|Brewton-Parker College’s Baptist Collegiate Ministries accept the Courts Redford Award for Excellence in Student Missionary Deployment.
L-R, back row: Eli Elliott, Rev. Glenn Wallace, Kolby DePratter. L-R, front row: Rebecca Brady and Sarah Carr.
BPC’s BCM wins national missions award for student deployment
By Kelley M. Arnold
Interim Director of Marketing
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College (BPC) was one of seven colleges and universities in the nation recognized by the North American Mission Board (NAMB) for its “strong commitment and record” of deploying student missionaries during 2008, according to the NAMB. One church was also recognized.
Rev. Glen Wallace, Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) campus advisor and campus minister, accepted the Courts Redford Award for Excellence in Student Missionary Deployment at the recent LifeWay-sponsored National Collegiate Ministers Summit in Nashville.
Rev. Wallace reports the college sent or supported one out of 10 on-campus residents on missions last year.
“Missions is a large part of Baptist Collegiate Ministries at BPC,” said Rev. Wallace. “God has continued to bring students who have a desire to serve and a willingness to go anywhere to our campus each year. It is a blessing to be a part of what He is doing in the heart of our students through missions.”
This is the second year the college has been honored with this award, he adds.
Other recipients are Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.; Augusta State University, Augusta, Ga.; North Greenville University, Tigerville, S.C.; the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.; Hannibal-LaGrange College, Hannibal, Mo.; William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Miss.; and one church, CrossPoint Church, Clemson, S.C.
BPC’s BCM participated in three mission trips last year, sending students to Nicaragua, New Orleans and New York City. The college is also credited with any BPC student who travels on an independent mission trip or participates in outreach to children and youth camps and church planting strategies.
Under the auspices and direction of NAMB, colleges and universities mobilized more than 1,900 student missionaries in the United States, Canada and their territories, reports NAMB.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four year Christian college in south Georgia. Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, BPC offers bachelor and associate degree programs at its main campus in Mount Vernon and three external locations in Liberty County, Newnan and Norman Park.