiing, boating and other outdoor activities. She was a health enthusiast and always lived life to the fullest, while encouraging others to do the same. A faithful and hard worker, she was loyal to UPS for 29 years. Nancy loved the Lord and centered her life around Him and her family. She was an active member of University Baptist Church since childhood and practiced her faith throughout her life. Nancy always found a way to accomplish her goals and help others reach theirs. To Nancy, "no" was not an option. She loved decorating her home for the holidays which was open year- round to family and friends. She was a beautiful person inside and out! The family will receive guests on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, from 7:00 - 10:00 P.M. The Homegoing Celebration will be held Thursday, November 18, 2010, 10:00 A.M., at University Baptist Church in the Sanctuary, 624 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, followed by a burial service at Miami Memorial Park, Miami, Florida. Donations may be made in Nancy's honor to Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester, PO Box 016960 (M-867), Miami, FL 33101. VAN ORSDEL - BIRD ROAD 9300 SW 40 St. (305) 553-0064 Family Owned Since 1924 www.VanOrsdel.com View this Guest Book at www. MiamiHerald.com/obituaries. Miami Herald, The (FL) - Wednesday, November 17, 2010

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Meindert Ploegman

    Meindert Ploegman

    1954 - 2020

    Meint was born in Uithuizen, The Netherlands. Fell off a ladder causing major head trauma and bleeding on the 15th and went home 2 days later.

    He has 5 children plus 3 in-law children and 5 grandchildren. He and his wife met their last year at Florida Bible College and have ministered here in NY since they graduated.

    He served as Pastor in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Bohemia, NY on Long Island for the past 21 years where he was also an active part of the community here. He was a true servant serving others in every way possible. He was a very humble, godly man.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus William J.

    William J. "Bill" PODOLSKY Jr.

    1947 - 2015
    Grove Church

    PODOLSKY, William J., Jr., "Bill", 68, our loving husband, father and best friend, passed away at 5:50 am on Saturday, September 19, 2015 after a long and heroic battle with Multiple System Atrophy. His wife and best friend, Jeannine Wells Podolsky and only son, William J. Podolsky, III, were by his side as he passed from this life into the arms of His Savior, Jesus. Bill was born December 5, 1947 in Morehead City, North Carolina and moved to Tampa when he was nine. He was a varsity football letterman for Robinson High School (class of 1965), graduated from Florida Bible College (class of 1970) and studied at Grace Theological Seminary. He proudly served God and his country in the United States Army, worked in real estate for many years and regularly volunteered with local churches, YoungLife, the South Tampa Interbay YMCA, and as a little league umpire. His loving legacy includes his wife and soulmate of 44 years, Jeannine; his daughter, Megan and her husband, Michael; his son, Josh and his wife, Katie and his five grandchildren that he had the pleasure to know and love and that he considered the five most precious tiny miracles in his life, Joseph, Giuliana, Thomas, Gunnar and Georgia. A celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, 350 S. Hyde Park Ave., Tampa, FL 33606. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to the place that Bill loved to frequent most, the South Tampa Interbay YMCA, where he spent countless hours volunteering his free time, leading Bible studies, praying, participating in his favorite daily water aerobics class with Ms. Jeannette, telling jokes, talking about his children's successes, and most importantly, caring for others.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dr. Irick Polin

    Dr. Irick Polin

    1929 - 2003

    Dr. Polin received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from FBC in 1971. Dr. Irick Polin, 73, of Oakside Drive, Goose Creek, a retired minister with the Independent Baptist Churches, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at his residence. The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 30 in the Ridge Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Dr. Polin was born Sept. 4, 1929, in St. Matthews, a son of Tom Polin Sr. and Essie Irick Polin. He was a member of the Ridge Baptist Church. Dr. Polin retired after 45 years. He ministered at the Fellowship Baptist Church in North Charleston for 20 years. He was one of the founding ministers of the Dewey Hill Mission which later became the Pittman Street Baptist Church, and he organized churches in both Arkansas and Tennessee. He received his bachelor's of Bible degree in 1958, his theology degree in 1957, and both his master's of theology and doctorate of divinity in 1971. Surviving are his wife, Beverley Tinsley Polin; two daughters, Linda Joy Howard of Goose Creek, and Brenda Gay Maroney of Holly Hill; two sisters, Bess Kemp of Greenwood, and Mabel Knight of Columbia; a brother, J. P. Polin of Rosinville; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Dial-Murray Funeral Home, Moncks Corner.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Robert Davidson

    Robert Davidson "Bob" Prentice

    1950 - 1987

    Bob was at FBC from 1969 through 1974.

    He was born in Scotland and moved to Clearwater when a child. His mother and sister survived him.

    He was killed in a car accident.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Kathy Jo Bailey Regel

    Kathy Jo Bailey Regel

    1952 - 2009

    Attended FBC from 1970 to 1974 as did her sister Vickey Kay Bailey Grapengeter Kathy Jo Regel, daughter of Frank and Isabel Bailey, was born in Marion, Kan., on July 9, 1952, and passed away on Feb. 12, 2009, in Palestine, Texas. Kathy was raised in the Rio Grande Valley and Harlingen. Even as a young child, she was a very devoted Christian and loved working with her church. In her spare time she liked riding bicycles and playing with her dolls and friend Patty May King. Kathy's memorable achievements included learning to play the piano on a broken piano, but still learning to play by ear. However, what Kathy enjoyed most was simply playing and spending time with her many friends.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Linda Jane Murphy Richter

    Linda Jane Murphy Richter

    - 2015
    Grove Church

    Linda attended FBC from 1968-1970 at the Coconut Grove Campus. She was from Riverview, Florida.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Paul Joseph Rico

    Paul Joseph Rico

    - 2015

    Paul Joseph Rico, 62, passed away on October 24, 2015. A Life Celebration service will be hosted by Bethesda Fellowship at 5:30pm on Saturday October 31, 2015 at Grace Baptist Church, 19200 Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33332. The family requests that donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to www.GoFundMe/PaulJRicoIsrael to honor Paul's love for Israel. Published in Sun-Sentinel on Oct. 30, 2015

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Carol Ann Reynolds Roberts

    Carol Ann Reynolds Roberts

    1945 - 2009
    Grove Church

    Carol Ann ROBERTS Carol was born 2/6/45 in Hartford, Conn. to George and Virginia Reynolds and died at home in the presence of her husband Noyes and son, Brian and daughter, Kelly on 10/30/09. She had fought with honor and dignity cancer for 26 months before going home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Carol graduated from Mississippi College and worked on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ for 3 years and then attended Western Baptist Seminary where she earned a Masters in Theology. She went on to serve at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Ark where she married Noyes in 1978. Moving to Springfield, OR she joined First Baptist Church of Eugene, Oregon. Brian was born in Eugene, Oregon and two years later the family moved to Redmond, WA where sweet Kelly was born. In 1991, Carol received her Masters degree in counseling from Seattle Pacific University. Carol worked for friends of youth, DSHS, Antioch Bible Church as a counselor. And followed this, a work at Crossroads Retirement Center as Assistant Activities Director. Carol enjoyed reading/studying, walking and traveling occasionally to Europe, as long as Kelly agreed to their tour guide. For the past 4 years Noyes and Carol have enjoyed their home in FL with extended family. Carol is survived by her husband Noyes, and their 2 children: Brian (Robin) and Kelly; granddaughter Paige; her parents, George and Virginia Reynolds; and two brothers, Craig and John Reynolds. All of her family thanks God for the many wonderful years they had to spend with Carol. Heaven rejoices in receiving its newest permanent resident. Donations may be made to St. Providence Hospice, Olympia or Caringbridge.org. Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2009

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Rae Price Rocamora

    Mrs. Rae Price Rocamora

    1935 - 2014

    Rae worked in FBC offices while at Hollywood campus. She was living in Tampa, FL, and is survived by her children Rocky Rocamora (Lisa) and Irene Brasington (Bob).

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Barbara Roche

    Barbara Roche

    2018 - 2018
    Grove Church

    Barbara Roche age 79 of Young Harris, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday April 14, 2018 in her own apartment home following an extended illness. Barbara was born in Miami, FL July 20, 1938, the daughter of John Roy Roche and Alice Andersen Roche. She is survived by her niece Tina Jelly. Barbara loved the Lord Jesus and dedicated her life to teaching young children in private Christian schools and personal tutoring for many years. She enjoyed the mountains and the love of many friends. Her loving caring spirit has marked the lives of all who crossed her path.

    Barbara believed, lived and exemplified her favorite Bible verses: Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him. Having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. Colossians 2: 6, 7

    Mountain View Funeral Home has been engaged for services, but Barbara did not wish to have a formal funeral. Details on a celebratory memorial service will be forthcoming. Consistent with her wishes, any gifts or condolences should be made in memory of Barbara to your local ministry, honoring her commitment to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Barbara will be dearly & deeply missed until we see her again in Heaven.

    Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Sarah L. Rodriguez

    Mrs. Sarah L. Rodriguez

    1924 - 2015

    December 20, 2015 · Our sweet, beautiful Mother (Janis Lee Colon, Lou Max Rodriguez and Vivian Edwards).was taken home into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus early this morning. We will truly miss her very much, but so joyful that she is in heaven with her family, who have gone before and free from her suffering. She had been afflicted with Alzheimer's for 10 years. We will have a service on Wed, Dec 23rd, at 11 am at the Caballero Rivero Funeral Home in Little Havana (next to Woodlawn Cemetery), 3344 SW 8th Street, Miami. Sarah attended classes at the Hollywood Campus.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Gary L Rodriguez

    Gary L Rodriguez

    1951 - 2016

    Gary L. Rodriguez, 65, of Warsaw, IN passed away at 5:10 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Life Care Center in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on March 11, 1951 in Tampa, FL to Enrique & Mae Louis (Head) Rodriguez. He graduated in 1969 from Plant High School in Tampa, FL, Florida Bible College in Hollywood, FL, and attended Grace Seminary in Winona Lake, IN. He was married on August 11, 1972 in Hollywood, FL to Gail M. Healy who survives and was the former owner / operator of Lindsay Water Services in North Webster from 1984 – 2004. He grew up in Florida and lived in New Jersey before moving to the North Webster area in 1975. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Oswego and formerly attended the Warsaw Bible Church. He is survived by: Wife – Gail Rodriguez of Warsaw Daughter – Lindsay (Chris) North of Syracuse Son – Luke Rodriguez of Warsaw 5 Grandchildren – Ashlee, Haydin, Hudson, Addison, and Morgan Brother – Rick (Eileen) Rodriguez of Downingtown, PA He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter – April Rodriguez. Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd. 15, Warsaw, IN. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, IN. Memorial services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home. Private family burial will take place in the Mock Addition of the North Webster Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be given to Wawasee Camp of Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 101, Syracuse, IN 46567. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Thomas Edward Rogers

