Married students make up a portion of the student body at Master's and bring with them a level of maturity that serves as a good example to our single students. Affordable housing is available in the Fargo/ Moorhead area, along with employment opportunities that allow the married student to attend classes and work a full time job during the day to provide for their family needs.
Nathan, April, & Hannah Beebe
April and I had both attended a Bible college near our home towns, in southeast Michigan. Before we got married however, God lead us to drift away from that establishment due to some non-doctrinal problems with the school. Six months after we got married, we met with our pastor to discuss some options. I was miserable with my work situation (3rd shift-Thur. through Mon.) and wanted to do something about it so I could devote the proper time and energy to my ministries at church.
My pastor asked me a simple question, “Are you called to full time ministry?” I said yes, and he knew that, we had discussed it more than once. We had also discussed my desire to complete my Bible training. He told me that a pastor friend of his had a few daughters in a tuition free Bible college in Fargo N.D., and that I should check it out. We had a planned vacation to the Upper Peninsula which was half way to Fargo; so one day on our vacation, we drove out to Fargo to see the school and drove back. We knew right away that this was where God was leading us.
When we got back home, we told our families and I put in my 6 month notice at work. In June of 2015 we put our entire apartment into my father-in-law’s trailer and parked it at his house. We lived with my in-laws for two weeks while we attended one more wedding, and facilitated the wedding of April’s sister. My in-law’s drove out with us and we moved to Fargo on July 6th.
I am thoroughly enjoying attending Master’s. The class schedules work perfectly around my job; they teach good doctrine; and are very focused on teaching it in a timely manner. The people of Fargo Baptist are very nice and warmhearted. They have built a good work here, and it is nice to participate and learn from their ministry opportunities.
Matthew, Christine, Suzie, and Peter Kenney
Being a married student at Master's Baptist College has been a dream come true and an answer to God's call. At one point before I was called to come here, I was envious of young people who can just go and attend Bible college with little concerns of most of the responsibilities that a seasoned parent with a family of 6 would have. But, because of the flexibility we are given with nighttime hours and some on the weekend, I was able to make that transition without so much as a hiccup. From what I would call s smooth transition is just another name for 'God provides!'
Josiah, Jessica, and Selah Mainous
Master’s Baptist College is the perfect place to raise a family while getting a solid Christian education. Because the classes are offered in the evenings, I am able to work a full time job and still keep up with school. The modular format of the classes makes it easy to take weeks off when we have family get-togethers or if we simply need a break. My wife and I both attended other Bible colleges prior to attending Master’s. The class schedule, combined with the $10,000+ cost of tuition, would have made it nearly impossible for us to maintain a balanced family life. We absolutely love serving at Fargo Baptist Church! We have never been somewhere with so much opportunity! We know that this will be the perfect spring-board into our future ministry, whatever that may be!