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Guido school agreement signed at BPC trustees meeting

Dr. David R. Smith, Dr. Michael Guido and Ellis Wood
Dr. David R. Smith, left, president of Brewton-Parker College (BPC), and Dr. Michael Guido, Director of the Guido Evangelistic Association (GEA), sign legal documents creating the new Michael Guido School of Evangelism at BPC during the Oct. 18 BPC Board of Trustees meeting. Shown at right is Ellis Wood, chairman of the GEA board. (Photo by Kelley M. Arnold)

By Kelley M. Arnold

Director of News and Public Information

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College (BPC) and the Guido Evangelistic Association (GEA) officially signed legal documents declaring the new Michael Guido School of Evangelism ready to train students in Christian evangelism during the Oct. 18 BPC Board of Trustees meeting on the college’s Mount Vernon campus.


The first two evening classes of the new school began Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 18. Classes will be held at Guido Gardens in Metter and will be taught by professors trained in the art of evangelism, including namesake Dr. Michael Guido, 93, who is teaching “Introduction to Evangelism” this semester. Students who complete the 30-hour semester program will earn a “Certificate in Christian Evangelism Studies”.


“I have had many honors,” said Dr. Guido. “But the greatest of them is being associated with this new school of evangelism. I am not worthy that you use my name with the school and the students who come here to learn. There isn’t anything more fulfilling and important in life than to lead a soul to the Lord; and the next best is to teach a soul to do it.”


“Only heaven knows the impact God has made through you,” said BPC Board of Trustees chairman Gary Campbell of Vidalia to Dr. Guido during the signing ceremony. “On behalf of the trustees of Brewton-Parker College, we are proud to be a part of this ministry.”


Dr. Guido thanked Dr. David R. Smith, president of BPC, for his “compassion” and “commitment” to see this new school created.


“Had it not been for the vision of Dr. Smith, we might not be here (signing these papers) today,” said Dr. Guido.


Also present during the ceremony were Dr. Guido’s brother, Larry, who will also be serving as an adjunct professor in the new school’s classes and Ellis Wood, chairman of the board of the Guido Evangelistic Association.


To learn more about the new school of evangelism, contact the Office of Admissions at 912-583-3265. Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.



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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM