Joe (’89) and Barb Kaiser

Evangelist Joe Kaiser and Barb have been saved for 35 years. They have been married 40 years and have 2 children, and 3 grandchildren. Joe graduated from Fairhaven Baptist College in 1989. They have been in full-time ministry in the Northeast for 25 years.

Joe - Served as Youth Pastor, Assistant Pastor, Sunday school teacher and superintendent, Bus director & captain, School principal, Dean of students, in evangelism for the past 7 years as Associate Director Northeast Vision strengthening and supporting churches in the northeast, ministry of Solid Rock Baptist Church, 420 South White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009.

Barb - Served as Sunday school teacher, choir member, youth leader and conference speaker.  She taught kindergarten for 14 years, cafeteria supervisor for 2 years, and secretary for 4 years, now traveling full-time with her husband.

Home Address:

4 East Judith Drive

Hammonton NJ 08037

Cell number 215-300-8494

 

For the Northeast,

Evangelist Joe Kaiser Prov. 29:18

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FBC Ski Activity

Fairhaven Baptist College students enjoyed a fun day on the slopes this past week.

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FBC Alumni Dinner

Pastor and Mrs. Damron were able to travel to Utah and hold our second Alumni Dinner. It was a great time of fellowship with 33 FBC graduates. What a joy to see so many graduates serving the Lord in the needy area of the West. Pastor Damron was also able to preach at Anchor Baptist Church (Pastor Randy Love '87) in Salt Lake City, and Berean Baptist Church (Pastor Dave Mallinak '93) in Ogden. It was also a pleasure to see graduates rearing their children for the Lord.

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Bill Adams (’99)

In October of 2014, after eight wonderful years of pastoring the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Salisbury, NC, I began the pastorate at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Spring Hill, TN. Gospel Light Baptist Church is a small church that had purchased property in 2012 and renovated a home to hold services.

Spring Hill is the 14th fastest growing city in America. We are the only Independent Baptist Church using the KJB and going door-to-door soul winning. God has blessed in one years time and we are excited to have grown from 6 to 10 in attendance on Sunday morning to average in the high 40’s.

One of our greatest needs right now is to finish a building that has sat for over 15yrs. This building would make a great auditorium with seating for 100+. Please pray for us as we grow and build.

In Christ,

Pastor Bill Adams Jr. (graduated 1999)

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Men’s Barbeque

We were excited to see many visitors at our Men's Barbeque last Friday. Following the delicious meal, the men heard a powerful testimony from Clint Schreiber, and then a clear salvation message was preached by Pastor Rollan Roberts, pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Beaver, West Virginia.

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Sharon Leslie (’08)

Hi! I’m Sharon Leslie, Mr. Leslie’s daughter…the “older” Mr. Leslie. And when Lindsey does the airplane with her hand and says, “Cha…Utah!” That’s me! I am a member of Berean Baptist Church in Ogden, Utah, and I teach in our academy here.

The large part of my ministry…thus my life, is spent with children in school, Sunday School, bus routes, and nursery. It thrills me, then, to think of how Christ directly related service and care for children with service to Him. What a privilege to serve Christ in simple, but very real ways every day! My job is to show children the works of God. I love watching them discover with amazement the design-features of God’s Creation: the precision seen in math and language, the beauty of science, and His power and providence in history. My job is to proclaim the glory of God!

You better believe every day is not perfect. Not long ago, we attempted to make butter in our 1st-3rd Colonial History class. I read that by putting heavy whipping cream in a glass jar and shaking a LOT, it would eventually turn into butter. I even read the scientific explanations of forcible integration of molecular substances within the lipids…blah, blah, blah. It actually made sense, even sounded “easy!” Right!

The kids took turns shaking the glass jar while we read about colonial times & colored. At one point, I heard the jar glance off the table, but I saw no crack or mess. Whew! The student continued shaking; I continued reading. Then, without adieu, Pwhoosh! The bottom fell off the jar! I heard a collective “Uh-oh!” from the students. Cream went all over and we ended up with a class project of cleaning cream off the floor! Before it was all over, we ended up losing another jar and the cream inside. Plus, one pat of butter bounced out of the cold-water bowl, onto the floor.

But in the end, we…made…butter!!! WE MADE BUTTER!!! And it tasted good! Like butter! The kids took some home to share with their families. They talked about it for days, and will not soon forget that!

It happens that way sometimes. Things that should be “easy enough” just don’t quite work out the way they should, for whatever reason. The students just don’t “get” the carefully prepared lesson. Visitors don’t show up for the “Big Day.” You wake up one day and feel lousy, and the whole day is lousy. But there are “laws,” like the laws of butter chemistry, which really do “work” when we keep at it. God is good. He does work things out, in His time, for His glory and our good. And He has everlasting mercy, and amazing grace! Truly, amazing grace!

