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Former International Mission Board Leader Jerry Rankin Delivers MC Lectures

January 31, 2014

Jerry Rankin is staying pretty busy since retiring as president of the International Mission Board three years ago.

A Clinton resident, Dr. Rankin teaches evangelism and missions courses at his alma mater, Mississippi College. He directs the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina and serves on the institution’s board.

On February 3-4, the Christian Studies professor will deliver the Evangelism Lectures at Mississippi College. The events are open to MC faculty, staff, students, alumni and the public. Several pastors from the area are expected to attend.

Rankin’s topic on Monday evening in Anderson Hall East will be “Bridging Worldviews to Create Receptivity of the Gospel.” The program begins at 6 p.m.

On Tuesday, Dr. Rankin will address students at Baptist-affiliated MC during chapel at First Baptist Church Clinton. The topic is “The Compelling Uniqueness of the Christian Message.” The program begins at 10:50 a.m.

His final lecture in the evangelism series will be Tuesday afternoon in the B.C. Rogers Student Center Board Room. His talk is titled “Overcoming Hostility and Opposition in Christian Witness.”

Burn Page, chairman of MC’s Department of Christian Studies & Philosophy, is encouraging the university’s family and friends to attend the informative lecture series. “The lectures are very timely for today’s American culture.”

The department is sponsoring the annual Evangelism Lectures.

Rankin and his wife, Bobbye, attend Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton. The Mississippi College graduates have traveled much of the globe as missionaries for more than three decades.

For more information, contact Burn Page at 601.925.3292.

Photo: Dr. Jerry Rankin

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