Trinity Bible College (AG) in Ellendale, North Dakota, celebrated the inauguration of its 8th president, Dr. Paul Alexander, in a ceremony on Friday, October 5, 2012.
Dr. Alexander and his wife, Dr. Carol Alexander, were dressed in their European academic regalia for the ceremony, with the TBC faculty, staff, Board of Trustees and many other guests in attendance.
Guests who contributed to the inauguration service included Dr. Byron Klaus, president of Assemblies of God Theological Seminary; Dr. Ron Kroll, director of the Commission for Accreditation with the Association of Biblical Higher Education; Geoff Malan, Dr. Carol Alexander's brother; along with several faculty and staff.
Along with the personal challenges and commendations, several people sent greetings and congratulations by way of video. Dr. George Wood, the general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, sent a personal greeting and challenge to Dr. Paul Alexander.
In addressing the audience, Alexander provided an encouraging challenge to Trinity Bible College with the goal of the college being a place of extravagant worship. He shared that Trinity is a ministry training center that is committed to the mission of Jesus Christ.
For the past eight years, Alexander has served as president of Mattersey Hall College and Graduate School, in Mattersey, England.
Both he and his wife developed and taught innovative courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They also had the privilege of teaching and supervising candidates at the Doctoral level.
Alexander comes to Trinity with a strong vision of academic, spiritual and social engagement. He has a passion for higher education and a desire for students to know how to engage the world in a relevant way with the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.