So we keep evangelizing the lost, teaching our students, praying for ourselves and others, sharing meals together, reading our Bibles, reading to 2-year olds, grading papers, laughing at 7th grader jokes, loving our church family, waking up in the morning, and going to bed at night. Often it seems redundant and without quantifiable successes, but “God blesses routine faithfulness.” And in all of this, God reforms and strengthens our love for Him, and our commitment to Him. He gives grace and blesses more than we imagined. He turns a goofy 3rd grader into a godly-minded Christian. He saves people, our friends and neighbors. And He loves me! What a great God we serve!

Sharon Leslie

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Gary and Kathy (’93) Ashley

The year 1989 was life-changing for me. Having come from the South, a small fundamental Baptist church, a good Christian school, a godly pastor’s family, I found myself suddenly without all with which I had been surrounded. No one from my church or Christian school had attended Fairhaven Baptist College. Yet, I knew that was where God wanted me to be. Through those four years I learned many, many things. The professors were excellent, the music studies were a favorite, the ministries were enjoyable, and the lessons of life that I learned were priceless. Even my work scholarship in the kitchen has been invaluable to me on the mission field in planning banquets and activities and cooking for large amounts of people by myself. God knew what He was doing! In 1993, I graduated with an elementary education degree and returned to Alabama to teach in my dad’s Christian school. I began learning Spanish to start a Spanish Sunday school for children as my father had begun a Spanish ministry in our church.

 

From 1993-1998, I served in the music of the church, the Spanish ministry, and teaching. The singles group of our church had many activities and we as a group became very close friends. It was there that I met Gary Ashley. He also had grown up in a Christian home with a Christian education. One of his friends attended Madison Baptist Church (our church) but disliked it. He told Gary, “You don’t want to come to my church. That pastor preaches against everything! I only go because my parents make me.” That piqued Gary’s interest and he began attending Madison Baptist in 1991. He became convicted of his need for a Savior and accepted Christ while waiting for choir practice to begin. He became involved in the church ministries and the Bible institute. The following year God called him to preach; he attended the Bible college of our church. We were in the singles group together for those five years. He felt that God wanted him to be a missionary and took a survey trip to Colombia, S.A. In 1997 we began dating and in June of 1998 we married. We immediately began deputation and in eighteen months we headed to Aguascalientes, Mexico, to study Spanish.

 

In 2001, we returned to the states to prepare for the field. Colombia was a hotspot of problems at the time, and our pastor encouraged us to look elsewhere until the situation settled. A veteran missionary in Venezuela, Julio Velasquez, called our pastor asking if he knew of anyone that could help them in the work there. Gary readily accepted; in January of 2002 we flew to Venezuela. With Bro. Velasquez we were able to see the ministry in Valencia grow and were able to start a new work in Guacara, a city on the outskirts of Valencia. In June 2005, we returned to the States for furlough and in 2006 we returned to Guacara. The new work that we had established had been through many problems, so we returned to strengthen them. We bought a house and were determined to stay there for the rest of our lives, but political unrest emerged. It became increasingly dangerous for Americans to stay in Venezuela. After a short eighteen months of work, our pastor told us to leave. Within five weeks my four boys and myself returned to the States. Gary stayed one more month to take care of the church, the house, and all our goods. This was a difficult year for us as we left our hearts there.

With much prayer we began looking for where God would have us serve. The first Sunday that Gary was back at Madison Baptist, a missionary from Puerto Rico was there to speak to the Spanish church. He found Gary in the hallway and invited him to visit Puerto Rico. Gary immediately went to survey it and in 2008 we left for Puerto Rico. Abigail was born there. Gary took a church in the mountains in the town of Jayuya. We served there until 2011. Since our return from furlough in 2013 we have worked in Manati, Puerto Rico. God has been so good!

Kathy Allison Ashley

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Matt (’95) and Wilma (’95) Furse

God has been Good! My wife, Wilma, (Schrock) & I both graduated from FBC in 1995. We have been serving the Lord, here in the Black Hills of Wyoming & South Dakota ever since!

As a Pastor’s family, we have enjoyed God’s blessings, and we have so much to be thankful for!

Over the years, God has proven Himself faithful, and our children believe in Him, too. We are confident of their trust in His Word, and that He will be their Guide as they grow older.

We would love to “keep them close to home”, but ultimately, we just want God’s will for each one of them.

Our church family is “Our Family”! We love serving the Lord in the Mountainview Baptist Church!

Time and again, God has demonstrated His grace and wisdom in the lives of our church. We are not a perfect people, but we are truly blessed to be a part of a happy, growing, and thriving body of Christ. There is joy in serving Jesus!

The Lord allowed Wilma & I to record a music CD. It contains 15 of our personal favorites (including “I’m Independent”). Each song is a memorial of God’s guidance in our lives.

Sincerely, Pastor Matt & Wilma Furse

(Custer, SD)

www.mountainviewbaptistcuster.com

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New Year’s Service

The first Sunday evening of January was our traditional New Year's service in which two of our college seniors preached. The service included lots of congregational singing as well as a time of church-wide prayer. Food and fellowship completed the night.

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Josh Barzon, Egypt

 

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An Evening in Chicago

Last Wednesday the college students enjoyed an evening in Chicago. This "Christmas Lights" activity has been an annual tradition at Fairhaven Baptist College for several decades.

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