    Thomas Edward Rogers

    1950 - 2017
    Grove Church

    Thomas Edward Rogers was born on March 22, 1950 at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, GA. He was raised in the Atlanta area his whole life. During his teen years, he and his mother attended Forest Park Presbyterian Church, where he accepted Jesus as his Saviour. He graduated from Forest Park Senior High and continued his education at Florida Bible College whose campus was at that time located in Miami, FL. He was at FBC for 2 years but had to return to Atlanta. Upon returning home, he worked at many jobs. His present employment was with Johnson & Bryan Insurance Company which recently became USI Insurance and was employed with them more than 10 years. Tommy and Melanie met in 1973 and were married on June 17, 1978, at Valley Brook Baptist Church in Decatur, GA. Tommy always loved a good joke. He was a people person and loved to serve others. He and Melanie are huge NASCAR fans, watching every race during the season. Tommy died February 28, 2017 in Marietta, GA. Tommy is survived by his wife, Melanie, nephew Jimmy and several cousins. He was preceeded in death by his parents Holbert and Jane Rogers and brother Bobby. He is buried at Crest Lawn Memorial Park in Atlanta

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Cheryl Albury Rohrer

    Cheryl Albury Rohrer

    1954 - 2016

    She was born Sept 18, 1954 in Spanish Wells, Bahamas, and she passed on June 21, 2016. Cheryl had two children, Callie and Aaron and four grandchildren Cheryl attended FBC for one year, 1973-74. This poem was found in her wallet after she had passed: I am not gone

    I remain here beside you, just in a different form. Look for me in your heart

    And there you will find me in a love which forever lives on.

    In those moments you feel alone,

    Look for me in your thoughts

    And there you will find me

    In sweet memories that burn strong.

    Every time a tear forms in your eyes,

    Look up to the Heavens and there you will see me

    Smiling down from God's glorious skies.

    I am not gone

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Deborah Dean Sebastian Rowland

    Deborah Dean Sebastian Rowland

    1951 - 1992

    Debbie Sebastian Rowland came to FBC from the Pompano Youth Ranch. She was married to Larry Rowland also from FBC.

    Debbie attended FBC in Grove and then Hollywood from 1970 to 1974.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus J. Edgar Lawrence

    J. Edgar Lawrence "Larry" Rowland

    1950 - 2012
    Friend of FBC

    J EDGAR "LARRY" LAWRENCE ROWLAND, 61 of Sanford died peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Thursday, February 9, 2012. Larry, a native Floridian, was born in Gainesville, FL on August 3, 1950. Raised in Pompano Beach, FL he became an avid surfer and loved the water. During college he was a youth pastor sharing the love of Jesus Christ for all to know Him as deeply as he did. After graduating Florida Bible College in 1974 he started a career with Winn Dixie as a manager in Raleigh, NC and then in Fort Pierce, FL. In 1986 Larry moved to Central Florida and started his career in sales. In 1989 he joined the Tom James Company selling custom clothing and excelled so quickly that he achieved the President's Club Award within three years. Larry was an inspiring man to his family, friends and clients who were like family to him. He took great pride in helping others look good and feel great in their new attire. Larry was diagnosed with multiple brain tumors on January 4, 2012. Even with this news, he never stopped trusting in Jesus or sharing the gospel with those around him often saying, "The good news is I get to see Jesus, the bad news is I get to see him before you do". He loved the Lord and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and was extremely saddened that he had to leave his family behind. Larry is survived by his loving wife, Mary; six children, Christy Peters, Deborah Calhoon, Joy Mentz, Blake Kelly, Lauren Kelly and Danielle Fredericks and six grandchildren, Emma, Adin, Ian, Taylor, Lexi and Mackenzie. A Life Celebration will be held 10:30 AM, Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Northland Church, (where he was a member for 20 years) at 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood. To share a memory with the family visit www.BaldwinCremation.com

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Karen Georgia Sand Alt

    Karen Georgia Sand Alt

    1948 - 2004
    Grove Church

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mary Sanders

    Mary Sanders

    Never Attended FBC

    Mary loved FBC and its students and worked faithfully wherever she saw a place to serve. She passed on to Glory not long after the FBCAA reunion in 2012 in Philadelphia. Several alumni visited her while at the reunion.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Audrey Annette Sattem

    Audrey Annette Sattem

    1949 - 2003

    Beloved wife and Mother Audrey Annette Sattem BIRTH 22 Feb 1949 DEATH 25 Feb 2003 (aged 54) BURIAL Green Turtle Cay Cemetery Central Abaco, Bahamas

    Obituary from the Abaconian, 15 April 2003: Mrs. Audrey Sattem died on February 25 after a battle with cancer. Funeral services were held on March 1 at the Gospel Chapel. Mrs. Sattem is survived by her husband Paul, daughter Jennifer Sawyer, son Joshua, sonin-law Michael Sawyer, sisters Betty Lobosky and Gaylene Gonzalez and brother David Sands. Mrs. Sattems mother, Joyce passed away in Nassau on the weekend of Mrs. Sattems funeral! Our community will miss Mrs. Audrey. She was a very friendly person and active in the Awana Club.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Charles H Scheidt

    Charles H Scheidt

    1953 - 1987

    Chuck Scheidt married Renee Coates also from FBC. He attended FBC from 1975-1978 at the Hollywood Campus.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Nancy F. Minnich Schiavo

    Nancy F. Minnich Schiavo

    1952 - 2009

    Nancy attended FBC 1970-1972 NANCY F. (nee Minnich) SCHIAVO, on Sept. 8, 2009. Beloved wife of William. Devoted daughter of John and Nancy (nee Peters) Minnich. Dear sister of Edward (Lynette), Elizabeth, David and the late William. Aunt of Shannon, Donald and Danae. Services and Interment were private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Vitas Hospice, 1900 So. Broad St., Phila. PA 19145. TERRANOVA FUNERAL HOME www.terranovafuneralhome.com Published on Philly.com from Sept. 13 to Sept. 14, 2009

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rebecca Jane Schopp

    Rebecca Jane Schopp

    1949 - 1999

    Graduated from FBC 1972

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Robert Thomas Schuster, Jr.

    Robert Thomas Schuster, Jr.

    1955 - 2004

    "Bob" attended FBC from 1974-1978. Beloved son and brother Robert T. Schuster, Jr., 48, died Saturday, March 27, 2004 in Melbourne. Born in Miami, FL, Robert came to Brevard County in 1999 from Hollywood, FL. He was a Professor at Florida Tech, and a member of Eau Gallie First Baptist Church. Robert lived his passions for aviation as a professor at Florida Tech and as a flight Instructor. He is loved and will be missed by family and many friends. He was the son of the late Robert T. Schuster. Robert is survived by his mother and step-father, Dawn and Augustine Giarratano; sisters, Debbie (Chuck) Jennings, Linda (Bill) Comber, and Colleen Schuster; seven nephews; two nieces; and many friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Eau Gallie First Baptist Church. Calling hours will be held one hour prior, also at the church. Anyone planning expressions of sympathy is asked to consider Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road, West Melbourne, FL 32904, or the American Cancer Society, 4356 B, Fortune Place, West Melbourne, 32904. Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne is serving the family, 321-723-2345, www.brownliemaxwell.com South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - Tuesday, March 30, 2004

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Valda F. (Parrish) Scott

    Valda F. (Parrish) Scott

    1921 - 2008
    Friend of FBC

    Valda F. (Parrish) Scott, 87, passed into her Savior's arms on Dec. 10,
    2008. A celebration of her life was held at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA. A family graveside service took place the following Saturday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Winter Haven, FL.

    Born in Bartow, Florida, Feb. 4, 1921, her life was lived in dedication
    to the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ...that He died for our sins and that by simple faith in His death, burial and resurrection, each person can KNOW they have eternal life. (John 3:16, I John 5:13).

    The last 25 years of her career were spent as Dean of Women and then
    Comptroller of Florida Bible College. Her faithfulness to and trust in the
    Lord were lived out in her quiet service to others.

    She was thankful for the loving man the Lord sent her late in life. She
    was married to Spencer Scott in 1997 and they spent several years traveling together around the world.

    Preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Barbee and her daughter-
    in-law, Mindy Parrish, she is survived by her husband Spencer C. Scott,
    Roswell, GA; a son, John Parrish, Milton GA; a brother, Olis Ryals and
    sister Alice Button, Central FL; four grandchildren, Joy Wurdemann,
    Greenleaf, ID; Kevin Parrish, Manama, Bahrain; Rick Haley, Austin, TX;
    Shana Parrish, Nashville, TN; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

    The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to New
    Tribes Mission, 1000 East First Street, Sanford FL 32771 and designated for Moi Tribe Video Project.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Elaine E Scott Palmquist

    Elaine E Scott Palmquist


    Elaine Palmquist, wife of Herc Palmquist, passed on to Glory on 21 March 2020 in Texas.

    Elaine was from the Pompano Youth Ranch.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dr. James A Scudder

    Dr. James A Scudder

    1946 - 2020
    Grove Church

    Dr. James A. "Jim" Scudder, Home to Glory

    Jim came to FBC in the school year 1968-69 at the Grove Campus.


  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Milburn Raymond

    Milburn Raymond "Ray" Seaton

    1951 - 2017

    Milburn Ray Seaton, 66, of Covington, died on Dec. 26, 2017. He was born in Alachula, Florida, Sept. 26, 1951 to Boyd and Leota Seaton.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother David Wayne Seaton. He is survived by his wife Rebecca; sons, Steven, Jason and Bradley; his daughters, Stacy and Bonnie; and his brother, Dale Seaton. He also had 14 grandchildren.

    The memorial service was held Jan. 6 at Community Bible Church, in Stockbridge, officiated by Pastor Chad Caldwell, of Journey Church in Oxford and Butch Entrekin of Community Bible Church.

    Ray was a businessman and an ordained minister. His passion was to teach the word of God and to care for people.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to I AM FOR KIDS, nonprofit mentoring program. Make checks payable to Theresa Beck, treasurer, 43 South Bradley Road, Leoma, Tennessee, 38468, or visit the website steveseaton.com or iamforkidsmentoring.org.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Terry Jones Self

    Terry Jones Self

    - 2018

    Terry attended FBC in Hollywood, 1976-78.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dr. Michael Anthony Sharp

    Dr. Michael Anthony Sharp

    1960 - 2021

    Dr. Michael Anthony Sharp, age 61, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Stephens County Hospital.

