Mission Mississippi President Neddie Winters Speaks at Mississippi College August Graduation
July 8, 2014
Mission Mississippi President Neddie Winters will deliver the keynote address at Mississippi College’s summer graduation on August 2.
About 225 MC students, from the undergraduate through doctoral level, will receive diplomas that Saturday morning on the Clinton campus. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. at the A.E. Wood Coliseum.
Based in Jackson, Mission Mississippi is committed to promoting racial reconciliation and denominational unity among Christians across the Magnolia State. The group’s beginnings date back to a November 1992 luncheon meeting of over 200 religious and business leaders in the capital city.
Born and raised in Tunica, Mississippi, Winters is a former pastor who spent more than two decades in pastoral ministry. The Mission Mississippi leader earned his bachelor’s degree at Alcorn State University and a master’s at American University in Washington, D.C. He’s served Mission Mississippi as president since 2009.
A consultant, leadership development trainer and conference speaker, Winters received an honorary doctorate from Belhaven University in 2013. He also was awarded an honorary doctorate at New Foundation Development Seminary. Winters serves as a board member of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development.
Winters and his wife, Tommie, are Clinton residents who have been married more than 40 years. The couple has five children, 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Photo: Neddie Winters