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Help us reach our $75,000 matching gift goal today. Please take a moment and make a gift of any amount.

We are thrilled to announce another end of the year challenge. Again, two donors have issued a matching grant challenge. One donor has offered a challenge of $50,000, and the other donor has offered a challenge of $25,000. That’s right! If we can raise $75,000 by the end of the year, your gifts will be matched by $75,000. We intend to designate $75,000 for student scholarships and $75,000 to the annual fund, which will be used for many of the campus renovations you see going on around the campus as well as accreditation expenses.

Because of your response to last year’s end of the year matching grant challenge, we have been able to award $110,295.47 in scholarships to our students. We were also able to extend many more scholarship offerings to students who we were recruiting. Additionally, we were able to renovate all four dormitories with new carpet. Our students absolutely love the fresh look of their rooms. Currently, our maintenance staff is renovating the exterior of the library building. They have begun refurbishing the tennis courts with plans to install one tennis court and two pickleball courts. They also purchased seven used 25 foot, steel light poles with lights and have begun installing lights on the football field, which will allow all kinds of sporting activities to be played at night. The students can hardly wait to play flag football at night!

Please consider a generous end of the year matching gift donation for Southeastern College.  We need your help! We can now receive your gift of highly appreciated stocks and bonds, which you can donate tax-free. If you are not a 20/20 Vision Club Partner, please consider becoming one today.

Those who are 70 ½  and older may make a gift to Southeastern directly from their IRA which will serve to reduce their taxable income.

You may use the enclosed envelope and mail it with your contribution.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (919)365-7711 or (321)917-2376 (cell) or

Thanks for all you do to support Southeastern College!

Making Him Known,

Steve Berry

Director of Development & Planned Giving Advisor

P.S. I want to cordially invite you to mark your calendars for April 6-7, 2020. Come and join us at this year’s Revive and Rejoice Spring Conference.

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, sixty golfers representing over fifty-five sponsoring organizations gathered at The Neuse Country Club for a day of fun on the links. The event raised more than $35,000 for the ministry of Southeastern College.

Golfers had great prize opportunities on each par three, which included hole-in-one prizes. While no one took home the beautiful 2019, Kia Optima, which was positioned nicely, overlooking the tee box on hole number 3, many players did take home some terrific prizes. Joe Ange, Jonathan Ange, Lee Powell, and Jim Summerson took first-place and won with a score of 58.

Mike Morris and his Southeastern Cafeteria Team provided an outstanding breakfast followed by ribeye steaks and all the fixings for lunch. The sixty golfers who attended expressed their appreciation for the quality tournament presented. Tournament Director Steve Berry challenged the group to grow the attendance again next year, and he set a goal for 75 golfers and 75 sponsors.

Please mark your calendars for next year’s tournament which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Exciting events are just around the corner at Southeastern College. Don’t miss out on anything.

  • Constitution Days – Thursday, September 19, 2019, North Carolina Supreme Court Justice will be our chapel speaker.
    • Justice Newby has been married to Macon Tucker Newby since 1983, and they have four children. He and his family attend Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh where he is an Elder, Sunday School teacher and, youth leader.
    • Learn more about Justice Paul Newby.


  • Annual Teacher’s Convention – Dr. Russ Moots and Dr. Danny Baer are sponsoring a trip for all of Southeastern’s education students to attend the annual NCCSA Teacher’s Convention. Southeastern’s teachers attend this great event every year.
    • On September 25-27, 2019, the NCCSA will join the GACS (Georgia Association of Christian Schools) and SCACS (S.C. Association of Christian Schools) to host the Southeast Christian School Convention at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Nearly 1,600 Christian Educators and over 100 exhibitors attend this very popular event.



  • Kid’s Fest – Bring your third through sixth graders for a day of kid-focused activities.
    • It doesn’t take long in one’s calling of youth ministry to learn the importance of shaping the heart of children toward Christ. If we as youth workers really want to produce youth who live for God for a lifetime, our most significant advantage is to win and disciple children who will then grow into strong Christian teenagers.
    • On September 28, 2019, we are hosting our second annual Kids Fest. Your students will be challenged spiritually and have a great day of fun and activities on Southeastern’s campus.


