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 was published in the 2018 Carillon. – Melody Siebenmann, Carillon co-editor
Britni Elder, Human Resources Director
“Before I came to know Jesus, I was living a reckless life and didn’t know how to handle the painful experiences life threw at me as a child and teenager. I was at the end of myself and needed a savior. Once I surrendered my life to Christ, God began a transformation. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. He has restored me and redeemed my past. As I continue to draw close to Him, he continues to reveal areas in my life that need work. I cannot imagine doing life without Jesus.”
Dr. Dusty Bender, Chair of Humanities and Literature and Language Arts
“At the age of 11, I accepted Christ as my Savior while drying dishes one evening in my home. The rest has been a water-slide ride with God directing each and every turn in life. He took me from a life of emptiness to the abundant life He offers to all. To Him be the glory!”
Allison Lightfoot, Public Services Librarian
“When I was 7 years old, my grandma passed away. I had never lost a person who I loved before that. It made me start thinking a lot about death and what comes after. My parents had always taught me that I needed to have a relationship with Jesus in order to go to heaven. One night I was in bed trying to fall asleep, and I just knew that if I died that night I would go to hell. I knew I needed Jesus to save me from my sin. I talked with my parents that night and my dad told me how to accept Jesus as my Savior. I prayed to Jesus and asked him to come into my life and save me from my sin, and He did! I have been following the Lord ever since and trying to live a life full of love for Him and others.”
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. However, 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 so that they would choose to serve our Almighty God in the profession of their choice once they graduate from Central Baptist College.