Join Us for the 2018 Friends Banquet

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Dr. Scott Stripling is the keynote speaker for the 2018 ABR Friends Banquet

Dr. Scott Stripling is the Director of Excavations at Shiloh. He directed the excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir from 2013-2016, served as Field Supervisor of the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project in from 2005 to 2010, and as a supervisor of the Jerusalem Temple Mount Salvage Project in Jerusalem. His academic affiliation is with The Bible Seminary in Katy (Houston), Texas where he serves as the Provost. Scott is the former Department Chair of Humanities at Wharton County Junior College, he has also taught at Houston Baptist University, Belhaven University, International Bible College, and Texas Southmost College/University of Brownsville. A popular speaker and author, Stripling has served on a variety of community, education and ministry Boards and organizations, currently serving on the Board of the Near East Archaeological Society. He and his wife, Janet, have four children and two grandchildren.

Dr. Scott Stripling will present "Murder at Maqatir: The Grim Fate of Those Who Hid from the Romans." After two years of enforced secrecy, we can now tell the story of the eight human bodies discovered in a hidden chamber at the ABR's Khirbet el-Maqatir excavation. Come join us!

Plus, be the first to see ABR's new traveling exhibit, "The World of Jesus."

Sign up early to reserve your seat in advance. We are looking forward to a great night of Christian fellowship.


The Banquet will take place on Thursday April 12, 2018 at:

Shady Maple Smorgasbord
129 Toddy Dr.
East Earl, PA 17519

Doors open at 6pm, and the banquet begins at 6:30 pm.

1. Tickets are $35 per person for adults and $25 for children ages 12-17 but you must pre-register.

2. Early Bird Registration: If you register before March 28th, the cost is $30 per person and $20 for children ages 12-17.

3. Registration deadline is Tuesday April 3, 2018 by 12 Noon.

4. How to Register and make payment:

a. Call the ABR office and pay for your tickets over the phone. The ABR office is open Monday through Thursday, 9-3 EST.

b. Print this Registration Form (PDF), fill out by hand, and mail to the ABR office. Associates for Biblical Research PO Box 144 Akron, PA 17501.

c. Pay and register online, click here: Banquet Tickets

5. Would you kindly consider sponsoring a table at the banquet? Table sponsorships are $300.00 each, and help to pay for the costs associated with running this important event. This way, all donations collected the night of the banquet can be used to support the ongoing work of the ABR mission. Businesses, churches, organizations, and individuals may sponsor tables; won’t you prayerfully consider a table sponsorship if this is something God would have you do?

Important Note: Table sponsorships pay for your meal, plus 7 guests. Table Sponsors must provide ABR a list of invited guests for table assignment purposes. Maximum 8 persons per table. You may sponsor additional table(s) if you would like to invite more additional guests, or purchase individual tickets.

6. Church Group Rates of 8 or more people: $25 per person.

7. If you plan to pay for a guest(s), we must have their complete information, including name, address and phone number.

8. You will be served a delicious dinner and desert, combined with a sensational message from Dr. Stripling.

9. ABR is a non-profit Christian ministry. We depend entirely upon the generosity of our constituents to fulfill our mission. We pray you will come to this wonderful event, prepared to give generously. Only a limited number of walk in seats will be available, so sign up TODAY!

Map to Shady Maple: 129 Toddy Dr. East Earl, PA 17519

10. If you are unable to attend the banquet, but would like to support this event with a gift, you may give a gift that will be designated towards the event. Please follow these instructions:

a. Click here:

a. Enter dollar amount in ONE TIME GIFT field.

b. Under SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS, type "Gift towards SCOTT STRIPLING BANQUET 2018, I am unable to attend."

c. Follow the donation page to PayPal and follow the instructions for payment.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Associates for Biblical Research PO Box 144 Akron, PA 17501

Associates for Biblical Research
  • PO Box 144, Akron, PA 17501
  • Phone: +1 717-859-3443
  • Toll Free: 1-800-430-0008
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