AlanFerryBy Jonita Barram

At the 2014 GARBC Conference, Director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy Ministries John Murdoch learned about an upcoming collaboration between Appalachian Bible College and Catalyst Ministries, which ministers in West Virginia prisons. Together they would offer a four-year college degree to inmates at Mount Olive Correctional Complex in West Virginia. Since this course of study would be offered off-site, it would be known as Mount Olive Bible College. Murdoch immediately thought of Dr. Allen D. Ferry, a retired GARBC-endorsed chaplain with fundamental convictions, academic credentials, and availability.