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MLK and Faith: Former U.S. Congressman Speaks at MACU

Congressman Steve Russell speaks at MACU on January 23.

By Whitney Knight

In his first public appearance since leaving office this month, former U.S. House of Representatives member Steve Russell (R-OK) spoke at Mid-America Christian University today on the life and legacy of pastor and civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In his address, Russell called King “one of the greatest Americans” and emphasized his devout Christian faith. He said that King’s belief in God is still contested even today by the former preacher’s detractor. “He was the example of courage and a target of hate,” Russell said. “He was used by God to rally a nation.” Continue reading

State Representative Battling ALS Honored by Warner Pacific


Photo: Rep. Gilliam honored by Warner Pacific leadership.

During Warner Pacific College’s spring graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2016, the college bestowed on Victor “Vic” S. Gilliam ’75, the honorary doctor of laws. As an alumnus of Warner Pacific, Vic Gilliam embodies the mission of the college through his strong gift of leadership and his deep commitment to civic engagement and service. Continue reading

Congressman Lankford to Address Mid-America Graduates

Logo: Mid-America Christian University

Logo: Mid-America Christian University

Oklahoma City, OK— Oklahoma Fifth District Congressman James Lankford will deliver the commencement address to 414 graduates of Mid-America Christian University (MACU.edu) Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Dr. John Fozard, university president, will preside over the occasion with musical guest Rev. Don Peslis performing special music during the ceremony. Peslis attended MACU when the school was located in Houston, Texas, and he is an associate pastor at Crossings. Continue reading