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Rev. Earl Hendrix With The Lord!

Southeastern College shares our love and support for the family and church family of Earl Hendrix. This morning, Nov. 8, 2017, Rev. Earl Hendrix experienced victory as he entered the presence of the Lord! Bro. Earl was one of the founding pastors who served on Southeastern Free Will Baptist College’s first Board of Directors.

The following is a re-post of what First Free Will Baptist Church of Inman, SC expressed this morning when they announced Bro. Earl’s home-going.

It is with great sorrow, yet with much peace, we announce that our shepherd for so many years, Rev. Earl Hendrix, has gained his eternal healing. He got to meet his Savior, for which he so longed, at 2:15 this morning.

There will be a void like none other in the days ahead, but rest assured, we take comfort in the fact that he is safely in the arms of The Almighty.

Please keep his family, our church, and this community in your prayers as this is an immeasurable loss for us here on this side of Heaven.

But today, Heaven is much sweeter, and we must rejoice.

Arrangements will be announced shortly.

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Challenge:

Friends, what we would like is for the legacy of Preacher Earl to flood Facebook, and your conversations, in the days ahead. So, please comment on this post how Preacher Earl has impacted you, where you met, funny stories, etc. We will use your comments/pictures, in some fashion, for the service.

Thank you!

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Prayer Request

Pastor Sean Fortner and the congregation of First Free Will Baptist Church of Inman, SC request your prayers for Rev. Earl Hendrix as he prepares for his graduation day.  Bro. Earl has been in the hospital for the last three weeks. He was moved to the Hospice House over the weekend. He has been surrounded by family and friends as people have come to show their love and support. Sunday, the Church Choir along with the Seasoned Saints came and sang to him.

Bro. Earl Hendrix has been a friend to so many in the Lord’s work including Southeastern Free Will Baptist College. His tireless ministry will continue to be felt long after he graduates to his reward. President Jim Marcum expresses his love and appreciation for Bro. Earl Hendrix.

 

Our Academic Dean, Dr. Danny Baer is pleased to announce that Southeastern Free Will Baptist College continues moving toward full accreditation. Please click the read more tab to read the full story. Academic Update

 

 

Behold the Harvest

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The Southeastern Partner Network prayed for laborers who would prepare and go into the harvest and God has answered their prayer with the freshmen class of 2017/18. Pictured above are pastoral students who come to us believing their calling is to preach God’s Word. These young men have already been serving the Lord and touching lives in their local churches. They now enter a more intensive phase of their ministerial preparation. Southeastern will endeavor to sharpen their understanding of scripture and infuse them with the heart of a shepherd/pastor. Their fellow students will challenge and stretch them to surrender those weaker parts of their nature to the subjection of Christ. At the close of their Bible College preparation, it is Southeastern’s desire that these young men will be humble enough and equipped enough to go out into the fields that are white unto harvest and effectively win and disciple people through the local Church of Jesus Christ.  Read more by clicking the picture above. 

Making Him Known

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President Marcum is pleased to announce that more students and families are feeling the benefits of Southeastern’s accreditation status. On April 25, 2017,  Southeastern Free Will Baptist College was granted Candidate Status by the Transnational Association of Colleges and Schools (TRACS).  Two years ago, one of our current student’s mom had applied for a loan from her retirement and because we were not accredited, she was denied. She recently checked again and because of our accreditation status (candidate) and recognition by the United States Department of Education, she now has that option!  She was very thankful!!

Crystal Ferrell has another unique story about her experience. “After spending twenty years as a stay-at-home wife and mother, I felt the Lord leading me into Christian education. I enrolled in a dual partnership program with Craven Community College and East Carolina University for middle grades education. I had taken a few classes at Southeastern after high school graduation. As part of the enrollment process, I requested my transcripts from Southeastern hoping that maybe something would transfer. I was so excited when I received the letter stating that all my classes had transferred. This was encouraging to me because it gave me a jump start to reaching the goals the Lord has for me. The steps that Southeastern has taken to become accredited will benefit many students in the years to come, and allow them more opportunities to further their career and serve the Lord in the area He has called them. 

TRACS is recognized by both the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a national institutional accrediting agency for Christian post-secondary institutions, colleges, universities, and seminaries. With Candidate Status, we are officially a member of TRACS and will have up to 5 years to achieve Accredited Status. Our goal is to accomplish this in 3 years.”

The question of the significance of TRACS candidate status for Southeastern is one that Dr. Danny Baer has been asked numerous times during Southeastern’s journey to accreditation. As an honest steward, Dr. Baer has been careful not to overstate the significance of candidate status for accreditation. He knew that there would be certain benefits of candidate status, but he did not know how many benefits or how long the benefits would take to manifest themselves.

Now, with great excitement, Dr. Danny Baer would like to inform the Southeastern family of students and alumni that Southeastern and its alumni are beginning to experience the dividends of candidate status for accreditation by TRACS. At this point, three of our graduates have informed us that they have been accepted into graduate school. Heath Ferguson (2000) and Ashley Baines McNeese (2011) have been accepted into the graduate program at Liberty University. Deanna Brown Williams  (1996) was accepted into the graduate program at Pensacola Christian College.

Shortly after the news of candidate status broke, Jeremy Caraballo (2011) scheduled an appointment with Ms. Gaynor to have his transcripts sent to the Army to make application for a promotion. Last week, Jeremy Caraballo received some exciting news from the Army. Below is Jeremy’s note to Ms. Gaynor and an official copy of his recognition of qualification for promotion by the North Carolina National Guard.

Mrs. Gaynor,

Thank you for being so quick to respond regarding the transcript.  Army Education Services recognized my degree from Southeastern and is now going to award me the points I am entitled to for the promotion board!  It also means that a graduate from SFWBC can now commission as an officer in the Armed services or enlist as an E-4 instead of E-1.  Attached is the memo from the Education Office stating official reception. If Southeastern wants to use this letter for promotional purposes it can do so, as I have redacted my SSN from it.   

 Jeremy Caraballo

 

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President Jim Marcum and Academic Dean, Dr. Danny Baer are pleased to announce that the Transnational Association of Christian Schools (TRACS) has informed us that we are listed in the U.S. Department of Education’s Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.

 

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