Apostolic Bible Institute Alumni

We want to thank you for being a part of the school we love! Your support throughout the years has made it possible for us to continue training ministers for the Gospel of Christ. Over 4,000 students have walked through the doors of ABI and gone on to do amazing things for the Lord. We hope to continue the tradition of the whole gospel to the whole world.

Alumni News

  • Rev. Lee Stoneking (1967) was inducted into the United Pentestal Church International’s Order of the Faith in 2017

  • Rev. John S. Leaman (1958) was inducted into the United Pentestal Church International’s Order of the Faith in 2017

  • Rev. Dr., Devereaux Lloyd (1987) graduated with a PhD from Johnson University, Knoxville, Tennessee.

  • Andrew Kilcollins (2014) of Mitchell, South Dakota received his UPCI ministerial license in June 2017.

  • Stephanie Barcus (1997) of St. Paul, Minnesota received her UPCI ministerial license in June 2017.

  • Andrea Leaman (2016) and husband Andrew Leaman of Detroit, Michigan received their UPCI ministerial license in May 2017.

  • Rev. Angela Harwood Overton (2007) and husband Rev. Michael Overton of West Laurel, Maryland were ordained in June 2017.

  • Rev. Norman Paslay II (1978) of Cincinnati, Ohio was elected the UPCI Ohio District Superintendent.

  • Emily Shull (2014) returned to Jordan as an AIMer  in early April.

  • Tim (2010) and Amede (2008) Lucas were installed as pastor and first lady in Defiance, Ohio.

  • Jeremiah and Jennifer Aldwart (2015) were elected Section 2 Apostolic Youth Of Iowa committee members.

  • Timothy Wachtstetter (1986) of Searcy, AR, elected presbyter of Arkansas Section 11.

  • Scott Webster (1987) of Indianapolis, IN, received his RN license.

  • Bishop T.F. Tenney, Alexandria, Louisiana, opened the United States Senate with prayer December 6, 2016. Find the event at Bishop TF Tenney c-span.org. Bro. Tenney received an honorary doctorate from ABI in 1992.

  • Donald and Joanne Sjostrand from Loanoke, Arkansas celebrated 50 years of pastoral service November 4-6, 2016.

  • George, (1985), and Beth Sievers, are pastoring in Llano, TX.

  • Chris, (2010), and Michelle Nicholson are pastor and wife at Fulton, KY, July 17, 2016.

  • Noel Johansen Willis, (1994-1995), Received her Bachelor of Science in Community Psychology at St. Cloud, MN State University, May 6, 2016.

  • Evelyn Drury (1970) received her Doctorate in Education from Oral Roberts University on April 30, 2016. She was also selected to receive the “College of Education Overcomer Award” from ORU.

  • Stephanie Barcus (1997) St Paul, MN., went to South Korea as an Associate in Missions in March 2016.

  • Joel Roach (2003) was elected pastor at Madill, OK, January 2016.

  • Mark and Glenda (Sword ‘1987) Alphin, missionaries to Finland and Iceland held a deputation service at ABI/First UPC, January 2016.

  • William Chapman, (1987), has been installed as pastor in Noblesville, Indiana.

  • ‘Still Flying Full Throttle,’ by Bennie Demerchant, (1962), and Dolly McElhaney, (1958), is a sequel to ‘Full Throttle’ telling the continuing story of Missionaries DeMerchancnts in the Amazon. It is sold at the Pentecostal Publishing House.

  • Asa Cohen Gillet was born to Seth Gillet (2014) and Leticia Gillet (2014) on November 3, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Liam Jacob Yang was born to Jarvis Yang (2018) and Kayla McGillan  Yang (2017) on October 25, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Brennah Eileen Little was born to Heather Hilderbrand Little (2013) and Scott Little on April 28, 2017 in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

  • Micah Nathaniel Thomas Bishop was born to Justin Bishop (2015) and Rebekah Bishop (2013) on April 21, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Jaron Lee McGowan was born April 13, 2017 in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota to Deborah McGowan (1991) and Roger McGowan.

  • Hana Sifra Reece was born March 4, 2017 in Ames, IA to Jonathan (2008) and Keisha (2007).

  • Philicia Jael Jined Frankford was born March 3, 2017 in Knoxville, IA to Phillip (2006) and Michelle (2008).

  • Micah Finley Goff was born February 28, 2017 in Beaverton, OR to Ryan (2014) and Zsanine (2012).

  • Daniel James Anderson, son of Stuart and Nicola, (2012) of Bayport, MN, was born January 23, 2017.

  • Judah Nathaniel Harlan Gillet, was born August 6, 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Seth (2014), and Leticia (2104).

  • Zachery Joel Bryson, son of Joel (2007) and Stephanie, was born November 28, 2016 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada.

  • Adalynn May was born October 25, 2016 to Brian and Lacey Beth Roth (2008) York, of Wichita Falls, Texas.

  • Charlotte Eileen Lucus was born July 18, 2016 at Chula Vista, CA. to parents Tim, (2011), and Amede, (2008), Lucas.

  • Harrison Miles Feustel was born on April 14. He is the son of Alex (2014) and Jennifer (2011) Feustel of St. Paul, MN.

  • Timothy (2010) and Jordan (Reece) Priessler, of Detroit, Michigan welcomed a daughter, Arwyn Raya, on February 25, 2016.

  • Ethan Ali, son of Nigel (2011) and Tamra (2010), of Granbury, Texas was born February 23, 2016.

