First Graduating Class of International Leaders from Beeson Program
April 30, 2007
Contact: Tina Pugel, Director of Communications (859) 858-2277
For Immediate Release
Wilmore, KY—First Graduating Class of International Leaders from Beeson Program at Asbury Theological Seminary
The first class International leaders will graduate from the Beeson International Center for Biblical Preaching and Church Leadership at Asbury Theological Seminary. This full-scholarship program provides the resources for international leaders to receive a doctor in ministry degree while still maintaining their leadership positions within their country of origin. This first graduating class represents 11 countries from around the world that are in a variety of leadership positions ranging from educators, medical missionaries, administrators and pastors. The conferring of their degrees will be held at the Asbury Theological Seminary graduation services Saturday, May 19, 2007.
Dr. Randy Jessen, dean of the Beeson International Center for Biblical Preaching and Church Leadership states, “This first graduating class of Beeson International Leaders represent a long line of highly effective Christian leaders serving in impact areas around the world. We are blessed by their Asbury connection."
The Beeson International Center for Biblical Preaching and Church Leadership was created in 1991 from the generous gifts of Ralph Waldo Beeson, a successful insurance executive who put God first in everything. Housed within the Beeson Center are two distinct doctoral programs, the North American pastors program and the International Leadership program.
The International Leadership program selects international leaders who cannot leave their ministries for extended study, but still desire to advance in leadership in order to multiply the Church in their home country. Because of our commitment of the belief that ‘the world is our parish,” Asbury Seminary has created this doctoral track exclusively for international leaders. Our mission is to develop strong, international leaders of leaders.
The Beeson International Center for Biblical Preaching and Church Leadership 2007 graduating class*:
- Emmanuel K. Asare-Kusi, Ghana
- Andrie Blinkov, Russia
- Alman (John) Chan, China, Hong Kong
- Cecil Clements, India
- Eduardo Drachenburg, Argentina
- Peter Dogo Korosi, Nigeria
- Daniel Ronda, Indonesia
- Nabil Elia Samara, Israel
- Norival Trindade, Jr., Brazil
*Two additional students will graduate but due to the nature of their country of origin it is necessary to keep their identities confidential.
About Asbury Theological Seminary
Asbury Seminary is a multi-denominational, multicultural graduate school of theology with three campus locations: Kentucky, Florida and Virtual, committed to teaching the unchanging truth of historic Wesleyan Christianity through the most dynamic means available. On the Wilmore campus, Asbury offers a variety of degrees, including the master of arts, master of divinity, master of theology, doctor of missiology, doctor of ministry and doctor of philosophy in intercultural studies, evangelism and biblical studies. The Florida campus is accredited to offer the master of divinity and the master of arts in Christian ministry, counseling and pastoral counseling degrees. The extended learning program allows students to earn one-half of the master of arts or two-thirds of the master of divinity degree on-line. Total current enrollment is approximately 1,700 students, representing 86 denominations and 42 countries.
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