Abbye Epting


Role and number of years on staff:
Campus Staff at Clemson; on staff since 2008

Watkinsville, GA

Graduated from:
Presbyterian College ’08 in History and Religion

My Story:
I surrendered my life to the Lord my junior year of college, much to my surprise. I had grown up in a Christian home and gone to church and youth events as much as possible. I loved learning and discussing things about God. And I wanted to please my parents and my friends by being the best in I could be in all things. But in the fall of 2006, God began to work in my heart and show me that I was indeed a sinful person and in need of Him. For the first time in my life the verses that said good works could not save me finally hit home. I was so frustrated that I couldn’t do anything to earn my way to Heaven. By God’s grace, I threw up my hands in surrender as I realized that He was the only thing that could save me. I had always thought of myself as a Christian and acted like others who called themselves Christians. My outward actions did not change very much to the world’s eyes, but my motives were now for Christ’s glory instead of my own. Soon after surrendered control of my life to the Lord, I sought out Christians who were actively sharing their faith with others. I committed to a discipleship group and followed a staff girl with Campus Outreach to learn from her how to live like a follower of Christ. She taught me how to spend my time wisely and be intentional with people. After graduation I came on staff with Campus Outreach and love spending my time with college students telling them about Jesus and teaching them how to walk with Him. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us at PC, but I know that whatever it is, in all things God has promised me more of Him!

My hobbies:
reading, knitting, playing cards, riding my bike

My favorites:
Pygmalian, Pride and Prejudice, coffee, rainy days, UGA football

What you probably didn’t know about me:
In high school I was a cheerleader and a pole vaulter.

Favorite links:
My blog