A Georgia Baptist Institution
April 11, 2012 - Shorter University welcomed Rev. Jacob Connell, Worship Pastor at Gateway Church in Effingham, Ga., as guest speaker during chapel services on Tuesday.
Rev. Connell, who received a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Ashford University, and has served as worship and youth pastor at several churches in south Georgia, challenged attendees to follow God’s plan for their lives. Reading from Jeremiah, chapter 29, verse 11, he reminded students to have trust and courage in God for His plan is always perfect.
Rev. Jacob Connell addresses faculty, staff and students at chapel.
Rev. Connell is also a musician and songwriter and is the son of Dr. John S. Connell who serves as the Chair of Christian Studies at Shorter University. Rev. Connell and his wife, Sunny, live in Pooler, Ga., with their children, Katie, age 9, and John, age 7.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.
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