  • Southeastern Benefit Golf Tournament –  Attention Golfers! Southeastern College invites you to a day on the links to benefit students.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019, over 50 golfers will gather at The Neuse Golf Club in Clayton, NC  (918 Birkdale Dr. Clayton, NC 27527) for a day of fun, fellowship, food, prizes, and support for our students. There are many great prizes including a new car!
  • Here’s what you do: Contact businesses, churches, foundations, and individuals and share the great work Southeastern is doing in the lives of students. Ask for their support and tax-deductible gift. Once you’ve collected $1,000 or more of cash and/or commitments, go to and register using the form or call the college office at (919)365-7711.
  • Golf Tournament Flyer



  • Harvest Missions Revival -President Nate Ange invites you to attend Southeastern’s Harvest Mission Revival on October 14th-17th, 2019. Students who develop a heart for missions, that stays with them for a lifetime, is one of the goals of the Southeastern faculty and staff.  More information

    Monday, Oct. 14 @ 9:50 a.m. – Daniel Mann

    Monday, Oct. 14 @ 7:00 p.m. – Daniel Mann

    Tuesday, Oct. 15 @ 9:50 a.m. – Noah Taylor

    Tuesday, Oct. 15 @ 7:00 p.m. – Daniel Mann

    Wednesday, Oct. 16 @ 9:50 a.m. – Daniel Mann

    Thursday, Oct. 17 @ 9:50 a.m. – Scott Coghill


  • All Access Days – Bring your tenth through twelfth-grade students and recent graduates to Southeastern on October 31, – November 2, 2019, to experience college by spending a couple of days on campus with our students. Students will attend classes, chapel and enjoy special events planned with your students in mine.








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Don’t Let Your Church Get Left Out. Sign up as a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum sponsor today!

You are invited to participate in one of the most enjoyable days of golf you will ever experience. Southeastern’s Annual Benefit Golf Tournament joins great people, great prizes, great food and some pretty good golf for a great fundraiser for the students of Southeastern College. Your tax-deductible gift will be invested in the lives of some of the best young people in America.
Hole in One Grand Prize on hole #3 – Play for a 2019 Kia Optima
Hole in One Grand Prize on hole #11 – Play for $10,000 Cash Split ($5,000 to Winner and $5,000 Scholarship Fund)
Golfers are invited to play for free by soliciting sponsors and raising $1,000 for Southeastern.
A pastor may play for free by finding three other golfers who raise a total of $3,000 for Southeastern.

Platinum Sponsor – $2,500 (10 corporate signs on the course)

Gold Sponsor – $1,000  (6 corporate signs on the course)

Silver Sponsor – $500  (2 corporate signs on the course)

Bronze Sponsor – $250  (1 corporate sign on the course)

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
8:00 a.m. – Coffee, Chick-fil-A biscuits, hit a bucket of golf balls
9:00 a.m. – Shotgun start
12:30 p.m. – Ribeye steak dinner
1:00 p.m. – Awards ceremony
The proceeds of this tournament will be used in a special scholarship assistance fund. By the way, according to our calculations about 70% of the cash donations given will go directly to the college. The rest is used almost exclusively for golf, food, and prizes for the golfers.


