MACU Rally & Homecoming

March 12, 2014

Albert Blanton III Campus Life Center

Childcare Available Friday Morning & Evening


Rally Speakers 
rally_c_barry_macarty.jpg (171x169)px   DR. BARRY MCCARTY '75 is the senior pastor of historic Peachtree Christian Church, an Atlanta landmark famous for the stained-glass English Gothic cathedral where the congregation worships. Prior to serving as a pastor, Dr. McCarty was a college and seminary professor with published texts in the fields of preaching and church leadership. He served as a professor at MACU from 1976-1988. Following five years as president of Cincinnati Christian University, in 1993 he answered the call to new church work, leading the Centre Pointe Christian Church, West Chester, OH, in growing from a core of 140 people meeting in a rented school cafeteria to over 1,000 in six years.

Barry was graduated from MACU in 1975 with a B.S. in Christian ministries, from Abilene Christian University in 1977 with an MA in Preaching, and from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980 with a PhD in Rhetoric and Argumentation. For the past 28 years he has advised 14 presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention as the chief parliamentarian for their annual meetings. Known for his passion for Biblical preaching, Barry describes his mission in life as “inviting people to follow Christ and teaching them to do everything he told us to do.” His wife Patricia (a 1976 graduate of MACU) is the executive assistant to the vice president for mobilization at the North American Mission Board.They have three grown sons: Ryan, Noah, and Ian (a 2009 graduate of MACU).
rally_gen_bradley.jpg (171x169)px   GEN. ROGER BRADY is a Trustee at Mid-Atlantic Christian University. General Brady served for more than 41 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as Commander, US Air Forces in Europe in 2011. He and Litha met in Oklahoma where they attended the University of Oklahoma as undergraduates. They earned Masters’ degrees at Colorado State University. Roger also attended executive programs at Columbia University and Harvard University. They have two children, Caroline and Andrew, and five grandchildren. They have been active in teaching in congregations of the Church of Christ throughout their lives together. Roger is an active speaker, author and teacher with a focus on principled leadership. He also advises companies on issues related to the nation’s defense.

The Bradys live in Raleigh, NC, and spend as much time as possible on the Outer Banks.
rally_wayne_murphy.jpg (171x169)px   C. WAYNE MURPHY was born and reared at Montpelier, VA. As a student, he served as Youth Minister with Mountain Christian Church, Joppa, MD. He received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Eastern Christian College, a M.Min. from Kentucky Christian University, and a M.A. in Practical Ministries from Cincinnati Christian University. He has served in various capacities with the Eastern Christian Conference since 1969 and as Executive Director since 2000. Wayne joined Polish Christian Ministries, Bel Air, MD, in 1993 and served as Executive Director since 1994, retiring from that role in 2013. He made 33 trips to Poland since 1987. Prior to missions ministry he served 18 years in the preaching ministry in Maryland and Pennsylvania and five years on the staff of Eastern Christian College.

He has been married 46 years to the former Diana Lease of Paw Paw, WV; they have two daughters and seven grandchildren.


Rally Schedule


6:30 p.m. - Alumni Ladies Volleyball Match - Chesson Gymnasium
8:15 p.m. - Alumni/Mustangs Basketball Game - Chesson Gymnasium


9:30 a.m. Chapel - Dr. Barry McCarty
2:00 p.m. Preaching Seminar - Dr. Barry McCarty
2:00 p.m. Tea for Ministers’ Wives - Hosted by Sandra Perkins, Message by Pat McCarty
6:30 p.m. Mid-Atlantic Society Gala - Dr. McCarty speaking
(Reservations required; contact Jenny Rowland at

8:30 a.m. Coffee Connection 
9:30 a.m. Morning Session Wayne Murphy speaking
Recognizing the classes of 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994, & 2004 

11:30 a.m. Alumni Meeting (Davenport Chapel)

2:00 p.m. Leadership Seminar Roger E. Brady, USAF Gen. Ret. 
3:30 p.m. Estate Planning Seminar 
Class reunions 

Evening Session Gen. Brady speaking 7:20 p.m.

2-Man Captain's Choice Golf Scramble
The Carolina Club, Grandy, NC $100 per person 
Win prizes - Raise money for scholarships 8:00 a.m. 
(contact Eric Poyner: 252.455.0984 or

contact John Maurice at 252.334.2034 or



Rally Housing

Limited dormitory housing is available on campus.
Sink in each room, central bath, guest provides own linens.
The charge is $20 per night per person. No tax. 
Call Cheryl Lindsley at 252-334-2000
preferably between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.



Comfort Inn

Foreman House Bed & Breakfast

Best Western Plus
Culpepper Inn
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Elizabeth City Bed & Breakfast
Hampton Inn
The Grice-Fearing House
Quality Inn

Living Waters

  The Pond House