President and
Dr. Tom Walker
Th.B, M.A., D.D.

1036 Zion Hill Rd.
Marion, NC

Board of Directors:
Dr. Tom Walker
Dr. Ron Baity
Dr. Alan Barker
David Walker
Dean Buff

Don Abernethy


Dr. Wendall Runion- One of
our FBBC Board members has moved to Heaven

Truly a great man and God's man!

Asheville - Rev. Dr. J. Wendell Runion, 76, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals. 

Dr. Runion was the son of the late Claude Edger Runion and Zora Belle Fore Runion and was also preceded in death by his brother, Calvin Runion. 

He was a native of Madison County and graduated from Owen High School in Black Mountain, NC. He later attended Pensacola Bible Institute in Pensacola, FL, and was ordained into the ministry January 20, 1973 at Trinity Baptist Church. He received his Bachelors Degree of Theology and an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Trinity Baptist College in Knoxville, TN. In addition, he earned his Ph.D. in Religion from Emmanuel Baptist University in Conover, NC and honorary doctorate from Travelers University in Cairo, Egypt. 

He was founding pastor of Asheville Baptist Tabernacle (currently Parkway Baptist Church). God gave him a vision to reach the world for Christ and in 1996 he founded International Baptist Outreach Missions along with radio stations WKJV-1380AM and WKJW-1010AM. Through these ministries God would change the lives of thousands across the globe. His burden was to proclaim that Jesus Christ died on a cross, bore the sins of the human race, and rose from the grave so that all who believe can have a home in heaven. Dr. Runion dedicated his life to proclaiming this message of hope. He loved his family and his greatest joy was to see his family have the same desire to live for Christ. He will be greatly missed on earth but it is a comfort to know that this soldier for Christ is finally in the presence of his Savior. 

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Joyce Ann Ammons Runion; daughters: Lynn Mitchell and husband, Randy of Statesville, Angela Page and husband, Todd of Taylors, SC and Hannah Hensley and husband, Ricky of Burnsville; grandchildren, Bradley, Tyler and Kevin Page, Anna and Joshua Mitchell and Makenzie and Isaac Hensley; sister Lucy Hollifield of Black Mountain and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, April 13, 2018 at Trinity Baptist Church, with Dr. Ralph Sexton, Jr., Dr. Keith Gomez, and Dr. Richard Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 8:00 PM Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Anders-Rice Funeral Home. 

Student Testimonies
From Some of Our Students

"As a returning student l can say that FBBC has certainly been a tremendous blessing in my life and l thank the Lord to have had the opportunity to attend. May God richly bless this college to the glory of Jesus!"
(Max Jordan)

"When I learned that Dr. Tom Walker had started the Foothills Baptist Bible College, I knew this would be the place to get a sound, Bible based education. After being a pastor for many years, I wanted to get some "fresh oil" for the ministry. I have not been the least bit disappointed. I have earned my Master of Theology and am currently working on my Doctorate. I highly recommend "sharpening the axe" through this institution."
(Pastor Doug Woody-Cajahs Mt. Baptist Church- Lenoir, NC)

"As a pastor it means more than education or obtaining a degree. It means gaining a better knowledge and understanding of the Scriptures so I can better feed the flock of God. I have thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship and the teachers. The staff are all well studied and deliver the course materials in a way that is both understandable and comprehendible. I love the classroom atmosphere and would highly recommend FBBC for anyone desiring to gain a better knowledge of the Bible.
(Shane Gunter- Pastor Calvary Way Baptist Church)

"This is my first quarter attending Foothills Baptist College. To say it exceeds my expectation would be an understatement. The instructors are very knowledgeable and the materials are scripturally sound. Attending FBBC has strengthened my relationship with Christ and helped me to pray more fervently."
(Josh Cooke- Associate Pastor- Calvary Way Baptist Church)


Upcoming Greek Introduction Course- Greek I

On Saturday, June 23rd, FFBC will be having a one day
course of study introducing the Bible student to New Testament
Koine Greek. Our Bibles came from Greek, Aramaic, and Hebrew.
Knowing something about the original languages help to better
understand the English Bible. The course will involves 6-6 1/2 hours of
instruction. It will begin at 9 A.M., break for dinner hour about 12 noon
and will resume at 1:00 and end about 4 or 4:30 P.M.
You can receive 4 hours of college credit at FBBC for completing
the requirements of this course. To enroll call 828-442-7015.
Enrollment deadline will be Tuesday, June 12.

Some 55 courses are now available through FBBC.
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