AWARDS - Outstanding Service Award

Each year, four individuals are awarded an Outstanding Service Award.

BBC&S alumni nominate individuals during the spring. The Alumni Association Council selects the award winners.

Candidates must have:

  • Received a degree from Baptist Bible College, Graduate School, or Seminary.
  • Maintained a quality association with BBC&S for at least 10 years.
  • Cultivated an evident pursuit of Christ-centered thinking and daily lifestyle that honors Him.
  • Hold an evident dedication to developing the life of Christ in others.
  • A few examples of ministry/professional areas of potential award winners are: Pastor, youth pastor, educator, missionary, deacon, women’s ministry leader, lay worker, counselor, other significant ministry.

2014 Outstanding Service Award recipients:

Mark Meyers (85)
Mark Meyers currently serves as the senior pastor at Grace Bible Church in Warrenton, Missouri. Prior to his current ministry, he served as a youth pastor for fourteen years in Illinois. He received his Bachelors of Science in Bible at BBC&S in 1985 and his Master of Arts in Ministry from Moody Graduate School shortly thereafter. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary. Mark has been married to his wife Kimberly for 26 years, and together, they are parents to Justin, Sarah, and Ben. They also have a new granddaughter, Evelyn.

Ray Rouse (70)
Ray Rouse currently serves as the pastor at Spring Hill Baptist Church, Spring Hill FL. 
Ray is completing his forty-fourth year in the pastorate, serving the first fifteen years in New York and the last twenty-nine in Spring Hill, Florida.  The church has experienced tremendous growth and construction under his ministry including an 800 seat auditorium and a large Family Life Center and gymnasium.  He is proud of the academy of the church which was started in 1996 and now has over 300 students.  The church and academy have over 50 employees, but he is most proud of the many young people who have gone out into the ministry as pastors, missionaries, and Christian school teachers. Ray has been happily married to his wife Linda for 45 years. Together, they have 3 children and six grandchildren.

John Saucier (83)
John lives in Streetsboro, OH and is Founder and Director of TEAM JAM. He is married to Pamela, who is in her 31st year of teaching (Hudson), and they have four children – Johnathan, Hannah, Brianna, and Joshua.  John served as a youth pastor for 5 years in two churches and founded TEAM JAM (Jesus’ Athletic Ministry) in 1990. TEAM JAM is an evangelistic/discipleship ministry to children, high school, college, and professional athletes. Chaplain services are also provided to high school, college, professional baseball, and the NBA’s D-league teams. Notable athletes ministered to include NFL, NBA, and MLB 1st round draft picks, major college All-Americans, prominent college coaches, and professional coaches. John has also worked for Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court in Cleveland for 24 years, which gives him access to ministering to approximately 1000 at-risk youth per year.  Other activities include helping start/lead the AWANA program at his home church (Hope Community Church, Hudson, Ohio) and coordinating their SPORTS PLUS summer camp program for 200 children each year. In the community, he has coached numerous baseball and basketball youth recreation teams, Streetsboro middle school basketball and track, many AAU HS basketball teams and HS basketball. Many of these amateur and professional athletes learn about Christ through this ministry, are in the process of growing spiritually, and minister to others as community leaders, philanthropists, coaches, teachers, administrators, business owners, servicemen, musicians, and even vocational ministers.


Christine (Bujnak) Warner (88)

Currently serving as the administrator at Bethelehem Christian Academy in Cleveland, OH, Christine is from Olmsted Falls, Ohio. She graduated from Baptist Bible College in 1988. During her time on campus, Christine served as an RA, Student Council Secretary, and had the privilege of being a part of the Student Affairs Board while a student at BBC. After graduation, she also served as Cheryl Fawcett's secretary in OSD before becoming the Second grade Teacher at Bethlehem Christian Academy, Orange Village, OH in 1989. Her years in Student Activities under Dr. Friedie Loescher, along with being the Dean of Women at Teen Leadership Conference under Dr. Jim Lytle, prepared her for her role as school Administrator at Bethlehem Christian Academy. Christine married her husband, Tim in 2002. He was a widower and they have been enjoying rearing his three lovely children together. Christine has been at Bethlehem Christian Academy for 25 years: 12 years as the Second Grade/Music/Choir director and 13 years as the Administrator/Choir Director. As the Administrator of Bethlehem, she has had the opportunity to hire BBC students over the years for her staff. BBC students continue to be her first choice when hiring teachers for Bethlehem Christian Academy!!

Below are previous Outstanding Service Award recipients.

2013 – John Frey, Kristi Walker, Dennis Wilhite
2012 – Rev. Doug & Cheryl Boisvert, Pastor Patrick McGoldrick, Sue Lodico, Sgt. George Peach
2011 – Fran Weddle, Dr. Robert Kelleman, Ruth Rising
2010 – Ken and Arlene Updyke, Richard Blades, Martin Eaton
2009 – Dr. Don Whipple, Sherrie Holloway, Michael and Kim Ryall
2008 – James R. Howell, Wanda Southworth Leffel, Dr. Colin Smith, Mel Walker
2007 – Dr. Steve Viars, Dr. Rodney Decker, Jane Schmitz, Darlene Knafel
2006 – Joseph Flatt, Kennard Mosher, Delores Woods, Wilbur & Nona Janowski
2005 – W. Robert Mattox, C. David Barrows, Doris Youmans, Martha Lentsch
2004 – Carl Hills, Harold Green, Elizabeth Jones, Mary Shellhammer
2003 – Glenn Seaver, RoseLee Bancroft, Carl & Wilma Abbott, Bob Marsh
2002 – Donald Shirk, Saleen McElwain, Tim & Barb Vermilyea, Donald Moffitt
2001 – Harold Comings, Ellen Glanville, Dick & Ruth Gelina, Eddy Smith
2000 – Chris Hindal, Robert Lightner, Tim & Helen Matchett, Jacquelyn Mitchell
1999 – Victor Decker, James Grier, J. Murray Murdoch, Larry & Jacqui Armstrong, Verna Hollenback
1998 – Terry Zebulske, David Boehning, Andy & Diane Large, Bethel McGrew
1997 – Richard Alhgrim, James Lytle, Polly Strong, Lena VanGilder
1996 – Barry Stewart, Cheryl Fawcett, Paul & Elaine Kintner, Gerald & Thelma Strope
1995 – Willis Hull, Christopher Davis, Fred & Rachel Whitman, Beryl Kach
1994 – James Jeffery, Earle Harriman, Linda Short,
1993 – Donald McCall, Richard Engle, Paul Weimer
1992 – James Vogel, David McClain, Donald Bond
1991 – Richard Christen, Joyce McNamee, George Chadwick, Beverly McElwain
1990 – Karl Smith, Valerie Wilson, Artus Larkin, Harry Dodd
1989 – R. Craig Golden, Clara Crumb deRosset, C. Lloyd Button
1988 – Floyd Drake, Martha Green, David Moore
1987 – R. Eldon Brock, Jesse Eaton, Carl Elgena, Donald Trott II
1986 – Marylou Brownell, Warren Birdsall, Benjamin McGrew, Charles Vermilyea
1985 – Charles Cuthbertson, Patricia Brannen, Robert Hayden, Robert Gromacki
1984 – Mary Thompson, Rev. & Mrs. M.O. Burman, David Layhew


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