    Born February 10, 1960 in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Brad Bonner and Sharon Sharp. He is preceded into Heaven by his father Patrick Sharp.

    He was a member of The Pointe Church. Dr. Sharp was an avid writer of Christian Fiction, and dedicated to sharing the love and good news of Jesus Christ.

    Family members include his mother, Sharon Sharp of Toccoa, GA; his sons, Patrick and Alex Sharp of Madison, WI; brother, Ian Sharp of Toccoa, GA; sister Deborah Chica of Woodstock, Ga; beloved grandchildren, Orion and Bastion Sharp.

    A Memorial Service will be held at The Pointe Church on Friday October 22, 2021 at 10 AM with Rev. Chad Smith officiating.

    Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers and sign the online guestbook at www.whitlockmortuary.net

    Michael was at the Hollywood Campus for 1979-80.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Kenneth Mitchell

    Kenneth Mitchell "Jingles" Shelton

    1947 - 2001

    Kenneth Mitchell "Jingles" Shelton, born Downey, CA, age 53 at death on May 30, 2001, due to brain injury. Survived by wife, Carol, and 2 daughters, Julie and Summer. Wonderful husband, friend and father. Sgt. in Air Force Vietnam. Graduated Florida Bible College 1976, ordained to the ministry, preached during pastor vacations, performed weddings and funerals. Always such a compassionate encourager. Worked in the Electronics Dept/Recording Studio at FBC; worked the sound/media booth for most FBC events. Full-time job field engineer/technician computer industry. Loved athletics, including basketball, skiing, surfing, and fishing, (often acting as guide for visitors to FBC).

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Cheryl Ann Thomas Shipley

    Cheryl Ann Thomas Shipley

    1951 - 2017

    Cheryl Ann Shipley passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, after a year and half battle with cancer. She was born Cheryl Ann Thomas, Aug. 17, 1951, in Philadelphia to parents, Peter and Maryanna (Huston) Thomas, and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Levittown, Class of 1969. She came to faith in Jesus at age 23, and attended Florida Bible College in Hollywood, Fla. Cheryl later received her B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind. and an M.S. degree in Education from Cairn University in Langhorne, with a particular emphasis in the instruction of 'third-culture kids'. After marriage to husband Greg, the family spent over two decades in foreign missionary service while living in England and Bulgaria, working in those two countries as well as commuting to Romania and Moldova for evangelism and teaching. Cheryl used her training skills and teaching gifts in the public school systems of the U.S. and Great Britain, as well as private schools in those countries and in Bulgaria. While resident in the UK, Cheryl also earned the Certificate in TOESL from Trinity College, London, and was active in teaching English to Afghan and Bosnian refugees in the city of Coventry, as well as Russian immigrants residing in northeast Philadelphia. Cheryl was an active part of any church assembly wherever the family lived, and taught women's Bible studies at her home church (Crossing Community Church of Newtown) until her final year of earthly life. She is survived by Greg, her husband of 39 years; sons, Brian Shipley of Newtown and Matthew Shipley of Palm Beach, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Charis and Joel Landis of Philadelphia; and granddaughter, Aurora. Memorial service will be held at Crossing Community Church, 80 Lower Silver Lake Rd., Newtown, PA 18940, on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3 p.m.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus David K. Shipley

    David K. Shipley

    - 2021
    Grove Church

    David K Shipley passed on to Glory with His Savior Jesus on 14 February 2021. He will be greatly missed especially by his beloved wife, Nomi Bird Shipley.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Thoppil Mathew Simon

    Thoppil Mathew Simon

    1936 - 2009
    Grove Church

    Pastor Thoppil Mathew Simon
    November 12, 1936 - January 24, 2009

    Pastor T.M. Simon went home to meet his Savior Jesus Christ to receive his eternal reward on January 24, 2009 at 7:55 A.M. Pastor T.M. Simon was born at Ranny, Pathanamthitta District of Kerala on November 12, 1936 to Late Rev & Mrs. T.K. Mathew (popularly known as Karamelil Mathaichan), one of the seven founders of the Indian Pentecostal Church of God.

    Pastor T.M. Simon came to the city of Bombay in the year 1955, where he fellowshipped with the IPC Chembur Church. In 1956 he had the infilling experience of the Holy Spirit. He was baptized in water on April 7 1957, by Late Pastor P.M. Philip.

    Pastor T.M. Simon started his career in 1958 as Personal Secretary to the Rear Admiral at the Naval Flag office Ministry of Defence, Government of India in Bombay.

    Obeying the higher calling to serve Jesus Christ in 1964, Pastor Simon resigned his Government Job to serve Jesus Christ in the Northern Parts of India. He studied under the tutelage of Late Pastor Kurien Thomas at Central India Bible College, Itarsi, MP. After the completion of Bible College Training, in 1967 Pastor Simon went on to establish churches in Ratlam, Betul, Shahpur, Hosangabad , Sarani Goda Dongri and Ahmedabad. At Ratlam Railway Station, he stayed under the open skies surviving on just water seeking and praying: God Where do I go from here? On the seventh day, God spoke to him to share the message of Jesus Christ to the tribal brothers and sisters in the Central India living in the mountainous regions. While serving there, he met face to face with a mountain lion and bear, but, God miraculously protected him. He went through hard times, hunger, pain, and persecutions. Inspite of all the adversities he continued undauntedly serving God and serving people.

    On a furlough to his home state of Kerala, God beautifully arranged his marriage with Ms. Kunjamma David, (daughter of Late Mr. & Mrs. K.P. Devassey), who had a call to serve God in the Northern Parts of India. They got married on February 22, 1968 and moved to Gujarat to serve Lord Jesus Christ. They were blessed with a baby girl Hannah on January 7, 1969 who went home to be with the Lord in the same year July 1969.

    From Ahmedabad, he moved to United States of America in 1970 where he completed his Theological Education at Florida Bible College and Tennessee Temple Seminary and University under the feet of great men of God Dr Mark Cambron and Dr. Lee Roberson. He came back to India in 1974 to continue the entrusted work of Serving Jesus Christ and the People of India. Despite offers of pastoring a large pastorate and teaching positions in the United States, he chose to serve Jesus Christ in India making New Delhi his home.

    In Delhi the earlier years were spent ministering at the Pentecostal Church of God, Green Park from 1974 -1983 along with Pastor M.K. Chacko. In 1983 he founded New Testament Church Mission and continued to be the Senior Pastor and President of the organization until his death. He loved the church members of New Testament Church Mission, would always be there for them, cried with them, laughed with them and admonished if they would go wrong, speaking the truth in love.

    Pastor Simon was passionate in teaching the Word of God to all those who loved to learn; he was always referred as a Well Trusted Authority of Bible and Theology. A Great Theologian, he founded three Bible Colleges and taught more than ten thousand Students of the Bible. He was often reckoned as the Pastor of Pastors and Teacher of Teachers.

    Pastor Simon was an approachable encouraging servant of God. He helped everybody and anybody in need. He was generous and gave with a cheerful heart. He was man of great principles following Christ centered leadership of serving others first, man of Great Faith, never wavering from the course of His High Calling, and never compromising on God's Word.

    Pastor Simon loved India and the people of India. He was a very patriotic man devoted to his country India. Being born when India was not free, he was excited to see the freedom of India. He used to love the Armed Forces and respected the service of men who protected the land of India. Taking the children to watch the Armed Forces retreat from the Republic Day celebrations was one of his pastimes. He played badminton and carom board with his children. He prayed for India and the people of India. He fought for justice where tyranny was rampant. He used to express his thoughts and opinions in various newspapers expressing his concern over rampant problems. He loved the City of Delhi dearly and always said to his friends and families that Delhi will be the final resting place of his mortal remains. He loved humor and always had a witty thought. He always used his presence of mind to handle adverse situations effectively. He was tactful in solving conflicts and establishing peace. He loved Hindi, English, Urdu and Malayalam literature. His oratorical skills and command on all these languages had always a great impact and transformation on the listeners.

    The purpose of Pastor Simon's life was to share with everyone about Lord Jesus Christ who has promised eternal life for all those who believe on Him. "For GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus Christ that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have eternal life."

    He is survived by his dear wife of 41 Years Mrs. Kunjamma Simon; three sons: Pastor Mathew Simon, David Simon, and Abraham Simon; daughters-in-law: Shyni, Kimberly, and Daisy; grand children: Priscilla, Jonathan, Elijah, Hannah and Joshua.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Jack Charles Smith

    Jack Charles Smith

    1951 - 2020

    Jack Charles Smith was born January 18, 1951 to Jack and Betty Smith of Portage, MI. On October 28, 1972 he married Gretchen Klauss. Jack was employed by The Upjohn Company/Pfizer for 32 years as a journeyman pipefitter. After retirement he worked at Vicksburg Hardware as the Stihl mechanic. Jack passed away on October 26, 2020 after an 8-month battle with cancer. He was brave, never complained or asked why. He knew where he was going as a believer in Jesus Christ. He looked forward to Heaven. Indeed, his faith has been his source of strength and courage. Jack was an avid sportsman looking forward to hunting season each fall. He loved being in the woods and enjoying all of God's creation. He took much pleasure in retelling his hunting escapades. He also enjoyed fishing and time spent with his hunting and fishing buddies. He had many interests and filled his life with action. His was a life well-lived. He was admired by many and passed on his knowledge to all who showed interest. He was kind, fun and intense! His biggest delight was his family. Jack and Gretchen were married 48 years and were devoted to each other. He was so proud of daughters Regan (Pete) and Lauren (Jesse) and delighted in his grandchildren: Claire (12), Willem (9), Charlie (7), and Alora (9 months) and step grandchildren Tucker and Annabelle. His greatest heartache was that he would not be here for them as they grow up. He was called the funny grandpa. He relished this role above all others. He is also survived by his sister Diane. Jack will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Our hearts are broken. Thank you for your inner strength and courage as you faced the hardest days of your life. Your strength gave us strength and your love will see us through. You will be in our hearts always. Due to Covid19, there will be no services at this time. A Celebration of Li

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Donald Raymond Smith

    Donald Raymond Smith

    - 2021
    Grove Church

    Donald Raymond Smith, age 74 of Nashville went to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian Jr. and Vera Brookshire Smith. He is survived by his former wife and best friend of 45 years, Jennifer Smith; daughter, Sasha (Joe) Southards; sons, Scott ( Jamie) Smith, Aaron (Della) Smith, and Lance (Aimee) Brown; grandchildren, Shelby Brown, Bailey Neal, Kelsey Brown, Cooper Brown, Lonnie Southards, Layla Southards, Zach Smith, and Cameron Smith; great-grandchild; Naomi Neal.

