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Dennis Swanberg Addresses Mississippi College Students and Parents August 18

August 3, 2012

The Swan will be back to welcome new Mississippi College students and parents on August 18.

Also known as America’s Minister of Encouragement, Dennis Swanberg will spin stories, do funny impersonations and trigger loads of laughs during his Clinton visit.

Back by popular demand, Swanberg will speak at 3 p.m. that Saturday at First Baptist Church Clinton just hours after students move into their MC residence halls.

He knows the drill on the Clinton campus. The Texas native and his wife, Lauree, have two grown sons, Chad and Dusty, both Mississippi College graduates.

A former pastor at First Baptist Church in West Monroe, La., Swanberg delights audiences with his impressions of former U.S. presidents like Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. His impressions of beloved TV deputy sheriff Barney Fife of Mayberry, former heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali and movie icons like John Wayne are always a hit. But the Louisiana resident also mixes in a healthy dose of family values and inspirational words from the Bible.

Booked at more than 150 churches, marriage enrichment seminars, at businesses and colleges, Swanberg typically speaks to 250,000 people across the USA every year.

A 1976 graduate of Baylor University, Swanberg received a master’s and doctorate at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He’s the host of “The Dennis Swanberg Show” seen every week on television’s TBN Cable Channel. He hosts “Swan’s Place” every week on the ACTS/FamilyNet and SkyAngel Cable Networks.

While leaving their sons and daughters at college may prove worrisome for some parents, Dr. Swanberg believes laughter is the right prescription.

Swanberg also believes Baptist-affiliated Mississippi College is the right place for thousands of students to receive a first-rate education. The Christian university “is an awesome place,” he says. During a visit to Clinton a couple of years ago, The Swan told students, “You will make friends for life. I’m so glad you are a Choctaw.”

Photo: Dennis Swanberg