From the President
What an exciting time of life it is when you enter college! During this time you will probably meet your life's mate, develop the philosophy you will live by, and gain the academic foundation needed for your vocation. For these reasons, among many others, the decision of which school to attend is of the utmost importance.
We do not intend to have the right education for everyone. We are looking for students who are sold out to God and want to serve Him in some special capacity. That student will then receive a totally well-rounded Christian education. High academics are stressed along with all the practical aspects of a growing ministry. The individual is developed from the areas of physical fitness to the great fundamentals of the Faith.
At Fairhaven, we are interested in building character, something that cannot be taught from books. We endeavor to instill in our students a desire to be hard workers, loyal, courageous, and competitive, with an intense desire to be all they can be for God.
Dr. Roger Voegtlin
- Summer 2012
- Spring has arrived with our Preaching Conference, graduation, and weddings. The first major event of our spring is the Preaching Conference. We had 171 graduates gather for our annual alumni luncheon. How encouraging it was to hear of God’s blessing upon their families and ministries! Pastors also came here from California to Maine, and how hungry some of them were to fellowship and be encouraged with like-minded men. Of course, laymen were also in attendance from as far away as Alaska, Zambia, and Switzerland. The music was uplifting again this year; however, the main event, the preaching, was so powerful that it overshadowed all else. It is always exciting to see our seniors walk across the platform to receive their diplomas and go out to serve the Lord. They are not only the fruit of our labors but the future of old-fashioned Baptists. Especially gratifying is seeing young people who were born here and went through 13 or 17 years of our schools reach this milestone in their lives. Most of these have gone through battles in their lives when it looked like the devil might win. We had to fight with some to stay right, but now they are on the path to victory. Our friend, Dr. Wayne Williams, preached a wonderful challenge to the graduates. Then came the weddings. What could be more heartening than to see two young adults, having gone through the conflicts and temptations of youth, come together in holy matrimony determined to live for God and serve Him the rest of their lives. We are privileged to have dozens of young couples such as these raising their children for God here at Fairhaven along with a similar number all over the world.
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- Summer 2009
- We have had a wonderful, busy spring. The annual Preaching Conference was a great challenge with many, many good results. I think we saw a good number of life-changing decisions. My counseling has been enjoyable. Please put the dates of April 26-29 aside for next year's meetings. We have asked Dr. Don Green from Lansing, Michigan; Dr. Wilbert Unger from Ontario, Canada; Dr. R. B. Ouellette from Bridgeport, Michigan; and Dr. Rodger Bottrell from Lyons, New York, to preach in 2010.
- Spring 2009
- Like most of the country we have had a very cold, snowy winter. On Christmas Sunday we experienced a serious snowstorm with the temperature not reaching 0°, and wind chills of -40°, yet we saw over 200 visitors in our auditorium to hear the plain story of Christ's birth. I praise God for a hard-working congregation, and God blessing their efforts.
- Fall 2008
- We have had a wonderful fall. We've seen hundreds of first-time visitors and dozens of salvation decisions. As you know, each person's profession has its own wonderful story. All of us are keeping busy making follow-up visits and discipling new converts.
- Summer 2008
- God has blessed wonderfully this spring. The Lord was especially good to us during our annual Preaching Conference with His men being used in a mighty way. The congregational singing was uplifting, and all the speakers truly extraordinary. As usual, though, my favorite part was having so many of like mind with whom to fellowship and be encouraged. You would not be disappointed if you set aside April 20-23, 2009. We need to be heartened, and I guarantee you will be if you attend.