Each year Calvary Baptist Academy and Hidden Treasures Preschool hosts our annual Friendship Banquet to help people understand Christian education and why Calvary Baptist Church is so committed to having our own Christian school. Once again this year, we will offer a wonderful catered meal for all to enjoy as we share with you the important ministry of Christian education. Rev. Jim Tillotson will be our speaker this year. Pastor Tillotson was the senior pastor of Meadowlands Baptist Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and has recently been installed as the President of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa.
Jim grew up in northern Minnesota and met his wife, Joan, at Northland Baptist Bible College. The Tillotsons have three children: Anne (22), Tim (19), and During his days at Northland, Jim felt called of God to plant a church in western Canada someday. Jim graduated from Northland in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Theology. In 2002 he earned the Master of Ministry degree from Northland. Joan graduated from Northland in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Secretarial Science.
Burdened for western Canada, in 1997 they moved to Edmonton so Jim could pastor Meadowlands Baptist Church. Jim and Joan began to lead the church in evangelistic outreach and saw God work in amazing ways. Today around 500 people attend Meadowlands. Through the years Jim has led the church in two multi-million dollar building projects.
During his ministry Jim has led the church in planting four other churches, each of which is self-supporting. He also helped establish a Christian school and a small Bible college at the church. Jim serves on both the Canadian and U.S.A.
councils of Baptist Mid-Missions and on the board of Grand View Camp in Eagar, Arizona.
Everyone is invited! Some in our church choose to have their children in government schools, while others choose to home school their children. Some of you are grandparents, and others have children already graduated from high school. We still want to invite all of our church members and friends to attend this special event. We need your prayer support and wish to share with you the importance of Christian education. Please mark your calendars, invite a friend, and come to learn about Christian education and support this important ministry. Join us Friday, January 29, 2016, at our Annual CBA/HTP Friendship Banquet.