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Will Braswell and Bryan Mauldin
Will Braswell, left, and Bryan Mauldin perform at the fourth annual Baron Idol. The duo won the coveted title of the Baron Idol, a BCM signature fundraising event.


BPC’s Baptist Collegiate Missions raises $2,500 for summer missions at fourth annual Baron Idol

By Kelley M. Arnold

BPC Director of News and Public Information

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) is on track to exceed its $4,000 annual goal for summer mission programs, said BPC Campus Minister Rev. Glenn Wallace.


Rev. Wallace reports BCM raised $2,500 during its signature fundraiser, Baron Idol, Monday night during Homecoming Week 2010, Feb. 22. This is the fourth year the Christian student organization has held the popular campus-wide talent competition.


Rebecca Brady
Rebecca Brady won second place in the fourth annual Baron Idol competition Feb. 22 in Gates Hall Auditorium. (Photos by Kelly Vickers)

“This year’s turn out was great,” said Rev. Wallace. “The students had a lot of fun, and our total was up from last year. We raised about $1,600 last year.”


Winners of this year’s Baron Idol were William Braswell and Bryan Mauldin. Senior Rebecca Brady placed second, and Sophomore Elisa Gordy won third. The event was hosted by BCM members Kolby DePratter and Cody Smith. The competition’s judges were Coach “Boo” Mullins, Prof. Vance Rhoades, and Director of Retention and Counseling Services Tonia Spaulding.


One hundred percent of the monies raised will support summer mission projects for state students through the Georgia Baptist Convention (GBC).


BPC joins BCM groups at colleges around the state in supporting the fundraising efforts. An estimated $180,000 is expected to be raised this year. The funds pay for the students’ airfare, housing and cost of supporting the student while they are in their host country or program. Students are only responsible for their travel visas, passport and immunizations, Rev. Wallace added.


Last year, BPC sent 10 students on summer mission destinations. This year, the College will send a married couple, Kolby and Paige DePratter, to South Korea. Several other students plan to attend mission trips, but will do so either independently or through the International Mission Board, said Wallace.


BCM will continue fundraising throughout the semester with a small fundraiser in April during Alumni Weekend and a Care Package fundraiser in May.


Participants in this year’s Baron Idol also include Chelsea Woods, Stephen Moye, Kim Kline, Bryn Silvernail, Stephen Hall, Dale Wilkes, James Minick and Brian Winter.


Baron Idol program supporters include the following area businesses and individuals: Alicia’s Dress Maker, Elements Bistro and Grill, Sweet Onion Pharmacy, Georgia Appliance Service, Glenwood Pharmacy, Brown-Eyed Susan’s Floral and Gifts, Main Street Vidalia, First United Methodist Church of Vidalia, AmericInn, Thriftway Galaxy, Allergy & Asthma Clinic of Southeast Georgia.


Baron Idol hosts Cody and Kolby
Cody Smith, left, and Kolby DePratter perform during BCM’s Baron Idol as the show’s hosts.

Also, Glow Full Service Salon, Arlene’s Fine Jewelry, Abundant Life Pharmacy & Health Foods, Hitchin’ Post Hardware, Guilder Self Storage, Jesus Inn & God’s Storehouse, Downtown Bistro and Catering, Clark Appliance Sales & Service, Glenwood First Baptist Church, Vidalia Onion Factory Christian Books & Gifts, Fuzzy’s, Big Al’s Country Market.


Also, Holiday Inn Express, Pitch N’ Stitch Embroidery and Screenprint, Slick Willie’s BBQ, Zaxby’s, Southside Baptist Church of McRae, G.M. Joiner, Mt. Vernon Drug Co. Gift & Floral, Taste of Phillie, Dean’s Tire & Service Center, Inc., Gordy Enterprises, Vidalia Ford, Dad’s Diner, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Lady K Brides Proms Tuxes, Second Impressions Thrift Store.


Also, Party Store and More, A Main Event Shipping and Beyond, Total Body Fitness, Phillips Pharmacy, AllCare Pharmacy & Healthcare Services, Vidalia Federal Savings Bank, City Drug Store, First Baptist Church of McRae, Living Waters Christian Books & Gifts, Webster Motor Company, Meridy’s Uniforms, Koiya Japanese Express, Sign & Stamp Solutions, Vidalia First Baptist Church, Steeplechase Grille & Tavern, Chatter’s Restaurant, Cedar Lane Supper Club, Lyons First Baptist Church, and Earl Merritt.


Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in South Georgia. Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, BPC’s main campus is located in Mount Vernon and it has an external center in Newnan.



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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM