The Team Behind the Ministry
Executive Director & Founder
"From our beginning the vision of AABS has been to expand the training of church leaders and lay persons in such a way that it will reach many more men and women in many more places than could possibly be trained at campus based Bible colleges alone. We envisioned that this training would increase exponentially if it were made available “on-site”, that is, in the local churches and communities across Africa and beyond. We anticipate accomplishing our vision through provision of Biblical curriculum and other resources to thousands of African owned and operated Bible schools across their continent, assisting them in their goal to effectively train leaders and disciple believers."
Chairman of the Board
"When I look back on my life with my parental heritage and training, it is clear how crucial it was to have a faith community to which to belong and pastors who opened the Scripture to me. I have a “want to” within to provide the same for others. AABS’s vision to make Biblical training available in the local church from a pastor who is loved and trusted can only produce good results. I am glad to be part of the out working of God’s grace. We who have so much can only rejoice when we are able to share what we have for the spiritual benefit and training of those who do not."
RICH & BETTY ESH
Rich - Vice Chairman of the Board
Betty - Board Member
"Our first exposure to AABS was in 2005 when we spent four months in Ghana working on an orphanage construction project with Agape Gospel Mission. During our time there we were exposed to Agape’s vision to provide Bible training materials through AABS to African pastors with a heart to teach the Word of God to the people in their villages.
In the years since then we’ve appreciated JC and Lois’s commitment to furthering the work of Africa Association of Bible Schools and are happy to be involved by serving
on the board."
“My wife and I have been involved with JC and Lois Ebersole and the ministry in Ghana since they first went to Africa in 2003. Ruth Ann served on the MST as the children's representative, so we have watched as the ministry has grown and changed over the years. When JC and Lois informed us that they wanted to make AABS an independent ministry with a vision of making Bible based training affordable and available to church leaders in rural areas, we agreed with that vision. JC asked if I would be willing to serve on the board of this new venture--I agreed. It has been a blessing to be a part of this mission, and my prayer is that God's kingdom will be advanced as His leaders are trained for the ministry they are called to do.”
"I first learned about AABS in 2017, and I was impressed with this effective way of providing biblical resources for independently-owned Bible Schools throughout Africa. What a great way to help train church leaders in their home communities and to support and encourage them in their ministry. I’m glad to be part of AABS."
Board Advisory Member
"It's exciting to be a part of a ministry that is spreading God's Word and Truth to the nations of Africa."
Office Secretary / Bookkeeper
"I'm grateful to be part of this ministry that is filling such a need for our African brothers and sisters. I appreciate the solid, Biblical foundation the curriculum gives the students, and the emphasis on the unity of believers."