As people lined up to find their title tags the sounds of Christian music wafted from the banquet space. Indian Bible College (IBC) of Northern Arizona was celebrating it’s 60th anniversary banquet. The banquet was held at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff. There were 29 tables 8, the majority of which were filled from now President Jason Koppen stood up to provide opening remarks. Every table had a host who was team member of IBC, graduate, or a current student. Available at every table was a hot-off-the-press book providing an summary of the school’s history. An banner introduced a glimpse of the ministry throughout the front of the banquet hall. Slides of this past, present, and future of IBC scrolled across many screens. The major address, introduced by Dr. Koppen, also explored IBC’s past (God’s faithfulness), present (transformation of student lives) and potential, (IBC’s 4 campaigns: Expansion [with plans for a brand new library], Accreditation [with a more period to go to attain whole accreditation], ” Extension [with extension classes now being held at two places about the Navajo and Hopi reservations], and also Vocation [helping students in creating their own business utilizing a design design].
The program included contributions from many graduates: Daniel Esplin, current Director of Admissions, who headed the audio; Marlin Granger, 2005 graduate who closed the evening with prayer; Stephen Hunkup (2017), together with current students Joshua Ortiz and Samantha Coonh who shared his testimonies; along with Christina Tree (2017) who assisted with the music . Opportunity has been provided for attendees to donate to the school by getting a ring to be sent in at a subsequent time or either there. The attendees have been both generous and gracious, and contributions are still in to the business office.
Flagstaff Christian Fellowship has been involved through assisting when Judy and Ed Young moved along with their loved ones to Flagstaff for the purpose of studying at the school, supply employees. Instead of turning into a pupil Ed was put to work as a teacher. Courses were educated by pastor Stan Johnson in the 1990s as well as in 2002 and 2009. Pastor Dan Barton taught fund. Pastor Steve Cole assisted with several classes as well as discussed in chapel . Several FCF individuals were present at other individuals that are interested, and the banquet, including those mentioned above.
Years back FCF started supporting the school as now, they continue to do. FCF also supports a associate of FCF Martha Gushee and instructor at IBC .