Bastian School

A ceremony was held last week to officially name Greenville College’s Department of Philosophy and Theology as the Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy and Ministry.

It is located in a building on the northeast corner of Main and Locust streets in Greenville.

Donald and Kathleen were in attendance along with members of their family.

Donald was the senior pastor of the Greenville Free Methodist Church from 1961 to 1974. He is now bishop emeritus of the Free Methodist Church of North America and also Canada.

Greenville College President Ivan Filby told those gathered that his prayer is that during his presidency, the school is authentically Christ-centered with high-quality, thoughtful, reflective education.

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Brian Hartley, G.C. professor and associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, said he hopes the Bastian School will become a center for integrated faith and learning and a beacon of hope and light.

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Dr. Bob Bastian, son of the honorees, spoke for the family, thanking everyone at GC for naming the school after his parents and for their kindness in tending to the details of the project.

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Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner read a proclamation designating October 5, 2016 as Donald N, and Kathleen G. Bastian Day in Greenville. The mayor also presented them the key to the city.













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