CAMPUS LIFE » RESIDENCE HALL LIFE » Shaffer Hall
Family: Wife Erin, and 3-month-old Jonathan Alexander
Number of years as director: 2013-2014 will be Jon's first year as Resident Director
Jonathan brings a wide range of abilities and experience to the Residence Hall ministry at BBC. He has an A.A. in Communications Technologies which he has used in the U.S. Air Force, and an A.A. in Accounting. Answering a call to ministry, Jonathan finished his Bachelor of Science degree at BBC in 2009 and has since completed two masters degrees, an M.A. in Counseling (BBC) and a Masters of Ministry (BBS). He now works at the Scranton and Wyoming Valley Rescue Missions, as a teacher and counselor in the LifeChange Program.
As a former student and resident of Shaffer Hall, Jonathan is excited to be a part of the work God is doing in the lives of men at BBC. He and his wife, Erin, married in 2010 and their son, Jonathan Alexander was born in May 2013. Jonathan and Erin ask for prayer for their on-campus ministry and for the students in the dorm.
Jonathan enjoys reading, music, cooking, and playing with Legos. He also serves at New Life Baptist Church as praise team leader.
2013-2014 Resident Assistants
History of Shaffer
Rev. Jack Shaffer joined the BBC faculty in 1948, teaching both New Testament and Greek. The popular young instructor became the first supervisor of the men’s dormitory and served as advisor to the sophomore class. A heart condition resulted in the 28-year old teacher’s death the following year. A few months later, the men’s dormitory was officially named “Shaffer Dorm” in his honor.
- Shaffer Hall is more than just a place to live. It is a place for fun, growth, and mentoring.
- Shaffer enjoys many different dorm activities. The guys are known for the grilling spedies at Homecoming each year. They have also hosted “The Shaffer Classic,” a dodge ball tournament in which local colleges are invited to compete. Another annual favorite is Shaffer’s Super Bowl party.
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