The Inaugural Herman G. Johnson Lecture
Late August 2014 is a very significant time in the history of Trinity Bible College. It sees the launch of our first ever postgraduate program. At the time of writing this article we are delighted that 18 students have already been enrolled.
An important element of the launch of the new graduate program is the inaugural Herman G. Johnson lecture. It is common practice to name academic lecture series in honor of a prominent person, major benefactor or someone who has contributed significantly to an area of academic research. I could think of no one better to name an annual lecture after than Herman G. Johnson. This great man and his wife served churches in North Dakota for many decades starting in the 1920’s. He also served as the first AG District Superintendent of North Dakota, and his legacy lives on in the lives of his children and grandchildren.
The 2014 Herman G. Johnson lecture will be delivered by Prof. Dr. William Kay. Prof. Kay is one of the most prominent Pentecostal scholars in the world today. He holds two earned PhD degrees as well as the Doctor of Divinity degree – historically the highest qualification that can be offered by a British University. He was the founding Director of the Center for Pentecostal Studies at Bangor University in Wales, UK. More importantly, he is passionately committed to training the next generation of great leaders in ministry and mission.
We are also delighted that North Dakota’s Congressman Kevin Cramer (ND-AL) will be speaking at this inaugural event. Congressman Cramer has a long history of leadership in institutions of higher education and is a strong supporter of religious freedom.
I, along with the faculty of the Graduate School at Trinity warmly invite you to attend. Here are the details:
The Herman G. Johnson Lecture
Venue: The Chapel at Trinity Bible College, Ellendale, ND
Date: Thursday August 28, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
There will be a reception immediately following the event.
I am looking forward to an exceptional evening with many friends and supporters.
As always, for His Kingdom,
Paul R. Alexander, PhD – President Trinity Bible College
*Go to www.trinitybiblecollege.edu to learn more about the college and graduate school*