Emmanuel College proudly welcomes Bishop A.D. "Doug" Beacham Jr. back to campus October 22 - 24 as he spends time sharing with students during convocation and chapel services and in various classes.
A 1969 graduate of Emmanuel College, Dr. Beacham is the General Superintendent and Presiding Bishop of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC). He delivered EC's commencement address at the graduation ceremony in May 2013, and he was recently on campus for the 66th Annual Feast of Ingathering.
"As the leader of Emmanuel College's sponsoring denomination (IPHC) and former student and professor at EC, Dr. Beacham brings a wonderful perspective to our students," says Chris Maxwell, EC's campus pastor and director of spiritual life.
"Emmanuel College has prepared thousands of men and women who serve Jesus Christ around the globe. The College and Franklin Springs community and church have had a profound impact on my life,” Bishop Beacham says.
A lifelong member of the IPHC, Bishop Beacham spent his formative and young adult years in South Norfolk, Va., and Franklin Springs, Ga., where he sat under the tutelage of scholars like Dr. Vinson Synan and the Rev. John Swails. His father was also a respected leader who served the church at the conference and general levels.
Bishop Beacham has served the IPHC for more than 40 years. He has been a military chaplain, pastor, conference superintendent, and executive director of Discipleship Ministries (then Church Education Ministries) and World Missions Ministries. He is also an accomplished scholar and author with intricate knowledge of the IPHC’s history and heritage.
Joining Bishop Beacham is IPHC Missionary Jasmine Chrilly.
She was born in New Zealand and raised in Perth, Australia. She was sent as a missionary by IPHC Australia in 2008 to IPHC NW Europe and has been serving under the Regional Director of NW-Europe, Harold Presley, for over five years.
“I want to thank Dr. Beacham for this wonderful opportunity to come to EC," she says. "I look forward to sharing my journey and hearing from students.”
For more than a decade, Chrilly has been teaching and leading in Children’s Ministry, mostly in cross-cultural settings in Singapore, Britain, Denmark, Aboriginal villages, Belgium and more. She has also served as a Kids Clubs leader in Australia and in areas of administration.
While receiving Bible training in 2006, Chrilly began to seek the Lord for an area of ministry that would lead to great personal fulfilment in life and ministry. Her missionary journey began with a simple phone call to World Mission Ministries in Oklahoma.
She remains in Europe today with a focus on training and equipping teachers, leaders and assistants for the work of ministering to children in church through various workshops and seminars, which she has developed. Chrilly has interned under Bill Wilson’s, Metro World Child in New York as well as various Kids camp meetings. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in early childhood studies at University of East London.