Mr. Aabye attended Pensacola Christian College from 1988 to 1991 and majored in Bible. After leaving PCC in 1992, he married and started attending a local church Bible institute. He completed his degree in 1995 with a major in Bible. God called Mr. Aabye to preach in 1993 while attending the Bible institute. He became the Youth Pastor at River Valley Baptist Church for eight years under his father, pastor Norman Aabye. In 2000 he was ordained into the gospel ministry and became the Assistant Pastor. In 2001 God called his family to plant a church in the small city of Naugatuck, Connecticut. While pastoring there for almost three years, the Aabyes saw the church grow, people saved, and lives changed for the glory of God. In 2005 the Lord called them once again and they moved to Venango, Pennsylvania. Mr. Aabye began pastoring the Open Door Baptist Church. During this time the Lord has blessed the Aabyes with six children. In 2013, they moved their membership to the Agape Baptist Church in Stockton, Missouri ,and soon after joined the staff at Agape Boarding School. Mr. Aabye currently is serving as a teacher in the learning center.
Dustin is a graduate of Faithway Baptist College. He received a bachelor of theology in 2011. The Lord led him to work at Agape Boarding School in September 2012. Dustin is also married. He serves as a teacher in the learning center, a student mentor, and helps in the music department.
James is a graduate from Hyles Anderson College. He has a bachelor of science degree. After graduating from college, he felt God was calling him to work with teens. It was then that he heard about the ministry of Agape Boarding School. After visiting the campus, he knew that this is where God had called him to serve. Soon after joining the Agape Boarding School full time, James got married. James serves as a teacher in the learning center, student mentor, and chapel song leader.
John grew up in a Christian home and had always helped in different ministries that his parents were a part of. After graduating from high school, John attended Hyles Anderson College where he received a bachelor of science degree in secondary education. After graduating from college in 2009, John heard about the ministry of Agape Boarding School. He came to see the program and joined the staff in the fall of 2009. John is married and they are expecting their first child. John currently serves in the learning center as a teacher and a student mentor.
Charlie came to Agape Boarding School with his wive and three kids in October 2008. He grew up in Longview, Texas. Charlie is a graduate of Hyles Anderson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Theology and a Master’s degree in Education. Charlie serves as a teacher in the staff school, substitute teacher in the learning center, admissions counselor, student mentor, and church media assistant.
Pastor Good has been very active in ministry for most of his life. He gave his life to Christ at the age of 25. Since that time he has taught the Bible for 10 years and pastored for 38 years. The churches that he pastored were the Stalling Drive Baptist Church in Nagadoches, Texas, (12 1/2 years) and the First Baptist Church of Greenfield in Greenfield, Missouri (25 1/2 years). Bill Good is working to help the young men understand themselves spiritually so they can build a personal relationship with Christ. He works with each student on an individual basis and gives them practical Biblical counsel on the struggles that they are facing in their lives.
Riley grew up working on ranches. He dreamed as a young man to train horses the rest of his life. After completing high school, Riley went to college and earned a degree in horse management. After graduating, he worked on the Last Hurrah Ranch in Tensed, Idaho, as their horse manager. Later he worked as the horse manager for the Hairpin Cavvy of Lechman Cattle Company in Billings, Montana. Riley had a passion for working with horses; however, he had a greater passion to follow God’s will. He left his dream of training horses and enrolled in Bible College. After completing his studes at Hyles Anderson College, he heard about Agape Boarding School. This was the perfect opportunity where he could serve in a ministry with teen boys while also training horses. In the fall of 2011, Riiley and his wife came to serve full time on the ranch. Riley serves as the ranch manager, equestrian teacher, and a student mentor.
Mr. Rarrick has been married for 31 years and is the father of seven c hildren. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tennessee Temple University and a Master’s Degree from Hyles Anderson College. He has over thirty years of Christian service in both education and the pastorate. He will be working in the learning center. Since he has worked in other ACE schools, he will be a big help to the young men in the learning center. We are glad to have him with us.