(A Student Must be Taking at Least 12 Semester Hours & Have No Failures or Incompletes)

“A” Honor Roll (4.0)

Freshmen                                Sophomores                               Juniors                                      Seniors

Abigail Hair                                                                                  Grace Poston

Christina Sexton

“B” Honor Roll (3.0 & Above)

Freshmen                                Sophomores                               Juniors                                      Seniors

Allison Page                           Dakoda Addington                    Rebecca Wall                             Jessica Barrow

Robert Pendley                      Dail Andrews                                                                                Anna Holmstrand

Chassity Sexton                     Joshua Cox                                                                                   Arron Howard

Mihail Vacarciuc                    Jonathan Cribb                                                                             Hanna Poole

Kody Ward                            Lauren Cunningham                                                                     Joseph Taylor

Nikita Demyanov

Barbara Hair

Britt Harris

Erin Harris

Allison Holloman

Devan Sexton



In ten days, the first ever Youth Aflame North will begin at the Sandhill Free Will Baptist Church in Sandusky, Ohio. Students from Ohio and neighboring states will join together for a week of life-changing preaching from some of the most effective youth preachers in the country. College students who sing in the Sounds of Praise Ensemble from Southeastern Free Will Baptist College will help direct the conference through singing, fellowshipping with students and serving to make the event go smoothly.


This year’s theme is “Breakthrough.” Youth today are confronted with constant sinful temptations. It seems that today’s youth are presented with more addictive behaviors than ever before. Addictive behaviors trap youth and thwart their spiritual progress as they search for the call of God on their lives. This year, we are preaching for a breakthrough in all of our lives.

Youth Aflame exists to see a generation of young people be the light of the world. It is a gathering for 7th grade through high school students to come together to worship the name of Jesus. Through preaching, teaching, music, and maybe even some friendly competition here and there, your students will have fun serving the one true God. This is more than just a youth conference. It is a time when students will choose to dedicate their lives to GOD, desire to see HIS presence, and ultimately have a soul on fire for Jesus Christ.  Decisions will be made. Lives will be changed. It is time to light the FLAME.




Noah Taylor will kick off the conference on Monday night. He is the pastor of the Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church in Erwin, Tennessee. A native Oklahoman, he has a wit and humor that students will enjoy during his messages. Having lost his mom early in life gave him many challenges to overcome. Despite these many challenges, he was able to break through and find victory and is today living his dream of touching others for Christ.




Cindy Berry will speak to all the female students in a split session on Wednesday morning. Cindy was born in South Carolina and has had the pleasure of living and serving the Lord in many different states. Her engaging way in sharing how God gave her a spiritual breakthrough as an older teenager will challenge and offer hope to those who hear her.





Steve Berry will serve as director of the conference as well as speaking to the guys in a split session on Wednesday morning. Steve was born in West Virginia although he grew up mostly in Virginia. His most significant breakthrough came when he was met by a church bus captain who was visiting in Steve’s neighborhood. After attending church for the second week in a row, Steve trusted Christ, and soon his family began to change as one by one, they too, believed in Jesus as Lord.




Christian Powell is the pastor of Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Goldsboro, NC. Christian has experienced not only personal breakthrough but the breakthrough in the lives of hundreds of teenagers who he ministered to during his many years as the Youth Pastor of Faith Church. He has been used around the country as a favorite camp and youth speaker. Youth seem to bond immediately with Christian seconds after he enters the pulpit.



Nate Ange serves as the pastor of the Landmark Free Will Baptist Church in Cary, NC and President of Southeastern Free Will Baptist College. Nate is the son of Dr. Joe and Hazel Ange who served the Lord powerfully in the Free Will Baptist movement. Nate has preached over 500 revival meetings and remains one of the favorite preachers of Youth Aflame South. Literally, hundreds of young people have surrendered to the call of God on their lives after listening to Bro. Nate preach.





Arron Howard is a native of Erwin, TN and a 2019 graduate of Southeastern Free Will Baptist College. As a pastoral student at Southeastern, Arron had the opportunity to preach to youth around the country. His connection to students is almost instant, and his message is life-changing. While attending public school in Tennessee, Arron committed his life to preaching God’s Word. Today, he is doing precisely that. Arron serves as the recruitment coordinator at Southeastern College.




Southeastern Free Will Baptist College President Nate Ange announces a “Call for Resumes” for two full or part-time positions.

