ST. LOUIS – Brookes Bible College, an evangelical higher academic
institution serving the metro St. Louis region, will be holding their
2014 graduation ceremony at their new facility in St. Ann Sat., May 10
at 9 a.m. Students, faculty, staff, friends, and family are all welcome
The Class of 2014 will be the first in history to
graduate at the grounds of Brookes Bible’s brand new campus, which will
be open for the summer semester beginning Tues., May 20.
event is of greater importance than graduation at Brookes Bible
College,” said Dr. Chris Stocklin, President of Brookes Bible College.
“It is the pinnacle of the academic institution as men and women have
earned their respective academic degree. It is a day in which the
following words are appropriate to each graduate – ‘job well done.’”
The college is proud to be presenting students with their hard-earned
associate degrees and sending them out to the world to do the will of
The speaker for the graduation ceremony will be Jerry Marshall, the pastor-teacher at New Community Church.
As a pastor-teacher, Marshall has been assisting the spiritual growth of
church members and spreading the gospel since 1989. “I am deeply
committed to the expositional teaching of God’s Word, declaring God’s
revealed truth, one verse at a time,” he said.
previous worked as the pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in St. Louis,
the pastor of Fox Lake Baptist Church in Fox Lake, Ill., and the
Minister of Youth and Discipleship at Moraine Valley Baptist Church in
Palos Heights, Ill.
Marshall, who has a B.A. in Applied
Christian Studies at Trinity College in Deerfield, Ill., and has
completed coursework for his Master’s of Ministry degree at Moody
Graduate School, was not always dedicated to the Lord.
original goal in life was to become a professional musician,” Marshall
said. “I achieved that goal at age 21; however, the profession that I
thought would bring fulfillment to my life left me with great emptiness. Playing in a rock band involved much time away from home, which caused a great strain on my marriage and family life.”
After a nearly fatal experience with drugs, Marshall finally saw the reality of what was happening and took action.
“When my wife put her trust in Christ as Savior, the change amazed me and
left me asking many questions,” Marshall remarked. “She invited the
pastor over, and at the end of his visit, I placed my trust in Christ
and His work on the cross for the salvation of my soul as well.”
Marshall has been married to his wife Cindy for 46 years and has three children, David, Tony, and Brandon.
Brookes Bible College offers an affordable, two-year program. Each student
gains a greater knowledge of the Bible. Brookes’ students are equipped
with tools for applying the knowledge they gain for various fields of