Winter Olympics Chaplain to Speak on Campus Wednesday

Ms. Myrna Gregory has worked in the field of sports and recreation ministry, including Lifeway Christian Resources and Upward Sports.  As part of her responsibilities, she has worked in different areas of sports missions.

In 2005, she taught an Introduction to Sports Ministry course as an adjunct faculty member at Belhaven University.   In the area of volunteerism, she has served as a sports chaplain at the summer and the winter Olympics.

She most recently served in her 7th Olympic Games as a member of the International Sports Chaplains (   The purpose of the organization is “to communicate Christ’s love in the Olympic arena as they focus on sharing, loving, telling, and showing Jesus to the people assembled at the Olympic Games”.

On next week as the Sochi Olympics 2014 draw to a close, Myrna will be sharing some of her experiences from the Sochi Olympics at the new Football and Sports Administration Building (Old Red Cross Building) on Riverside Drive.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 26th at 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 27th at 9:25 am
  • Thursday, Feb. 27th at 11 a.m.

The Sports Administration Department is glad to have this unique opportunity to have Myrna to speak to our students as it is part of their vision to expand sports administration reach in the $400 billion dollar a year global sports industry through sports ministry opportunities, sports missions and the Olympic experience.

For further information, you may contact, Sports Administration Department Administrative Coordinator, Megan Tait at

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Men’s Tennis Ranked in the Top 10 for the First Time in 20 Years

Congratulations to Coach Levi Patton and the Men’s and Women’s tennis teams.

Here is the story:

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Belhaven men’s and women’s tennis teams are both represented in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 polls, which were released by the national office on Tuesday afternoon.

“Our staff has worked incredibly hard to put together a group of people from all over the world to compete for championships,” Head Coach Levi Patton said. “Our teams have put in many hours to get to this level.”

After defeating Xavier last week in a thriller, the Blazer men climbed three spots to break into the top ten for the first time in 2014. Belhaven currently sits at the 9th spot nationally and will look to continue to rise as the season advances.

“After doing some research, this is the highest ranking the men’s program has seen in 20 years, and we are very pleased with the results this team has produced so far,” Patton said. “Our goal to start the year was a top 8 ranking heading into nationals, and this puts us on the cusp of that.”

The Southern States Athletic Conference claims four teams in the Top 25 on the men’s side, including #2 Auburn University-Montgomery, #13 Bethel, and #15 William Carey, while Coastal Georgia received votes. The Blazers are the only team of the ranked four to have risen in this week’s rankings from their previous spot.

The SSAC proved to be strong on the women’s side, as well, claiming a fifth of the Top 20. AUM remained atop the polls, while Brenau moved up to 5th, William Carey dropped to 15th, and Coastal Georgia landed at 19th. Belhaven landed in the receiving votes category.

Both squads will open SSAC action this weekend, when they will take on Martin Methodist, Emmanuel, and Coastal Georgia in the Mobile Roundup. Friday’s matchup with MMC is set to begin at 9:00 am.

Theatre and Dance (and FREE for all students, employees and their families)

Tonight and tomorrow night . . .

Dance Ministry Ensemble
Friday & Saturday, 7:30 pm
An evening of dance presentation aimed to bring inspiration and encouragement to the soul.

This week and next week. . .

Curtains–a musical

This week – Friday –Saturday nights 7:30 and Saturday at 2pm

Next Week – Wednesday–Friday, 7:30 pm, Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm

Directed by faculty member Stewart Hawley, Choreography by Dance faculty member Laura Morton Music Direction by Andrew Craig.  Based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone, the musical is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots, set in 1959 Boston, Massachusetts and follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star of Robbin’ Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself.