Huguenot Fellowship Soirée

Rodrigo De Sousa, Prof of Hebrew & O.T., Faculté Jean Calvin

Rodrigo De Sousa, Prof of Hebrew & O.T., Faculté Jean Calvin

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The Huguenot Fellowship (THF) recently held a Soirée at Westminster Theological Seminary near Philadelphia. This memorable evening included good food, great fellowship, engaging guest speakers, and special music. THF President Bill Edgar was master of ceremonies.

Prof. Rodrigo De Sousa came from Aix-en-Provence, France to share news of Faculté Jean Calvin (FJC), including his personal experience as a relatively new member of the teaching staff. We were reminded of FJC’s unique position in the French-speaking world as the Reformed and Evangelical seminary, which offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs: training pastors, missionaries, and lay Christians to serve the Lord in the 250 million French-speaking world. FJC is truly blessed to have such talented and dedicated teachers as Dr De Sousa.

Dr Yannick Imbert, Prof of Apologetics & Church History, gave a talk on the history of FJC last summer at the seminary. A video was shown at the Soirée, and can be viewed by clicking on the link below, then click the play icon on the image. (Too large to download!)

History of FJC Video

Rev Paul Wolfe, Vice President of THF, delivered concluding remarks; thanking those who attended, and emphasizing the blessing and privilege it is to support THF with our prayers and gifts.

Please consider supporting The Huguenot Fellowship in its mission of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the work of the Faculté Jean Calvin. Thank you so much to you who faithfully do already!

Huguenot Fellowship Soirée

Gert Kwakkel, Professor of Old Testament at the Faculté Jean Calvin

Gert Kwakkel, Professor of Old Testament at the Faculté Jean Calvin

On April 21, The Huguenot Fellowship (THF) held a Soirée at Westminster Theological Seminary near Philadelphia. Sixty or so attendees enjoyed a memorable evening, which included an address by Gert Kwakkel, Professor of Old Testament at the Faculté Jean Calvin (FJC) in Aix-en-Provence, France; special musical by gifted vocalist-composer Ruth Naomi Floyd, along with Bill Edgar on keyboard, and Randy Pendleton on bass; a dramatic recitation (en français) of Genesis 1 by Libbie Groves; an appeal for support by THF Trustee Paul Wolfe (next week be sure to read Paul's inspiring account of why this date/event has deep personal significance); a delightful buffet dinner; and fun rides around the campus in Trustee Nan Powlison's antique car.

Prof. Kwakkel gave an update on FJC citing 7 permanent and 10 associate professors, over 100 matriculated students, plus 30 students taking courses à la carte. Half of the students are from France and half from elsewhere, including North Africa and South Korea. Graduate programs include 29 students in the masters program and 12 students in the doctoral program. The seminary offers both traditional onsite and innovative distance learning approaches. God continues to bless the training of His servants at FJC!

For you who could not attend, your presence at this Soirée was dearly missed! We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend the next one. Meanwhile please continue to pray for and contribute to The Huguenot Fellowship as it continues to support the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the French-speaking world. Many thanks to you, faithful friends and generous donors, without whom this ministry could not exit!