Rev. Bracy to Spearhead Launch of B-CU School of Religion — Bethune-Cookman University

Bethune Cookman University

Bethune-Cookman Uni­ver­sity has named Rev. Dr. Ran­dolph Bracy Jr. a Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor and appointed him to help launch a new School of Reli­gion.
The new School of Reli­gion at B-CU is sched­uled to enroll its first stu­dents in 2015, Bracy said. The school will offer a master’s of divin­ity and a master’s of art in reli­gion. Fifty to 75 stu­dents will com­prise the inau­gural class.

The founder of B-CU, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, believed in Chris­t­ian prin­ci­ples and she loved the Lord,” B-CU Pres­i­dent Dr. Edi­son O. Jack­son said. “Thus, a School of Reli­gion is a build­ing block on the foun­da­tional prin­ci­ples that she embraced. This is just an exten­sion of her dream and her vision for the uni­ver­sity. Dr. Bethune would be delighted if she were alive today.”

The school will not only train pas­tors, but will also develop youth min­is­ters, admin­is­tra­tors and oth­ers inter­ested in serv­ing in the min­istry, Bracy said. Also, the school will offer a broad appeal to all races.

We want to offer a global per­spec­tive on Chris­tian­ity, so we will reach out to His­pan­ics, Asians and other groups that have been his­tor­i­cally under­rep­re­sented. We can help with the train­ing of the future pas­tors of these churches,” Jack­son said.

Bracy, a 1967 grad­u­ate of Bethune-Cookman, has earned a master’s of edu­ca­tion from Florida A&M Uni­ver­sity, a master’s of divin­ity from the Colgate-Rochester Divin­ity School and a doc­tor­ate of edu­ca­tion from the Uni­ver­sity of Florida.

Over his 35-year his­tory in min­istry, Bracy has the dis­tinc­tion of hav­ing preached on six of the seven con­ti­nents with the excep­tion of Antar­tica. He con­tin­ues to be involved in the life and min­istry of sev­eral denom­i­na­tions via Bible con­fer­ences, lay acad­e­mies, retreats, revivals and church growth conferences.

Bracy has served as a vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor and lec­turer at the Lutheran The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary of Philadel­phia; the Palmer The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary of Philadel­phia; the Colgate-Rochester Divin­ity School in New York; and as adjunct pro­fes­sor of Homilet­ics and Black Church His­tory at the Asbury The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary in Florida.

A for­mer trustee at Bethune-Cookman Uni­ver­sity, Bracy serves on the Board of Advi­sors at the Col­lege of Law at the Florida A&M Uni­ver­sity Law School. Also, he has served as pres­i­dent of the Orange County branch of the NAACP. He and his wife, Dr. LaVon Wright Bracy, retired from the New Covenant Bap­tist Church of Orlando in 2012.

Bracy and his wife are the par­ents of two chil­dren and two grandchildren.

Rev. Bracy to Spear­head Launch of B-CU School of Reli­gion — Bethune-Cookman Uni­ver­sity.

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