Kenneth Ridings, who retired Dec. 31, 2008, from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, will be named president emeritus during a special chapel service at 9:50 a.m. July 16.
Ridings, a teacher at Fruitland 40 years and president the past 11, will preach at the service, to be held in the chapel bearing his name.
New Fruitland president David Horton said he petitioned the board to honor Ridings and they unanimously agreed.
“We wanted to honor Kenneth Ridings for his years of service and to let him know he is always a part of the Fruitland family,” Horton said.
“He has been an encourager to me in my new role. We want him to know he is always welcome on campus and that we will look to him for continued leadership in the years ahead.”
The school held a special service honoring Ridings in October 2008.