Teacher Education Professor

We are seeking a full-time professor for the Teacher Education department. This position requires a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited institution with eighteen hours of graduate work in either math or science and the intention to complete a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction as soon as possible. Additionally, it is preferred that applicants have already earned a doctorate or education specialist degree.

Bible Professor

Southeastern is also seeking a full-time professor in the general areas of Bible, theology, or Greek language. A combination of two or more of these areas is preferred. We are willing to fill the need with a few part-time faculty, but would prefer someone in a full-time capacity. This position requires a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited institution with eighteen hours of graduate work in Bible, theology, or Greek language and the intention to complete a doctoral degree as soon as possible. The ideal candidate will already have a D.Min. or Ph.D.

All applicants are encouraged to read and consider our Cooperating Board Statement (follow this link: to measure your philosophical unity with the College before pursuing these teaching opportunities.

Please email a cover letter expressing your availability and resume to Marc Holloman at

Financial Aid Is Now Available To Southeastern Students

Another step forward in the accreditation process brings financial aid approval to Southeastern. This past December, Southeastern was officially granted approval to accept financial aid. During the spring semester, our students applied and received financial aid through Pell grants and Stafford student loans. You may now click on the link below and begin your application for student aid for the 2019/2020 school year.

Financial Aid

The board of directors has worked diligently to keep Southeastern’s tuition as affordable as possible. It is the board’s commitment to making a Christian education a reality for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. The board is thrilled that qualifying students may now receive as much as $6,100 per year in Pell grants.

Congratulations Class of 2019

Commencement 2019 was a celebration of what God is doing in the lives and hearts of eighteen graduates of Southeastern. The Sounds of Victory Choir began by singing, “Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go.” From their seats, the graduates could be observed singing the words with tears puddled in their eyes as they each understood their love and commitment to Christ and willingness to go anywhere for Him.

You may watch the graduation service by clicking the link below.


Summer Renovations Have Begun

All four dormitories will receive new carpet during May and June. Last Wednesday, May 8, the new carpet began being installed in the first of 40 dormitory rooms. With the students moving our last Friday, demolition and carpet removal will begin this Monday. The carpet installers are confident that they can have the job completed in thirty days.

These renovations are directly connected to our successful end of the year fundraising campaign for scholarships and renovations. In February, 28,000 square feet of carpet was purchased at a highly discounted price. Director of Development and Donor Relations, Steve Berry, wishes to thank each of our 20/20 Vision Club Partners who donated to the End of Year Matching Gift Campaign. “This fall our students will arrive and be overwhelmed when they step into their newly renovated dormitories. A fresh place to study, sleep, laugh and pray will then be their home for the next nine months. It overjoys my heart to be able to provide this wonderful space for our students. 20/20 Vision club Partners, you are the best!”

$142,000 In Scholarships Offered To Current And Incoming Students

In combination with the End of Year Matching Gift Campaign and the Southeastern Alumni Association, President Ange was excited to share $29,500 in scholarships to nineteen students. These scholarships ranged from $500 to $2,000 each and were based on merit and need.

The Southeastern Promotional Department has offered a total of $112,500 in scholarships to potential students.

  • SACS Leadership Scholarships – High school seniors who competed in the annual SACS competition and won 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in an event received a Southeastern scholarship for their effort.
    • 1st place certificate = $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is awarded at $500 per semester in the 2019/20 school year.
    • 2nd or 3rd place certificate = $500 scholarship. This scholarship is awarded at $250 per semester in the 2019/20 school year.
    • Note: Your SACS award certificate is your scholarship and must be presented to the college financial office to receive the scholarship.
    • Note: These scholarships are for your senior year in high school only and may not be added to certificates awarded in previous years.
    • Note: Only one SACS award certificate per person may be used for a scholarship in the 2019/20 school year.
  • Pastoral Student and Christian Leadership Scholarships Offered – Recently, over 50 scholarship certificates were offered to young preachers and Christian leaders who have distinguished themselves as Christian leaders among their peers.
    • Pastoral Student Scholarship = $1,500 scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded at $750 per semester for the 2019/20 school year. If you know of a young preacher who is considering preparing for his ministry with a Christian education, please contact Steve Berry at
    • Christian Leadership Scholarship = $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is awarded at $500 per semester for the 2019/20 school year. If you know of a Christian young person who has distinguished himself/herself among peers as a committed Christian and is interested in Christian education, please contact Steve Berry at to request a scholarship on their behalf.


