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Alis Odenthal

Alis Odenthal earned degrees in Music, Voice and Musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and continued her studies at the Music Academy of the West.

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Amy Cox

Amy graduated from Indiana University with degrees in Spanish and French. During her college years, she spent one year taking classes at the University Complutense in Madrid, Spain.

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Ben Hobbs

Ben Hobbs joined the ministry team in 1999. Prior to his coming, Brother Hobbs worked for Bank of America as a Vice President in their CFO Division. He holds a MBA degree from the University of North Florida and has more than 30 years of corporate finance and accounting experience.

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Curt Beeson

Brother Beeson and his wife Karen have been members of Lancaster Baptist Church since January of 1992. He, along with his two children, is a graduate of West Coast Baptist College. He is the men's basketball coach at West Coast; he teaches history and P.E.

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Danielle Mordh

Danielle Mordh joined the West Coast Baptist College faculty in 2009 and teaches in the Bible department. She also serves in the Striving Together publications department and ladies’ ministry of Lancaster Baptist Church.

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David Adams

David Adams joined our faculty in 2015 and teaches in the Bible department. After being blessed by the faculty during his student years at WCBC, he is excited to be able to now invest in equipping his own generation.

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Dr. David Warren

David was born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and upon completion of his college, he began his career in Elementary Education. He has been married for 43 years and has three sons. He was a PE teacher for eight years and an elementary Assistant Principal for 25 years.

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Dr. Deborah Demirjian

Dr. Deborah Demirjian joined our faculty in 2009 and teaches in the history departments of both West Coast Baptist College and Lancaster Baptist School. Her twenty-five years of teaching experience have fostered a deep passion for the furtherance of Christian education.

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Dr. Don Sisk

Dr. Sisk, the long-time president and director of BIMI, joined Lancaster Baptist Church as the chairman of the missions department of WCBC in 2003. He brings to the college a wealth of knowledge and experience from the mission field. Dr.

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Gary Spaeth

Gary Spaeth has just recently joined the faculty at West Coast Baptist College. He comes to West Coast with twelve years experience as a senior pastor in both New York and California.

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Jerry Ferrso

Brother Ferrso graduated with a bachelors of science degree from Hyles Anderson in 1988 and has served on staff with Dr. Paul Chappell since 1991.

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Dr. Jerry Goddard

Dr. Goddard has been involved in the ministry of Christian education for over four decades. He has over thirty-eight years of experience in Christian college administration.

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Dr. Jim Schettler

Dr. Jim Schettler is the Vice President of Student Affairs at West Coast Baptist College. He grew up in Michigan in a religious home but did not have a relationship with Jesus Christ. On a youth retreat at the age of twelve, he realized his condition and trusted Christ as His Savior. Dr.

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Dr. John Goetsch

Dr. John Goetsch was born and raised on a dairy farm near Watertown, Wisconsin and was saved at a youth camp at the age of fifteen. In 1974, he entered full-time evangelism and since that time has conducted thousands of revival meetings in local churches, schools, and camps around the world.

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John Tyler

John Tyler graduated from West Coast Baptist College in 2011 and immediately began assisting in the college music department.

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Kathy Houk

Kathy Houk joined our college staff in 2010. She and her husband joined Lancaster Baptist Church in 1989 with the purpose of assisting Pastor Chappell to start Lancaster Baptist School. Mrs. Houk taught kindergarten until 1998 when she moved into an administrative position.

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Keenan Sultanik

Keenan Sultanik has a background in professional graphic design and media, including starting a company specializing in web design.

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Larry Cox

Brother Cox and his wife Amy have a daughter and three sons. They lead the Cornerstone Couples Class at Lancaster Baptist Church, where he has been since 1988.

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Dr. Mark Rasmussen

Dr. Mark Rasmussen has been teaching on the college level for the past thirty years. He has spoken at Educators’ Conferences across our nation. Dr. Rasmussen was raised in a Pastor’s home where he was saved at the age of 5.

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Dr. Mike Lester

Dr. Lester is a husband and father of five daughters. He has been at West Coast Baptist College since it began in 1995. Bro. Lester teaches many of our Bible classes such as Bible Doctrines, Romans, Hebrews and Isaiah. As part of his ministry, he leads a growing singles class for ages 30 and up.

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Dr. Paul Chappell

Pastor Paul Chappell was called to Lancaster Baptist Church in 1986 by twelve members.

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Reggie Williams

Brother Williams joined the staff in September of 2005. He teaches Bible, and serves as the assistant dean of men. He and his wife, Sheryl, have two children.

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Rick Houk

In 1989, Brother and Mrs. Houk started Lancaster Baptist School. Brother Houk was the principal of the school for eleven years before he began teaching at West Coast Baptist College full time.

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Rita Weaver

Mrs. Weaver and her husband Toby have been married over 40 years. They have two sons and seven beautiful grandchildren. She received her college training at Tennessee Temple College and enjoyed being under the influence of Dr. Lee Roberson. Mrs.

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Suza Rasmussen

Mrs. Rasmussen is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University. She has taught on the college level for over twenty years. She teaches in the secretarial and home economics fields.

