Rev. Ronald C. Scharfe served the campus from 1970-1992 in many capacities. However, the one most known for and beloved by the students was beloved Bible teacher. Rev. Scharfe served as a librarian assistant at a few colleges before receiving the call to come to Ft. Wayne Bible College in 1970 as Head Librarian. “That was God’s will and I responded to God’s call.” Although by admission he is a “lover of books,” and enjoyed being Librarian, he had had a long time desire to teach. In 1973 he was asked to teach some courses in Bible, and when asked to come on fulltime as a Assistant Professor that dream became reality. Rev. Scharfe taught mostly New Testament classes while at FWBC. His main courses were: Life of Christ, Gospel of John, Galatians, Prison Epistles, Hebrews, Hermeneutics, and New Testament Theology.
When asked what his favorite memories of FWBC, he quickly responded, “…my classroom teaching was the highlight. The relationships I was able to have with the students by God’s grace was certainly the most special to me ….and the friendships with many of the faculty and staff.” Rev. Scharfe left the College in 1992. He continued to teach as an associate faculty member at IPFW for ten years in the philosophy department, retiring in 2004. He continues today as a Pulpit Supply Minister in the Fort Wayne area, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. He has had opportunities to teach and preach in the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, Bermuda, and Jamaica. He humbly states, ”I am thankful that He (God) continues to open doors even today….” He enjoys running into former students and catching up on their lives in his supply pulpit ministry, visiting with his two grown children and seven grandchildren.