Financial Aid Is Now Available To Southeastern Students

Another step forward in the accreditation process brings financial aid approval to Southeastern. This past December, Southeastern was officially granted approval to accept financial aid. During the spring semester, our students applied and received financial aid through Pell grants and Stafford student loans. In just a few days we will be posting information for students to apply for financial aid for the fall semester.

The board of directors has worked diligently to keep Southeastern’s tuition as affordable as possible. It is the board’s commitment to making a Christian education a reality for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. The board is thrilled that qualifying students may now receive as much as $6,100 per year in Pell grants.

Youth Aflame North And South

Youth Pastors and students are invited to begin registering now for Youth Aflame North and Youth Aflame South. This year’s theme is “Breakthrough.” Youth often make commitments to God only to be swallowed back up by complacency and worldliness. Yet, some youth make a commitment to Christ and follow through consistently for the entirety of their lives. Why do some youth seem to have a “Breakthrough” and others don’t? This year we will be preaching and ministering for “Breakthrough” at Youth Aflame North and South.

Youth Aflame North – Sandusky, Ohio – June 10-13, 2019 @ Sandhill Free Will Baptist Church

Youth Aflame South – Cramerton, North Carolina – June 17-20, 2019 @ Cramerton Free Will Baptist Church

Click on the appropriate postcard link to be directed to your Youth Aflame of choice.

Southeastern To Sponsor Summer Camp Week At Harvest Time Bible Camp In Summer Of 2020

Plans are being made for a Southeastern week of teen camp at Harvest Time Bible Camp on August 3-7, 2020. Your youth will enjoy a dynamic camp evangelist selected by President Ange and spending time with Southeastern college student sponsors. Youth camp is a place where students get away to a location with other youth and Christian sponsors where they can be challenged spiritually through God’s Word and spend time learning new and fun things. Harvest Time Bible Camp is a premier camping experience and is directed by Southeastern alumnus, Stephen Brackeen. If you are interested in a dynamic Christian experience for your youth at a location equipped with horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, archery, and many other great activities, please reserve these dates on your youth calendar. Space is limited to 120 campers.


Kid’s Fest 2019 – Save The Date September 19, 2019

Make plans to bring your third through sixth-grade students to Kid’s Fest 2019 at Southeastern College. Last year we had a great time with kids from several youth groups. Come see Nicodemus, have a great lunch, hear a great kids sermon and play some great games led by our college students.






Each of our students would love an “A” average, but college can be tough and not everyone is able to reach that lofty goal. However, one area on campus we have been able to accomplish a consistent grade of “A” is in the cafeteria.

Twice a year a health inspector from Wake County drops in on us to measure the temperature on our food, determine the cleanliness of our tables, check the dates on our produce and evaluate our food service department against a myriad of standards imposed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. When finished, the inspector leaves us with a paper that we are to post for all to see. On it is our grade.

We are pleased to report that our grade has consistently been an “A.” Records show that for the past 10 years we have averaged a 98.5 with one inspection earning a score of 100! Brother Mike Morris, our Food Services Director for the past 17 years said that score cost him. “I promised the kitchen staff I would take them out for a steak dinner.” His offer for that elusive, perfect score still stands.

We realize that no one attends a college because of the delicious meals they will eat in the cafeteria. It is a difficult job with few words of thanks. After all, “no one cooks like Momma.” However, we are thankful to have Brother Mike and his crew of student kitchen workers who are faithful to provide food for our students and staff, day in and day out, while running a safe and sanitary operation. Please pray for this vital ministry at Southeastern.