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Missionary Couple Marks 40 Years with Campus Bible Fellowship


Gary and Betty Holtz with Steve Butler (left), Baptist Mid-Missions field administrator for North America.

XENIA, Ohio—Calvary Baptist Church honored Gary and Betty Holtz upon their 40th anniversary of ministry with Campus Bible Fellowship International.

Campus Bible Fellowship International is a ministry of Baptist Mid-Missions that ministers to students at secular colleges. The Holtzes began serving with the organization at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, in 1976. At that time, Gary was in the United States Air Force and was stationed at the nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

John Greening, national representative of Regular Baptist Churches, says that Gary and Betty Holtz have had an influential ministry of multiplication. “Only God can call someone to ministry,” he says, “but I am convinced He uses passionate servants who wholeheartedly commit to accomplishing His mission of servant and church multiplication.”

On Aug. 14, the Holtzes shared many memories from Wright State and details of the international scope of CBFI. At the close of the service, Pastor David Conrad interviewed Gary and Betty concerning their 40 years of ministry. The couple was blessed to have in attendance their children and grandchildren, several CBFI missionaries, and former Wright State students who accepted Christ as their Savior through the ministry of CBFI.

In appreciation for the Holtzes’ faithful ministry, Calvary Baptist Church gave the couple a plaque and a monetary gift.