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Farewell Chapel for BPC outgoing president, Dr. Smith

Chapel 1
Student body, faculty and staff join hands in saying The Lord’s Prayer, led by SGA President Joshua McPhatter. (Photos by Raymond Minks)

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College Trustee Chairman Dr. Tony Romans and Vice Chairman Gary Campbell presented outgoing president Dr. David R. Smith with two special gifts during the Feb. 22 Chapel.

The student body, faculty and staff gave Dr. Smith a standing ovation following the reading of a Trustees Resolution regarding Dr. Smith’s outstanding service to Brewton-Parker for the last 13 years. Campbell presented Dr. Smith with a crystal statue of commemoration.

Chapel 2
BPC student Ryan Shipp gives the Feb. 22 Chapel message.

Dr. Smith’s last day at the college was Feb. 28. He leaves BPC to accept the chairmanship of a Christian studies master’s degree program at Dallas Baptist University to begin April 1. Dr. Mike Simoneaux of Truett-McConnell College begins March 2 as the college’s acting president.

Chapel 3
L-R, Gary Campbell, Dr. Tony Romans, Dr. David R. Smith

The Feb. 22 Chapel was presented by BPC’s Student Government Association. SGA President Josh McPhatter opened the service in prayer, inviting all present to join hands and recite “The Lord’s Prayer” “as one body in Christ”. Joshua Johnson and his band led in worship and praise music. E’Quain Rhodes gave his personal testimony. Ryan Shipp gave the message, challenging everyone to daily chose to follow God. He asked the student body, “Does Jesus know you as his own?” (Matt. 7:21-23).

Chapel is held each Tuesday at Brewton-Parker in Saliba Chapel at 11 a.m. All are welcome.

Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.


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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 Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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.
Updated on: March 4, 2011 8:44 AM