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GBC President Addresses Heritage Chapel

Dr. Don Hattaway
Dr. Don Hattaway, Georgia Baptist Convention President and BPC alumnus, is guest speaker during the Jan. 21 Heritage Chapel service in Saliba Chapel.
Dr. Ergun Caner
Dr. Ergun Caner, BPC President, introduces Hattaway as guest speaker.
Dr. David Wilson

Dr. David Wilson, BPC Music Professor, leads the congregation in singing of the hymn “To God Be The Glory.”

(Photos by Mandy Corbin)

By Mandy Corbin

Marketing Coordinator

MOUNT VERNON—Dr. Don Hattaway, Georgia Baptist Convention President and BPC alumnus, was the featured guest speaker during Brewton-Parker College’s Heritage Chapel Jan. 21.

Hattaway opened his sermon by asking the congregation, “Who is God?” He then stated, “God is not a cosmic Santa Clause, Superman, or Man Upstairs.” He used the biblical passage of Isaiah 6 to show how God revealed himself to Isaiah the prophet. He said, “The same God that transformed Isaiah wants to transform you. Look at this passage to see who God really is.” He went on to explain that in order to be right with God, we need to confess our sins to Him just as Isaiah did. “God is willing to forgive you for whatever you’ve done as long as you surrender your life to him and ask him.”

Hattaway is Senior Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Cartersville, and President of the Georgia Baptist Convention. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Brewton-Parker and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is former Vice President of the Georgia Baptist Convention, and has served as Board Chairman for both the Christian Index and Brewton-Parker.

Director of Academic Support and Student Services Dr. C.B. Scott gave the invocation, and BPC President Dr. Ergun Caner welcomed the attendees and introduced Dr. Hattaway. BPC Music Professor Dr. David Wilson led the alma mater.

The academic ceremony included a faculty and student procession, with special guest Roselyn Matheson performing the processional on the organ. Dr. Cory Williams, BPC Psychology Professor, served as the faculty marshall. Student flag bearers were Ross Jenkins (Brewton-Parker), Jerusha Yoder (Arts and Letters), Nathalie Herberger (Business), Elizabeth Jones (Education), Bryan Mauldin (Library), Jared Taylor (Math and Science), Cody Carpenter (Religion and Philosophy) and John Carr (Social and Behavioral Sciences).

Caner summarized the service by telling the students, “We hunger and thirst for you, who hunger and thirst for God. That’s our Heritage!”

Chapel is open to the community and held weekly at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays.

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. 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.

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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 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 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.
 
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January 22, 2014 4:03 PM