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Charles Strickland accepts Brewton-Parker position


Charles Strickland has resigned as pastor of First Baptist Church of Centerville to become executive assistant to the president of Brewton Parker College. In this position Strickland will serve as liaison between the college and churches affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention.

Strickland is a graduate of Brewton Parker and has master of divinity and doctor of divinity degrees from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Prior to his pastorate in Centerville he served churches both in North Carolina and Georgia, including Millen Baptist Church.

The new BPC executive assistant has served on the Education Commission of the Georgia Baptist Convention and as a trustee of Brewton-Parker College. He has also served on the Presidential Search Committee.

David Smith, president of Brewton-Parker College, commented, "One of the folks who convinced me that the Lord was leading me to Brewton-Parker College was Charles Strickland. In a private meeting with him during the presidential search, Charles expressed to me his vision for the College. It was - and is - one that excites me, and one that is in part guiding BPC forward at this time. Dr. Strickland will be a great asset as an administrator, as he had already proven as an alumnus and a trustee."

Strickland is a native of Glennville and came to know Christ at 24 years of age while reading the Gospel of John. He was called to preach the following year while attending a funeral and soon thereafter enrolled in the ministry program at BPC to prepare for what God called him to do.

The Glennville native's wife is Kelli and the Stricklands have four children: Anna Elizabeth, Abigail Mae, Olivia Grace and Charlton David.