(06/19/2002)

The Victory Baptist Church is having an old-fashioned tent revival at the former Calhoun High School location in Grantsville, with special singing and preaching every night through Friday. The revival follows on the heals of special recognition given students of the Grantsville Bible College.

Submitted by Shari Johnson

The 2nd annual graduation commencement for Grantsville Bible Institute was held at Victory Baptist church on June 10, 2002. Forty one students participated in the program this year receiving various certificates of completion.

Those who received a Two Year Certificate of Bible Study were Doyle Ballengee, Nathaniel Bartlett, Ken Beard, Sue Beard, Dallas Clay, Sheila Heiney, Sherri Greenlief, Shari Johnson, Tom Justice, Joseph Lancaster, Tom Law, C.W. McDonald, Jeanetta Richards, Harry Siers, Shanna Urban, John VanHyning, Larry Wade, and John Whitman.

Those who received a One Year Certificate of Bible Study, Keith "Duke" Bowman, Patty Eisley, Eva Gay, Ivan Richmond, and Walter Truss.

Receiving Auditing certificates were, Rosemary McDonald, Katheryn Baker, Robert and Shirley Bausman, Zane Gherke, Ed Bartlett and John Myer.

Certificates for the Study of the Gospel of John were received by, Manny Ayson, Danilo Caba, Rusty Espinoza, Marck Bitun and Israel Flores.

Special awards were given to 81 year old Walter Truss and 80 year old Doyle Ballengee for the "Oldest Students". "Traveling the Farthest" award was given to John VanHyning, John Whitman and Ivan Richmond having traveled over 200 miles each week to attend GBI. Two "Most Improved" student awards were given to Patty Eisley and Philip Greenlief. Miss Shanna Urban received a full scholarship to attend Marietta Bible College in Marietta, Ohio.

Grantsville Bible Institute has been established for the purpose of training men and women to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with confidence in their chosen field. The different levels of certificates are a reflection of the variety of people involved in this program. Each Certificate of Bible Study, One and two Year, are equal to college credit hours. The Auditing Certificates were awarded to those who chose to attend for the purpose of furthering their knowledge of the gospel, but not receiving college hours.

Grantsville Bible Institute will Begin the fall semester as Grantsville Bible College having received approval by the State of West Virginia to operate as such. Courses being offered this fall are: The Book of Acts, Dr. Myron Guiler, Instructor; The Minor Prophets, Dr. Jim Newton, Instructor; American History, Dr. Denny Hankins, Instructor; Theology, Dr. Mike Worf, Instructor; and Advanced Homiletics with Dr. John Powell.

Classes will continue to run each Monday Night from 6-9 p.m. During that time there will be, two class periods, a short break and chapel time. The new semester begins September 9, cost for attending is $50. For more information or to request an application, Write to Grantsville Bible College, P.O. Box 807, Grantsville, WV 26147, or call (304)354-7780. (If no answer leave a message)


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