|Winebrenner ready to graduate 19 individuals|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Friday, 02 August 2013 07:43|
FINDLAY - Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 950 N. Main St., Findlay, has announced 19 individuals who have prepared for Christian ministry and are set to graduate on Saturday.
Following WTS' strong history of evangelical theological training for an ecumenical church, graduates represent several of the nearly 40 different denominational bodies at WTS each trimester. Graduates this year are from Churches of God, General Conference; Word of Truth Christian Center; African Methodist Episcopal Church; Church of God-Anderson; a community church; the Christian Church; and Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
The 2013 graduates from Winebrenner Seminary, a Churches of God, General Conference school, include men and women called to serve God as senior pastors, pastors of visitation, a cross-cultural missionary, a pastor of outreach, a men's director at a city mission, several and several seminary administrators.
Also there is an Army chaplain, a campground minister, a pastoral counselor, several teaching at undergraduate and seminary levels, those seeking further education and others waiting on God's leading.
Dr. George Fry, Distinguished Professor of Church History and Biblical Studies Emeritus, will address the commencement congregation. He will speak on "A Hezekiah Moment." The 10:30 a.m. service will be held in Winebrenner's TLB Foundation Convocation Center.
The public is invited to the service and reception that follows.
Graduates will receive recognition for their studies in one of five degree or two non-graduate programs: Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts in Family Ministry, Master of Arts in Church Development, and Pastoral Training Institute.
Among those graduating are some with Wood County ties.
Those individuals are;
• Christopher Biggins, who is a member of Word of Truth Christian Center, Bowling Green. He is scheduled to receive his Master of Divinity, with a concentration in counseling. He will become an Army chaplain following graduation.
• Hugh McClintock is pastor of Girton Church of God, Risingsun. He is also scheduled to receive his Master of Divinity degree, with a a concentration in family ministry. His family includes his wife Julie and children Carrie Rausch (Levi), Ryan and Britt; and grandchildren: Hunter, Cuyler and Ainsley Rausch. McClintock will continue serving Girton Church, work in partnership with Ohio Ministries and continue adjunct teaching at WTS.
The Seminary's primary function is to educate and prepare leaders to serve the church.
Winebrenner serves both national and international students from more than 35 denominations.
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