Written by President Dennis Jones
As we prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Heritage Christian University, we recognize that we are standing on the shoulders of some amazing and courageous individuals (and their families), who worked diligently to help get the school off the ground. Men and women such as William Wallace and Inez Alexander, Barry Anderson, Lois Behel, Bob Bryson, Ellis Coats, Charles Coil, A.R. Hill, Albert Hill, Malcolm Hill, Drake Macon, G.R. Melson, Howard Morris, Jimmy H. Parker, Roger Peck, Lamar Plunket, Vestal Shipman, Glenn Skipworth, James G. Smith, and Robert Willis, as well as the Board of Directors and administration at Mars Hill Bible School provided the time, energy and effort necessary to found our university.
We are extremely grateful to all of those who sacrificed in the early years in order that we may enjoy the fruits of their labors today.
Let it be known to all involved, and to the families of those deceased, that those of us currently in leadership at HCU acknowledge and humbly thank each and every one, who played such a vital role in our beginning.
The great story of HCU has recently been researched heavily by Assistant Professor of History Brad McKinnon and a comprehensive report can be found at www.hcu.edu/about/history/.