The School of Christian Ministries of Emmanuel College inaugurated two new awards in October 2010: the G. Earl Beatty Servant Leadership Award and the Garnet Pike Visionary Leadership Award. Both awards are named in honor of former deans of the School of Christian Ministries and were bestowed upon their namesakes at the premiere SCM reunion.
Dr. G. Earl Beatty and his wife of 54 years, Nancy, accepted the Servant Leadership award that will continue to bear his name. Beatty, who retired from Emmanuel in 2006, is currently serving as an adjunct professor with the college and serves as vice president for Academic Development at Holmes Bible College in Greenville, S.C. This lifetime achievement award honors a career marked by outstanding servant leadership on campus, in the local church and in the community.
Dr. Garnet E. Pike
The Visionary Leadership Award was awarded to Dr. Garnet E. Pike, who served at Emmanuel 1970-1980. He currently serves as president of SpiritLife Ministries and dean emeritus of Southwestern University Graduate School in Bethany, Okla. He is also an internationally known evangelist, author and speaker, and an educational consultant to several schools and universities. His children, Jay Pike and Janese Bennett, accepted the award on his behalf.
Both men have made lifelong contributions to education in the IPHC. Beatty came to Emmanuel in 1981 as dean of the School of Christian Ministries, a position in which he served until 1990, when he was promoted to the office of Academic Dean. In 2001 he agreed to serve with President David Hopkins as executive vice president of Emmanuel College, a position he faithfully administered until his retirement. His tenure as full-time faculty/staff member covered some 27 years.
Dr. G. Earl Beatty
The Beattys have two adult children, William Earl Beatty and Chaplain Major Eva Christine Sorrow, as well as four grandsons and two granddaughters.
During Pike’s decade of service at Emmanuel, he guided the development of the School of Christian Ministries into a fully accredited four-year degree program. From 1970 to ’73, he taught Bible and theology classes and served as campus chaplain and counselor. He took over as dean of the growing SCM in 1973. In the future, this prestigious award will be conferred upon SCM graduates who demonstrate the same forward-thinking lifestyle shown by Pike.
In addition to their two children, Pike and his wife of 47 years, Frances, have two granddaughters and a grandson.