May 4th Commencement Exercises

Oklahoma City, OK) Commencement exercises of Mid-America Christian University ( will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the main auditorium of Crossings Community Church, Oklahoma City.

Dr. John Fozard, university president, will preside over the afternoon event.

The Christian liberal arts college will grant diplomas to 427 men and women—the largest graduating class in the school’s 60-year history. As a result of the record class size, the university turned to one of its ministry partners—Crossings Community Church—to help host the event.

The university and the church are both affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson, IN).

University President John Fozard said, “This event presented a special opportunity to celebrate the partnership that exists between Crossings and MACU. We are delighted to have Dr. Grubbs delivering the commencement address, and we are especially proud that his daughter, Kristin Grubbs, is a member of the MACU class of 2013.”

Marty GrubbsUnder Grubbs executive leadership, Crossings Community Church has grown to a church of 6,000 people attending weekly services. Grubbs has served on various state and national boards and committees. He currently serves on the board of trustees at Anderson University, and has served on the executive committee of Mission Oklahoma with Billy Graham and Limbs for Life Foundation. He is an active member of the “Young President’s Organization.” Grubbs and his wife, Kim, have three children: Tyler, Kristin, and Cole.  

Adding to the occasion will be special music performed by Rev. Don Peslis, part of the ministry staff at Crossings Community Church, and his wife, renowned Christian recording artist Sandi Patty. Peslis’ son, Donnie Peslis is also graduating from MACU on May 4th. Peslis and Patti will perform the “The Prayer,” made popular in recent years by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. SandiPatti

Class valedictorian and salutatorian, as well as the recipients of other distinguished student honors will be announced during the exercises. A reception for graduates and their guests will be held in the church atrium immediately following commencement exercises. Crossings Community Church is located at 14600 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, OK.

Bringing the invocation and benediction will be the Honorable Anastasia Pittman, representative for District 99 of the Oklahoma State Legislature, and Rev. Robert Davis, Jr., MACU trustee, respectively.

The university will celebrate its 60th anniversary on the main campus this coming fall.