Mulford Evangelical Free Church was started in 1857 as a mission Sunday School from the First Congregational Church in Muscatine. (Link to Oscar Grossheim Photo Collection, Musser Public Library Image Archive, 304 Iowa Avenue, Muscatine, Iowa 52761) It was led by Joseph Bennett, a deacon in the church, for more than 20 years. (Additional Reference : Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive, http://www.umvphotoarchive.org, a collaborative project of cultural heritage organizations in the Iowa-Illinois Mississippi River region.)
Alice Mulford was an early Sunday School teacher in the school. She opened the school after it was closed during a diphtheria epidemic in 1886-87. She was active in leading the Sunday School until her death in 1933. (Reference: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Volume I, 1911, pages 336-337. Iowa Gen Web Project)
In 1957, when American Congregational Churches were combining in an ecumenical merger, the Mulford Church decided not to participate. Instead they withdrew from the denomination. In 1960 the church affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA).
Frontier School of the Bible—
Mulford Supported Missionaries: Joe and Barbara Buckley
“That the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:17
Joe Buckley was a 1960 Muscatine High School graduate, attended Muscatine Junior College, and the U.S. Army. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from the Western Bible Institute; an M.DivTh.M. from Grace Theological Seminary and a PhD from Trinity Theological Seminary. The Buckley’s ministry at the Frontier School of the Bible began 25+ years ago. Joe is one of the instructors at FSB. Barb Buckley is the librarian for FSB.
Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange, Wyoming is a three-year Bible Institute. Their purpose is to equip Christian men and women for life and the Christian ministry. For those who will pursue other careers, a one-year program for basic training in the Bible and Christian living is offered. The second and third year programs provide intensive training in specific areas of ministry such as the pastorate, missions, and Christian education. There are also fourth year internship opportunities.
There is a unique atmosphere at Frontier School of the Bible where students share the common goal of growing through the Word of God. FSB is a family-oriented school. Faculty and staff make a point to know students, and they genuinely care about their spiritual walk with the Lord. Growing closer to the Lord, learning to listen to His direction, finding out His plan for your life are some of the ways FSB students’ lives have been changed. Knowledge of Christ with practical application is the FSB way.
The entire faculty and staff serve as missionaries, so the cost for the educational experience (tuition, room and board, fees) is approximately $5,200 per year. Compared to the average Bible College where someone can come out with a debt of $60,000 most FSB grads are debt-free.
For more information about FSB: email@example.com