Be inspired by these notable Christian college graduates
Deciding to return to school and enroll at a Christian college can be a liberating and rewarding experience, as well as a valuable investment in the future. Sometimes, though, it can be easy for some Christians to wonder about the thousands of other students who have gone before them and how they have used their faith-based education to benefit the nation and the world. Before they begin their studies at a Christian university, men and women of God can learn about these notable graduates and how their callings have made a difference.
Lucado began his academic journey as a mass communications major, before earning his master’s degree in biblical studies. Today, Lucado is a bestselling author, public speaker and pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. He was named “America’s Pastor” by Christianity Today magazine, and Reader’s Digest called him “The Best Preacher in America” in 2005. Since the publication of his debut book, “On The Anvil (Shaped by God)” in 1985, he has written more than 50 books, many of which have been featured on The New York Times’ bestseller list.
Following a serious car accident when he was just 22 months old, Sonnenberg was left with burns covering 85 percent of his body. Rather than let such devastating injuries limit him, he went on to study communications at a Christian university before becoming a Christian motivational speaker. He regularly speaks at faith-based events around the world, and has a particular focus on individuals with disabilities.
One of the most loved and renowned Christian speakers and pastors in America, Billy Graham is a bold servant of the Lord. A spiritual adviser to 12 U.S. presidents, Graham earned his degree in anthropology before going on to become one of the most successful Christian speakers of modern times. His sermons have been broadcast on major television and radio networks for more than 30 years, and more than 3.2 million people have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior following Graham’s events.
Pistole earned his degree in criminal justice from a Christian university in 1978. He went on to become the administrator of the Transport and Security Administration (TSA) and was the deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2004 to 2010, the highest position in the Bureau an individual can attain without a presidential appointment.