BENNINGTON, Vt. (BP) -- The launch of Northeastern Baptist College means faith has become sight for its president, Mark Ballard.
The new school in Vermont opened for classes in August, bringing to fruition a seed planted in Ballard's life more than two decades earlier. With a goal of preparing students to evangelize the world, especially New England and the rest of the Northeast United States, the college now has 44 students in its second semester.
When Ballard was a teenage preacher in Colorado in the 1980s, he did not have the opportunity most of the Northeastern Baptist College students now have for the first time -- to attend a Southern Baptist-related college in the same region of the country. Read More