Alumni Success Stories

Dave and Katie Boyles

November 11, 2014 | Comment

By: Tiffany KrissStudent, Mid-Atlantic Christian University Dave and Katie Boyles graduated from Mid-Atlantic Christian University in May, 2013. Dave graduated with a major in Biblical Exposition and a minor in Worship and Music Ministry, and Katie graduated with a double major in Biblical Exposition and Counseling & Psychology and a minor in Cross-Cultural Ministry. Dave came to MACU because his youth ministers, such as Jason Woolard, recruited him because they had gone to MACU and were good mentors to Dave. Dave came to MACU hoping to become a worship leader and in 2011-2012 he accepted an internship at Christ Church in Winterville, NC. Dave’s internship was a year long so he could get the full experience, so he and his wife, Katie, went and did the internship in between their Junior and Senior years at MACU. Working with Jordan Clark (alumnus of MACU) as his mentor, Dave learned a lot. However, after the internship, Dave knew that he didn’t want to be in a traditional full time church ministry position because he felt like he could be more effective from the outside because wanted to “get out of Christian bubble” and “to do something more hands...

 

John Herndon, Writer

October 24, 2014 | Comment

By: Tiffany KrissStudent, Mid-Atlantic Christian University   Photo Caption: John talking with Anderson County High School softball player Autumn Beasley during the Kentucky state high school softball tournament last spring. She had hit a home run in the team's first round win.   John Herndon graduated from Mid- Atlantic Christian Univeristy in May 1982 as salutatorian of his class.  He then moved back home to Kentucky for his first ministry.  During this ministry, he also attended Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary (now Cincinnati Christian) one day a week. John graduated from there in May 1989 with an MA in Theological Studies. At this time, he had ministries in Kentucky and Indiana.  John has since left the local ministry and worked as a freelance writer for sixteen years, and then in the fall of 2001, he began working as Sports Editor of The Anderson News in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, which is his hometown. This is a small-town weekly paper and he tries to share the gospel through his writing, as he likes to tell stories of faith. John is able to do this because he works in his hometown and has been in the position a long time, so he has built...

 

Ginny Ambrose - Teacher

October 03, 2014 | Comment

By:  Tiffany KrissStudent, Mid-Atlantic Christian University     Ginny Ambrose is a 1994 alumna of  Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU). Ginny grew up going to Cabin Swamp Church of Christ in Columbia, NC and many of the men and women there had attended MACU or had direct ties to the university.  When Ginny was in third grade, Cabin Swamp began a Christian school, and her parents were both a part of getting the school going. Danny and Renee Lease were the first teachers at Cabin Swamp.  Many others came through as the years went by but some of the most influential teachers she had were during her senior year of high school.  That is when three young graduates of MACU came – April Brickhouse, Dorothy Swink, and Rhonda Meban.  Ginny grew up with April at Cabin Swamp and she became Ginny’s teacher directly.  As the only senior that year (1989-1990), Ginny was able to spend some of her day with the younger grades.  It was through these experiences that Ginny first felt the desire to serve God through teaching. Ginny entered MACU as a freshman in August 1990.  During that first year, she started talking with Trish Griffin,...

 

Marty Anderson - 2003 Graduate and Church Planter

September 24, 2014 | Comment

By: Tiffany KrissStudent, Mid-Atlantic Christian University Marty Anderson is an 2003 alumnus of Mid-Atlantic Christian University. Marty graduated from James Madison University in 2000, and then he went to Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) from 2000-2003, and graduated as valedictorian of his class. Marty met his wife, Exie, at MACU and she graduated the same year as Marty. While at MACU, Marty and his wife both majored in theology, and he minored in preaching while she minored in nonprofit leadership. After graduation, Marty completed a yearlong internship at Southeast Christian Church, where he learned about church leadership and management. Marty and Exie returned to MACU after his internship and recruited for the university for a number of years. Marty went on to preach at Friends in Fellowship Christian Church in Winterville, North Carolina for the next six and a half years. While Marty was preaching, Exie was working at East Carolina University. In 2013, Marty and Exie moved out to Winston Salem and they started a church called Westside Christian Church. The church launched on October 20, 2013 in Lewisville, North Carolina (western side of Winston Salem) with the help of Jefferson Church of Christ, Virginia Evangelizing Fellowship (VEF), and...