Academic Innovation and the Mission of God

In 2008, I left my full-time job at a manufacturing company to pursue “by faith” an evangelistic ministry and the completion of my college degree. I was unsure how I would pay my bills, and less confident about my pursuits in higher education. All I knew was that the Lord placed a fire within me […]


Four generations, four school names—one sense of community

“PBI.” “PC.” “FPC.” Growing up, Megan Kroeker heard three generations of her family talk about Fresno Pacific and the community they found. They may have used different names, but they were talking about the same place and the same sense of community—just differing years. Over the years, Megan attended occasional Sunbird sporting events and knew […]

Prayer with Consistent Purpose

Yvette and I knew that our journey to Pakistan would change our lives. We also anticipated a change in our relationship to God. We were entering an environment not conducive to Christianity, and in some places very dangerous to live. Prayer was always a principal in our relationship, but there it became critical to our […]

Good Friday Sermon By University Pastor

“It is finished!” John 19: 30 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. Introduction: Scholars believe that the 7 powerful Statements, Jesus made during six agonizing hours of His crucifixion, are all being made during the central act of […]

What’s Christian higher education worth? How about $60 billion

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) issued an economic study of its 142 members in the United States, which includes Fresno Pacific University. All these institutions broaden the educational options for students and create environments where they can freely integrate their Christian faith with cognitive development. Many of those institutions, like FPU, do […]

What Happened when Jesus Died Introduction: For 27 years I have tried to tell the story of what happened to Jesus when He died on the cross. I have reported this story on 5 continents; I have reported it in airports, prisons, schools, ball parks, pulpits, street corners and numerous other places. As a good news reporter of heaven, I […]

Life was the Lesson for Wilfred Martens

Wilfred Martens taught a lot to those lucky enough to know him, whether as a member of the English faculty at Fresno Pacific, a tour guide at Hearst Castle, an instructor at the University of San Francisco or in classrooms at Elderhostel, China and Lithuania. But like any master teacher, his greatest lesson was his […]