    A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 26th at 2 pm from the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home at Hendersonville with Pastor Nick Person officiating. The family will welcome friends during a visitation from 12 pm until time of service.

    Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Hendersonville, 108 Monthaven Blvd., Hendersonville, TN 37075, 615-265-8535, obit line, 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Ada S. Soubirou

    Mrs. Ada S. Soubirou

    1908 - 1996
    Grove Church

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Tamara Laree

    Tamara Laree "Tami" Fickle Sparks

    1960 - 2004

    QUINCY -- Tami Laree (Fickle) Sparks, 44, of Quincy, went to be with her Savior on Monday, Dec. 6, 2004. She was born on Nov. 5, 1960, in Coldwater, to Loran and Arlene (Arnold) Fickle, and graduated from Quincy High School in 1978. She furthered her education at Grand Valley State University, and Kissimmee, Fla. Bible College, where she graduated in 1984. Her career included working at the Sunset Cove Gift Shop, Marketing Director at the Quality Inn, in Coldwater, Community Health Center Mental Health Clinic, and Paraprofessional services at the Branch Area Career Center. Tami attended the Pine Ridge Church, where she was active in Bible study classes. She was also active in community affairs as a volunteer at the Quincy Community Schools, member of the Quincy School Board, Junior Achievement teacher, and Quincy Golf League Mom. She actively participated in the Tip-Up Festival (reigning as Tip-Up Queen and Miss Congeniality one year), and she belonged to Beta Sigma Phi. A very devoted and loving mother, daughter and sister, she is survived by her husband, Charles Sparks, whom she married on Sept. 12, 1987; one daughter, Laree Sparks, of Quincy; one son, Cayden Kent Sparks, of Quincy; two step-sons, Lenny and Jeremy Sparks; her parents, Loran and Arlene Fickle, of Quincy; one sister, Laney (Chris) Economou, of Quincy; one brother, Loran (Suzan) Fickle, of Quincy; her grandmother, Florence Tracy, of Coldwater; her grandfather, Max Rohrs, of Kissimmee, Fla.; and nieces and nephews who knew her as "Aunt Mimi." Tami's life was devoted to serving others, and she will be greatly missed by her family and many special friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, at 3 p.m., at the Quincy High School Gymnasium, with Pastor Rick Nohr officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, in Quincy. Visitation is scheduled Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., at the George White Funeral Home, in Quincy. Memorials to the education fund for the Sparks children (c/o National City Bank, Quincy) would be appreciated Burial: Lake View Cemetery, Quincy, Branch County, Michigan, USA Created by: Anonymous; Record added: Apr 12, 2011; Find A Grave Memorial# 68259688

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Shelley Speier Goode

    Shelley Speier Goode


    Shelley attended Kissimmee Campus in 1986-87 but she was a tiny tot when her parents arrived at FBC in Grove.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Kathryn Irene Stamatinos Geyer

    Kathryn Irene Stamatinos Geyer

    - 2008

    Kathryn Irene Stamatinos Geyer, 55, of Athens, went to be with her beloved Jesus Tuesday, December 23, 2008 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A native of Dade County, Fla., Mrs. Geyer was the daughter of Constaninos and Mary Manos Stamatinos of Naples, Fla., and was a member of Prince Ave. Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Geyer is survived by her husband, Mike Geyer of Athens; son, Alex Geyer of Athens; brother and sisters-in-law, Steve and Debbie Stamatinos of Perry, Fla., and Tom and Lucy Stamatinos of Naples, Fla.; sister, Beth Blanton of Athens. Also surviving are much loved nephews, Curtis and David Blanton of Athens; Costantinos Stamatinos of Apilacicola, Fla.; Gustin Stamatinos of Kingston N.Y.; and dearly loved nieces, Katy Blanton of Charleston, S.C. and Elisabeth Wright and Ellie Geyer of Seattle, Wash. As a teacher, wife, mother, and friend, Kathy's life was one of love and graciousness. Her constant smile, even in difficulty, warmed hearts. Kathy cared about people and never compromised her beliefs even as she ministered to all who crossed her path. A graveside service was held 3PM, Wednesday, December 24th at Oconee Hill Cemetery with Rev. Bill Ricketts officiating. A memorial service celebrating Kathy's life will be held 1PM, Saturday, January 3rd at The Morton Theatre on the corner of Washington Street and Hull Street in downtown Athens. Everyone is welcome. Bernstein Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com Published in Athens Banner-Herald from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30, 2008

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Austin Ray Stanford

    Austin Ray Stanford

    1916 - 2012
    Grove Church

    Austin Ray Stanford passed away May 21, 2012 with his wife of 37 years by his side. He had a wonderful life for 95 years.

    Ray was born in Winter Haven, FL to Evelyn Knox and Austin Stanford. He is survived by his wife Susan Morris Stanford; a son Austin Lee Stanford of Atlanta, GA; two daughters Jayne Morillo of Pharr, TX and Patti Shaffer of Celebration, FL; several grand and great grandchildren.

    Ray was an avid athlete. He raced motorcycles in Daytona Beach when they were still racing on the beach. He enjoyed swimming, sailing, and tennis where he won medals at the senior olympics. He could also barefoot waterski. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army Air Force where he became a 1st Lieutenant and piloted a B24 bomber that flew several missions in Europe. He was even shot down and was able to crash land in France, saving his entire crew earning him the Distinguished Flying Cross and several other air medals.

    After the war, Ray worked for the National Cash Register Company and was in charge of the entire downtown area of Miami, FL. He then became an ordained minister and received his doctorate.

    Ray was the founder and president of the Christian Youth Ranch, as well as Grove Community Church, Florida Bible Church and Florida Bible College.

    Dr. Stanford has traveled the globe preaching the gospel as well as helping to start Bible Colleges in India and Egypt. He even debated the famous athiest Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Kathryn May

    Kathryn May "Sue" Smithers Stanford

    1919 - 2002
    Grove Church

    Beloved teacher, dean, friend!

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Theodore L. Stanislaw

    Theodore L. Stanislaw

    1923 - 2011

    Theodore Stanislaw attended FBC in 1973-74. Theodore Stanislaw passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at home. He was 87. He resided in North Wales and was formerly of Philadelphia. Ted was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Eagle); and loving father of Lona Stecher (Ted), Patty Nonemacher (attended FBC) (Gary), and Cheri Schnittjer (Gary). He also is survived by eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and his brother, Rueben Stanislaw (Mary). Ted was preceded in death by his son, Teddy. (Theodore B. Stanislaw who also attended FBC) He was an honorably discharged veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy, during World War II. He was a bricklayer by trade, and had worked for many companies, most notably, the Kelly Brick Company. Relatives and friends are invited to gather after 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at the Calvary Church, 820 Route 113, Souderton, where a celebration of his life will begin at 11 a.m. There will be a luncheon at the church, following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in his name be sent to the North Penn Visiting Nurses Association Hospice Program, c/o Lansdale Hospital, 100 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale, PA 19446. Kirk & Nice Suburban Chapel, Feasterville www.kirkandnicesuburban.com

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Michaelene Jessica Steranka Scannavino

    Michaelene Jessica Steranka Scannavino

    1953 - 2009
    Friend of FBC

    Michaelene Jessica Scannavino was born in Miami Beach, Florida to Michael and Marcella L. Steranka. She was raised in Tampa, Florida, attended school at the Sacred Heart Academy, and graduated the class of 1971 with honors from Tampa Catholic School. She continued her education at Florida Bible College, in Hollywood, Florida. She graduated the class of 1975 with a Bachelor's Degree, majoring in Biblical Education. She was a missionary to the Seminole Indian Reservation, and she lead a children's Bible club giving less fortunate children the chance to learn about God. Michaelene married Dominick Scannavino and continued her life's journey rapidly accomplishing a multitude of achievements. From 1977 to 1978 as a U.S. Customs Inspector for the United States Treasury, Port Everglades, Florida, 1978 to 1979 as the Administrative Assistant to Admiral Frank C. Collins, Jr., Chief, United States Navy, U.S. Dept. of Defense, Tehran, Iran, 1979 to 1981 she was the Executive Secretary to Brigadier General John P. Russel and Brigadier General Robert E. Buhrow, Deputy Directors of Operations, Joint Deployment Agency, U.S. Readiness Command, U.S. Dept. of Defense, MacDill AFB, Florida, 1981 to 1983 she was Executive Secretary to Chief, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Dept. of Interior, Tampa, Florida. Also in 1981 in Tampa, Florida Michaelene gave birth to her daughter Jessica Domenique Scannavino. and went back to school to pursue her creative side and graduated from Tampa Technical Institute with a degree in Commercial Art / Graphic. She obtained her Real Estate license and assisted Dominick Scannavino to open his company, Management and Associates, and continued working as the Office Manager for many years. Michaelene now has a new job, she is an Angel in Heaven, taking care of all of us, just as just she has always wanted to do.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Corabel M Stirman

    Corabel M Stirman

    - 2010
    Never Attended FBC

    STIRMAN, CORABEL MINTZ "MAMMAW" Her labors completed, Mammaw passed into the arms of her Savior and Lord at 5 a.m. on May 16, 2010. She was the sixth of eight children (seven girls and one boy) of Ella and U.S. Mintz. Mammaw is survived by her brother-in-law Alton LeRay of Wilmington, N.C.; two sons, Rollin and Charles; one daughter, Corabel; two daughters-in-Law, Kandi and Marie; 15 Grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and very active in her daily walk with him. She taught Sunday School and women's bible studies in her church and home for many years. She regularly prayed for several missionaries and for each of her children that they would have the same growing personal relationship with Jesus she has. Mammaw was preceded to Heaven by her husband, Rollin; daughter in law, Bonnie; and grandson Charlie Jr. A Memorial Service will be conducted by Professor James Keesling at the Baldwin Chapel, 501 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, Oviedo, 32765 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2010. A one hour period, from 6 to 7 p.m. has been set aside for the family. Following the service she will be transported to Wilmington NC and interred next to her husband Rollin. A Graveside Service will be held at the Horne Family Cemetery Antoinette Drive, Wilmington, NC on Sunday, May 30 at 2 p.m., officiated by Rollin H. Stirman. Mammaw lived multiple places in her almost 97 years here, from Wilmington, NC to San Diego, CA, from Philadelphia, PA to North Miami, FL. The last 10 years she has lived at Westminster Care Nursing Home in Orlando, FL. Corabel worked for many years managing the Naval Exchange at Willow Grove NAS, PA; the bookstore for Dade County Jr College in North Miami; and Florida Bible College in Hollywood and Kissimmee Florida. She will be sorely missed. Please view and sign the guest book at www.baldwinfairchild.com Published in the Orlando Sentinel on May 27, 2010

