Dr. Matthew Pinson, president of Welch College, has announced that the annual Strong and Courageous event has been postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The safety of our event sponsors and guests are of primary importance to us,” Pinson said. “The event was originally scheduled for May 11.We’re delaying it and will set a new date when health officials determine it’s safe for larger groups to be together once again.”

The annual event is centered on the theme of honoring and celebrating Christian faith in Sumner County and includes music, drama, and inspirational messages. Money raised from Strong and Courageous goes to fund scholarships for students attending Welch College. Former speakers and entertainers include Dr. Ming Wang, Ricky and Sharon Skaggs, Congressman John Rose, and a guest dramatic performance about the biblical character Joshua.

According to Dr. Charles Lea, Special Assistant to the President, Strong and Courageous will take on a new meaning this year as our community celebrates the courageous faithful in healthcare and how God has strengthened all of us through the pandemic crisis. “We are grateful to our many community leaders and sponsors who have made this a signature event for the college,” Lea said.

Welch College continually ranks among the best colleges in the South yet remains affordable for area residents. For more information about Welch College visit welch.edu. An announcement as to a specific date for Strong and Courageous 2020 will be forthcoming.

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