President’s Perspective

A Word of Thanks

A Word of Thanks from President Horton from Fruitland Baptist Bible College on Vimeo. In January of this year, none of us were really thinking about Covid 19. That just wasn’t on our radar screen at all. But come the month of March, there we were right in the midst of it and have been [...]

Flying Lesson

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to take a thirty-minute flying lesson and then to actually fly a small Cessna airplane – with the assistance of a trained pilot beside me, of course! When teaching me about the instrument panel, the pilot introduced me to a mechanism that gave the attitude of the plane. […]


Experience the Holy Land for 8 days with President & Mrs. Horton!

December 26, 2018 – January 2, 2019 A trip to the Holy Land is equal to a semester of Bible study in seminary but we are looking to give more than just information on this trip. Our goal and prayer is that you will have a fresh and transforming experience with our Lord Jesus during […]


“He often refreshed me”

In 2 Timothy 1:16, the Apostle Paul referenced the household of Onesiphorus by saying that “he often refreshed me.” From time to time, those of us in ministry need some refreshment, don’t we? I want to personally invite you to come to the Fruitland campus for a time of refreshing on Founders Day, May 9 […]


Revival must begin with God’s people in God’s house

Over the past four decades, I have read a significant number of books on the history of revival and spiritual awakening.  Martyn Lloyd-Jones used to say that reading about great works of God in history was “the greatest tonic to a drooping spirit.” My heart is hungry to see revival. In 1976, as America celebrated her […]


2015 continues to be an exciting year!

The year 2015 continues to be an exciting and eventful year at Fruitland Baptist Bible College! Student enrollment is up. We are operating in the black. The construction of new student/family apartments is almost complete, and we have hired a new Director of Institutional Advancement. In addition, we had one of the highest attendances for Founder’s Day […]


Does your ministry have a cutting edge?

Does your ministry have a cutting edge? Most of us have read the story of the lost ax head in 2 Kings 6:1-7. The sons of the prophets were constructing a larger place to meet and in the process of chopping down trees, the ax head came off the handle and fell into the water. […]


The Passing of a Prophet

Throughout his ministry, Dr. Kenneth Ridings was a living legend among Baptist preachers. His exceptional homiletical skills placed him in the category of such notable expository preachers as Stephen Olford, Ron Dunn, and Adrian Rogers. His legacy as a pastor, professor, and previous president of Fruitland Baptist Bible College will continue throughout the years as […]


Dr. Ridings

I am often asked the question, “How is Dr. Ridings doing?”  I always appreciate the concern for this beloved past president ofFruitland and long-time professor of Homiletics.  Dr. Ridings has been moved to the Elizabeth House, which is a family-oriented Hospice facility in Flat Rock, NC. Please pray for Dr. and Mrs. Ridings during these […]


Come to the Groundbreaking Ceremony!

You are invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Nancy Nell Jacumin Student Family Apartments on Thursday, October 23 at 1:30 PM.  Ken Houston is preparing a special meal for the occasion and will begin serving at 12:45. The ceremony will follow at 1:30 on the building site, which is located just below the Bates […]


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