'Celebration' event fills BBC&S campus

'Celebration' event fills BBC&S campus

Unique entertainment, moving testimonies, and deep fellowship were marks of BBC&S' special "Celebration on the Summit."

The October 4-9 event included the annual Bible Conference, Alumni Day, and Homecoming & Family Day. Each day was packed full of fun and activities.

Photos are posted on the BBC&S Facebook page at

Alumni Day
A full Friday included Alumni Connections in the Murphy Memorial Library, a special time to recognize several distinguished BBC&S alumni.

Jeff Hash was named 2010 Alumnus of the Year. Others recognized for outstanding service were Martin Eaton, Richard Blades, and Ken and Arlene Updyke. Those named to the Athletics Hall of Honor were Roger Jacobs, Mark Fitch, Carrie (Miller) Wagner, and the 1990 men's soccer team.

More about awards is on the Alumni website here.

Baptist Bible College & SeminaryIn the evening, a crowd approaching 1,100 enjoyed nationally recognized master illusionist Harris III and entertainers 321 Improv Comedy. The show, which lasted more than two hours, was followed by a 20-minute fireworks show that lit up the night sky.

"It was the best-attended event by our alumni in years," said Mark Steckiel, Executive Director of Alumni & Church Relations. "People are waiting with great anticipation for next year. We're already starting to plan for it."

Homecoming & Family Day
Grounds were packed with parents, families, and students on Saturday.

A Family Fun Run over the three-mile cross-country course started the day. It was followed by a special breakfast with President Jim Jeffery for parents and grandparents of students.

Reunions of the Class of 1960 and the Class of 2000 were also held.

Baptist Bible College & SeminaryThose in attendance walked through food and activities tents and visited. Students use the locations to raise money for residence halls and organizations.

Other events during the day included Defender soccer and volleyball games, which featured special recognition of parents during halftime festivities.

Bible Conference
The annual Bible Conference "Rediscovering the Psalms for Prayer and Praise" kicked off celebration activities on October 4.

Focusing on rediscovering truths to apply to life, sessions and workshops ran all week. Some messages from the week are posted at

Among the speakers were Doug Compton, pastor of Alpine Baptist Church in Comstock Park, MI, and Dr. Mark McGinniss, a BBS Associate Professor of Old Testament Languages, Literature, and Exegesis.

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students learn to serve and lead as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 10/11/2010 11:48:11 AM

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