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Evangelist Tim Lee Addresses BPC Graduates

Commencement Speaker Tim Lee
Author and renowned evangelist Dr. Tim Lee addresses Brewton-Parker College’s 2014 graduates as the ceremony’s keynote speaker.

By Mandy Corbin

Marketing Coordinator

MOUNT VERNON – Brewton-Parker College held Commencement Ceremonies for the Class of 2014 Saturday, May 10 on the Mount Vernon campus inside Saliba Chapel. Special guest speaker for the ceremony was author and renowned evangelist Dr. Tim Lee of Garland, Texas.

“I believe you will face the challenge of the ages when you leave here today,” he said. “We need men and women of this graduating class to go out and fight.” Lee encouraged graduates to go out into the world and put on the whole armor of God. “As you walk out of this building today, with your heads held high, tell God ‘I want to be the man or woman you want me to be. I’ll fight the fight.’”

There were also three special presentations of degrees during the ceremony. Both Lee and BPC alumnus William “Bill” Barner (’59) received Doctorate of Divinity degrees. Former BPC President Dr. Mike Simoneaux received special recognition as President Emeritus.

William Bill Barner

Honored guest and BPC alumnus Mr. William “Bill” Barner (’59) receives an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from BPC President Dr. Ergun Caner.

Mike Simoneaux
Former BPC President, Dr. Mike Simoneaux, receives recognition as President Emeritus from BPC President Dr. Ergun Caner.

Following a processional of faculty and degree candidates led by Dr. Cory Williams, faculty grand marshal, Rev. Bucky Kennedy, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Vidalia and BPC Board of Trustees Chairman, gave the invocation. Voices of Truth sang the special song “This Holy Hour.” Dr. David Wilson, BPC Assistant Professor of Church Music, led the ceremony attendees in “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and the college’s Alma Mater. Dr. CB Scott, BPC Vice President of Alumni, Advancement, and Church Relations, gave the benediction.

BPC Graduation 2014

Katrina Franklin, center, is all smiles in anticipation of receiving her bachelor of arts degree during the May 10 Commencement Ceremony.

(Photos by Mandy Corbin)

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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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May 12, 2014 11:44 AM