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Timothy Lee

    Timothy Lee "Tim" Strauchman

    1949 - 2006

    Timothy Lee Strauchman, age 56, of Stockbridge, Georgia died May 12, 2006. Mr. Strauchman was born August 6, 1949 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the son of Albert and Dorothea Strauchman. He attended Forest Park High School and Florida Bible College (1969-72) and was involved in Christian youth work, church ministries and coaching youth since 1972. He loved people and loved to share the gospel message of hope. He was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his mother; wife, Marguerite; children, Stephanie, Luke, Amanda, Mark and Chastain; sons-in-law, Jimmy Babb and Jason Williams; grandchildren, Garrett and MacKenzy Babb, and Jordyn and Sara Williams; siblings, Jimmy, Judy, and David; sisters-in-law, Susan, and Betty; brother-in-law, Robert Cope, II; nephew, Robert Cope, III; and a wealth of friends. Services were held May 19 at Eagles Landing First Baptist Church. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Betty Ann Cooper Sullins

    Betty Ann Cooper Sullins

    1926 - 2020

    Betty Ann (Cooper) Sullins, 94, went home to be with the Lord December 28, 2020. She was born July 28, 1926 in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Earl W. and Jessie L. (Rogers) Cooper. Betty had one sister, Ellen, who was five years older than her, who died in 1996.

    Betty graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1944, while also dutifully employed at the Civil Service Commission. This was during the war in 1942 when Betty, being only 16, attended school from 8am-12pm and then reported at 2pm to work until 5pm in downtown Washington, DC. Many evenings and weekends she loved to work alongside her father in the family business of Cooper & Cooper Professional Stenographers. She worked in several positions at agencies of the federal government, including the Navy for the Journal of Medicine and for the FDA in the Food Division. Meanwhile she took additional work part-time with the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC Intl.). She took great pride in her final government job at GSA where in Payroll she made sure 26,000 employees got paid on time, before retiring after 27 years at the age of 55. Betty went on to be Operations Manager of the kitchen at Florida Bible College, then worked as a secretary at Columbia Bible College, putting her daughters through their college education. In essence she never stopped working as she found many ways to organize, assist and work until her death. She modeled to all a great work ethic with an enthusiastic attitude.

    In 1946 Betty married Van Buren Sullins, who died in 1972. She is survived by six children: James Jim Sullins, Donald Paul Sullins, David Sullins, Patricia Larson, Steve Sullins, and Laura Rajavuori, and 12 grandchildren.

    Betty had a passion for helping missionaries around the world. In 1991 she started Mission Nannys, an organization that focuses on sending people to help with missionary children's education and their domestic responsibilities to enable them to focus on the mission work. Over 26 years Mission Nannys sent 300 people and it is still in operation today. She was always very involved in her church throughout her lifetime, including running children's church programs and the church library that included sending 720 boxes of books overseas to help schools. She penned and published her own book, Mission Nannys (Christian Faith Publishing: June 2020. Available on Amazon.). She participated as a missionary herself by serving as a Team Leader for Teen Missions International on four different summer teams. Betty lived out JOY (Jesus, Others,Yourself) in that order. She loved to help others and organize projects, often with a pun and a laugh. Her children all knew her as a loving, dedicated and sacrificial mom. She loved spending time with family, especially making time to spend with her grandchildren. Betty has left an indelible imprint with all fortunate enough to have crossed her path. She will be greatly missed.

    Internment will be by private ceremony at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Charles Franklin

    Charles Franklin "Swifty" Swift

    1932 - 2009

    Swifty served FBC as a member of the Board of Directors in 1980. Charles "Swifty" Swift served briefly in the Navy before beginning a career in law enforcement. Swifty began as a patrolman in Dade County, Florida, served on the motorcycle drill team and eventually became a detective sergeant for the force. Swifty was then hired in 1965 as an investigator with Gulf Oil Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia. The Swift family moved overseas to London, England with Gulf in 1968, returning several years later to Reston, Virginia. The Swifts then moved to Houston before moving back to Atlanta when Swifty retired in the late 1980s. Charles is survived by his spouse, Arnette, his daughter and son-in-law, John and Tammie Foster of Wheaton, IL, and his son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Patty Swift of West Columbia, SC. His sister, Betty McMillen, and niece, Jeanne Pickle, both reside in Indiana. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Graham, Cameron and Emma Foster, and Amy, Katy and Nathan Swift. While Swifty was a corporate executive, he committed much of his time to helping spread God's word through serving several churches, camps and youth ministries. Gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the Food Pantry at Kittiwake Baptist Church in West Columbia, or to JAARS, a missionary support agency, in Waxhaw, NC. A visitation will be held from 7:00-8:30 Friday evening in the Alumni Center at Columbia International University; a memorial service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Kittiwake Baptist Church. State, The (Columbia, SC) - Wednesday, April 1, 2009

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs Lea Turner Swords

    Mrs Lea Turner Swords

    1932 - 2020

    Lettie Lea Turner Swords RN MSN 8/28/1932-1/10/2020

    Lea Swords passed from this world on to her heavenly reward peacefully of natural causes on January 10th after a brief hospitalization surrounded by her family. Lettie Lea as she was known by her family was born on August 28th 1932 in Woodbine Iowa. After graduating from Woodbine High School, Lea matriculated to the University of Iowa to attend Nursing School. It was there that she met and married the love of her life and husband of 56 years Dr. Collins Swords, Jr. who was a resident there at the time. After completion of Dr. Swords' medical studies, the Swords settled back in Miami. There they had 4 children, Collins, III (Sandy), Arthur, Alys and Susan. In the early 60's, Dr. and Mrs. Swords became heavily involved with the Grove Community Church and Florida Bible College in Coconut Grove near their home. Lea also returned to complete her Nursing Degree at the University of Miami at this time. Over the years, Collins and Lea would be students, teachers, and leaders at Florida Bible College and would run the student health clinics. Lea would go on to provide devoted care and counseling to numerous students and friends through the following years. When Florida Bible College moved to the Hollywood Beach Hotel in 1971, the Swords' family moved with it eventually buying a house in downtown Hollywood in 1973. In the mid-1970's, Dr. and Mrs. Swords and all four kids spent a summer donating medical services in Kenya at the Lighthouse for Christ. They traveled frequently throughout the country and the world. Many of these trips included special trips with each of their grandchildren. As Dr. Swords aged and his Ophthalmology practice began to wane, Lea returned to full-time nursing practice taking employment at Broward General Medical Center in the '80s. During this time she also studied for and completed her Masters' Degree at St. Thomas University. Always the consummate, caring and professional nurse, Lea worked mostly in the psychiatric units where she cared for and comforted her patients tirelessly. She became the head nurse of her unit and eventually retired in the late '80s. She continued to work per diem for the next few years. She also worked on several hospital advisory boards and community workshops in her remaining years. In short, her life was always dedicated to providing loving care to her family, friends, and patients. Lea is survived by her children Collins, III (Sandy), Arthur, and his wife, Monica, Alys, and Susan and her husband, John; and grandchildren Shannon, and her husband, Matt, Carly, and her husband, Shaun, Richard Jr. (RJ) and his wife, Melissa, and Crystal, and great-grandchildren; Tyler, Summer, Taylor, Trace and Riley. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations made in Mom's name to the Lighthouse for Christ, Mombasa, Kenya. http://lighthouseforchrist.org A memorial service is being held this Friday 1/17, 4:00 PM at Calvary Chapel, 2401 W. Cypress Creek Rd, Ft. Lauderdale. As long as she lives on in our hearts, she is never really gone. Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Published in the Miami Herald on Jan. 16, 2020

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Dr. Collins Ward Swords, Jr.

    Dr. Collins Ward Swords, Jr.

    1921 - 2006

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Demetrios James Tatakis

    Demetrios James Tatakis

    - 2018

    Jim attended at the Hollywood and Kissimmee campuses. He graduated I think in 82. He was a faithful member of the Bridge Church (formerly Florida Bible Church). He served faithfully in many ministries including the choir, Pathfinders, Awana, the elderly bus ministry, and was a vital part of Living Proofs Life Group. He loved his Greek heritage and loved attending Greek festivals. Jim will be missed. Opa.

    There was a memorial for FBC graduate, Jim Tatakis, February 9, 2018 at the Bridge Church (formuly Florida Bible Church). The service will be at 11:00 am. The address is 9300 Pembroke Rd. Miramar, Fl.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Clifford Taylor

    Clifford Taylor

    1933 - 2021
    Never Attended FBC

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mary Olive (Lund) Terhune

    Mary Olive (Lund) Terhune

    - 2018
    Grove Church

    Mary Olive Terhune Tallahassee - Mary Olive Terhune, age 79, was taken into God's open arms on February 26, 2018 after a long battle against cancer. She is preceded in death by her father Frank Lund, mother Dorothy Lund, and husband Donald Leroy Terhune. Mary was born in Miami, Florida on April 14, 1938 and was the only daughter to Frank and Dorothy. After graduation, Mary attended college at Tennessee Temple for one year and returned to Miami to attend college at the University of Miami. While there she met her love, Donald Terhune and both graduated with Music Education Degrees. Mary taught music and band at many private schools in Miami and finished her 45 year teaching career at Paul Bell Middle School in Miami. Her influence can still be heard from former students and peers. Mary is survived by her three sons, Robert (Brenda), Michael (Angela), and Patrick (Kylene) and her grandchildren, Danielle Cazares, Chloe and Todd Terhune, and Keegan Terhune as well as great grandchild Jackson Cazares. Mary will also be remembered by her extended family and large amount of dear friends. Mary will join Donald in internment at the Tallahassee National Cemetery in the future, and a planned celebration of life will be held soon at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Memorial donations in memory of Mary's amazing life can be made to the NAMM Foundation For Music Education, https://www.nammfoundation.com/, Operation One Voice, www.operationonevoice.org, or Covenant Hospice, https://choosecovenant.org. Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Mar. 4, 2018 In 1959, Mary Olive and Jane Barnard were the first organist and pianist at Grove Community Church for years and then, later she played with Esther Smith at Southwest Community Church in Miami.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Donna Jean Thompson

