Getting to Know: Ben Gillespie
BPC Center location: Mount Vernon
Class year: Senior 2012
Hometown: Macon, Georgia
Family Info: My mom, Mardi Gillespie, works as a paralegal at James, Bates, Pope, and Spivey of Macon, Georgia. My dad, Mark Gillespie, works for Lockheed Martin in Marietta, Georgia. My youngest brother, Jake Gillespie, is a student at Georgia Perimeter, and my oldest brother, Bryan, is the GM of Fowl Play in Macon, Georgia.
School involvement/organizations: Sigma Tao Delta, baseball
Favorite restaurant/food: Mikata’s Japanese Steakhouse
Ideal or dream vacation: To see a game at every MLB stadium with my dad
Favorite music: Everything from 80’s rock to contemporary rap.
Employment: In the summertime, I serve as a courier at the law firm where my mom works.
Favorite current TV show: “Seinfeld”
Current vehicle: White 1997 Honda Civic
Dream vehicle: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro
Favorite Book: The greatest American novel - Herman Melville’s, “Moby Dick”
Favorite Movie: James Cameron’s, “Avatar”
Goals after graduation: My plans after graduation are still up in the air. I plan either to write for a newspaper or to teach English and coach baseball. I am also considering a career in the military as an officer in either the Army or Marine Corps.
Hidden talent: My hidden talent is, without a doubt, my ability to mix chocolate milk. It takes just the right ratio of powder to milk (which I will not disclose) to create a delicious glass of chocolate milk.
Favorite Part of Attending BPC: There are two things that come to mind when I think about my time at BPC. First, the life-long relationships I have developed with my teammates through the years; I will remember the good times I’ve had with all of them for the rest of my life. The second thing is the relationships I have developed with my great English teachers (Dr. Thom Brucie and Dr. Ruth Ellen Porter). These two teachers taught me the importance of learning while carefully guiding me through my studies. I can honestly say that without their help I wouldn’t be the person I am today.
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.