CBC Salvation Stories
CBC’s yearbook, the Carillon, included 150 salvation testimonies from students and faculty in its 2018 volume. These personal stories regarding the life-transforming factor of Jesus Christ correlated with the yearbook’s theme, Centralize, and the theme verse, Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (ESV)
The testimonies below were published in the 2018 Carillon.
– Melody Siebenmann, Carillon co-editor
Sophomore Jessica Borden:
“I grew up in a very Christian home…and when I was about eight, I realized that my family [members] were Christians, but I wasn’t. There was no real relationship there and for about a week I was scared to admit that I had never put my trust in God. One Sunday, I finally talked to my pastor, asked God to forgive my sins and made Jesus the Lord of my life.”
Senior Matt James:
“I was about eight years old when I came to know the Lord. When I was younger, I wasn’t sure if I was saved or not. After that, I didn’t care about my Christian walk but a friend in high school said to me, ‘If you don’t repent from your sins and believe in the gospel, you will go to hell right now.’ From that day, by God’s hand, I repented of my sins.”
Tim Brewer, Bible department adjunct:
“I was saved when I was twelve years old at my church when my pastor led me to Christ. I was not baptized until a few months after that as my pastor started to disciple me. I have been working out what God worked in me ever since. To God be the glory.”
Central Baptist College desires to support our student’s decisions to follow Jesus through a supportive but challenging higher education environment. Our faculty, staff and administration have all committed to follow Jesus and desire to nurture our students in this way. As followers of Jesus we are all called to lead others to him. Some in full-time ministry and others in a different career path but all as members of the body of Christ committed to the mission of the Gospel. Our hope is that our student’s hearts are transformed during their time on campus and that they would choose to serve our Almighty God in the profession of their choice once they graduate from Central Baptist College.