ATLANTA - Andrew Christopher Smith of Nashville, Tenn. received one of three top honors for Mercer University theology students at commencement at the Atlanta campus on Saturday, May 21. He is the son of Randy and Diane Smith of Nashville.
Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey presented Smith with the 2005 McAfee Outstanding Scholar Award. Smith graduated with the Master of Divinity degree from Mercer’s James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology. Smith graduated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.
While at McAfee, Smith served as education ministry intern at Towne View Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Ga. He later joined First Baptist Church of Columbus, Ga., as assistant pastor, where he is still working. This fall Smith will enroll in Vanderbilt University, where he will pursue a Ph.D. in American religious history, with a focus in Baptist history.
About the McAfee School of Theology and Mercer University:
The James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology was established in 1996. Located in Atlanta on Mercer’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus, the School of Theology offers programs leading to the degrees Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry. The Townsend Institute offers graduate degree programs in church music, a collaborative program between the School of Theology and the Department of Music and College of Liberal Arts in Macon.
Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as four regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 15 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.