    Donna Jean Thompson

    1948 - 2015

    "On Jordan's stormy banks I stand and cast a wishful eye, To Canaan's fair and Happy Land where my possessions lie!" Although she left us too soon, Donna Jean Thompson RAN, on both legs, to Jesus on Saturday, April 4th. Born May 25, 1948, in Miami, Florida, Donna grew up in Miami, and throughout her life traveled to and lived in Pharr and Houston, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and finally settled in Austin, Texas in 2007. Her career as a Legal Secretary, serving in many prestigious law firms, spanned nearly 40 years. Donna was loved and respected by all who knew her. She could light up any room she walked in to with her huge laugh and beautiful bright blue eyes. This beauty that shone from her was mostly because of her walk with the Lord. She had an innate Godly perspective and was willing to share her always wise counsel. Donna was a gifted musician and sang with the richest alto voice! Heaven's choir is that much sweeter now. She is survived by her Sister, Wanita Thompson; Brother, David Thompson; Niece, Becky Frost and Great-Niece, Annalyssa Frost-Jimenez; Nephews, Daron Thompson and Daniel Morin; and her canine companions, Snickers and Tawny. Services will be held Saturday, April 11, 3 p.m. at Bannockburn Baptist Church, 7100 Brodie Ln, Austin, TX. The family has respectfully requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions would instead help defer final expenses. Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2015

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Ralph Thorpe

    Ralph Thorpe

    - 2020
    Never Attended FBC

    On Friday July 17th Ralph Thorpe, loving husband of 59 years Dottie, father of Jimmy, his wife Jacky who he always considered his second daughter, and his grandaughter Madison his little "girl". His daughter Debbie and her husband Efriam Garcia his other son and his grandsons Ashton and Avery "his boys".

    Ralph went to heaven to be with our Lord and Savior and with his family and friends. What a wonderful reunion it must have been. Ralph loves the Lord so much. His prayers were always so uplifting. I know that Ralph's one wish would be that everyone would come to know the Lord. He would always explain in a short prayer that all you have to do is believe that God sent his Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for our sins. All that you have to do is believe and ask Jesus into your heart and to forgive you of your sins. As John 3:16 states "For God so the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him shall have eternal life." His favorite verse was Ephesians 2:8-9 " For by grace are you saved thru faith, and that not of you yourselves it is the gift of God not of works lest any man should boast.

    We know that Ralph is in heaven and we can only imagine how wonderful it will be to be reunited with him one day.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Ernest L Tomforde

    Ernest L Tomforde

    - 2005
    Grove Church

    Tomforde, Ernest L., 68, of Boca Raton passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Hospice by the Sea Care Center. Mr. Tomforde was a resident of Boca Raton since 1968. He worked as a salesman for IBM and owned and operated his own brokerage firm. Ernest was a member of Spanish River Church. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Lena ; 3 daughters, Janice (David) Hagstrom, Victoria (Bruce) Greer, & Jennifer Tomforde; 4 grandchildren: Shea, Chad, Melena, & Logan; mother Alice Tomforde; and sister Sherry (Jim) Shimer. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 14 at Spanish River Church, 2400 Yamato Road, Boca Raton. The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice by the Sea Care Ctr. or Spanish River Church Missions. Babione Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 561-395-8787. Published in Sun-Sentinel on June 13, 2005

    Ernie was well remembered by early FBC alumni. He is listed in the 1963-64, 1964-65 and 1965-66 yearbooks as faculty/staff. He taught Greek.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mr. Terry Lynn Turner

    Mr. Terry Lynn Turner

    Never Attended FBC

    Terry Lynn Turner, was born in 1947, in St. Petersburg, FL, to William "Gene" and Helen Lucille Turner. Terry was the second son of seven children, married to Ester Liboria "Boly" Santiago for 36 years (passed away in 2005). He married Nona Lynn Ray in 2007. He is preceded in death by "Boly" Santiago; and his parents. He is survived by Nona Ray Turner, Tim Ray (stepson), Craig and Amy Barnes, NY, Juanita Barnes, NY, Miguel Santiago, IL, Marc Turner of St, Petersburg, FL, Dale Turner of Wasilla, AK, Clifton Turner of Anchorage, AK, Kathe Turner Schaeffer (Rev. Dave Schaeffer), Janet Turner Schaeffer (Rev. Bob Schaeffer), Tracy L. Turner Hatfield-Schmoor (Charlie Schmoor) and a host of nieces and nephews. Published in Daily-Chronicle.com on Nov. 18, 2014

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Kenneth Myron Van Brunt

    Kenneth Myron Van Brunt

    1952 - 2016

    Kenneth Myron Van Brunt

    Red Oak Kenneth (Ken) Myron Van Brunt, 63, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at his home after a long battle with stomach cancer.

    He leaves his wife of 41 years, Teresa (Hinds) Van Brunt; an older brother, Edmund Stanley Van Brunt III (Christine). Two daughters, Michele Kincaid and Jennifer Van Brunt; his son, Jonathan Van Brunt; three grandsons, Aaron, Anthony, and Andrew Kincaid; and many close friends.

    Ken was the youngest son of, Edmund Van Brunt Jr and Barbara (Hunt) who preceded him in death. He was born in Washington, DC.

    He joined the Air Force during the Vietnam conflict and was stationed in RAF Chicksands, England where he met and married Teresa (Terri) Hinds.

    After serving in the Air Force, Ken attended Florida Bible College in Hollywood, Florida. Thereafter, becoming a missionary to Montevideo, Uruguay and the surrounding countries for over 5 years. Upon his return to the United States, he continued to listen to Gods calling and enrolled in Denver Seminary. While living in Colorado, he pastored two local churches in the Denver area.

    In 2003, Ken was invited to join a mission trip to the Peruvian Amazon; this ignited his desire to serve and minister in the Amazon Region. Over the next 10 years he and Terri shared the gospel of Jesus Christ and mentored tribal leaders as missionaries with Amazon Focus.

    Ken enjoyed spending time outdoors, hiking, and mountain biking and trekking through the jungle. He was an avid Washington Redskins fan.

    In lieu of sending flowers, donations can be made to:

    ALTECO Amazon & Lowland Tribal Empowerment Coalition http://www.alteco.org

    Memorial Service for Kenneth M. Van Brunt Wednesday April 20th at 1:15 pm Cornerstone Bible Church 981 E. Parkerville Rd. Cedar Hill, Tx 75105

    Followed by the interment at 2:45 pm Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, TX 75211

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Sheila Jane Van Es

    Sheila Jane Van Es

    1944 - 2020
    Grove Church

    Sheila Jane Van Es, age 75, of West Palm Beach, Florida passed away on November 8, 2020. Sheila was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 15, 1944. She is survived by her son, Austin (Sara) Van Es; daughter, Danielle (Brian) Fuente; grandchildren, David Van Es, Josh Van Es, Mia Fuente and Zoe Fuente; sister, Jan Tuten. Sheila will also be lovingly remembered by her closest friends, Brenda (Mike) Wiggs, Louise (Andy) Mancini and Joy Millner as well as many other relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.

    Private cremation services are under the care of Tillman Funeral Home & Crematory, West Palm Beach, Florida.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Betty Louise Vaughters (Ballard) Jackson

    Mrs. Betty Louise Vaughters (Ballard) Jackson

    1943 - 2004
    Grove Church

    Betty attended FBC in Coconut Grove, FL, from 1962 to 1967 and was a student the first year FBC opened. Betty V. Jackson, 60, of Fairview Drive, Hunlock Creek, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, June 17, 2004, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, on Aug. 28, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Helen Stout Vaughters. She was a graduate of North Miami High School, class of 1961, North Miami, Fla., Florida Bible College and the Wilkes-Barre vo-tech practical nursing program. She attended the Cornerstone Bible Church, Berwick. She loved nursing and was most recently employed by Davis Manor, Mountain Top. She loved helping others, especially children. She served in the ministries of Christian education, AWANA, Child Evangelism Fellowship and Vacation Bible School. She was preceded in death by half-brother, Ora Wells Vaughters. Surviving are her husband, Ronald Frease Jackson; sons, Scott Ballard of Waymart; Shawn Ballard of Stillwater; daughter, Tammy Hopper of Berwick; stepdaughter, Jacqueline Yatsko of Orange; brother, John David of New Albany, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Charles L. Cease Funeral Home, 634 Reyburn Road, Shickshinny, with the Rev. James Winder of the Cornerstone Bible Church officiating. Interment will be in Sorbertown Cemetery, Hunlock Creek. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cornerstone Bible Church, P.O. Box 58, Summer Hill Road, Berwick, PA 18603; or Child Evangelism Fellowship, 59 Eley Street, Kingston, PA 18704. Times Leader, The (Wilkes Barre, PA) - Saturday, June 19, 2004

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Sherri Roland Von Hagel

    Sherri Roland Von Hagel

    - 2016

    Sherri Alice Von Hagel age 42 from Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Sunday January 17, 2016. She is survived by her husband Paul W. Von Hagel, her mother Alice H. Roland, siblings Elizabeth Cannon, Cynthia M. Warren, nieces and nephews Wesley Brinsfield, Crystal A. Cannon, Michael J. Warren, Michelle A. Warren and a great nephew and newest to the family Jack T. Wilson. As well as aunts and uncles, co-workers and friends. A very loving lady full of kindness with a beautiful voice and loved singing. She will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at Tabernacle International Church 270 Simonton Road SW. Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046 770-963-3135 on Sunday February 21,2016 @ 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus John Tillman Vrocher

    John Tillman Vrocher

    1951 - 2015

    John Tillman Vrocher passed away quietly at his home in Mobile on Friday, January 2, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He was a brilliant, kind man, and is survived by his devoted wife Diane Holmes Vrocher, step-daughter Anna Holmes, granddaughter Amaya Holmes, step-son Stewart Leslie, brother Clarence E. Vrocher, sisters Barbara Vrocher Lane and Melissa Vrocher Ensley, mother Florence Doan Vrocher Gomez, and a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Diamond Vrocher, Sr., his brother Diamond Vrocher, Jr. and step-father Francis F. Gomez. He loved nothing more than spending time at home with his family, playing with his granddaughter, reading a good book, or working around his old house. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed. Please join us as we honor John in a memorial service on January 17, 2015 at 11:00 am. First Christian Church @ 1419 Government Street Mobile, Alabama 36604. Memorial reception to follow at the Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Haven of Hope, 7631 Moffett Road, Mobile, Alabama 36618. Published in the Mobile Register and Baldwin County from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2015 John was at FBC from 1969 till he graduated in 1974.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rev. William H.

