By Norm Miller, Louisiana College communications
PINEVILLE – The inauguration ceremony of Dr. Rick Brewer is the highlight event of a two-day celebration at Louisiana College, Sept. 17-18.
Scheduled for Sept. 18 in Guinn Auditorium, the inaugural service begins at 2 p.m.
The celebration begins officially with a Sept. 17 student chapel service in Guinn that will feature Michael Joe Harvell, pastor of Grace Place Ministries in Greer, South Carolina.
Harvell also will keynote a special inaugural worship service at 7 p.m., Sept. 17.
Keynoting the inauguration ceremony will be Dr. Don Wilton, pastor of First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
No stranger to Louisiana and CenLa as well, Wilton is a graduate and former professor of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. During the early 1980s, Wilton had an Alexandria-based evangelistic ministry.
The Sept. 18 ceremony also will feature several members of the LC family, as well as Dr. David Hankins, executive director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, and Pineville’s Mayor Clarence Fields.
“These are exciting and invigorating days for Louisiana College,” Brewer said. “Cathy and I are humbled that God has allowed the opportunity to serve at Louisiana College. She and I both are elated when thinking of what God has in store.”
“Louisiana College has a rich and well-deserved history,” Brewer added. “I am entrusting our future together into God’s hands as he leads us in building upon LC’s remarkable heritage.”
“I also want to thank Louisiana Baptists and the CenLa community for the warm reception offered to me as the college’s ninth president,” Brewer said. “Many people have offered encouraging words, and followed them with tangible actions that assure me of their support and, more important, their friendship. I anticipate our days ahead with the joyful expectation that the best is yet to come.”
The public is invited to all the events noted above.