American Baptist College will hold its annual graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 1 p.m. CDT. The in-person event will be held at First Baptist church, South Inglewood, located at 1515 Ann Street, in East Nashville.  Senior pastor, Rev.  Napoleon Harris, V. said, “I am delighted to welcome the graduates from American Baptist College to First Baptist for this traditional and sacred service.”

The 2020 graduates will join the 2021 graduates for this joyful traditional event.  Because of COVID-19, the 2020 graduates were forced to participate in a virtual ceremony.  “This year, we are bringing back that class to experience the live, in-person graduation ceremony that was taken from them,” said Dr. Forrest E. Harris, Sr., president of American Baptist College.

 This year’s graduation will also be virtual on Facebook and Zoom. Through technology the 2020 graduates participated remotely in the unique ceremony at their various home locations.  “This year, they will be able to gather together in love and have their graduation,” said Mrs. Phyllis Hildreth, Vice President for Strategy and Academics.

Dominisha Black, a Bible & Theology major has long-term goals are to earn her master’s degree Theology and her MBA. She feels American Baptist College prepared her. “My experience here at ABC has been challenging, yet rewarding, and I would gladly recommend any one to attend.

Timothy Johnson, also a Bible & Theology major, is looking forward to graduating this May as well, said, “If he could leave one thing with future flames of ABC, it would be, “Don’t be afraid to be yourself.” “

COVID-19 protocol will be strictly enforced with the requirement of masks, temperature checks and social distancing.  Graduates are limited to five guests per graduate.