Our Dean of Women Professor Glenda Malmin preached a powerful sermon at City Bible Church on motherhood. She used the life of Mary’s experience as the mother of Jesus to remind us that our lives are not our own and our children are a gift to be given back to the Father. Watch here if you did not have a chance to hear it live.
On May 11th, Portland Bible College celebrated our 51st Commencement Ceremony. Students and faculty filled the stage together as 30 graduates received their Bachelor degrees, and 34 in the Associates programs. The evening was a wonderful celebration & commissioning, as we heard from President Marc Estes, student speakers, and honored our founder, Dick Iverson (1930-2018). You can experience and watch the service here.
Boise Harvest Graduation
Boise Harvest College, an affiliate program of PBC, joined us for our commencement exercises by bringing seven of their students who had completed our online associate program. It was our honor to include them in our commencement. PBC loves supporting local churches who have the desire to train leaders in their church for their church. Congratulations to the graduates! We are praying for rich fruit in your lives.
Where are they now?
After graduation is complete where do our students go? Kandice Jameson could not stay away from PBC. Two weeks after graduation she became the newest member of the PBC staff. Jacob Miller, a great pastoral presence on campus, has been hired as the youth pastor at Scappoose Foursquare! Jenny Sie, an excellent student at PBC, is continuing her studies in Concordia’s graduate program to pursue a degree in Educational Administration. We are so proud of these students!
Karyn (Davenport) Wells BTh (‘18)
Karyn came back to complete her degree online after a 30 year break. She has used that in between time to the fullest. She met Jeff Wells at PBC and after completing her junior year at PBC in 1987 they married. Karyn worked to support Jeff so he could graduate. Then they moved to Canada to be youth pastors. Four grown kids later and now lead pastors it was the perfect season in life to finish her degree!
Stephanie (Kaylor) Fox BTh (‘11)
Stephanie graduated from PBC with a Bachelor of Theology with a counseling focus in 2011 and went on to Western Seminary. She graduated in 2018 with high honors with a Masters of Arts in Counseling with a focus of child and adolescent counseling. She is now a mental health therapist at Refresh Therapy. Stephanie and her husband Jerod serve on the Belong team and leadership team at the Downtown Campus of City Bible Church.
Keith Adams BTh (‘14)
Keith graduated from PBC with a Bachelor of Theology in 2014. He went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Western Seminary in 2018. During his time at PBC he was a dorm leader and a teacher’s assistant for many theology classes. This combination of love for people and the Word of God will be great assets in his future as he plans to pastor and teach in the local church in the Seattle area.
History was made this year at the 25th Annual Generation Unleashed Conference. For the first time ever, the GU conference was held at the Oregon Convention Center as thousands of youth from across the country experienced the love and presence of God and heard messages from Havilah Cunnington, Levi Lusko and Micahn Carter. The weekend began by honoring former GU pastors from Bob and Sue MacGregor to Doug and Donna Lasit. Portland Bible College had the honor of serving the Youth Pastors through powered by PBC workshops. You can get Lanny’s notes on How to Study the Bible or Glenda’s notes on Counseling Teens at the PBC Blog.
PBC Basketball at Nationals
The Wildcats had a turnaround year! After starting the season with a 1-9 win/loss record, they went to a new level and finished the second half of the season with a 11-4 record and took 1st place in the Pacific Christian Athletic Conference. Great job team! Read More
Black History Month
PBC celebrated Black History Month with a special chapel speaker April Allen who spoke on God’s heart for diversity, April is a member of City Bible Church, professor at Warner Pacific University and author of children’s book I Love Being Me.
Jonathan (’96) & Elana (’95) Wilkins
In 2012, Jonathan and Elana Wilkins planted City Life Church in the heart of the downtown San Francisco. God has done amazing miracles and is building a multicultural growing church in the heart of the city that is impacting the world. God is using them as a prophetic voice to many churches and their heart is to empower and encourage leaders both young and old.
Ted Ciuciui (’00)
Ted and Monalisa Ciuciui have been leading Cetrul Crestin Salem in Oradea, Romania for the last five years. Ted described his time at PBC as more than just theological training but a season in his spiritual walk with God that catapulted him straight into his calling. They have seen many lives changed and are expecting a great harvest of souls through their church this year.
Don & Ann Finley (’84)
After graduating from PBC Don and Ann helped Mike Herron pioneer Life Church in Salem, Oregon. In 1995, they were set in as the lead pastors. Longevity of ministry in one church has provided deep connections in their community. This fall they will launch Life School, a full-time ministry training center. They are grateful for the foundation laid in their lives while attending PBC.