SEARCY, Ark. (July 10, 2020) — The Harding University Office for Church Relations has appointed Andrew M. Braxter as the new director of church outreach effective Aug. 10. In that role, he will work to strengthen the university’s outreach to the Churches of Christ, with a special focus on minority-serving congregations. Braxter will also be a part of Harding’s Multi-Cultural Consortium and serve on its Diversity Committee.
Braxter delivered his first sermon at the age of 8, traveled to his first preaching appointment away from home at the age of 12, and made his first address at the National Lectureship at the age of 21. He has worked as the assistant to the vice president for public relations and development at Southwestern Christian College and has served in churches in Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, where he currently serves as the minister to the Rose City Community Church of Christ in North Little Rock.
Braxter earned his Bachelor of Science in religious studies from Southwestern Christan College in 2015 and is currently working on his Master of Divinity from Harding School of Theology.
The director of church outreach will serve under the vice president of the Office of Church Relations. The purpose of the Office for Church Relations is to sustain and strengthen the relationship between Harding University and the Churches of Christ across the country and to be a source of support to the servants of God by offering programs and resources for ministry staff, church leadership and church members. To learn more about the Office for Church Relations visit harding.edu/churchrelations or call 501-279-4449.