Since its formation in 1967, the Student Association (SA) has become an essential means of fostering unity and fellowship among the student body. SA has close ties with the administration, nominating members for standing committees of the school and making recommendations concerning policy. In addition to planning chapel devotionals and initiating various student activities, the SA sponsors the annual W.B. West Jr. Lectures for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship each fall and six academic awards at graduation. The six awards are: the M.Div. Academic Award, the M.A. Academic Award, the M.A.C.M. Academic Award, the Jack P. Lewis Ministry of Study Award, the Hebrew Award and the Velma R. West Greek Award. The SA publishes a student newsletter and coordinates informal athletic activities throughout the year. The SA also hosts banquets, devotionals, picnics and campus movies.
The SA officers for the 2014-2015 academic year are:
Frank Bolling (B.A., B.B.A., Harding University)
Ministry Goal: To create life change by powerfully proclaiming the word of God.
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Steven Gaines (B.A., M.A., M.A.C.M., Abilene Christian University)
Ministry Goal: To speak for God and to empower others to speak for God, encouraging each other to follow Jesus in diverse contexts.
Hometown: Imperial, TX
Anthony Gleghorn (B.A., Freed-Hardeman University)
Ministry Goal: To meet God at work on the mission field and to help churches become more missional in their own settings.
Hometown: Petersburg, TN
Director of Communication
Eric Suddeath (B.A., Harding University)
Ministry Goal: To reconcile families to each other and to Jesus through the ministry of counseling
Hometown: Amarillo, TX
Femi Osibin (A.A., Laney Community College; B.A., Lipscomb University)
Ministry goal: To bring glory and honor to God through service in His Church.
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Clint Boyd (B.A., Middle Tennessee State University)
Ministry Goal: To advance God’s Kingdom by walking with Jesus in the Spirit and spreading a passion for His glory.
Hometown: McMinnville, TN