Wednesday, June 7, 2017

JUNE 8th, 1960, BETTY AND I RAN AWAY AND GOT MARRIED.

TODAY IS OUR 57th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

"WHAT A PRIZE."

"WHAT A PEARL OF GREAT PRICE."

"WHAT A WOMAN."

THANK YOU LORD FOR THIS BLESSING.

COMMENTS: email Yankee@yankeearnold.com

HOLY LAND TOUR OF 2017



I am blessed to travel to Israel on June 16th til the 25th with our Tampa based Salem Communication’s talk show host, Bill Bunkley and 40 more.
We all met at Calvary Community Church for a group think session and a group picture. Bill, Kevin Rexroad, and I will be sharing speaking times.
I’m excited to speak at: Petra, Jericho, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jordon River Baptismal Site, Mt. Carmel, Bethlehem, and communion service at Gordon’s Garden Tomb.

Friday evening, May 12th, we held our 1st commencement for the Florida Bible College of Tampa.

On Saturday morning, May 13, Betty and I flew to Minnesota to conduct a funeral service for a good friend of 50 years, Jim Smith. There was about 15-20 that indicated they would trust Christ as Savior.
Sunday morning, May 14th, I spoke for Pastor Lance Edminster (my grandson in the faith) of the Good News Bible Church in Cohasset.
When I return from Israel, I will have two days before I fly to Chicago to speak at the Grace Conference at Quentin Road Bible Baptist Church.
July 10-14, I will attend our Christian Youth Ranch Summer Camp in Fitzgerald, Ga. No charge for teens between 9th and 12 grade. Call Peter Amato or Jesse Martinez at 813-884-4328 for info or go to:
Does your life ever seem like you’re living a dream? It sure does for me. As I thought upon my life that is passed, it seem like a dream. As I contemplate the future, it too seems like a dream. Two weeks ago, on a Saturday  morning, I sat down at the piano and wrote this song. That Sunday night, I ran it by the “Firehouse Five” and we sung it for the church. Hope you like it. Click HERE.






Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Florida Bible College "Graduation of 2017"


FLORIDA BIBLE COLLEGE GRADUATION OF 2017

"ALMA MATER

Click here to here our song"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQr_caLDddg

Click any picture to enlarge


Dr. David Peterson (left) was our first commencement speaker.
His presentation was spot on. David was an FBC graduate and
a founding member of the Board of Directors.

Dr. Wally Morillo (also an Florida Bible College graduate)
gave a wonderful and encouraging  testimony.

Dear Yankee, "Thank you for the opportunity of being a part of the
FBC Tampa graduation, it was a huge blessing. I was impressed with
the caliber of the graduates, they were well trained and it showed
when they came to our camp and ministered. You are doing a great job
and I am also very impressed with the workers that work with you. It
was great graduation."
Pastor Wally Morillo Nahum 1:7


Click to view our first commencement

Great banquet

Former FBC alumni shared the moment with our graduates.
Our fellowship in the gospel of grace was tremendous.


Bob Brookes (left), Bob Gilbert (center), and Peter Amato (right)
are the backbone of our college. These men love the Lord and the
gospel of Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord.


 ABOVE: Justin Fields                                          Tyler Hamby
BELOW: Jesse Martinez                                    Kyla Martinez
                                                          (putting hubby thru degree)





 "WE ARE PROUD"
STEVE YANT IS NOT ONLY A BOARD MEMBER
BUT A PROUD FATHER-IN-LAW

WE are looking for a few good men (and women) to fill the ranks.
For more information concerning Florida Bible College,
call Peter Amato ,dean of the college, at 813-884-4328.

I was privileged to meet Wally at Florida Bible College in Miami in 1964.
He married Jane Stanford and move to Pharr, Texas. He started a Christian
Youth Ranch, Summer Camps, and the Grace Community Church. He is
celebrating his 50th year of marriage and ministry. Congratulations to a
great and faithful servant of the Lord. It was an honor for Florida Bible
College of Tampa. 











Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Florida Bible College of Tampa "Graduation"

Our commencement speaker is Dr. David Peterson of the First Baptist Church of Land O' Lakes, Florida.

Dr. Wally Morillo will be giving a special testimony. Wally has been my precious friend for over 52 years. It is an honor to have him attend our first commencement.  




May 12th 2017

Calvary Community Church

4811 George Road 33634

"YOU ARE INVITED"

COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULE

The Commencement Banquet begins sharply at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. This requires the purchase of a $15.00 ticket per person. Please reserve your ticket(s) by calling the College office at 813-884-4328.

Tickets must be ordered by May 5th.

FBCT Commencement dinner menu

Grilled chicken in a mushroom butter sauce

Roast beef with gravy

Italian Sausage pepper and onions in marinara

Mashed Potatoes

Macaroni and cheese

Risotto

Rolls and butter

Sauteed Green Beans

Zucchini Squash Medley

Broccoli Carrot Medley

Garden Salad

6:00 Banquet (reservations only)

6:45 everyone seated

7:00 Processional and Program (All invited)

Closing prayer

Recessional

Proceed to Fellowship Hall for photos, congratulations, and desserts

(ALL INVITED)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Florida Bible College of Tampa "Graduation"







May 12th 2017

Calvary Community Church

4811 George Road 33634

"YOU ARE INVITED"

We are proud to have one of our founding board members of Florida Bible College as our first Commencement speaker.
Dr. David Peterson has served as Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Land O' Lakes, Florida since January 1981. Dr. Peterson received his bachelors and masters degree in Biblical Education from Florida Bible College in 1980. He earned a Doctorate of Pastoral Theology from Bob Jones University in 2003.


Dr. Ralph "Yankee" Arnold, D. Min., B.A., Florida Bible College (Coconut Grove, FL), 1968; D.D., Solid Rock Theological Seminary, 1998; As the president, I want to extend to each and every one of you an invitation to attend our first Commencement. We are proud of our students who have completed four years on campus. We have a tremendous program planned for you. The college quartet will sing, there will testimonies by three graduates, a challenging message will be given and a wonderful banquet served.
All OUR CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY OUR ON CAMPUS TEACHING STAFF.
Christian leadership is the art of influencing people to find and follow the direction of the Lord in their lives. We have labored together to bring our students from the place where they began to a place of maturity, strength, and service, and a path through a life of blessings to eternal rewards. The structure and design of the College helps them find balance, and stability, as they learn in the classroom, and exercise their gifts in their several ministries.
The students grow by instruction, prayer and guidance from our staff of committed professors, who have daily poured themselves into the lives of these students.
We have truly been blessed by faithful and qualified men and women who have come together with a burden to train young men and women for the ministry. Every teacher has between 30-50 years in ministry experience besides their educational qualifications. The teachers' stability gives great confidence to the students. Bob Gilbert_1
Robert Gilbert, B.A., M.L.A., Florida Bible College (Hollywood, FL), 1975; M.L.A. (ABT), University of South Florida, 1987, also served as Registrar and Professor at TBBC. Bob is our registrar and professor at Florida Bible College of Tampa. Bob notified the board that we were blessed with twenty-six students who have taken Florida Bible College classes for credit over the four years. Our current semester enrollment includes nine full-time credit students, seven part-time credit students, and fourteen audit students.
Peter Amato is our Dean of Men for FBC, choir director and song leader for Calvary Community Church. Peter attended Clearwater Christian College for Pastoral Studies. He has an Associate of Arts degree from St. Petersburg College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from National Louis University. He reignited the Tampa Youth Ranch and Friday night soul-winning ministries. Peter also informed me this week that we had 50 different individuals that took classes through Bibleline Institute. These classes are now online.
Louie Hernandez trusted Christ in sixth grade at the Tampa Youth Ranch. He earned a bachelor's degree in Biblical Education with minors in Pastoral Studies and Youth Ministries from Tampa Bay Bible College, under Dr. Hank Lindstrom. Louie is a professor at FBC and director of Friday Night Soul-winning. Louie�s Wednesday night report was that the since the beginning of Florida Bible College, there has been in excess of 4000 who indicated they would trust the Lord.
Robert "Bob" Brookes is a graduate of Florida Bible College and attained a Master's degree in Counseling from Liberty University. He has served as Registrar and Professor at Florida Bible College, Tampa Bay Bible College and Colorado Bible College where he was also Dean. Bob is one of the students' favorite professors.
Phil Myers attended Taylor University (BS, biology), Florida Bible College (BA), Dallas Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, and Freedom University (Doctorate in Christian Education). Phil brings a wealth of spiritual knowledge and experience to the class room. He has graciously used his motor home to carry the students to Wally Morillo's camp and to attend the New Tribes Missions training camp in Pennsylvania.

