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Central India Christian Mission Founder to speak on Christian Extremism at MACU

April 28, 2017

Elizabeth City, NC – April 27, 2017.  Mid-Atlantic Christian University will host Dr. Ajai Lall on Monday, May 1, 2017. Dr. Lall, a native of India, is a 1983 graduate of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.  After graduation, he and his wife, Indu, returned to India where they began Central India Christian Mission (CICM).  He subsequently earned a M.A. in Humanities and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Sagar. CICM responds to the needs of people in India and surrounding countries through outreach initiatives including providing medical care, disaster relief, shelter, food, education, training, and more.  The mission established a college, Central India Bible Academy (CIBA) which is a sister school to MACU.  The Lalls established a hospital and branch clinics which in 2016 served more than 70,000 patients.  Since CICM was founded, seven orphanages have been started which care for 1,200 children, including 135 children with special needs.  Since 1983 CICM has baptized more than 400,000 people and established nearly 1,400 churches. India is one of the most populous nations in the world. Nearly 1.2 billion people are crammed into a space one-third the size of the U.S. Within this population 2,533 separate people groups are...

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Hires New Athletic Director

April 25, 2017

  Elizabeth City, NC – April 25, 2017- Donald McKinney, Acting Vice President for Student Services announces that Andrew Meneely has been hired as the new Athletic Director to replace Neal Alligood.  Mr. Meneely will begin his tenure as AD on May 1, 2017. Meneely currently resides in Indianapolis.  He holds a BA in Mass Communications from Taylor University and a MS in Kinesiology from the University of Texas.  Mr. Meneely has served as Assistant Coach for men’s and women’s basketball.  He has coaching experience at Taylor University, Pensacola State College, College of Wooster and Lincoln Christian College.  He has additional experience as a Sports Information Director at Indiana University Southeast. Mid-Atlantic Christian University has expanded their athletic programs under the leadership of Alligood. The university fields teams in men’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and men’s golf.  As Athletic Director, Meneely will be responsible for recruiting players and coaches, scouting, strategy-planning and player development.  While coaching at Taylor University his women’s basketball team enjoyed their first 20 win season in four years and they won the NAIA Champions of Character award. AD Alligood expresses his excitement by stating, “I am thrilled to work alongside of...

John Maurice Named Interim President

April 25, 2017

Gregory D. Hand, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mid-Atlantic Christian University, announces that John W. Maurice, Jr. has been appointed Interim President. He follows the university's third president, Dr. D. Clay Perkins, whose duties will end June 30. Maurice, who has been Vice President for Institutional Advancement at MACU since January 2014, will begin serving July 1.   Maurice, a retired Navy commander and chaplain, is from Roanoke Rapids, NC. After graduating from MACU in 1978, he preached for congregations in North Carolina, Indiana, and New York. He earned a Master of Divinity from Cincinnati Christian University in 1986 and joined the USN Chaplain Corps in 1989.   During his 24-year career in the U.S. Navy, he served afloat as Command Chaplain onboard the USS Savannah, USS Saipan, and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.  His shore tours included Marine Corps Base Quantico, CREDO Director Okinawa, and Naval Station Norfolk, the largest Navy base in the world. He has also served on the staff of the Chief of Chaplains as an action officer and as Deputy Director for Pastoral Care in the Navy's second largest major medical facility in Portsmouth, Virginia. He retired from active duty...

President Perkins Steps Down

April 24, 2017

Board of Trustees Mid-Atlantic Christian University Elizabeth City, North Carolina April 18, 2017 Dear alumni and friends, Dr. Clay Perkins, third President of Mid-Atlantic Christian University, has resigned. June 30, 2017, will tentatively be his last day as President. The Trustees are thankful for Dr. Perkins' exemplary, spiritual leadership since March 2006. His time with MACU is marked by many accomplishments.   While we are sad to see Dr. Perkins leave, we have anticipated this transition for some time. Since the average presidential tenure is 8.5 years, we are thankful that this transition is occurring during Perkins' twelfth year. Remarkably, Mid-Atlantic has had only three presidents in her 69-year history. There has always been a very positive relationship with President Perkins, and that positive relationship remains. We anticipate, as Dr. Perkins states, he will not be a stranger and he will be a raving fan of MACU. He will likely serve as an adjunct professor and in other roles for years to come.   Dr. Perkins will begin working with Financial Planning Ministry (FPM). In that role he will continue as a chief fund raiser...

MACU Hires New Faculty for Biology Program

April 12, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is pleased to announce that Gerald Woodworth will be joining the faculty at Mid-Atlantic Christian University at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Woodworth will serve full-time as Assistant Professor of Biology. A native of Tennessee, Mr. Woodworth is in his final steps of completing a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. In his doctoral program, he has been researching the effects of deer upon invasive plants in forests. Prior to his studies at UVA he completed a master's degree in Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Bryan College in Dayton, TN. In addition to his academic preparation, Mr. Woodworth will bring to the classroom prior experience teaching undergraduates, both as an adjunct faculty member at Shenandoah University and mentoring students in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates at the Blandy Experimental Farm, Boyce, VA. Mr. Woodworth is a member of the Ecological Society of America and the Society for Ecological Restoration (National and Mid-Atlantic Chapter). He is also an active member of a local church in the Charlottesville, VA area. The hiring of Mr. Woodworth enables Mid-Atlantic to initiate...