Ralph L. Edmonds (’82) has been selected as the 2015 SEBC Alumnus of the Year. He received a BS in Business Administration from Livingston University in 1975. He graduated from SEBC in 1982 with an AA in Bible/Theology and went on to Talbot Seminary in California to earn an MA in Christian Education in 1986. Ralph has served in pastoral ministries since he graduated from SEBC in 1982. He served at Inner City Impact in Chicago from 1982-1990, where he discipled and mentored students. Further, he managed all budgets, programs, and activities, and developed an internship program to provide financial assistance for students who attended Christian colleges. He provided oversight to all programs at Humboldt Park Center, reaching weekly over 450 children and adolescences in the inner city. He developed curriculum and coordinated activities for students whose attendance grew from 40 to 88 students during his oversight. He has served at Good News Bible Church in Chicago since 1990, and he has been the Senior Pastor there since 2011. While there, he has assisted in another church plant; collaborated with New Moms Ministry to provide affordable housing for 25 single mothers; provided affordable housing for urban ministry missionaries and for a Spanish-speaking congregation; served as Administrator of all Christian education activities; provided oversight of Salem Mission Home Outreach, and he is presently developing outreach to a neighborhood public school to serve through tutoring and sports programs. Ralph has been married for 31 years to SEBC alumna, Mary Christine Lawrence Edmonds (’82), who has served as a teacher in Christian schools and at Inner City Impact in Chicago since her graduation from SEBC. They have two adult children, Zac and Jared, and reside in Chicago, IL.
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Spring Sign Language Classes are starting up at Southeastern Bible College on Valleydale Road.
Sponsored by: Southeastern Bible College (SEBC), in partnership with Deaf Online University (DOU) and Christian Deaf Fellowship (CDF).
Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for twelve (12) weeks beginning January 15, 2015 through April 16, 2015.
Classes will meet in the following rooms:
Intermediate 1: 239
Intermediate 2: 243
Donation: Ages 8 – 15 . . . . $35.00, Age 16 and Over . . . . $75.00. Full scholarships provided for SEBC students, faculty and staff.
Although begun as a personal letter, this epistle was undoubtedly intended by the writer to serve as a systematic presentation of the Gospel which he preached. It has been heralded as the most complete single systematic presentation of the great theme of justification by faith. Of all the Pauline epistles, Romans has exerted the most influence of Christian thought! It has been appraised by many for its immense value:
Martin Luther said: “It is the chief book of the New Testament.”
Frédéric Louis Godet commented: “It is the Cathedral of the Christian faith.”
W. H. Griffith Thomas observed: “It is a theological education in itself.”
B. H. Carroll stated: “It is the most fundamental, vital, logical, profound, and systematic discussion of the whole plan of salvation in all the literature of the world.”
Dr. Alexander Granados, President of Southeastern Bible College, invites you to join him for a thematic journey through the book of Romans. On this exciting biblical voyage, you will explore God’s complete plan of redemption provided through Jesus Christ. Evening classes will begin Monday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. and meet in classroom 244 (entrance A). Morning classes will begin Tuesday, January 27 at 10:30 a.m., and will also meet in classroom 244. To register for this free class, register online at www.sebc.edu or contact Anita Scroggins at (205) 970-9213 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2015 Traditional Orientation will be on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm. It will begin in the classroom wing in room 244.
To access the complete Spring 2015 Traditional Orientation Schedule, click the link below.