Little school casts a big shadow
One out of five Southern Baptist pastors in North Carolina have attended a little school hidden in the mountains near Hendersonville, N.C. Many South Carolina pastors also came from this little school. That place is Fruitland Baptist Bible College.
Professor Steve Scoggins has just written an excellent article about Fruitland in the Biblical Recorder. Scoggins, who was recently elected as president of the North Carolina Baptist Convention, writes:
Fruitland has had great leadership. I have served under four presidents. David Horton, our current president, continues the tradition of exceptional leadership for our school…Academically, the faculty is more than equal to the task…Fruitland is amazingly inexpensive in its tuition and fees…One other factor that makes us unique is the fact that the majority of teachers are people who serve as pastors during the week. Students are being taught by people who preach every week, visit their people in the hospitals, do funerals and are a part of the “real world” of Christian work. What the students receive is not just academic theory, but truths that have been proven in the life of local churches.
Scoggins is himself the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Hendersonville. He first began teaching at Fruitland in 1993 and is currently professor of New Testament 101-102 as well as Church History 201-202.
If you are looking for a place to grow in the Lord and train for future ministry, or if you are looking for a place to send those who are called to ministry in your churches, please consider Fruitland Baptist Bible College.