December 17, 2017

New York City Regional Fellowship meeting



Tuesday September 15

     Grace Baptist Church
     798 Hempstead Turnpike
     Franklin Square, NY

Pastor Kent Sager


Speaker: Dr. Ron Allen,
Pastor of Bible Baptist Church Matthews, NC

(see Biographical Info below)

Testimony by U.S. Army Chaplain
Michael P. Barnette

(The FBFI serves as an endorsing agency for almost 40 active duty chaplains in the U.S. Armed services and others and serves as Chaplain Barnette’s endorsing agency. See his Biographical Info below)

Schedule of Meeting:

9:00 am Breakfast

10 am Dr. Ron Allen Preaching

Testimony by U.S. Army Chaplain Michael P. Barnette

We will have a season of Prayer

12 Noon Lunch


Our Heritage Food Ministry Team Will Serve a Delicious Luncheon

Dr. Ron Allen:

Ron Allen was born to Christian parents in Smithfield, NC. He grew up in Garner, NC, graduating from Garner Senior High School in 1978. He accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at the age of nine and was baptized by immersion shortly thereafter.

The Lord led Pastor Allen to enroll in Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC where he began to train for the ministry. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Bible in 1982 and a Master of Arts in Theology in 1984. While in college, Ron met Janice Hoxey of Allen Park, MI. Janice graduated from Bob Jones University with a BSN in 1983. Ron and Janice were married on July 30, 1983. The Allens now have four children, Jonathan (married to Lauren), Jessica, Jordan, and Jennifer, and two grandchildren, Ellie and Kate.

In 1982, Pastor Allen began serving as a dormitory supervisor at BJU and in 1987 joined the staff at Bob Jones Academy teaching Bible as well as studying for his M.Div. degree which he obtained in 1989. During this time Janice taught in the nursing department at Bob Jones University. In 1993 the Lord led the Allens to transfer to Marquette Manor Baptist Academy in Downers Grove, IL, where Pastor Allen served as school administrator. He also continued his education by working on a doctoral degree. He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bob Jones University in 1997. That same year, the Lord led Dr. Allen to Bible Baptist Church. He served as co-pastor for two years under the leadership of Dr. James Phillips. Dr. Phillips retired in August of 1999, and Pastor Allen became the senior pastor.

Pastor Allen has a heart for the ministry of Bible Baptist Church. He says, “My goal for Bible Baptist Church is that we will glorify the Lord by exalting His name in our pulpit ministry, by singing His praise in our music ministry, by reaching the Charlotte community in our outreach ministry, and by emulating His Son in our daily lives. My prayer is that Bible Baptist Church will always be a lighthouse for proclaiming the Word to the world.”

Chaplain (CPT) Michael P. Barnette:

Chaplain (CPT) Michael P. Barnette was commissioned as a United States Army Chaplain Candidate, in November of 2007. He graduated the Chaplain’s Officer Basic Course at Fort Jackson, SC, in April of 2008 and was assigned as the Battalion Chaplain for the 1-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1 st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3 rd Infantry Division, at Fort Stewart, GA, in March 2009. In June of 2012 we was assigned as the Battalion Chaplain for the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 18 th Airborne Corps, at Fort Bragg, NC. He currently serves as the Battalion Chaplain for the 3-321 Field Artillery Regiment, 18 th Field Artillery Brigade, at Fort Bragg, NC. He has deployed once in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn from December 2009 to December 2010.

CH (CPT) Barnette was ordained as a Baptist minister by Friendship Baptist Church, Harmony, NC, in 1997. Prior to being commissioned as a U.S. Army Chaplain, CH (CPT) Barnette served as a missionary with the Rock of Ages Prison Ministry from 2001-2007. CH (CPT) Barnette earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from the Fundamental Baptist Bible College in Statesville, NC; a Masters of Religion and Masters of Religious Education from Liberty Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA.

CH (CPT) Barnette is a graduate of the Airborne School at Ft. Benning, GA and the Air Assault School at Ft. Campbell, KY.

CH (CPT) Barnette’s military awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (w/1 oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (w/2 campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Outstanding Military Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. His foreign awards include the Italian Jump Wings and German Jump Wings.

CH (CPT) Barnette is married to the former Athena Denise Myers of Statesville, NC. They have five children, Josiah, Emma Grace, Nathaniel, Sadie and Benjamin.

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