ALASKA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Arvada Covenant Church has close ties with Alaska.  It began in the late 90’s when our youth pastor, Keith Hamilton, felt God calling him to build a college in Alaska.  Each year teams from Denver visit Alaska Christian College to continue to help build the ever-growing campus that serves the indigenous people of Alaska.  This relationship has led to connections with other ministries in Alaska such as Covenant Youth of Alaska, KICY radio station, and MARC Air.

Bruckner, Byron and Sue

Organization: Covenant Youth of Alaska
Location: Alaska
Mission: Developing youth ministry throughout Alaska by working with nineteen churches.
Website:
http://www.cyak.org
Email Address: byron@cyak.org

 

Hamilton, Keith and Debbie

Organization: Alaska Christian College
Location: Alaska
Mission: Dr. Keith Hamilton is the President and Founder of the college which is located in Soldotna. Debbie is a counselor at the college. Keith and Debbie were formerly members of Arvada Covenant where Keith served as the Director of Student Ministries.
Website: http://www.akcc.org

 

Hallam, Dr. Steve and Lindsay

Organization: Alaska Christian College
Location: Alaska
Mission: Lindsay grew up going to ACC as a youth. They are both on staff at Alaska Christian College. Lindsay is the Director of Learning Resources and Registrar. Steve is on the faculty and the Chair of General Education.
Website:
http://www.chillingwiththehallams.blogspot.com
Email Address: lhallam@alaskacc.edu

Hege, John and Wendy

Organization: CYAK (Covenant Youth of Alaska)
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Mission: The main focus of this ministry is to the rural students across the state of Alaska. Their ministry is outreach, disciple those ready to grow, and train and help those ready to lead in ministry in various ways.
Website:
http://www.cyak.org
Email Address: john@cyak.org

 

Weidler, Dennis and Candace

Organization: Radio Station KICY
Location: Alaska
Mission: Located in Nome, Alaska, Dennis is the General Manager and Candace is the PSA Director for radio station KICY 850-AM which provides broadcasting of the gospel for Alaska and the Russia far east. They also manage radio station ICY 100.3 FM which broadcasts the gospel to Nome and the surrounding areas.The station is owned by the Arctic Broadcasting Association which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and an affiliated corporation of the Covenant Church. The staff is comprised of full-time and part-time volunteers. The radio station began broadcasting in 1960. There are various summer volunteer projects available.
Website:
http://www.kicy.org
Email Address: office@kicy.org

 

Widman, Bob

Organization: Missionary Aviation Repair Center (MARC AIR)
Location: Alaska
Mission: Bob is the chief pilot for MARC Air which provides missionary air services throughout Alaska and occasionally eastern Russia. Bob has been with MARC Air in Alaska since 1982 and has flown almost 3,000,000 miles during his career there. MARC Air has been in existence since 1964 flying freight and mission personnel throughout Alaska. They work with the Covenant churches and in conjunction with Samaritan’s Purse as well as other mission organizations. MARC has six pilots and own three planes with access to three others.Bob grew up in the Congo of Africa where his parents, Harvey and Ruth Widman, were Career Covenant missionaries. Bob’s wife Joyce is the area director for Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) whose mission is to teach youth how to evangelize to others in the bush. Bob and Joyce make their home in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Website:
http://www.marcalaska.org
Email Address: marcak@acsalaska.net