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Death of MACU Founder

July 11, 2017

MID-ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY-- It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of the founder and first president of Mid-Atlantic Christian University, George W. BonDurant. He went home to be with the Heavenly Father on July 11, 2017 at the age of 101.  President BonDurant was a leader in the Restoration Movement in the 20th century, a movement that saw believers and preachers from various denominational backgrounds seek unity by looking to the New Testament for guidance in matters of doctrine and spiritual disciplines. He grew up in Mt. Rainer, Maryland, the son of William W. and Helen Lawrence BonDurant, who were committed leaders in the Restoration Movement. BonDurant received a four year scholarship to Columbia University but his mother, concerned about his faith in a hostile atmosphere, sent him to Erieside Christian Service Camp.  After one year at Columbia University he transferred to the Cincinnati Bible Seminary.  There he met and married Sarah Lou Presley.  Together, George and Sarah reopened  Atlanta Christian College (now Point University), where he served as president.  In 1947 BonDurant came to eastern North Carolina as an evangelist for the Roanoke District Churches of Christ, the strongest concentration of New Testament churches on the east...

MACU Swarmed by 250 Teens Eager to Serve

July 10, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is host to one of Christ in Youth’s Engage Conferences this week in Elizabeth City (July 10-14).  CIY Engage provides faith based domestic and international mission trips for middle and high school age youth.  Students from around the country will swarm the Mid-Atlantic campus to prepare to engage our local community by serving a variety of needs. Christ In Youth’s mission statement for Engage is: “Training students for a life of Kingdom Work through Domestic and International trips.”  CIY was established more than 40 years ago and currently organizes more than 100 annual youth events domestically and internationally.  They project that in the next decade, more than one million students and leaders will be impacted worldwide through CIY's programs, curriculum and resources in an effort to turn the Millennial generation into a movement of Kingdom workers, responding in faith and in service to the call of Christ. "CIY Engage is an opportunity for students to be met exactly where they are and for God to work with them in individual ways. For them to be able to really see the church body at work and use the different gifts that God has given them. They are taken...

Dr. Larsen returns from archaeological expedition to Shiloh

June 23, 2017

Dr. Kevin Larsen, vice president for academic affairs, has recently returned from a three week trip to Israel (May 26 - June 17, 2017). The purpose of the trip was to join the organization "The Associates for Biblical Research" in their first season of doing archaeological work at ancient Shiloh in Israel. This trip marks Dr. Larsen's third trip to Israel to engage in archaeological research. Prior dig experiences include working at Khirbet el-Maqatir and Ashkelon.   Work that Dr. Larsen participated in during the dig season focused on excavating the Middle Bronze Age (c. 1700 BC) wall on the northwest side of the site. Previous excavations in the 1930s and 1980s revealed the defensive Canannite wall on the north and west side of the tell. One of the objectives was to connect the two extremes. A long standing objective of the excavation, which will cover several years, is to identify more incontrovertible evidence for Israelite occupation of the site during the time of the OT prophets. The Bible indicates Israelite occupation. Modern scholars deny the accuracy of the biblical account.  Pictured left with Dr....

Farewell Dinner for President D. Clay Perkins

May 24, 2017

Presidential Search Task Force Appointed

May 24, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Appoints Presidential Search Task Force   Elizabeth City, NC – May 26, 2017. Gregory D. Hand, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) announced that the Board of Trustees appointed six individuals to the Presidential Search Task Force at their meeting earlier this month. The Chairman of the Presidential Search Task Force is William C. McCracken, a Trustee of the University.  The other members are David B. Presley, Garrett D. Lewis, A. G. Gomez, Andrew A. Bromm, and Connie L. Jenks. The committee will report to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.   William C. McCracken, the chairman of the task force, is a 1971 graduate of MACU and has served on the Board of Trustees since 1997. He recently retired from being a Detective Sergeant on the Richmond Police Department. David B. Presley is a 1984 graduate, who is also a Trustee of the University since 2016. He is a Quality Analyst at Citi in Gray, TN. Garrett D. Lewis is a 1973 graduate of MACU and currently working as Admissions Counselor. Lewis has been employed at MACU for over 45 years in various positions, including Vice President of...