founder's day

ben foster chapel
2:00pm – 4:30pm cdt 

we will be live streaming the event on youtube

Dear Friends and Supporters: 

We are only a few weeks away from the 84th Lectureship and Founders’ Day Program at Southwestern Christian College on Sunday, October 31, to Wednesday, November 3, 2021. This year, the theme is “Stony The Road We Trod”.  This metaphor not only signifies the difficult and sometimes painful experiences that Africans Americans have had to endure; but it also embodies the challenging obstacles and circumstances that our beloved school, SwCC has faced. We’ve had some difficult days but together, we have built resilience, overcome adversities, and we’re getting near to enjoying the better days ahead! The road has been difficult but God has brought us a mighty long way. He has truly given us favor!   

Please join our faculty and staff, students and parents, donors and visitors, as we all come together to celebrate how we have been blessed to do this past year. The format of the lectureship will be offered in a hybrid setting, meaning it will encompass both virtual and in person settings. For those who have a greater interest in the campus life, you’re welcome to visit the campus, meet our outstanding students, and view first-hand the real, lasting impact that has been made on the lives of our students and the SwCC ongoing operations.   

Our financial goal—for the annual Founders’ Day Program alone—on Sunday, October 31, 2021, is $800,000.   

Will you please help us? Our annual 84th Lectureship and Founders’ Day Program is one of our greatest fundraising efforts. We look forward to your participation.  

Yours Truly,

Dr. Douglas Howie, Sr.

Founder's day program

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Master of Ceremonies

Shane MuShonga 


Justin Felder 


Dr. Leonardo Gilbert 

Introduction of Board of Trustees

Dr. John Dansby 


Dr. Douglas Howie 

Hymn of Praise

Lyante Savala 

Recognition of Local Elected Officials

Dr. Walter Price 

Greetings from the City of Terrell 


Hymn of Praise

Lyante Savala 

Litany of Praise

Dr. David Lane 

SwCC Choral Presentation 

Introduction of Speaker

Shane MuShonga 

Founder's Day Address

President Seamster 

Hymn of Praise

 Lyante Savala  


Dr. Eugene Lawton 

The Epaggellia Oath

Final Remarks

School Song