Our next assignment was the Advantage College Graduation June 11, 2016, in Modesto, California. Bill Terry serves as acting president and Susan Bagley as dean of students. Fifteen students were awarded degrees: Associate of Practical Theology, Bachelor of Ministry, Bachelor of Practical Theology, Master of Ministry and Master of Practical Theology. The awards ceremony was held at the Celebration Center; Lead Campus Pastors Craig and Susan Bagley rejoiced with an overflow crowd of friends and family filling the church. It was my honor to preach the baccalaureate sermon on “Accredited by God”— the highest form of accreditation.
What a joy to experience the excitement and praises of God’s people at Celebration Center. They shared spiritual victories, deliverances and healings. The Holy Spirit’s weight of glory descended among the high praises. Joy filled this life-giving place making it easy to preach. Several were redeemed from the deep depths of sin but God’s grace was greater to set them free.