NGU Faculty Member Impacting Areas Beyond The Campus
Tigerville, SC (March 19, 2019) Dr. Bill Cashion, professor of evangelism and missions at North Greenville University’s T. Walter Brashier Graduate School, preached at Founders Week for the Rio Grande Bible Institute and Rio Grande Bible Ministries in Edinburg, TX. Cashion’s wife, Kathy, also spoke during the conference at a ladies’ tea event.
Since 1947, the Rio Grande Bible Institute has equipped over 6,000 pastors, missionaries, and other Christian ministers from every Latin American country and the United States for service in their local settings. Over 100 students traveling from 20 different countries study at the seminary to prepare for ministry.
“When it [Rio Grande Bible Institute] started, it was for the Spanish speaking world only. Now its focus is global missions. To see students going to Turkey, India, and Morocco is an amazing thing,” said Cashion.
Cashion received a bachelor’s degree at Charleston Southern University, a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry in missiology from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Cashion and his wife served for 20 years with the International Mission Board in Venezuela and Costa Rica.
Cashion preached a total of seven sermons from February 17-22 in an auditorium that seats 800 people. By the end of the week, attendees donated $62,000 toward Rio Grande Ministries.
The community that Cashion spoke with called “Bibleville” branches from Rio Grande Ministries. This unique community of evangelical Christians serves the Rio Grande Bible Institute through work projects. Around 40 families live in Bibleville year-round and each year 500 “Winter Texans” move to the area for a short term.
Those who attend Founders Week have a heart for mobilizing and equipping Latin believers to carry out the Great Commission of our Lord in Latin America and throughout the world. Most of the audience served as missionaries or ministers.
For more information about the Rio Grande Bible Ministries, visit www.riogrande.edu/en.
Article written by NGU Communications Intern Hannah Hurst (expected ’19).