A Special Welcome to the Massey Leadership Center From President John Fozard
There are many ways that a university fulfills its mission. The most obvious way, of course, is by educating students and commissioning graduates to go into the world to practice the knowledge of their disciplines, their skills, and—in the case of our graduates— their faith.
At Mid-America, another way we fulfill our mission is through a network of strategic Centers that extend our reach beyond our walls and into places of influence across the nation and around the world. The J.E. Massey Center for Ministry and Leadership reflects our commitment to not only train and educate pastors here on our campus, but also to be a worldwide resource to the church-at-large and especially to Church of God pastors and leaders.
It’s impossible to estimate the number of lives that Dr. James E. Massey has touched and influenced across his 60 years of pastoral ministry and theological teaching and leadership, but I’m proud to say I am one of them. In seminary, Dr. Massey birthed and cultivated in each of his students a love for God’s Word and a careful attention to the accuracy of its presentation.
It is this careful attention to the meaning and preaching of God’s Word that has earned Dr. Massey the title of, “The Prince of Preachers” by those who know him best and love him most.
Dr. Massey honored the Mid-America Christian University community May 5, 2012, by attending our Commencement Exercises, and by granting us the distinguished gift of name for our ministry, now known officially as the J.E. Massey Center for Ministry and Leadership.
With his name, Dr. Massey has granted the university access to a collection of published and recorded works that will reside in the Massey Center, and which we are very pleased to make available to others online.
I trust that as you come to know Dr. James E. Massey in the days ahead through the resources and links found in the Massey Center that you will draw tremendous inspiration from his pursuit of knowledge… his devotion to and “stewardship of the mysteries of God,” and his faithful service to his fellowman.