Justin grew up in a Christian home and has served with his family in various ministries. After attending college for almost three years, Justin felt God was calling him to work at Agape Boarding School. In January 2012, he moved to Stockton to serve here full time. Justin will be getting married this summer and plans to complete his degree through online correspondence. Justin helps in the learning center, works on the ranch and helps with the equestrian program, as well as serving as a student mentor.
Vern is from Palm Springs, California. He sent his son to Agape Boarding School in February 2001. His son was involved with many things that were leading him down the path of destruction. His son graduated the program and completed high school in October 2001 but decided to stay at Agape as an intern. Vern continued to visit his son regularly and in December of 2002 came to know the Lord himself. In 2003, his son left to start his new life on his own; however, Vern continued to visit the school periodically. He was a credentialed teacher and enjoyed volunteering in the learning center with upper level academics. Soon Vern was residing more here than he was at home. In 2011, Vern sold his business in Palm Springs, and he and his wife moved to Agape as full-time volunteers. He currently has three degrees which include: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theology from Boston College; Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts; Master of Science from Golden Gate University. He also served as a drug intervention and teen crisis counselor from 1970-1972. He currently serves in the learning center as a teacher, a private tutor, college counselor, and testing coordinator for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. He also conducts a semi-annual SAT review class.
Tim had a son that was struggling through his teen years. After much prayer, Tim made the decision to enroll his son at the Agape Boarding School in 1994. Since Tim had many years of maintenance experience with the local school district, he frequently would volunteer his time around the Agape Boarding School while visiting his son. In 1995, he felt that the Lord was calling him to serve full-time at Agape. Since he had helped with so many projects already, Agape knew his capabilities. Tim is married and has five children. Tim serves as a student mentor, duty officer, vocational teacher, and maintenance person.
Andrew was sent to Agape Boarding School from Hayward, California as a student in 2004. He successfully completed the program and graduated from Agape High School in 2006. After graduating, he felt that God was calling him to stay and help other teens who were facing struggles that he had already overcome. He married in 2007 and now has three children. Andrew serves as a student mentor and is in charge of the kitchen and meal preparation.
John came to Agape Boarding School in 2003. He attended Bible College for almost three years where he heard about Agape and had a desire to work with teens and help them find the right path in life. When John and his family came to visit Agape Boarding School, he instantly fell in love with the mission of the program, to help young men who were struggling in life. John and his family immediately moved out to the ranch and started serving full time. John serves as a substitute in the learning center, helps with maintenance and various tasks, and is a student mentor.
Julio came to Agape Boarding School in 2010. He is married and has seven children. Julio felt burdened to work with teens for many years before committing to serving at Agape. In fact, his family visited Agape several times before committing to the ministry. As the owner of several businesses in his hometown of Bakersfield, California, he quickly sold everything to serve full-time at Agape Boarding School. Julio serves as a student mentor, orientation staff, and an athletic coach.
David knew about Agape for many years before coming to serve full time. In fact, his brother Robert was in the program in 1992. When Robert completed the program, he stayed and served on the staff. This caused David to stay in contact with the school and visit periodically. In 2011, David felt that God was calling him to serve full time at Agape Boarding school too. In April 2011, David and his wife moved to Agape Boarding School. David serves as the night shift supervisor.
Ron was raised on a dairy farm. In 1982, prior to Agape’s existence, Jim Clemensen led Ron to Christ and helped disciple him. In 1984 Ron attended Oklahoma Baptist College. He always had a burden to work with young men and often served in various ministries helping teens. Many years passed and Ron felt that Agape was where God wanted him to be. He moved his family and began serving in 2004. Ron is married and has three children. He serves as one of the night monitors in the dormitory.
Scott has known the Agape Boarding School since he was a youth. In fact, he used to visit several times a year when he was a teen. He continued to visit the program on an annual basis as he completed college. After graduating from Texas Baptist College with a Bachelor in Bible degree in 2003, Scott continued to attend church and help in various ministries for teens. In 2005, the Lord called Scott to serve full-time at Agape Boarding School. He serves as the admissions director, student mentor, and helps with church media. He is also married and has one child.
Meet the Administration <click here>
Read about our staff qualifications <click here>