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Revival and Baptism at Brewton-Parker

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Baptist Collegiate Ministries and Christian Chapman holds a baptism service following Wednesday night’s Awakening services in the BPC pool. BPC student Courtni Fritts, left, reacts with joy to her baptism. (Photo by Crystal Adams)

MOUNT VERNON— Brewton-Parker College experienced a revival on campus last week during Awakening with Christian Chapman.

More than 30 students professed their faith in Jesus, about 40 students rededicated their lives to Christ, and on Wednesday 30 BPC students and 6 youth from the Mount Vernon Methodist Church were baptized in the BPC pool.

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BPC campus minister Lauren Parnell (center, standing) leads members of the BPC family in a send-off prayer for Christian Chapman before he returns to North Carolina. (Photo by James Winter)

“What an amazing week at Brewton-Parker! God is moving on this campus, and we praise Him for lives saved and lives changed,” said Kelley Arnold, director of news and public information.

Christian Chapman of Charlotte, N.C., is a member of Kingdom Building Ministries of Denver, Colo. He is also a NASCAR chaplain, competed in the off-road race Baja 1,000 and participated in a reality TV show on SpikeTV. While in college at Southern Wesleyan, he played baseball and still holds the record for SWU’s longest homerun. God used his experiences and perspective to reach students, faculty and staff at BPC. He spoke Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Saliba Chapel and gave the service for chapel on Tuesday.

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Members of the BCM Band lead worship during Awakening at BPC. From left, Casey Harrell, Andrew Tucker and Suzanna Moye. (Photo by Raymond Minks)

Attendance grew in numbers each night, and on Wednesday following the evening service, a baptism service was held in the BPC pool with more than 150 students, faculty and staff crowded around the pool, cheering on each newly baptized person.

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BPC student Kenny Elliott is baptized by Christian Chapman and assisted by Lauren Parnell in the BPC pool Wednesday, March 23. (Photo by Crystal Adams)

Lauren Parnell, Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) advisor and BPC campus minister, is following up with the students who made decisions during the campus awakening.

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Awakening at BPC was a time of prayer, learning and rejoicing through worship, praise and preaching. (Photo by Crystal Adams)
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Visiting speaker Christian Chapman led a three-day revival on the BPC campus, March 21-23. (Photo by Raymond Minks)

“After last week’s Awakening services, I am completely blown away at God’s goodness! He worked in the lives of so many of our students and I am absolutely thrilled,” said Parnell. “I am in the process now of follow up and discipleship.”

BCM, coaches, staff and peers will create a community of discipleship for these students.

Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.




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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: March 30, 2011 1:18 PM