Ravencrest Chalet was built in 1963 as a fine replica of an old, Swiss-style chalet and was used as a home for 10 years. In 1973, four businessmen came together and purchased it for use as a bed and breakfast. In hope that the Chalet be used for God’s glory, one of the owners contacted Major Ian Thomas, who visited the Chalet in October of 1973. They shared a vision of creating a Bible school where students could not only deepen their knowledge of the scriptures but also experience a transformative encounter with Jesus Christ. That vision became a reality, and today, we stand here, humbled and grateful for 50 years of God’s grace and faithfulness.
The impact of Ravencrest extends far beyond the classroom walls. Over the past five decades, we’ve witnessed countless lives transformed by the power of Christ’s love and teachings. Graduates have gone on to become pastors, missionaries, teachers, counselors, and leaders in their communities, all carrying with them the light of Christ.
As we commemorate this remarkable milestone, we invite all alumni, former staff, and friends of Ravencrest to join us in celebrating. Together, we’ll share stories, worship, and thank God for His faithfulness.
We welcome you to be a part of this special anniversary celebration. Whether you’re a long-time supporter, a former student, or someone new to our community, your presence and participation are invaluable.
Stay tuned for event details, special speakers, and opportunities to connect with fellow alumni and friends. The 50th-anniversary celebration promises to be a memorable gathering of the Ravencrest family, united by our shared love for Christ.
Join us as we celebrate the past, embrace the present, and anticipate the future, all with Christ at the center.