The Board of Directors of Southeastern Free Will Baptist College announces that Rev. Nathanael Joseph Ange has been named the sixth president of Southeastern. Nate Ange has served as an evangelist, associate and youth pastor, camp director, church planter, and professor of Homiletics at Southeastern. Additionally, he served as assistant moderator, moderator, and treasurer of the North Carolina State Association of Free Will Baptists for twelve years. As an evangelist, Nate has enjoyed seeing hundreds of people surrender their lives to Christ. Numbers of preachers, pastors, and missionaries acknowledge Nate’s positive influence on their decision to surrender to Christ’s service. His great love for God and the next generation of servant leaders are cited as reasons that the Board of Directors selected him for this influential role as president of Southeastern.

Nate is married to Becky Ange (Floyd), and together they have three adult children–Kristie, Sarah, and Nathan–all alumni of Southeastern College. Kristie is married to Scott Coghill, the pastor of New Life Church in New Bern, North Carolina. Scott and Kristie have five children. Sarah is married to Daniel Hewes. Daniel and Sarah have two children and are expecting their third child in August. They are members serving Landmark Church in Cary, North Carolina. Nathan is married to Meredith (Sugg). Nathan and Meredith have one child and are expecting their second in August. Nathan has completed a Master’s of Ministry degree and is employed with Builder’s Mutual in Cary. Nathan is in the process of a transition in ministry, prayerfully searching for his family’s next place of service in God’s perfect will.

President Ange will begin his duties on July 1, 2018. He will continue leadership as the pastor of the Landmark Free Will Baptist Church in Cary, North Carolina, where he has faithfully served as founding pastor since 1989.

President-elect Ange states, “It is both a humbling responsibility and a great honor to be selected to serve Southeastern in this capacity. I have witnessed this college as it has trained and sent out hundreds of servants who are serving Christ’s kingdom honorably throughout the world. It is my passion for you to join us in prayer as together we witness the Lord bless the ministry of local churches across the world, producing young people who surrender their lives for service.

Southeastern stands ready to expand its capacity to mentor and to train these servants going into Christ’s fields. The needs are too great for us not to reach our full potential as a college. It is a high calling and a great honor to serve you, our supporters, and this dedicated faculty, staff, and student body.”

President Jim Marcum expresses his wholehearted support for the selection of his long-time friend Nate Ange as the next president of Southeastern.