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.
2012 Outstanding Service Award recipients:
Rev. Doug (82) & Cheryl Boisvert (80)
After both Doug and Cheryl received Christ as Savior in 1976, Doug earned his M.Div. at Baptist Bible Seminary in 1982 while Cheryl took selected classes. They pastored in Wilkes-Barre, PA, for 10 years, followed by serving for four years on staff in at Springville Baptist Church in Springville, PA. Doug earned a D. Min. at BBS in 2011, which assisted him in developing Tri-M (Mobile Modular Ministry) in Africa, which provides training for local church leaders. It is largely out of gratitude to the Lord for the example and personal investment of faithful BBS professors, under whom he had studied, which led Doug and Cheryl into their current ministry of equipping local African leaders who could not otherwise receive training (2 Tim 2:2). Doug is currently the Director of East and Central Africa, and has introduced Tri-M in 17 African countries beginning in West Africa, and expanding to Central and East Africa.
Pastor Patrick McGoldrick (88, 92)
Patrick was born and raised in San Jose, CA. Before his junior year of high school, he moved in with relatives in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He graduated from BBC with a major in Pastoral Studies in 1988 and continued at BBS, earning his M.Div. in 1992.
Patrick had the privilege of serving as a youth pastor for 20 years in three states: Kentucky, Illinois, and Michigan. The past 12 years, he and his family have called Cornerstone Baptist Church in Roseville, MI, home. Patrick has always loved the local church and teens. Last year, he received the life-altering news that he had ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Believing God ordained this path for him, he daily seeks to bring Christ honor by focusing on biblical truths and encouraging others through writing. Follow Patrick’s story at www.patricksstory.com.
Sue Lodico (82, 83)
After graduation from BBC, Sue worked 11 years teaching and coaching in three different Christian schools – one in Pennsylvania and two in Michigan. In the summer of 1993, God gave her the opportunity to go to Recife, Brazil, on a Missionary Apprentice Program with ABWE. During the six and a half weeks she spent there, God gave her a love for Brazil and the Brazilian people. In 1994, she was appointed by ABWE to Recife, Brazil. Following three years of building her support team, she arrived in Recife and spent the next four years teaching the missionary children and ministering to the youth at a local church. God then led her to Bauru in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she spent the next eight years teaching missionary children and working with the youth at a local church. Sue is currently serving in Durban, South Africa, as a Church Planter Assistant, ministering in a local church, and helping with the children and teens ministries.
Sgt. George Peach (84)
A 1984 BBC graduate, George Peach hoped to find teaching position at a local Christian school. Instead, he promptly landed a job filling vending machines in the Scranton area, including the machines at BBC. Soon after, he was offered a teaching position at Harrisburg Christian School where he served as a U.S. history and government teacher. After five years of teaching, he entered the Pennsylvania State Police. In this role, he has performed many functions. He currently serves as Sergeant in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Domestic Security Division. He is a founding member of Lebanon Area Evangelical Free Church, where he has been able to serve in several capacities, including leading small group and men’s ministries, teaching Sunday school, doing pre-marital counseling, leading prayer groups, and coaching the church’s softball team. He often speaks to Christian schools, youth groups, and civic groups.
Below are previous Outstanding Service Award recipients.
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