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Rev. Wesley Church to Deliver Fall Commencement Address Friday

Posted on: December 5, 2023
By Billy Cannada,

Tigerville, SC (December 5, 2023) Rev. Wesley D. Church will address 168 graduates at North Greenville University’s fall commencement ceremony on Friday, December 8.

The ceremony is set for 6 p.m. in Turner Chapel.

Church serves as the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Columbia, SC, and president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

“We are grateful for Pastor Church’s leadership in our state. We look forward to hearing from him as we celebrate our graduates and send them out to be transformational leaders for church and society,” said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr.

A native of Spartanburg County, Church received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism at the University of South Carolina and earned a Master of Divinity in homiletics at Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary. On the staff of his church since 2002, he was called as senior pastor in 2018. 

“While Commencement marks the conclusion of a journey, the word commencement reminds us it is also a beginning,” Church said. “I look forward to encouraging graduates to steward well the things they have acquired over the last several years as they embark on the next leg of life’s journey in faithful service to God.”

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