Bill Gerig g61 on the mission field by Zebadiah Demorest, Publications and Promotions Coordinator Bill Gerig g61 has been around Fort Wayne Bible College, Fort Wayne Bible Institute, Summit Christian College, Taylor University Fort Wayne, and now, the Fort Wayne Alumni Center for almost his whole life. His presence, care, and thoughtful, soft-spoken demeanor have been […]Read More The Missionary Heart of Bill Gerig
Dr. William E. “Bill” Pannell g51 at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Pannell Center By Zebadiah Demorest, Publications and Promotions Coordinator Bill Pannell g51, has served the Lord in unique and powerful ways since his time as a student at Fort Wayne Bible Institute. Dr. Pannell came to Fort Wayne in Fall 1947. “I was green as […]Read More Dr. William E. “Bill” Pannell: An Evangelical for Our Time
Brad Ulick g88 giving toys to refugee children at a shelter in Cesis, Latvia By Stephanie Demorest g93, Director Brad Ulick g88 seeks to redeem each opportunity the Lord brings his way. Just this month of October 2022, he traveled to Estonia and Latvia to distribute over 4,500 toys to Ukrainian refugee children. In a […]Read More Alumnus Finds Service Opportunities by Keeping Eyes Open
Phtoto of Witmer Hall from 1970 By Stephanie (Cox) Demorest, g93 In this month of August, we reminisce on schoolyears past. Coming to campus after summer break meant reconnecting with friends, settling into new classes, meeting again in chapel, and especially, excited anticipation about spiritual growth opportunities as we learned in community. And these experiences […]Read More From the Director’s Desk: A Moment of Thanksgiving
Administration Building in 1905, the newly opened Bible Training School for the Spring Term in Fort Wayne, Indiana By Stephanie (Cox) Demorest g93, Director Over the past few months, your Fort Wayne Alumni Center team has been working intensively to prepare an application for an Indiana State Historical Marker for the former campus. If awarded, […]Read More From the Director’s Desk
Joy Gerig g66 and Jay Platte g69 together in 2004 The following tribute was written by Dr. Jay Platte g69 to honor the life and memory of Joy Gerig g66, who served the Fort Wayne campus for 31 years as Director of Christian Service. I praise God for Joy Gerig, my mentor and […]Read More Remembering Joy Gerig
Fifteen Missionary Nursing Students at Lutheran Hospital in 1955 Originally written by Bill Gerig g61, recently adapted by Stephanie Demorest g93, Director One of the most unique degrees the College offered over the years was a Bachelor of Science in Missionary Nursing. The program began in 1952 and graduated the last student in 1986. Over […]Read More Did You Know that FWBC Hosted a Missionary Nursing Program?
Jim Brian g67 hard at work in his office. by Stephanie (Cox) Demorest g93, Director As is true for many of our graduates, Jim Brian’s story reflects God’s call to ministry and leading to Fort Wayne Bible College for training. Jim’s experience also included overcoming many obstacles from dyslexia to leaving an already comfortable life, […]Read More Investing All for the Kingdom: The Story of James Brian g76
Attendees from left to rightStanding: Deb Roth, Dale Hamrick g77, Don Phillips g77, Joy (Bixler) Forbes g77, Rex Forbes g77, Marie (Parry) Hamrick g77, Eddie Weirrick g76, Jan (Zimmerman) Alvarez g75, Jim Roth g76, Jeanne (Mohr) Crafton g78, Harry Gates g82Seated: Char (Miller) Binkley g64, instructor of most of these students, Flossie (Johnson) Epley g77, […]Read More Spreading Joy Through an Impromptu Reunion!
The 1952 Fort Wayne Bible College Messiah Chorus and Orchestra. The oratorio was preformed in Founders Memorial auditorium on the college campus December 14, 1952, with Professor Oliver Steiner conducting. By Dr. Jay Platte g69 The performance of George Frideric Handel’s classic Messiah on the Fort Wayne campus over a period of 42 years left indelible […]Read More The Longstanding Legacy of Messiah Performances on the Fort Wayne Campus