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
Alum Austin Farris
“I was saved at 9 just a few weeks after church camp. One night, I was feeling convicted and knew if I died I would go to hell. So, I went to mom and dad with my question: ‘How can I go to heaven?’ They told me and that night I asked forgiveness and accepted Jesus into my heart.”
Junior Jessica Borden
“I grew up in a very Christian home…and when I was about 8, 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.”
Sophomore Olivia Farris
“I thought I was saved at 7. It was a little kid salvation. I knew, but then again, I didn’t. My dad always said, ‘You miss heaven by 12 inches — the distance from your head to your heart.’ I knew what He did for me but I didn’t feel it in my heart. At 17 years old, I gave my life to 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.