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 testimony below was published in the 2018 Carillon – Melody Siebenmann, Carillon co-editor.
Senior Todd Whistler
“Before my sixth birthday I remember my Sunday school teacher going over the Ten Commandments. I realized breaking a commandment was a sin that separates us from God. Bible stories I learned suddenly seemed to connect in my mind. I found the missing puzzle piece; That Jesus gave himself on the cross to take away our sins.”
Bible professor, Virgil Porter
“I was not raised in church, though. I attended occasionally with relatives. One Sunday, God’s word convicted me of my sin. I believed in Jesus as my personal savior and was baptized. A couple of years later God called me to ministry, and I’ve been serving God as a believer in His work for fifty years.”
Alum & Admissions Officer, Preston Jones
“I grew up in a Christian home and never got into a lot of trouble. I got saved at a young age when I was in Sunday school, but I think there came a time when I got older that I realized I had to live out my own faith and actively serve Christ. That’s when I really started following the Lord.”
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 sharing 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.