MBU’s Fall Speaker Series Featured Nationally-Recognized Speaker
MBU’s annual Fall Speaker Series occurred Oct. 2-4. During this three-day event, students met Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. in Pillsbury Chapel. Classes were cancelled on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in order for students to attend the speaker series.
The featured speaker was Getaneh M. Getaneh, the founder of Watch and Pray Ministries and national speaker for Voice of the Martyrs.
Getaneh was arrested by Communist authorities in Ethiopia during the Mengistu regime for preaching the gospel. His faith carried him through many years of being imprisoned, tortured and whipped before he was able to escape from jail.
Getaneh’s story of faith amidst persecution has made him a familiar witness in Christian circles in the United States. He has spoken at numerous conferences, testified at congressional hearings, and been featured in religious publications that draw attention to the plight of the “suffering church” abroad. Today he works in six countries in east Africa.
Missouri Baptist University is a Christ-centered university located in Saint Louis. MBU offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees in education, business and religion and its new terminal degree, the Doctor of Education. In addition to its 66-acre West St. Louis County campus, MBU offers degree programs at 10 regional learning centers throughout Saint Louis, in Southern Illinois and online. For more information, go to www.mobap.edu or call 1-877-434-1115.