Emmanuel College, in Franklin Springs, Georgia, celebrates 100 years of the Lord’s faithfulness this year. Founded in 1919, as the Franklin Springs Institute, the college now offers accredited bachelors and associates degrees.
From its humble beginnings, church leaders such as Bishop J.H. King and G.F. Taylor envisioned a place where people could come for spiritual renewal, biblical training, and a deeper understanding of God’s Word. By 1923, the campus comprised a publishing house and post office and had become a central hub for the Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Today, Emmanuel continues its mission to provide a Christ-centered liberal arts education. President Ron White affirms that commitment, “For 100 years, the College has been transforming lives and making a difference in this world through education. Now more than ever, Emmanuel is positioned to accelerate its influence and enhance its mission.”
Brian James, vice president of Advancement, invites alumni and friends to join Emmanuel in this celebration, “I hope you will join us in the Springs this year as we celebrate all God has done over these short 100 years. While we will be hosting events throughout the year, our main celebration will be held at Homecoming, October 18-20, 2019, on campus.” Campus events include the Centennial Graduation Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on May 4, 2019, and a Welcome Back Festival on August 24 culminating with the Centennial Homecoming Weekend October 18-20, 2019.
For more information about the centennial events and homecoming weekend, please visit Emmanuel’s website.