MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (March 18, 2014) — Ben Cachiaras, senior minister at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa, Md., is the keynote speaker for Milligan College’s 2014 Webb Lecture series, to be held Tuesday, March 25, and Thursday, March 27, at 11 a.m. in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Memorial Chapel.
On Tuesday, Cachiaras’ lecture is titled “Let Me Tell You a Story: Taking in the Vision of God’s Beautiful Church.” His Thursday lecture is titled “What Story Will You Tell? Living out the Vision of God’s Beautiful Church.” The lectures are free and open to the public.
Milligan’s Webb Lecture Series is named for Dr. Henry and the late Emerald Webb. Henry Webb was a professor of Bible at Milligan for more than 40 years.
“We are pleased to host the annual Webb Lectures,” said Phyllis Fox, Milligan’s director of church relations. “These lectures provide our students with an opportunity to learn more about Milligan’s roots in the Stone-Campbell church movement. As our 2014 lecturer, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as he leads one of our rapidly growing churches in the Northeast. The community, our students and faculty will enjoy Ben’s poignant style of preaching and his use of humor.”
Cachiaras follows in the footsteps of his grandparents and parents who spent their lives in ministry among the Christian churches, mostly in the state of Minnesota. He began his ministry with Valley Christian Church in Apple Valley, Minn. He also served Grandview Christian Church in Johnson City, Tenn., for six years.
In 1997, Cachiaras began his role at Mountain Christian Church, a multi-site church that gathers in three locations near Baltimore. Mountain’s newest campus is also a community center for ministry outreach, with a focus on changing the trajectory of the lives of under-resourced children through incarnational love.
A graduate of Minnesota Bible College (Rochester, Minn.), Cachiaras studied at Bethel Theological Seminary (St. Paul, Minn.) and Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, Calif.), and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Emmanuel Christian Seminary (Johnson City), where he is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry final project.
He serves as a trustee at Emmanuel, as well as past president of the North American Christian Convention, where he is also on the Board of Stewards. He is a contributing editor for Christian Standard magazine, as well as a member of the publishing committee for Standard Publishing.
To learn more about spiritual formation events at Milligan, contact Campus Minister Brad Wallace at 423.461.8748 or visit www.milligan.edu/arts.