Remember the song,"Without Him I could do nothing"? That's the way we feel about our wives. Betty Arnold, Kay Myers, Mary Brookes, and Cindy Gilbert, all attended FBC and we could do nothing without them.

Kathryn (Kay) Myers  B.A., Florida Bible College, 1969 (Miami); instructor at Florida Christian School, South Miami, Florida and Dayspring Christian Academy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; mother of 9 children; home-schooled all nine; missionary in Indonesia, 1994-1997; taught English as a Second Language at Sacyawacana University. For Wycliffe International, wrote Bible Notes in English for translators. She currently teaching English, History and Bible in Veritas, (a home-school alliance.)


Cynthia Gilbert, B.A., Florida Bible College (Hollywood), 1975.  Music studies at Tampa Bay Bible College. Graduate studies, in English at Faulkner University, in Education at Barry University.  She taught in elementary education, junior high and high school for 32 years.  Serves as Dean of Women, Florida Bible College, and teaches church ministry, music, and women's classes - and supervises the production of the Yearbook.
COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULE
The Commencement Banquet begins sharply at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. This requires the purchase of a $15.00 ticket per person. Please reserve your ticket(s) by calling the College office at 813-884-4328. Tickets must be ordered by May 5th.


FBCT Commencement dinner menu
Grilled chicken in a mushroom butter sauce
Roast beef with gravy
Italian Sausage pepper and onions in marinara
Mashed Potatoes
Macaroni and cheese
Risotto
Rolls and butter
Saut�ed Green Beans
Zucchini Squash Medley
Broccoli Carrot Medley
Garden Salad

6:00 Banquet (reservations only)
6:45 Commencement Service ("Guests" should be seated)
7:00 Processional and Program (All invited)
Closing prayer
Recessional
Proceed to Fellowship Hall for photos, congratulations, and desserts (ALL INVITED)
  Office phone  813-884-4328



COMMENTS ABOUT FLORIDA BIBLE COLLEGE
Lee Patton: "It is exciting to know that Florida Bible College has started."
Wally Morillo; "I was impressed by what I saw.  Every thing was well organized, excellent facilities, a great group of workers dedicated to the task.  With the same goals and purpose as when we went to Florida Bible College, and dedication to a clear message.  I like what I saw."
Brian Anderson: "A life changing opportunity is available to anyone who wants, not just to learn how to make a living, but how to live a life."
Bob Brookes: "This is a chance for anyone to know the Bible and change the world as they share the gospel."
Bob Gilbert: "I am thrilled with what God is doing in Tampa, Florida. We are building a place to light the torches of the next generation of Christian leaders."
Phil Meyers: "If I had a college bound kid at home, I would strongly encourage him/her to spend their first year of college at Florida Bible College.
Dave Adams; "Dr. Ralph Yankee Arnold is committed to challenging young people to dedicate their lives to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, to learn God's word, and share it with others. I strongly support Dr. Arnold and those that share his vision."
Kathy Krey: Yankee, you encouraged me to attend FBC after coming to youth ranch. Thank you for impacting my life for Christ, and for giving me the opportunity, not only to learn the Word of God, but to meet my future husband (Rod Krey) of 42 years! God bless.
Dr. Ron R. Seecharan: We thank the Lord for you, your prayers and financial support of the Calvary Community Church through the years. Yours for making Christ known
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