    Rev. William H. "Bill" Walker

    1913 - 1983

    The Rev. William H. Walker, 69, former dean of the Miami Bible College for four years, died Friday in Kissimmee, Fla. The Rev. Mr. Walker was born in Bryan, Tex., and ordained in Miami. He served for six years as a missionary in Guatemala and for 10 years as general secretary of the Central American Mission in Dallas. He edited a Spanish edition of the Scofield Reference Bible and had just completed another in Portuguese. He is survived by his wife, Irma; and four sons, William Jr., Stephen, Richard and Harold. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grissom Funeral Home. Miami Herald, The (FL) - Saturday, February 19, 1983

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Raymond P. Wallace

    Raymond P. Wallace

    1913 - 1975
    Grove Church

    Raymond P. Wallace, 61, a 31-year Miami resident, died Friday at North Shore Hospital. Mr. Wallace was born in Vermont, and came to Miami from connecticut in 1944. He was a bank auditor. A veteran of World War II, he was a graduate and staff member of the Florida Bible College. Mr. Wallace is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, two sons, David and Robert; a grandson; a brother, James; and a sister, Mrs. Velma Emslie. The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. tonight at the Van Orsdel Gratigny Road Chapel. Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Florida Bible Church.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Elizabeth

    Elizabeth "Betty" Wallace

    1921 - 2018
    Grove Church

    Elizabeth (Betty) Wallace passed away peacefully on March 12. Betty was born in Wyomissing, PA, May 6, 1921. She studied music at The Juilliard School, then at the University of Miami. She met her husband Ray, a US Navy sailor stationed in South Florida during World War II. Married in 1945, they remained after the war and lived in Southwest Miami. Betty worked in the library at Florida Bible College in Hollywood, FL, and Florida Bible Christian School and Church. Betty is survived by her sister Lorraine, of Albany, OR, sons David (Jane) Wallace of Weldon Spring, MO, Bob (Karen) Wallace of Libertyville, IL, 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A family memorial to honor Betty's life will be planned for later this year. To remember Betty in accordance with her wishes in lieu of flowers send donations to: Mt. St. Joseph Home 24955 N. US Hwy. 12 Lake Zurich, IL 60047

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Major Martin J Wasielewski, Sr

    Major Martin J Wasielewski, Sr

    1953 - 2018

    Major Martin James Wasielewski, Sr., Retired, USMC, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 8, 1953 and passed away in his home in Waynesboro, Virginia on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He was 64 years old.

    Martin graduated from William Tennent High School and later pursued his education through Florida Bible College, William Jennings Bryan College, the United States Marine Corps Institute, the United States Naval War College, and the United States Army Advanced Engineer School.

    Martin, affectionately known as Major, served our country through the United States Marine Corps for twenty-one years. He retired in 1998 with the rank of Major while stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico. His specialties included communication, marksmanship, and engineering. Medals and commendations include the National Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. In 1990 he was deployed to Saudi Arabia as part of Operation Desert Shield during the First Gulf War. Following retirement, he proudly wore a Marine Corps Veteran cap to represent his service.

    In addition to his love of the Corps, his country, and family, Martin also cared deeply for his pets. He affectionately named his property Stone Spring Farm where he raised Andalusian-Arabian horses, Labrador Retrievers, and several cats. His favorite sports team was the Philadelphia Eagles who he cheered to victory in Super Bowl 52 a few months before his death.

    Martin will be lovingly remembered by his two sons, Matthew and his wife Amanda, Martin Jr. and his wife Liana, by his seven grandchildren Eli, Andrew, Lydia, Erin, Grady, Elam, and Abram, and by his brothers and sisters Susan, Robert, Michael, James, Nancy, Stephen, Cathy, Deborah, and William. Martin will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

    Martin will be laid to rest on a future date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. His lifelong friend, Jim OBrien, Esquire will officiate the service that will include full Military Funeral Honors in appreciation for his service to our country. Friends and family interested in attending the service can receive updates by contacting his son Matthew by email at mattwaz@gcts.edu.

    Donations in honor of Martins military service can be made to Disabled American Veterans or Wounded Warrior Project. In appreciation for their assistance with rehoming Martins pets, donations can be made to the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center or Checkpoint One.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Kimberly Watt Pepitone

    Kimberly Watt Pepitone

    1951 - 2021
    Never Attended FBC

    Kimberly Linda Watt Johnson Pepitone age 70 of Waterloo South Carolina, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 5th 2021. Born Saturday, March 3rd 1951 in Cook County Illinois she grew up in Broward County Florida. She attended Florida Bible College, Pensacola Christian College and Liberty University. She is survived by her 3 siblings: Terry Watt, Kelby Watt, Debbie O'Leary, her 3 daughters Farrah Dawn Johnson, Heather Kathrine (Ignacio) Zaragoza, Sonja Diane (Tornelius) Rapp, 6 grandchildren, multiple nieces, nephews, and cousins. She considered friends Doug Rhodes, Kylie Jeavons, and Khamerron Kizer as family also.

    She never turned away a stranger and she gained joy from giving food and shelter to whomever needed it. Her prized horse and beloved dogs were her most cherished belongings and comforted her untill the end. She was a wealth of knowledge concerning botany, agriculture, animal husbandry, literature and so much more. She always remained faithful to her beliefs.

    If you would like to commemorate her, please make a donation to your local homeless shelter or bbrfoundation.org in her honor.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Kathryn B. Laury Weatherford

    Kathryn B. Laury Weatherford

    1943 - 2011
    Grove Church

    Kaye Laury Weatherford was one of the first FBC students in 1962-63.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rev. John W.

    Rev. John W. "Jack" Weaver, Jr.

    - 2015

    JOHN "JACK", WHITESIDE WEAVER, Jr., 85, went home to be with the Lord on January 20th. We have absolute assurance that Jack is in Heaven with his Savior, because he had trusted in Jesus Christ's death on the cross to pay the debt for his sins and had accepted God's free gift of eternal life in Heaven with Him forever. Jack was a graduate of the University of Alabama. Jack had many accomplishments including artist, inventor, NASA employee, candidate for the Florida State Legislature, pest control company owner, appointed member of FL Pest Control Regulatory Commission, ordained pastor, computer systems administrator and expreacherman.com blog creator, but his true passion was sharing the simplicity of the Gospel of God's amazing Grace that changed the course of his life. Jack is survived by his wife, Shirley Weaver, son Mike (Cindy) Weaver of Palmetto Bay, FL; son Kym (Jan) Weaver of Lookout Mountain, GA; and daughter Robin Russell of Chattanooga, TN. Jack was the beloved "Pop-Pop" to grandchildren Courtney, Megan, Anna, Tara, Lindsay, Chris, Taylor and Tanner as well as his six great-grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by Fern Weaver, his wife of 48 years. A memorial service will be held at Southwest Community Church on January 31 at 11:00am. Contributions may be sent to Northland Bible Baptist Church, 3686 County Road 8 Southeast, St. Cloud, MN 56304. Jack graduated from FBC in 1972 at Hollywood, FL Published in the Miami Herald on Jan. 25, 2015

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Mary Ellen Edwards Weigert

    Mrs. Mary Ellen Edwards Weigert

    - 2017

    Mary E. Weigert, of Sellersville, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017, in Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Township. She was 66. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth F. Weigert for 44 years. Born in Davenport, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Ellen R. (Porter) Edwards. She met her future husband while both were attending Florida Bible College. A gifted craft person, Mary had been employed as a card maker, designing and making original greeting cards. Most recently, Mrs. Weigert had attended Calvary Church, Souderton. Previously, she had been a long-time member of Davisville Church, Southampton, where she had been active with the Women’s Ministry. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Weigert is survived by her three sons, Benjamin K. Weigert, of Willow Grove; Andrew C. Weigert, of Lebanon; and Nathaniel F. Weigert, of Philadelphia; and two grandchildren, Jael and Jacsen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David C. Edwards. Her memorial service will be held Friday, August 11, at 7:30 pm at Davisville Church, 325 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to Remember Nhu Missions, P.O. Box 27000, Akron, OH 44319-7000, or online at remembernhu.org/donation, Designation - Greg Drebes Mothers’ Home (Phnom Penh, Cambodia).

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Jeffrey Randall Wells, Sr

    Jeffrey Randall Wells, Sr

    1951 - 2018

    Jeffrey "Jeff" Randall Wells Sr., age 67, of Morganton, NC, rose up to be with his Heavenly Father Saturday, June 2, 2018. Jeff was born on May 1, 1951, in St. Petersburg, FL, to the late A. B. Wells and Elise Olsen Wells.

    Mr. Wells graduated from Northeast High School, class of 1969, in St. Petersburg. For many years he worked as a Registered Nurse at Bayfront Health and Ed White Hospital both of St. Petersburg, and Valdese General Hospital and McDowell Hospital. In addition to his parents, Jeff is preceded in death by his brother Dale Wells.

    Jeff is survived by his son, Jeffrey Wells Jr. of Morganton, two daughters, Elise (Leith) Hembree of Glen Alpine, and Nicole (Brian) Stacks of Newton, brother, Wayne (Lori) Wells of Clearwater FL, and grandchildren Riley, Bailey and Paisley Hembree, Jared and Tony Wells, and Ashlie Stacks.

    A memorial service will be held at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Morganton, on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 6:00 pm. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 pm.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jeff's memory to Florida Bible College, 2200 Pembrook Drive, Orlando FL 32810; (407) 412-9322 or http://www.floridabiblecollege.com.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Bonnie Whipple Seen

    Bonnie Whipple Seen

    1962 - 2010

    Bonnie M. Whipple Seen, age 47 years, of Hydetown Pa, passed away Tuesday, March 9th, 2010.

    She was born in Erie, December 8, 1962, a daughter of Norman Whipple and Donna Gregory Schau.

    Bonnie was a graduate of Fort LeBouef High School, Florida Bible College, and Thiel College. She had been employed at Disney World and for the last seven years as an accountant at Hamot Medical Center.

    A beloved mother and Pastors wife, Bonnie was a member of Hydetown Baptist and Townville Baptist Church

    She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Mike and Hilda Gregory and paternal grandparents Hazel and Henry Whipple.

