On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. PST, the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists will host a worship service via Zoom in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the disfellowshipping of four Bay Area congregations, including First Baptist Church of Berkeley and Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church of Oakland, by the American Baptist Churches of the West for their membership in AWAB.

The service of song, prayer and testimony will lift up the pain of the event, its ongoing significance, and the hope its memory calls forth.

You have been instrumental in helping to provide a deeply grounded theological education for our students in these perilous times. Your steadfast support makes all the difference. Can we count on you for an end-of-year gift to help our students thrive in their studies and ministries?

The End of Year Appeal Letter arrived in your mailboxes during the first week in December. Please complete the form and return to Berkeley School of Theology with your year end gift. Should you have questions or concerns, please contact Lori D. Spears at lspears@bst.edu or 510.841.1905 x239. 

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March 15, 1929 Elmwood, TN - November 25, 2020 Happy Valley, OR


Known as JT, Jim and Led. Born to Nellie Mae (Bolton) and James Jackson "Jack" Ledbetter, eldest of three brothers. Family moved to Chowchilla CA in 1935. Linfield College, McMinnville OR, BA 1951. While preaching during ministry outreach event met the musically talented Faithe Colene Oestreicher. Married 1952. Former Linfield Board member.

Berkeley Baptist Divinity School, BDiv 1954. Blessed by life-long NW clergy peers; "Berkeley Bash" met annually over 50 years. Honorary doctorate from ABSW.

Are you interested in a representative from BST preaching or presenting at your church?

REV. Dr. James Brenneman, President
Rev. Dr. Lori D. Spears, VP of Institutional Advancement
Rev. Dr. LeAnn Flesher, VP of Academics & Professor
Rev. Sam Fielder, Executive Assistant to the President

Contact us at 510-841-1905 ext 239 or email us at lspears@bst.edu

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