The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors
In 1976 Dr. Jay Adams founded the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) with the desire that the organization and its rigorous certification process would become the backbone of the biblical counseling movement. Today the organization is now known as the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and is the oldest and largest biblical counseling organization in the world. The training and certification of ACBC counselors is recognized worldwide with over 1,300 counselors in 29 countries that speak 27 languages with these numbers growing yearly. ACBC also has 60 certified training centers ranging from seminaries to churches.
In 2015, Faith gained provisional status as an Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) Training Center, under the direction of Tom Wells, our counseling director. Faith had previously been sending groups to counseling training annually at ACBC-sanctioned conferences (formerly NANC). The church has operated as a semi-formal counseling center since that time incorporating the counseling principles taught by like-minded counseling organizations associated with the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is working to get more staff and members certified through ACBC.
The Carpenter's Project - John & Sue Conrad
John and Sue Conrad are beloved members of Faith Baptist and serve in a very challenging and unique ministry. The Conrad’s have a wonderful heart for missions and a deep burden to reach those across the world who have never heard the Gospel. John founded The Carpenter’s Project to work towards reaching these very people.
The Carpenters Project is a unique ministry that seeks to establish and assist local churched across the world; especially among unreached people groups. It helps established ministries by supplying materials to construct a place of worship. This is done alongside national pastors who are involved in acquiring a building site and designing the needed structure for their building. Since its establishment in 2001, TCP has completed over 75 building projects in 14 different countries.
In areas there are presently no established ministries, The Carpenter’s Project work with national pastors to plant churches. The Timothy Project is an initiative through TCP to provide temporary support to church planting nationals as they seek to establish a church in an area where there is no Gospel witness.
Visit thecarpentersproject.org to find out more.
Tabernacle of Hope Ministries - Scott & Lorraine Saxton
The Saxtons have been called to reach the lost for Christ right here in America. In February of 2000, Scott & Lorraine felt the Lord leading them to begin preparations for full time Evangelistic Ministry. They sold their successful automotive repair business, their home and their land to head for Bible College at Pensacola Christian.
They now serve the Lord through Tabernacle of Hope Ministries. “The purpose of the Tabernacle of Hope Ministry is to reach the lost for Christ through preaching tent crusades across America. We are burdened to help pastors restart or plant churches and evangelize communities alongside local fundamental Baptist churches.”
We are blessed to see the Lord use the ministry of FBC to send out the Saxtons to do the work of evangelism across our nation and encouraged to see the fruit their ministry is producing.
You can visit their ministry webpage at tohministryinc.com
The McGrath Family - Greater Seattle Church Planting
Jason McGrath served as Executive Pastor at Faith from 2005 until 2017, when he and his family joined a church planting team in Tacoma, Washington. Jason served primarily in music ministry and administration alongside an excellent staff and loving church family. Jason and Lawanda cherish the memories and relationships that were forged in those years, relationships they know are gifts of grace from God.
Jason can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.