    Survivors include her husband Pastor Vince Seen; one son, Gregory Seen and one daughter, Molly Seen; her parents, two sisters, Vicky and Timothy Wheeler of Edinboro and Tammy Biebel of McKean, PA. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

    Friends may call at the A. Brugger & Sons Funeral Home, LLP, 845 East 38th Street on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend services Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Greenfield Baptist Church, 9028 Williams Road, North East. Burial will be private in Waterford Cemetery.

    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith 2 Timothy 4:7

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rev. Carey Paul White

    Rev. Carey Paul White

    1949 - 2014

    Carey Paul White, 65, of Glendale, AZ, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 8, 2014. Carey was born in Atlanta, GA on January 17, 1949 to Bernice Edra Denison White and Paul Thomas White of Smyrna, GA.

    Carey’s death was sudden as he drowned caused by a cardiac issue while swimming laps at the gym pool. Carey was a faithful man of God and loved his family very much. He was a Pastor for over 30 years and loved being in the ministry that God called him to do. Carey was the Senior Pastor of Ambassador Heights Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ at the time of his death. His compassion for others was evident in his life. He was always there to help others and also served as a volunteer firefighter/EMT in Munds Park, AZ while he pastored the Munds Park Community Church. He truly had a servant's heart. Carey also worked nine years for United Blood Services as a Phlebotomist at a blood donation center in Glendale, AZ while pastoring in more recent years. Carey graduated from Campbell High School in Smyrna, GA and then enlisted in the US Marine Corp in 1967. He counted it a privilege to serve his country and was given an honorable discharge in 1971. After the Marine Corp, Carey graduated from Florida Bible College in 1977 with a BA in Biblical Education and Minor in Theology and shortly after was ordained. It was at Florida Bible College where he met his future bride, Gail Hughes. They both shared a love for music and met in the college singing group "Promise". Carey and Gail were married on July 23, 1977 in Trenton, NJ. They have been blessed with three children and two grandchildren. Carey was an avid reader and carried a book with him everywhere he went. He also enjoyed working out, jogging, bike riding and swimming.

    Carey will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and we all will remember his fun sense of humor and his unselfish caring for others. Our love for him will continue and he will forever be in our hearts. “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant”.

    A Celebration of Carey's life was held at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary, 200 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85027, August 16, 2014 with a Viewing at 2PM and Service at 3PM. Military Honors at the Graveside Service immediately followed. Brother-in-law, Rev. W. Mason Hughes, Officiated.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Sharon Widdekind

    Sharon Widdekind

    1944 - 1999
    Grove Church

    Sharon Widdekind attended FBC in Miami. Afterwards, she spent several years working with Lee Patton and later, Tom Croley, in San Antonio with the San Antonio Youth Hub. After leaving the Youth Hub, she spent many years as the secretary for the popular singing group Eternity. When her ministry with Eternity came to an end, she continued her schooling and obtained a teacher certificate. She accepted a job in Korea teaching at the Seoul Foreign School in Korea, a job that she really loved. She taught higher mathematics and was the head coach of the cheerleading team. She resigned from SFS in 1999 not knowing that God would soon call her home to heaven. She departed this life December 15, 1999, a victim of Lymphoma. She was our best friend and an "auntie" to our children and will be loved and remembered by many. (written by Tom Croley)

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Patricia June Wiede Alldredge

    Patricia June Wiede Alldredge

    1955 - 2004

    Patricia June Alldredge

    PLAINS - Graveside services for family and close friends of Patricia June Alldredge will be Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the Plains Cemetery. Prior to the service there will be a viewing from 8 to 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church sanctuary. A memorial celebration of Pat's life will immediately follow the graveside service at the church with Rev. Bill Wright officiating and Rev. Pat Riley assisting. Arrangements are by Ratliff Funeral Home of Denver City.

    Pat was born Jan. 8, 1955, in San Marcos to George and Wanda Wiede. She was united in marriage to Steve Alldredge on July 8, 1984, in Floydada. She went home to rest in the arms of her Heavenly Father on Aug. 6, 2004. Pat attended San Antonio Junior College, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Bible College, and earned her Registered Nursing degree from Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in San Antonio. She was a public school nurse at Oak Grove Elementary in Brownfield and various heal th care facilities.

    Pat's passion in her work was educating students in prevention of teen pregnancy. Pat loved the Lord and was a humble servant, playing the piano and organ as often as possible in her church or accom- panying young people in competitions. Survivors in Plains include the love of her life, best friend, and husband, Steve Alldredge; daughter, Stacie; and three sons, David, Kurt, and Troy.

    She is also survived by her parents of Peralta, N.M., and a sister, Debbie Wiede of Albuquerque, N.M. The Pat Alldredge Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established for her children at the following banks: First National Bank, P.O. Box 1067, Brownfield, TX 79316; and Plains State Bank, P.O. Box 549, Plains, TX 79355.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Richard E Witmer

    Richard E Witmer

    1930 - 2018
    Grove Church

    Richard E. aka Dick Witmer, Sr., 87, of Indianapolis passed away on April 5, 2018. Born on November 28, 1930 in Chariton, Iowa, to Raymond and Twila Corum, Dick was adopted at age nine by the late Horace and Esther Witmer of Tipton, IA. A 1949 graduate of Tipton High School, he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. On July 10, 1953, Dick married Patricia Cheney of Miami, Florida. After attending Florida Bible College, Dick entered pastoral ministry in 1968. He pastored Indianapolis Grace Church of for 20 years, then served as Pastor to Seniors at Grace Evangelical Church, before being named Pastor Emeritus. In 2016 he participated in an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. A member of the VFW, Dick enjoyed basketball, racquetball, fishing, traveling, reading, and studying the Bible.

    Dick is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia; children Richard E. (and wife Jo) Witmer, Jr. of Indianapolis, and Cindi (and husband Len) Woods of Ruston, LA; grandchildren Cristi (and husband Zach) DeHoff of Indianapolis, Richard E. Witmer III at Beale Air Force Base, CA, Walter Woods, and Jack Woods, both of Nashville, TN; great-grandchildren Maura, Tristin, Aiden, and Jeremy; brother Ray Corum, and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.

    Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center is handling the arrangements.

    Visitation will be Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at Grace Evangelical Church, 5905 E. Southport Road in Indianapolis. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Evangelical Church. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the service time at the church. A graveside service with military honors will follow at Marion National Cemetery in Marion, IN.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Rev. Chad Alan Woodburn

    Rev. Chad Alan Woodburn

    1948 - 2017
    Grove Church

    Chad A. Woodburn (69) went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2017 after living with congestive heart failure for many years. He had been approved for a heart transplant, but then took a turn for the worse. He graduated from Florida Bible College, Coral Gables, FL, in 1970 and from Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN, in 1976. Chad pastored at New Salem Church of the Brethren, Milford, IN; Alief Community Church, Alief, TX; Faith Baptist Church, Kissimmee, FL He also taught at the Spanish Bible Institute in Barcelona, Spain, and was the president of Florida Bible College in Kissimmee. He especially loved ministering to young adults; many of whom are now in full-time Christian service themselves. In all these positions, Chad’s greatest focus was to teach the Bible and to teach and encourage Christians to study God’s Word themselves following the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to obey all that the Bible teaches. Chad loved music. He played the cello, piano and guitar; had a rich, deep, bass singing voice; and wrote music (many songs were posted on youtube) with his own lyrics. He also wrote a book and had three other books in process. One book in progress is a sci-fi story that would entertain the family as he shared the updates as they unfolded. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Virginia (Ginny) Neely. Their four children (Heather, David, Jonathan and Valerie) and their Spanish daughter (Ruth) and their spouses and children were able to come and speak with Chad the day before his homegoing. It was such a blessing that they made it to Orlando in time, coming from DeBary, St. Augustine, Dayton, Denver and Dallas. The grandchildren were also allowed in the hospital room to speak with Papa one last time. Chad also has two surviving older siblings. His most enduring and effective ministry was to his family, who not only love him, but love the Savior that Chad so faithfully showed them in his life. And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. -2 Timothy 2:2

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Daniel Wright

    Daniel Wright

    1943 - 2009
    Grove Church

    Rev. Daniel Paul Wright, 66, of 340 Old Charlotte Highway, passed away Friday, October 9, 2009 at his home.

    A native of Buncombe County, Rev. Wright was a graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School and attended Florida Bible College. He served as the pastor of Cedar Mountain Baptist Church and was selfemployed as a private contractor for Wright's Construction.

    He retired on disability due to declining health.

    Rev. Wright was the son of Dorothy Jones Wright of Fairview and the late Rev. Paul N. Wright.

    In addition to his loving mother, surviving are two daughters, Cynthia Leffler (Greg) of Suffolk, Va., and Sonya Hyatt of Arden; son, Jonathan Allen Wright of Candler; two stepsons, Ricky Clayton of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., who recently retired from the military, and DeWayne Clayton of Fayetteville, N.C.; brother, Jack H. Wright (Barbara) of Boiling Springs, S.C.; two sisters, Shirley Taylor of Fletcher and Patricia Vess (Jerry) of Swannanoa; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Cane Creek Cemetery in Fairview.

    The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Anders-Rice Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Charles A.

    Charles A. "Chuck" Zeman

    1915 - 2012
    Never Attended FBC

    Chuck Zeman and his wife "Pete" kept the cafeteria in Hollywood FL running smoothly. Chuck was a pilot but seemed to always be at FBC when not flying. After "Pete" died, he married again to Mrs. Ann Patterson (widow of "Pappy" Patterson who ran the maintenance crew in Hollywood for many years and was a retired pilot). Four children of Chuck and Pete attended or graduated from FBC.

  • Florida Bible College Alumnus Mrs. Melissa N.

    Mrs. Melissa N. "Pete" Zeman

    1917 - 1985
    Friend of FBC

    Mrs. Zeman, affectionately known as "Pete," served faithfully running the FBC cafeteria in Hollywood. She and her husband, Charles A. "Chuck" Zeman, and several children were all involved in FBC even in Coconut Grove. Her daughter Connie Zeman Mitchell graduated from FBC in 1966 and returned to teach and serve in leadership. Her daughter Kay Zeman Myers graduated in 1969 from FBC and married FBC alumnus Phil Myers. Her daughter Pam Zeman Arnold graduated in 1975 and married FBC Alumnus George Arnold. Her son Kevin Zeman also attended FBC and married Laurie Cox.


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