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879 Sawyer St. | PO Box 2886
South Portland ME, 04106

Exciting Update concerning NEBC and Grace Evangelical:

October 8, 2014
Dear Friend of NEBC,

I am happy to report that the process of combining with Grace Evangelical College and Seminary is nearly complete. The Grace Trustees and staff have been a pleasure to work with, and we’re looking forward to serving together as a much stronger team. Our mission of educating and equipping men and women for service to the Body of Christ will continue with renewed vision and purpose.

Dr. David Lambertson will lead the Academic Department for South Portland under the direction of Dr. Terry Smith, Dean of Studies at Grace Evangelical Seminary. Classes are scheduled to begin in January, and all current and prospective students have been invited to begin the registration process. Rae Jean Webber will serve as the Campus Administrator and is likely the one you will speak with if you call. Her extensive knowledge of the college comes from many years of experience in all areas of business and student services. We are privileged having her on the team. After several months of uncertainty, it’s great to have the campus back in operation again!

Classes will be taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level in South Portland. As the campus grows, we will again have adjunct instructors teaching in their areas of expertise. This system of involving local pastors has been the mainstay of the college and will continue.

I am excited to be joining the Board of Trustees, a position I filled when I first came to NEBC in 2001. Now, working with an expanded board representing both schools, we hope to build upon a newer and brighter vision of biblical higher education in northern New England. I’ll still have an office at the NEBC campus and would love to speak with you anytime. I am also available for pulpit supply, so please call if I can be of assistance.

As we approach the end of the calendar year, would you consider a special gift for the future of the college? Tuition needs to remain as affordable as possible, and we must rely on the generous support of our family of donors. I thank you in advance for anything you can give. Be assured your gift will be used to provide the highest quality education at a level allowing students the opportunity to graduate debt free. May the Lord richly bless you and may Jesus Christ be exalted through the coming season!

By His Grace,


Rev. Richard H. Francis