  • Eric and Kimberly (2012) Hill’s second son, Peter Bradley was born February 9, in Maple Grove, MN.

  • Hope Haven Haner was born to Phil and Alyson Haner, class of (2009).

  • Robin Frank (1998-1999) of Madison, Wisconsin passed away on October 25, 2017.

  • David Timothy Urshan (1948-1949) of San Jose, California passed away on October 18, 2017.

  • Ennis Morgan Bonnette (1946) of Alexandria, Louisiana passed away on December 19, 2016.

  • Marjorie McFarland (1944) of Richmond, Indiana passed away on October 3, 2016.

  • E. Glenn James (1955) of Athens, Ohio passed away on October 10, 2016.

  • Larry Loyd Sims (1971) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada passed away on October 1, 2017.

  • Ruth Esther Ball (1969) of Kokomo, Indiana passed away September 3, 2017.

  • Alice Leaman (1948) of Bridgeport, Michigan passed away August 21, 2017.

  • James Turkington (1967) of Australia went to be with the Lord July 15, 2017.

  • Lucille (Ray) Thompson (1940) of Racine, Wisconsin passed away July 2, 2017.

  • Shawn Gullett Kelsey (1981) of London, Ontario, Canada passed away June 11, 2017.

  • Ernest Breithaupt (1959) of Wapella, Illinois passed away April 27, 2017.

  • Joyce Cooper Porter (1986) of Ft. Wayne, Indiana passed away April 24, 2017.

  • Charles Ray Berry (1953), of Dequincy, Louisiana passed away March 18, 2017.

  • Elton Sermon (1964), of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away February 8, 2017.

  • Bennie Leigh DeMerchant (1961), missionary to Brazil, went to be with the Lord February 8, 2017.

  • Alfred Asarisi (1958) of Philadelphia, Mississippi went to be with the Lord February 8, 2017.

  • Curtis O’Neal Pierce (1956) of Elgin, Illinois went to be with the Lord February 6,2017.

  • Gary Carter (1972) of Panama City Florida passed away October 3, 2016.

  • Edwin H. Caldie, (1943), St. Paul, Minnesota went to be with the Lord, December 17, 2016.

  • Kenneth Phaiah (2004-2006), passed away December 16, 2016 at Oneco, Connecticut.

  • Lois Newstrand, of Newark Ohio, and Franklin, Tennessee, former ABI piano teacher, went to be with the Lord, December 14, 2016.

  • Joyce Latta (1954-1955), Stockbridge, Georgia, joined the Lord December 13, 2016.

  • David Hudson (1969-1970) from West Virginia passed away October 26, 2016.

  • Jaron Hollingsworth, LaSalle, IL, just completed his first year at ABI, June, 2016. He passed away in a car accident on July 21, 2016.

  • Jeffery Merz, (1969), passed away in a vehicle accident, July 12, 2016.

  • Grace H. Ball, (1939), of Kokomo, Indiana went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2016.

  • Russell William Walters, (1944), of Barron, WI passed away January 9, 2016.

  • Melvin Amundson, (1945), Minneapolis, MN passed away March 14, 2016.

  • Nellie (Mrenca) Bolinger, (1968), Noblesville, Indiana, passed away March 10, 2016.

  • Joy Kellick-Moehlenpah (1961) wife of Donn of Lavergne, Tennessee passed away February 19, 2016.

  • Dennis Hollowell (1964) of Wichita, Kansas passed away February 9, 2016.

  • Lee Cook (1955) Jackson, Missouri went to his heavenly home February 5,2016.

  • Kay Hopwood, (1977), of St. Peters MO, died Saturday, January 9, 2016. 

  • James Toner (2013) & Joelle Morehouse were married in Fredericton, New Brunswick – August 12, 2017.

  • Isaac Lopez (2013) & Elizabeth Coakley (2017) were married in Lancaster, Ohio – July 15, 2017

  • Micah Vicente & Ralee Crisp (current students) were married in Lebanon, Missouri – June 1, 2017

  • Deonna Wadsworth (2006) & Rev. Charles Gregory were married in Scotts Hill, Tennessee – June 24, 2017

  • Richard Young (1966) & Nancy Ferrell (mother of David Ferrell, class of 1988)  were married in Blacklick, Ohio – April 29, 2017

  • Sarah Orvis (2013) & Christopher Doughty, married in Golden Valley, Minnesota – April 15, 2017

  • Angela Harwood (2007) & Rev. Mike Overton, married in Lisle, Illinois – December 17, 2016

  • Brenden Taylor & Veronica Silva (current Students), married in Duluth, Minnesota – August 20, 2016

  • Jordan Fitzgeral & Jennifer James (current Students), married in Ashland, Wisconsin – August 24, 2016

  • Andrea Millen (2016) & Andrew Leaman, married in Madison, Wisconsin – September 10, 2016

  • David McCuan (2016) & Destiny Mitchell (2016), married in Silvis, Illinois – June 24, 2016

  • Nathan Bynum, (2016) & Markie Kilcollins (2016), married in St. Paul, Minnesota – June 7, 2016

  • Jarvis Yang & Kayla McGillan (Current students), married in St. Paul, Minnesota – June 11, 2016

  • Heather Hilderbrand (2013) & Scott Little, married in McHenry, Illinois – April 16, 2016

  • Justin Bishop (2015) & Rebekah Reece (2013), married in St. Paul, Minnesota – March 12, 2016

  • Wes Conway (2010) & Tracy-Ann Leard, married in New York, New York – February 6, 2016

Graduation Ceremony 2017

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