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Terrie Chappell

Mrs. Chappell teaches in the college and Sunday school and corrdinates the ladies’ activities and retreats for the church. She is a tremendous counselor, student of God’s Word, mother of four, and grandmother.

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Dr. Tom Shepherd

Dr. Shepherd brings to WCBC years of practical service in administration and education. He was the CEO of 5 hospitals, served as President of Bastyr University, as well as Executive VP of DeVry Inc and President of Ross University, DeVry's medical and veterinary school.

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Tobi England

Tobi England joined our faculty in 2005 and teaches in the Bible and Apologetics departments. He also oversees the extension ministries, Barnabas Teams, and STEP program and assists in various mission trips around the world.

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Dr. Toby Weaver

Dr. Weaver and his wife Rita have been married more than 40 years. They have two sons in full time service for the Lord. They also enjoy their seven beautiful grandchildren. Brother Weaver has served as Dean of Students at WCBC since 2002.

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The history of West Coast Baptist College began in July of 1986 when our pastor, Paul Chappell, came to the Antelope Valley in the Mojave Desert of Southern California.

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West Coast Baptist College offers twelve institutional scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students. Find out how you can take advantage.

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West Coast recognizes that our campus becomes the student’s home away from home. Modern and practical dormitories have been built on campus, and each dormitory is equipped with lobby areas, laundry facilities, and small kitchens to make the student's down time as comfortable as possible.

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At West Coast Baptist College, we understand that God has chosen the local church to be His instrument for reaching this world. Our students are taught not only to study the ministry during the week, but also to be involved in the ministry on the weekend.

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At West Coast Baptist College, the auditorium of Lancaster Baptist Church is the most important classroom in ministry training. Students are regularly challenged through daily chapel services, church services, and personal devotional time. Our administration holds to an open-door policy to help students with life’s challenges from a biblical perspective.

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Dr. Paul Lee joined our faculty in the spring of 2016 after 25 years of pastoral ministry and teaches in the Bible department. He teaches various courses such as History of Fundamentalism and Theology of Isaiah and Christ in the Old Testament.

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Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv

The tour guide will meet you at the airport and assist with baggage claim and direct you to ground transportation. After a visit to Jaffa, we will transfer to our hotel in Jerusalem to enjoy dinner and a restful first evening in Israel.

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Jaffa

We’ll make a quick stop at Jaffa, one of the oldest functioning harbors in the world. Today it harbors only small fishing boats. This was the port to which Jonah came when fleeing from the Lord to Tarshish. The Apostle Peter stayed with Simon the Tanner while at Jaffa.

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Mount of Olives

Enjoy the view of the Temple Mount and Eastern Gate from this vantage point. This is the place where Jesus ascended into Heaven forty days after His resurrection.

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Palm Sunday Road

Walk down from the Mount of Olives along the pathway that Jesus traveled into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

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Garden of Gethsemane

Walk down from the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane. Here we will have a special service and spend some moments in reflection and prayer beneath the ancient olive trees where Jesus prayed the night before His crucifixion.

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Shrine of the Book at Israeli Museum

View several priceless artifacts including the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Later in the tour, we will have the opportunity to visit Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered. Along the way, we will pass the Israeli Parliament (Knesset).

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Open-Air Model of Jerusalem

A large outdoor model depicts the city of Jerusalem as it would have looked circa 70 A.D. Our guide will point out several sites mentioned in the Bible as well as several sites we will visit later in the tour.

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Yad Vashem

Tour the Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. This state-of-the-art complex was originally built in 1953 to honor the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

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Travel to Israel

We will depart from LAX for the Holy Land.

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St. Anne’s Church

This perfectly preserved church with incredible acoustics dates back to the time of the Crusades.

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Pool of Bethesda

Jesus healed the lame man on the Sabbath Day at this pool (John 5:1-18).

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City of David

Walk through some of the oldest areas of Jerusalem that date back to the time of King David. Enjoy walking through Hezekiah’s “wet tunnel” or choose the “dry tunnel” option. View the ancient Pool of Siloam.

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Temple Institute

Learn about the building of the previous Jewish Temples and the significance of the symbolism throughout. View several pieces of furniture that have already been prepared for use in the new Jewish Temple.

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St. Peter in Gallicantu

This church was built over the ruins of what is believed to be the High Priest Caiaphas’ house. Walk down the narrow steps into the prison where Jesus may have been held in the morning hours before His crucifixion.

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Western Wall

This is one of the most iconic landmarks in all of Israel. This is as close as Orthodox Jews will get to the Temple Mount until the new temple is built.

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Rabbi’s Tunnel

This tunnel runs the length of the Western Wall underneath many buildings of the Old City. The open-air portion of the Western Wall where many gather to pray is actually only a small part of the entire wall.

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Golgotha

View the place where many believe Jesus was crucified. The word Golgotha means “Place of a Skull.” This hill stands just outside the walls of Jerusalem at the intersection of two ancient roads.

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Garden Tomb

Just a short walk from Golgotha is the Garden Tomb. Enjoy a special service with some time of praise and thankfulness to God for the resurrection. Step inside the empty tomb and remember, “He is not here, for He is risen!”

