By LEANNDRA PADGETT
Next week (April 22-25), the Bishop Revival will take place at Georgetown Baptist Church. This annual event commemorates the partnership between Georgetown College and Bishop College, a Texas institution with a strong ministerial program which closed in 1988.
Through the Bishop Scholars Program, students who are recommended by or descended from Bishop alumni receive a scholarship to Georgetown and “help add to the rich Bishop history” and memorialize the college (georgetowncollege.edu).
The revival next week will “be a time of worshipping and supporting the efforts of keeping Bishop College alive in an African-American style worship service,” according to Robbi Barber, Associate Director of the Office of Diversity. The theme of the week is Journey of Leadership: Inspiring Unity focusing on the Scripture Ephesians 4:3.
Speakers include Monday: Dr. Crouch; Tuesday: Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, Pastor of Eastern Star Church, Indianapolis, Ind.; Wednesday: Dr. Sheila Bailey, Founder of Sheila B Ministries, Dallas, Texas; Thursday: Dr. Stephen Thurston, Pastor of New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago, Ill. The speakers (other than Dr. Crouch) are all graduates of Bishop College.
In addition to a meaningful worship experience, each service provides NEXUS credit. Services start at 7:00 p.m. and last until about 9:00 p.m. each night. Come to a service and take part in this inspiring tradition!