Ten students with ties to South Carolina graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the spring commencement ceremony.
Southern Seminary conferred degrees to 297 Southern students on May 14, and 107 Boyce College students on May 8.
In his commencement address, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. charged the new Southern graduates, “Take your place in line and fulfill your ministry with eyes wide open, knowing your destiny in Christ. Go into the world of darkness as brave children of the day.” A week earlier, Mohler encouraged Boyce College graduates, “Follow Christ with all your heart for the length of your days. Lose your life to save it. Take up your cross in the name of the one who died on a cross for you. Use the education you have earned for the glory of God and for the sake of the church and for the furtherance of the gospel.”
Graduates with South Carolina ties included:
— Andrew Barnes of Loganville, Master of Divinity
— Joey DeVore Bodie of Newberry, Master of Divinity
— Spencer Cary of Lexington, Master of Divinity
— Grant Castleberry of Beaufort, Master of Divinity
— E. Roderick Elledge of Simpsonville, Doctor of Philosophy
— Patrick Gomer of Greenville, Master of Divinity
— Anne-Jackson C. Jeffcoat of Simpsonville, Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling
— Chuck T. Lewis of Newberry, Doctor of Philosophy
— Reid D. Olson of Greenville, Master of Divinity
— Donald Keith Thomas II of Fountain Inn, Master of Divinity