Covenant Bible College And Seminary: Preparing Individuals And Fulfilling Dreams

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On Tuesday, June 10th, Covenant Bible College & Seminary (CBCS) Commencement Ceremonies was filled to overflowing with over 200 family members and friends who came from as far as Missouri to applaud the graduating class of 2014. The atmosphere in the church was charged with excitement as the 32 graduates in their caps, gowns, hoods and tassels marched down the aisle in a procession as the honorees of the evening.
Dr. Connie Peterson, CBCS Academic Dean and Madison Campus Director/Instructor, opened the Commencement Ceremony with a welcome and an exhortation to the Body of Christ to fulfill the plans and purposes of their Divine calling. Peter Harvey, Madison Campus Assistant Director/Instructor, shared a powerful Scripture with the honorees and the congregation.  Dr. Katherine Harris, also an anointed Instructor/Minister gave the invocation and lifted up praise and thanksgiving to God for all He is doing in each of our lives, our nation and Covenant Bible College and Seminary. Life-transforming worship that was centered at the Throne of God was lead by Rev. John L. Peterson, pastor of New Life Christian Church International in Madison.
Dr. Dawn Knighton, CBCS Campus Director/Instructor of the Daytona, Fl., graduates, shared her awesome testimony and how Covenant Bible College & Seminary prepared her for ministry. A beautiful medley of praise and worship was sung by Tharron Robinson, who was one of the 2014 graduates.
Hollie Bargerstock, Campus Director in Tallahassee,  gave a wonderful introduction of the evening’s guest speaker. After Pastor Peterson’s powerfully anointed Commencement address, CBCS Registrar, Licia Newstead conferred on the graduates the following degrees:
Diploma of 
Theology:
Joseph L. Chavers
Dawn Smith
Constance Lombardozzi
Cynthia Tuten
Leslie Ratliff
Associate of 
Science in 
Theology:
Catherine Alexander
Carl Leon Miller, Jr.
Allison Davis
Sabrina L. Powell
David L. Ellison
David Prince III
Loretta M. Ellison
Tharron B. Robinson
Arthur Jerome Lovett
Melanie Wilson
Advanced Associate of Science in 
Theology:
Gabrielle Cunningham
Louella Demps
Floyd W. Demps
Bachelor of Science in Theology:
Hollie Bargerstock
Phillip Maurice Jackson
Delores T. Bell
Edith D. Page
Barbara E. Brown
Joyce A. Taylor
Josie Mae Graham
Master of Science 
in Theology
Catherine J. Murphy
Takisha Washington Richardson
Doctor of 
Philosophy in
Theology
Ava Davis Curry
Rickey L. Curry, Sr.
Eric Lamar Swanigan
Inez Levingston Williams
After the Conferring of the Degrees, Dr. Connie Peterson offered her heart-felt love and appreciation to the instructors, students’ families, The Madison Florist and the wonderful host-church family at The Madison Church of God. Dr. Peterson then presented the 2014 Graduating Class of Covenant Bible College & Seminary to those in attendance and watching by webcast.
A lovely reception followed and was beautifully catered in the Fellowship Hall by Dr. Rickey and Dr. Ava Curry from Jasper, Fl.
All the students and those who are interested in joining the CBCS family for the new academic year have been extended an invitation:
ORIENTATION FOR THE 2014 – 2015 ACADEMIC YEAR WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 AT 7 P.M. AT NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH INTERNATIONAL LOCATED ON US 90 WEST IN MADISON FLORIDA (405 SW OLD US 90).
CLASSES WILL BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 AT 7 P.M.
If you are interested in knowing more about Covenant Bible College and Seminary, please read the following information:
For over a decade, the college has been making great strides not only in this country, but also across the world. Covenant Bible College and Seminary began in 1998 as an Internet College by Dr. William Morris and was formerly known as Covenant Christian University and was based in Ohio. The college began to grow and currently has satellite campuses across the nation and into five foreign countries with the Corporate Office in Tallahassee.
Covenant Bible College and Seminary offers a Bible-based education for individuals of every level through both audit and degree-based programs of study. One could earn a Diploma, an Associate Degree, an Advanced Associate Degree, a Bachelor Degree, a Master Degree, a Doctor of Ministry Degree and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in either Biblical Studies, Theology or Counseling. The affordable, pay-as-you-go program offers nine, one-month long courses, plus Ministry Practicum per academic year. Ministry Practicum is a volunteer ministry in any area of church work in which students are required to give an average of two hours per week, or a minimum of 72 hours per academic year of volunteer service to their local church or ministry as a graduation requirement.
CBCS accepts transfer credits from other colleges and universities as well as many Bible Schools and Bible Institutes. CBCS also offers advanced academic standing based on prior formal ministry experience. High school students are also eligible for dual enrollment with CBCS.
Covenant Bible College and Seminary is a member of the Academic Council for Educational Accountability (ACEA). They are accredited with Transworld Accrediting Commission International (ACI), the world’s largest independent, non-governmental accrediting agency.
Because there is no deadline for registration, a student may enroll and start classes at the beginning of any month. Those who are interested in enrolling or would like more information about the college are encouraged to contact Dr. Connie Peterson at (850) 973-7330 or email at cbcstoday@gmail.com to receive a student registration packet and information.
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