The recently appointed president at Georgia's Brewton-Parker College made a surprise announcement at the 2014 Alumni Weekend ceremonies held on the main campus in Mount Vernon, Georgia April 25-26. In his comments, Dr. Ergun Caner began reading from 2 Chronicles 20 the context of which is Jehosophat's war against Ammon and Moab. Verses 22-23 especially were significant:
"When they began singing and praising, the LORD aset ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were routed. For the sons of Ammon and Moab rose up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir destroying them completely; and when they had finished with the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another."
Afterward, Dr. Caner announced the reopening of the music school with the weekend attendees responding with a standing ovation. In addition, Caner announced the hiring of the first full time professor under his watch as President of Brewton-Parker College--Dr. David Wilson. Dr. Wilson holds a Doctor of Educational Ministry degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as well as a Master of Church Music degree from the same institution. Dr. Wilson also is an alumnus of Brewton-Parker College.