1. WCBC Graduate Interview: Kyle Haynes

    September 29, 2014 by Paul Chappell

    In celebration of the twentieth year of West Coast Baptist College, I am planning to post a monthly interview with WCBC alumni who are serving around the world.

    This month’s interview is with Pastor Kyle Haynes who graduated from WCBC in 2001. Pastor Haynes and his wife, Kami, came to WCBC as married students with a young family. They have five children: Ashley, Preston, Austin, Jenna, and Braedon. Ashley and her husband, Matt, are also graduates of WCBC, and Preston is currently in his sophomore year at WCBC.

    Haynes-family

    One of the things that I remember most about Pastor Haynes from his college years was his faithfulness. Even as a married student with a family, he was consistent, focused, and faithful as a husband, dad, student, and servant in ministry. I praise the Lord for how He is using the Haynes family in ministry today!

    1. In what ministry and role do you currently serve?

    I serve as the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Baptist Church in Morgan Hill, California. I just celebrated my tenth anniversary. (more…)


  2. Growth Points 54: Three Truths for Discipleship

    September 10, 2014 by Paul Chappell

    Those of us who are passionate to see reproduction in local church ministry know that there is a process involved in Christian growth and maturity. This is true whether we are talking about a new Christian developing into a leader within the church or a young man who is called into the ministry developing into the ability to serve as a pastor.

    Philippians 4:9 gives us this necessary process for discipleship: “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”

    And yet, too often, we become one-dimensional in how we train new Christians and develop new leaders. If we neglect—or only partially fulfill—any of the process, we end up with only partially-matured Christians.

    In this week’s Growth Points video, I invite you to look with me at the three-fold process the Apostle Paul followed as he discipled others.


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  3. 20 Reasons I’m Glad We Started West Coast Baptist College

    September 1, 2014 by Paul Chappell

    WCBC

    Twenty years ago this very week the doors of West Coast Baptist College swung open to the first group of forty-three students.

    Today, WCBC’s doors swing open for the twentieth opening day of a new academic year of training laborers for His harvest.

    As I look back over the past twenty years, there have been plenty of burdens that are a direct result of opening WCBC. There have been financial needs, criticism we would not have received if we didn’t have the college, an administrative load, and many extra hours of prayer, planning, and labor.

    Has it been worth it? I say yes! This week I jotted down a quick list—in no particular order—of reasons I’m glad we started WCBC: (more…)


  4. Into the Harvest: The Purpose of West Coast Baptist College

    May 7, 2014 by Paul Chappell

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    Since West Coast Baptist College opened its doors in 1995, our goal has never been students, but graduates. Although graduates must first be students, our focus is getting laborers out to the harvest field.

    By the grace of God and to His glory, there are currently almost 1,600 WCBC alumni serving the Lord around the globe. After today’s commencement exercises, that number will jump to over 1,800 alumni. We praise the Lord for the opportunity today to send the largest graduating class yet into the Lord’s harvest.

    As I was praying for this graduating class of 2014, I reviewed our college purpose statement and thought, with thankfulness, of so many of our graduates who are living this out in their ministries today:

    We exist to develop servant leaders with a heart for God who are committed to the Word, compassionate toward the lost, and compelled to change communities for Christ.

    Indeed, we need these kinds of leaders today: (more…)


  5. 4 Reasons to Join Us on the Alaska Cruise

    April 25, 2014 by Paul Chappell

    Alaska-Cruise

    In just over three months our ministry is hosting an adventure of a lifetime—a cruise through the magnificent beauty of Alaska.

    The cruise takes place August 9–16, and there are plenty of reasons to jump on board. Here are just four:

    1. Breathtaking Beauty—Together we will depart from Seattle and enjoy seven days cruising the untouched natural beauty of Alaska—visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Sawyer Glacier, Skagway, and Victoria, BC. We will experience the awesome majesty of God’s creation up close.
    2. Fellowship with Christian Friends—Bible-believing Christians across the country take part in this adventure, making it a time of sweet Christian fellowship where friendships are forged.
    3. Inspiring preaching and worship services—There’s nothing like being surrounded by the magnificence of God’s creation and then joining with others in worship. Each evening we will have encouraging music and helpful preaching. Special music will be provided by the Blunkall family and a West Coast Baptist College tour group. As the cruise host, I will be speaking, along with Dr. David Gibbs Jr., Dr. R.B. Ouellette, Dr. Dave McCoy, and Dr. Don Sisk.
    4. Memories of a lifetime—The trip is rich history in and memory-making opportunities. From whale sightings to fishing to on-shore excursions, this is a trip of unforgettable experiences. (View a full cruise itinerary at wcbc.edu/alaska-cruise.)

    This is our third time to host this adventure, and the first two trips were unforgettable. I hope you’ll consider joining us for this spiritually refreshing and absolutely awe-inspiring trip!

    To register or to find out more about the cruise, please visit www.wcbc.edu/alaska-cruise or give us a call at 800.688.6329 x135. Templeton Tours, our travel partner in this trip, has a flexible payment plan that will help you prepare for the journey.