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Bethlehem/Shepherds' Fields

Take a short drive to Bethlehem to spend some time in the birthplace of Jesus and survey Shepherds' Field just outside the town.

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Valley of Elah

This is the site of the famous battle between David and Goliath. Stand on the hillside where King Saul and the Israelites were encamped.

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Bet Shemesh

A border city between Judah and Dan, Beth Shemesh was given to the Levites.

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Wadi Qelt

From a rocky plateau, high above a canyon, take in stunning views of St. George's Monastery and the ancient Jericho Road.

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Ein Gedi

Hike the desert trail up to the beautiful waterfalls of Ein Gedi. This desolate area full of caves and ravines is where David and his men once hid from King Saul.

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Masada

Ride a cable car to the top of the mountain fortress of Masada overlooking the Dead Sea. This was the location of one of King Herod the Great’s palaces. It is most famous as the site where the Roman army laid siege to several hundred Jewish rebels.

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Dead Sea

At approximately 1,400 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest spot in the world. The Dead Sea is almost 10 times saltier than the ocean and consequently, there are no fish or visible life forms in the sea.

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Roman Aqueduct and Theatre at Caesarea

These impressive structures were constructed by Herod the Great over 2,000 years ago. Caesarea became a center of early Christianity, and the Apostle Paul was imprisoned there for two years. View the ruins of Herod’s seaside palace and a large hippodrome where chariot races were conducted.

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Mount Carmel

Drive up to the mountaintop where the prophet Elijah famously prayed down fire from Heaven and won the victory over the priests of Baal. From this vantage point, you can see across the valley to many of the locations we will visit later on in the tour.

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Tel Megiddo

Tel Megiddo is an incredible archaeological dig with layers of 20 different cities built on top of each other. Walk among the ruins and learn how archaeologists and historians have verified hundreds of biblical places and events through archaeological sites just like this.

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Zippori

This ancient city is a beautiful archaeological site and located on a hill midway between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Galilee.

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Mount Arbel

The cliffs of Mount Arbel rise high above the Sea of Galilee offering a fantastic view of the entire region including the far eastern shore where Jesus cast out the evil spirits from a demon-possessed man and cast them into a group of swine.

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Mount of Beatitudes

See the traditional site where Jesus preached His most famous sermon: the Sermon on the Mount. The hillside forms a natural amphitheater with the Sea of Galilee in the background.

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Capernaum

View the ruins of the town of Capernaum and the synagogue where Jesus preached on multiple occasions. Capernaum also contains the ruins of “Peter’s House,” a house that was later converted into one of the first Christian churches.

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Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee

Enjoy a time of worship as we sail across the very sea where Jesus walked on water. This relatively small body of fresh water is only about 8 miles wide and 13 miles long and continues to be a busy fishing area just as it was in Jesus’ day.

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Tel Dan

Tour the ruins of this ancient city that dates back thousands of years. See the altar of Jeroboam and “Abraham’s Gate,” the place where the Patriarch Abraham would have entered the city roughly 4,000 years ago.

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Banias Falls

Hike through the tranquil nature preserve of Banias Falls located north of Galilee in the Golan Heights region of Israel.

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Caesarea Phillippi

We will stop to visit Caesarea Philippi which was once an ancient Roman city. Here, inside a grotto, the Greeks built a shrine to the god, Pan.

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Mount Bental/Mount Hermon

From the peak of Mount Bental, we will be able to see Mount Hermon, believed by many to be the site of the Lord’s Transfiguration. The rains that fall on Mount Hermon are an important source of water for the Jordan River.

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Golan Heights

The Israeli Army captured this region from the Syrians during the Six Day War. The Golan Heights are very important to the strategic defense of Israel. From the high vantage point, our guide will point out the country of Syria in the distance.

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Pigeon Pass

Along the base of Mount Arbel is that path that travelers would have used in Bible times to travel in and out of Galilee.

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Jordan River

Stop at the banks of the Jordan River just south of the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy a special baptismal service and have an opportunity to be baptized yourself in the waters of the Jordan River.

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Beit Shean

Strategically located at the intersection of the Jezreel Valley and the Jordan River, Beit Shean has played an important role in history. The city contains many well-preserved ruins from different eras and empires including the Egyptians, Byzantines, Greeks, and Romans.

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Gideon’s Spring

This is the small mountain stream where Gideon chose his army of 300 by observing how they drank from the springs.

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Nazareth/Mount of Precipice

Visit the town that was the boyhood home of Jesus. This is where He spent most of His earthly life and learned the carpenter trade. From the cliff sides just outside of Nazareth, survey the Valley of Armageddon, the site of Earth’s final great battle as prophesied in the book of Revelation.

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Depart for home

Our wonderful journey through the Holy Land comes to a close. Transfer to the airport for our return flights. We will bring back souvenirs, photographs, new friendships, and some unforgettable memories!

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Temple Mount

The last Jewish Temple stood in this spot until the Romans destroyed it in 70 AD, and the Jewish people were scattered. Today, a large Muslim mosque called the Dome of the Rock stands in its place.

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