President Larry Griffin
John Denver used to sing, “Comin’ home to a place he’d never been before.” I’d like to invite you to come home to a place you’ve never been before!
On September 20 and 21, 2019 Mid-South Christian College will celebrate her 60th Anniversary. The campus in Memphis is where the college originally started 60 years ago, but it is different in many ways. Besides, the vast majority of our MSCC family were more closely connected with the Senatobia campus.
No matter where you came to know or get connected with MSCC, we want to invite you to “Come Home” and celebrate with us.
Brother Bob Russell will help us rejoice in the Lord for his blessings over the last 60 years. The adult children of former presidents will help us remember the good times (and maybe some of the difficult ones), and our current students will help us look towards the future.
“Take Up Your Cross For The Next 60” is our theme for setting the stage for the future growth and ministry of MSCC. You have been a part of our past, and will be a major part of our future. For that reason I want you to come celebrate with us.
We will worship together, eat and fellowship together, remember and dream together. Please mark the date on your calendar, plan on coming and bringing your family and friends. It will be a weekend to remember!
God bless, and I look forward to seeing you in September.
The Weekend at a Glance
The Weekend at a Glance
Friday, September 20, 2019
12:00 to 2:30 pm Alumni Luncheon
5:00 to 6:30 pm Meet and Greet with President Griffin and Bro. Bob Russell
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 60th Anniversary Celebration Banquet
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Seminar for Educators “Marching Off the Map”
9:00 – 11:00 am Ladies Day Brunch
11:30 – 1:30 pm BBQ Contest and Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 pm Closing Celebration Service
Everyone is invited, but this event is targeted for current and former students, staff and faculty of Mid-South Christian College. Jeremy Griffin, Alumni President and son of MSCC’s 7th President, Larry Griffin will host this luncheon.
We will have music from TRIBUTE, a gospel quartet that travelled and recruited for MSCC in the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Brother Paul Newland, son of MSCC’s Founding President, Vernon Newland, will bring an inspiring message from the Word of God.
60th Anniversary Celebration Banquet
The evening will begin at 5:00 pm with a Meet and Greet with MSCC President and son of the 5th President, Larry Griffin and Brother Bob Russell. If you are interested in participating in the Meet and Greet, please contact the college office for a ticket.
The Celebration Banquet will be from 6:30 – 9:00 pm, and will feature music from Sam Massey, graduate of MSCC and Sherry Duncan, friend of the college.
Brother Bob Russell, former minister of Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY and author and speaker will bring the message from God’s Word.
An induction ceremony will also be included to launch the Jeremiah Guild, a group of individuals committed to leaving a legacy gift for the future of Mid-South Christian College.
Ladies Day Brunch
Angie Burnette Gibson, daughter of MSCC’s 2nd President, Brad Burnette will bring a message that will inspire and challenge all of the ladies. There will also be participation by Cindy Gibson Vale, daughter of MSCC’s 4th President, Gerald Gibson.
Bring your church BBQ team to compete for the 2019 MSCC "Best of" Grill-Off Competition from 11:00-1:00 on the MSCC campus! What can your team do with choice cuts of steak and chicken? There's a $25 registration fee and a $300 Grand Prize to the winning team. Visit midsouthchristian.edu/grilloff to register your team today!
Lunch with Open Air Music
Join us for hamburgers, hot dogs, fellowship, and music from 12:00-1:30 on the MSCC campus right before the closing ceremony of our big celebration weekend.
Closing Celebration Service
The weekend will close with an inspiring service looking toward the Next 6o years. Brother Jim Bliffen, missionary to Papua New Guinea and son of MSCC’s 3rd President, Jack Bliffen, will speak and music will be provided by Tim Long, Gospel singer from Bowling Green, KY.