President Of Truett McConnell University To Speak Sunday At First Baptist Of Ft. Oglethorpe

Monday, November 27, 2017

First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe, 2645 Old Lafayette Road, announces Dr. Emir Caner, president of Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Ga., will be speaking at their main worship service at 10:55 a.m. this Sunday.

Dr. Caner enrolled in The Criswell College in Dallas, Tx., where he graduated summa cum laude in 1993 with a bachelor of arts in Biblical studies. He followed in 1995 with a master of divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, and earned a doctor of philosophy in history in 1999 from the University of Texas at Arlington. 

In 2008 Dr. Caner was elected the eighth president of Truett McConnell University. 

He is the first former Muslim to hold such a post at a Christian college or university. Since that time, the university has quadrupled in enrollment and added more than 20 programs of study, including a new master of arts in Theology.



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