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founder's day

Dear Friends and Supporters:


We are only a few weeks away from the 86th Lectureship and Founders’ Day Program at Southwestern Christian College on Sunday, October 29, to Wednesday, November 1, 2023. This year, the theme is “A Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” This theme symbolizes the challenges endured; but it also embraces the victories both small and great that our beloved school, SwCC has enjoyed. A Bridge epitomizes the stability needed to endure the storms of life with the help of God Almighty.


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 29, 2023, is $150,000. (A goal we reached last year and hope to exceed this year.)   

Will you please help us? Our annual 86th Lectureship and Founders’ Day Program is one of our greatest fundraising efforts. We look forward to your participation.  

Yours Truly,

Dr. Douglas Howie, Sr.

Sunday, october 29, 2023
2:30pm – 4:30pm cdt

G.P. Bowser Memorial Gymnasium

*Admission Free


Founder's day program

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Master of Ceremonies

Shane J. Mushonga

Academic Processional

Board of Trustees

Faculty & Staff 


Dr. Leonardo Gilbert

official Welcome

Chairman Dr. John Dansby 

Litany of Praise

Dr. David L. Lane


Dr. Ben Foster 

Recognition of Local Elected Officials

The Epaggelia Oath

Ramon Hodridge

introduction of speaker

Dr. E. D. Seamster, Jr.

keynote speaker 

Dr. Dewayne Winrow

special recognition

Dr. E. D. Seamster, Jr.

Choral Presentation 

SwCC Acapella Chorus


Dr. Douglas Howie 

School Song

Barry Graham


Billy C. Curl 

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