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Alpha Omega Collegiate Ministries represents BPC at national level
|BPC representatives to the national Alpha Omega Leadership Conference May 16-18 in Cleveland, Tenn., include student Luther Caraway (third from left, middle row) and campus chaplain Ryan Herrington (second from left, top row). (Photo provided)
By Kelley M. Arnold
BPC Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—One of Brewton-Parker’s newest ministry organizations, Alpha Omega Collegiate Ministries (AOCM), sent two representatives to attend a national Alpha Omega Leadership Conference May 16-18 in Cleveland, Tenn.
The conference’s workshops introduced attendees to the many facets of college ministry and strategies and methods available to reach out to students on the college campus.
AOCM Campus Pastor Ryan Herrington and Chapter President Luther Caraway were both asked to speak at the conference on the success of Brewton-Parker’s Alpha Omega Chapter. Herrington received certification as Alpha Omega Campus Chaplain and Caraway received certification as an Associate Campus Chaplain upon conclusion of the conference.
Herrington received additional recognition and honor when he was asked by Reverend John Unthank, the national AOCM director, to serve on the National Alpha Omega Board. Herrington gladly accepted the opportunity to not only serve college students at Brewton-Parker College, but to serve students across the United States.
“There were about 12 colleges and universities represented at the conference, and Brewton-Parker was definitely represented in the spotlight of success,” said Caraway.
AOCM was formed in 2005 by the Church of God with national headquarters located in Cleveland, Tenn. The Vidalia Church of God, along with Rev. Herrington serving as BPC’s campus pastor, sponsors the college chapter, which held its first meeting on the Mount Vernon campus in March, 2007. Herrington is a 2003 BPC graduate and currently leads the youth at the Vidalia Church of God. He and his wife, Billie, live in Vidalia.
Weekly worship services were held in the spring semester on Thursdays at 9 p.m. in the Briscoe Center, and Caraway plans to announce a kick-off meeting for the fall in a new campus location.