The original announcement was made during EC’s graduation ceremony on May 7 by Mr. Phillip Bowen, this year’s commencement speaker.
“As an expression of Dr. Stanley’s mission to encourage and empower future Christian leaders, In Touch Ministries is establishing the Charles F. Stanley Scholarship Fund for students of Emmanuel College,” said Mr. Bowen, In Touch Ministries Chief Executive Officer as well as an EC alumnus. “Dr. Stanley believes it is vital for young people to have academic institutions that not only train them for future ministry vocations but which also instill and exemplify the godly principles found in Scripture.
“We are grateful for Emmanuel College’s continuing excellence in this regard and its enduring mission to train men and women to effectively proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world,” he added.
One of Dr. Stanley’s most enjoyable hobbies is professional photography. Over the years he has captured a wide variety of stunning images from all over the world, and he shared his favorite photos and memories from his adventures with a large group of faculty, staff, alumni and friends at the evening event.
In Touch Ministries began in 1972 with a half-hour program called The Chapel Hour on Atlanta-area television stations. Today, In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley is seen and heard around the world on more than 2,600 radio and television outlets in more than 50 languages. The award-winning In Touch Magazine is distributed to more than 1.5 million households every month.
The staff at In Touch Ministries includes several Emmanuel College alumni, including Mr. Bowen (’98) and Director of Public Relations Seth Grey (‘05), among others.
Dr. White said he could not be more appreciative of the gift and is grateful for the College’s relationship with In Touch Ministries.
“I am overwhelmed at the generosity of Dr. Stanley and In Touch Ministries,” he said. “This is another extraordinary example of how God answers our prayers in unexpected ways. I urge our supporters everywhere to keep praying for Emmanuel College.”
The Charles F. Stanley Scholarship fund will be used to assist EC students with tuition and encourage them to follow the path paved for them by God.
For more information about giving to Emmanuel College, visit www.ec.edu/give or contact Mr. Brian James, Vice President for Development, at 706-245-7226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo includes (from left) EC's Board of Directors Chairman David Roberson ('69), Dr. Charles Stanley, EC President Ron White ('69) and Mr. Phillip Bowen ('98).