Spring Commencement 2012

Event Information

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Turner Chapel, NGU Campus, 7801 N. Tigerville Rd, Tigerville SC 29688

Priority seating for ticket holders at 1:00 p.m. General admission follows at 1:45 p.m.

Arrival & Parking

Be aware of event signage as you arrive on campus. Campus Security personnel will direct you to parking areas. If you or any member of your party requires special assistance or transportation from parking areas to the chapel, please alert a security officer when you arrive. 

Featured Speaker

Dr. Henry T. Blackaby.

Dr. Blackaby is the founder and president emeritus of Blackaby Ministries International, an organization built to help people experience God.

Born in British Columbia, Dr. Blackaby has devoted his lifetime to ministry. He has served as a music director, education director, and pastor in churches in California and Canada, as well as president of Canadian Baptist Theological College for seven years and president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Conference. He has provided leadership to thousands of pastors and laymen across North America and has spoken to missionaries and other groups in over ninety countries of the world.

Dr. Blackaby studied English and history at the University of British Columbia as an undergraduate and earned his B.D. and Th.M. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds four honorary doctorate degrees.

In 1970, Dr. Blackaby followed Godís call to pastor a tiny church in Saskatoon, Canada. Not only did Faith Baptist Church grow to many times its original membership, but it led to the founding of thirty-eight new churches and became a center for pastoral training.

Dr. Blackaby went on to serve on staff at the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through the Home Mission Board, he led revival and spiritual awakening in the life of the convention. He also served as special assistant to the presidents of the International Mission Board and LifeWay Christian Resources. Although he is now officially retired, Dr. Blackaby continues to provide consultative leadership in the life of the Christian community.

Blackaby has published an array of spiritually influential messages in his lifetime, most notably Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God (1990), which has sold 7 million copies and has been translated into over 45 languages. His books, Experiencing God Together and Experiencing God Day by Day Devotional, both won the Gold Medallion Award.

Henry lives with his wife, Marilynn, in Rex, Georgia. He has five children (Richard, Tom, Melvin, Norman, and Carrie), all of whom are serving in Christian ministry, and fourteen grandchildren. His long-range goal is to encourage revival and spiritual awakening in the United States, Canada, and across the world through speaking, praying, enlisting, writing and mentoring. His hobbies are reading and traveling.

Remote Viewing

For our friends who can't attend, but who would like to watch the service, our media team will be live streaming the event. 

NGU / Commemorative Merchandise

The Campus bookstore will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests and families of our graduates can find NGU merchandise such as auto decals, pennants, flags, clothing, alumni items, and other souvenirs. 

Our newest alumni may also wish to purchase class rings if they have not already done so. These may be ordered via the bookstore. 

NGU partners with Churchill Classics, who manufactures premium degree frames complete with the NGU crest, or with the crest and a photograph of the landmark front entrance fountain. Visit the NGU Merchandise page on our site, or the Churchill Classics NGU Online Shop.