|Citywide congregational graduation features music and praise to boot|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 14 June 2012 08:44|
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – More than 100 students, age 18 to 80, will be heralded as full-fledged Bible scholars in a first-of-its-kind congregational commencement/praise fest at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15th. The ceremony will feature full pomp and circumstance with the graduates decked in purple cap and gowns and performances by Grammy award-winning gospel artist Karen Clark Sheard as well as popular Christian comedian Broderick Rice.
The event will take place at Samford University’s Wright Auditorium located at 800 Lakeshore Drive. It is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at Nu Wear at the Western Hills Mall and Roebuck locations.
“It has always been my strong desire to educate people in the fundamentals in the Bible,” says Dr. Gregory L. Clarke, Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church and headmaster of the Bible school. “It was an honor to be the one to help walk them through the Word of God so that it is no longer clouded with mystery.”
For more than a year, students from all across the Birmingham area attended classes as part of the New Hope Baptist Church Bible School. Clarke taught lessons in New and Old Testaments, giving pop quizzes and mid-term and final exams in full university fashion.
Friday’s graduates will receive their B.S., or Bible Scholar, degree. Many will then go on to pursue their M.B.A. or Masters of Biblical Application at the school. Dr. Mike McClemore, executive director of the Birmingham Baptist Association, will give the remarks.
For more information, call 205-925-9393.