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Baptist Leaders Speak at Mississippi College Chapel Services

January 29, 2014

Two prominent Southern Baptist Church leaders will be among the speakers addressing Mississippi College students at chapel programs in 2014.

Guest speakers include Jerry Rankin, president emeritus of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, and Frank Page, president of the SBC Executive Committee.

A Mississippi College graduate, Rankin teaches evening classes on evangelism and missions at his alma mater in Clinton. He retired three years ago at the IMB. Rankin will discuss his world travels as a missionary and tackle other topics during the February 4 chapel program at First Baptist Church Clinton.

Dr. Rankin serves as a board member with Columbia International University in South Carolina and William Carey University in Hattiesburg. Rankin and his wife, Bobbye, are Clinton residents.

A native of Robbins, North Carolina, Dr. Page has served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Taylors, South Carolina since 2001. The author of several books and many articles, Page will speak at the Mississippi College chapel program on March 4. He holds a doctorate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

His speaking engagements have taken him to such stops as Germany, Nigeria, Australia, Canada, Israel, Mexico and Norway. He’s served as SBC president since 2006.

Other speakers in the series in the new year at the Baptist-affiliated university include Keith Chancey, president of the Kanakuk Institute of Branson, Missouri. Partnering with Dallas Theological Seminary and John Brown University, the institute’s educators teach Bible classes. The Missouri-based institute also oversees Christian camps. Chancey is scheduled to speak on Tuesday morning January 28. The event at First Baptist Church Clinton begins at 10:50 a.m.

The February 11 speaker will be Clayton King, a speaker with Crossroads Church Worldwide based in Chicago.

Coming to Mississippi College on February 25 will be Chris James, director and campus minister with the Christian Student Fellowship of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Rounding out the series will be a March 25 visit by Jonathan Nason, college pastor at Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon. Blake Newsom, dean of the chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, will address Mississippi College students on April 1.

The MC Office of Christian Development sponsors the chapel programs in the fall and spring. For more information, contact associate director Beth Masters or vice president Eric Pratt at 601.925.3235.

Photo: Dr. Frank Page of the Southern Baptist Convention

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