Central Baptist College is set to honor its 2015 graduates at a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9 with the Professional Adult College Education (PACE) students graduating at 10 am and traditional students graduating at 2 pm. Both ceremonies will be taking place in the Burgess Auditorium located in the Cooper Complex on the CBC Campus.
The class of 2015 is comprised of 62 traditional students and 64 PACE graduates. This year, Bro. Charles Costa, BMA missionary, will deliver the commencement address at both ceremonies.
Costa’s educational background includes a B.S.in Biblical Studies from Central Baptist College in 1980 as well as graduate study in Curriculum Development from Princeton Seminary in Princeton, NJ.
Known as a published author and lecturer, Bro. Costa acts as the supervising editor for Chuck Swindoll’s books and Insight for Living translated into the Arabic language. He also serves as a magistrate of the Family Court for the Evangelical Community in Lebanon.
Costa serves as the Senior Pastor of Ras Beirut Baptist Church in Lebanon. He is Vice President of the Lebanese Baptist Convention and a member of the Lebanese Society for Educational & Social Development Board of Trustees (Lebanese Baptist Society).
He has also served as a chief magistrate of the Lower Family Court for the Evangelical Community in Lebanon, a volunteer Publisher at Clarion Publishing House, and Editor-in-Chief for the Baptist Publications of Lebanon.
Bro. Charles Costa is married to Mona Atweh, and has two children: Dr. Rana Marie, and Joseph William.