Spring 2022 Commencement Today

The Commencement Ceremony will take place today, Thursday, May 19, at 11 a.m. Central time. Dr. Christopher Davis, pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church in Memphis, will deliver the Commencement message.  
Congratulations to the Spring 2022 graduating class of American Baptist College. Mikea Braden is the student speaker at today's event. 

This enthusiastic ABC graduate is a Nashville native and graduate of LaVergne High School in LaVergne, Tenn.  She will receive the bachelor of arts degree in Bible and Theology. A determined student, Mikea attends Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, and is a volunteer in the children’s ministry at the church.
She is the mother of a handsome son, Kendall Joseph Adams, III, and says, “Kendall is a significant reason I decided to pursue a college degree at American Baptist College."  The thing that lights her heart is seeing people uplifted. She proudly sings with grace at hospitals, funerals, community events, and family functions. She also is honored to help serve the homeless and uplift them to see a better day.
Watch Live
Live stream will begin Thursday, May 19, at 11 a.m. CT

Our Baccalaureate Service

American Baptist College returned to its Baccalaureate Service this year, which has been on hiatus for the last two years because of COVID-19. The Baccalaureate Service took place last night at Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Aaron Marble, pastor of Jefferson Street delivered the message. Rewatch here.

Student Graduates

Congratulations to our 2022 American Baptist College graduates: 
Alexander Cowan
Nashville, Tennessee
Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology

Alonzia David Battle
Nashville, Tennessee
Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology

D'Angelo Johnson
Nassau, Bahamas
Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurial Leadership
Glenn Boyer
Pontiac, Michigan
 Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology

Hau Thawng
Nashville, Tennessee
Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology

Mikea Braden
Nashville, Tennessee
Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology

Faculty & Staff Graduates

Congratulations to our 2022 American Baptist College faculty and staff graduates: 
Rev. Terrence Chandler-Harrison received his doctor of education degree from University of Southern California. Rev. Chandler-Harrison serves as the Director of Residence Life at American Baptist College. 
Rev. Andre' Trice earned his master of science degree in Organizational Leadership from Trevecca University. Rev. Trice serves as Executive Director of Constituency Services at American Baptist College.
Professor William Green completed his doctorate degree at Bexley-Seabury in Congregational Development. Dr. Green is Dean of the Chapel and Student Formation at American Baptist College.

A Big "Thank You" for The #BigPayback

We are incredibly thankful for every student, alumnus, faculty and staff member, Board trustee, community member, and supporter of American Baptist College. We have survived and thrived for 97 years because of YOU.

Together, you helped us raise $3,200, during The #BigPayback.

Mental Health Awareness Month is a time dedicated to raising awareness of those living with mental health issues and to provide resources that can improve daily wellbeing — like telehealth services. Telehealth therapy services aim to overcome the barriers of stigma and financial and time constraints by bringing mental health care directly to patients via their computers or smart devices.

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American Baptist College has survived and thrived for 97 years. Established out of a desire to train African American preachers, it now is a full-fledged Historically Black College/University and offers both Associate's and Bachelor's degrees. Nestled on the “Holy” Hill in North Nashville, this College is a treasured institution in teaching, guiding and developing leaders of social change for the 21st century and beyond. Our work places a SEAL (Social Justice, Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership) on the world. 
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