2014 Pastors & Wives Retreat

Four beautiful days were spent on the Oregon coast last week for the 2014 Pastors & Wives Retreat. The theme of this year’s retreat was “A Pastors Passion,” and featured five of our local pastors each presenting one message. Use the links below to listen to these sessions: Session 1 – Pastor Dave Lunsford Session 2 – BNN Executive Director Don Duty Session 3 – Dr. Stacey McClain Session 4…Keep Reading

Corban University celebrates 78th Commencement

Nearly 300 students graduated from Corban on Saturday, May 4th, before a crowd of 2,500 gathered at the Salem Armory. Mr. & Mrs. Dick Whipps, of New Hope Bible Church in Spokane were among the crowd, celebrating the graduation of their granddaughter. Student from the five different departments, or ‘schools’, were recognized, including two doctorates granted by the School of Ministry. Read the rest of the story by Colton Totland…Keep Reading

Camp Gilead’s Spring Hymn Sing * A Time of Worship & Reminiscing

It was a picture perfect spring day at Camp Gilead in Carnation, on the morning of April 24th. Vans and carloads began to arrive for the bi-annual Camp Gilead Hymn Sing led by Pastor Tom Ruhlman of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Shoreline WA with his daughter, Kimberly (Ruhlman) Mallory, program director at Camp Gilead, on the piano. Pastor Tom has led the Hymn Sing since 2005 and has managed to…Keep Reading

Jason Nightingale’s Global Ministry of the Word

On Easter Sunday, April 20th, the Statesman Journal newspaper in Salem, Oregon ran a great full-page article on Jason and his ministry, Wordsower International. Jason and Sharon moved to Salem two years ago, and have been serving the Body of Christ in Salem in some special ways, which have drawn the attention of many in our community. Check out the great article here: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014304200032

Neal Kolbo Goes Home to Heaven

Neal Kolbo, father of Pastor Brad Kolbo at Eastgate Bible Fellowship, went home to be with the Lord this week. Neal spent his life as an architect, designing and building many BNN church buildings over the last 60 years. He was a past member of the Board of Trustees of Western Baptist College (Corban) and was a partner in an architectural firm in Nampa, Idaho. He served as the architect…Keep Reading

Chaplain Bill Gasser Update from Kandahar

Hello from Kandahar! Looking around this place, I can relate with Dorothy’s words to Toto: “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.” Kandahar is very different – borderline desert and not always a friendly neighborhood. But living conditions really aren’t that bad. This is a large base and life here is much easier than on the smaller FOB’s (Forward Operating Bases). We have comfortable housing and work spaces (most are…Keep Reading

Seminary Professors Retirement Celebration May 10th in Tacoma

After many years of service at Northwest Baptist Seminary and Corban University School of Ministry, Jack Wiltsey and Russ Glessner are retiring. Their ministry over a collective six-plus decades has impacted hundreds of students who in turn have impacted tens of thousands world-wide. Your receipt of this letter indicates that you were connected to one or both of these men as a friend, colleague, supporter or student. No doubt you…Keep Reading

Magallanes Graduates from Mission Status

Juan Carlos and Angelica Magallanes were recognized at the BNN Annual meeting for graduating from mission status after ten years of faithful service in Eastern Washington. Juan Carlos is the pastor of Heritage Multicultural Baptist Church in Quincy, WA.Congratulations to the Magallanes’ for their great work and their growing ministry! Dios le bendiga!

BNN Annual Conference

Puyallup Community Baptist Church hosted the BNN Annual Conference from April 10-12. Eighty delegates enjoyed three days of great preaching, great worship, and practical workshops on a variety of ministry topics. The Annual Business Meeting on Saturday was marked by unity and praise for the good year our network has had, and the hard work put in by our BNN/NBHM staff. Special appreciation to Loren Tucker, Steve Imhof, and the…Keep Reading