Booster Banquet

2021 HLGU Booster Banquet

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Join us for the our 80th annual Booster Banquet on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 7 p.m. This year’s Booster Banquet will feature guest speaker Ken Bevel.

Ken Bevel is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. After 20 years of active service in the United States Marine Corps, Ken retired to serve in the ministry. He is currently the pastor of Membership and Local Missions at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia.

Ken is recognized by his role as Lieutenant Michael Simmons in the 2008 inspirational movie “Fireproof” and for his role as Nathan Hayes in the 2011 movie “Courageous.”

Tickets will go on sale on September 1.

$50         General Admission Ticket through Thursday, November 4, 2021 – Includes banquet admission

$65         General Admission Ticket – on and after Friday, November 5, 2021 – Includes banquet admission

$175       *Executive Admission Ticket – Includes reserved parking, admission to a special private reception with ken Bevel on November 19 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, and a special reserved seat at the banquet. Attendees to the special private reception will meet Ken and have a photo taken with him.

$1200    *Sponsor a Round Table – Includes 8 executive tickets

*Due to the limited amount of executive tickets, you must call the HLGU Office of Institutional Advancement at (573) 629-3124 to purchase them by credit card only. 

For more information about the 2021 Booster Banquet, please contact Lauren Youse ’05 M ‘16, director of alumni services and development, at 573.629.3126, or via email at lauren.youse@hlg.edu.

The HLGU Booster Banquet is sponsored by HNB Bank.

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About Booster Banquet:

Each year HLGU family and friends gather for fun and fellowship at the annual Booster Banquet.

The name reflects its origins. On October 12, 1941, Dr. C. Oscar Johnson, pastor of Third Baptist Church of St. Louis and member of the College Board, proposed a Booster Banquet as a way to promote fellowship and raise money for the college. It was a “huge success” and became an annual event.

Over the years it has featured colorful and prestigious speakers from all walks of life. Today it is one of our most anticipated events. Booster Banquet is typically held the Friday before Thanksgiving.

Booster Banquet Archives

  • 2009 Bruce Wilkinson
  • 2008 Nazareth
  • 2007 Gloria Gaither
  • 2006 Guy Penrod
  • 2005 Wally Magdangal
  • 2004 Dennis Swanberg
  • 2003 Joe White
  • 2002 Dave Dravecky
  • 2001 Heather Whitestone
  • 2000 Darrell Scott

  • 1999 Dr. Alan Keyes
  • 1998 Ruth Graham McIntyre
  • 1997 Mike Singletary
  • 1996 Cal Thomas
  • 1995 Naomi Judd
  • 1994 Dan Shealy
  • 1993 Mildred McWhorter
  • 1992 Dr. Larry Lewis
  • 1991 Dr. Debbye Turner
  • 1990 Rex & Jennifer Hudler

  • 1989 Tandy Rice
  • 1988 Paul Wrenn
  • 1987 Bill Glass
  • 1986 Zig Ziglar
  • 1985 William J. Murray
  • 1984 Dr. Bertha Holt
  • 1983 Honorable Wilmer “Vinegar Bend” Mizell
  • 1982 Dr. Adrian Rogers
  • 1981 Honorable John Ashcroft, Honorable Max Bacon
  • 1980 Minnie Pearl

  • 1979 Dr. J. D. Grey
  • 1978 Jerry Clower
  • 1977 Dr. A. E. Prince, Dr. L. A. Foster, Dr. Gerald Martin
  • 1976 Dr. Ben Fisher
  • 1975 Tom Lester
  • 1974 Willa Dorsey
  • 1973 Dr. Gerald Martin
  • 1972 Dr. Dick Cole
  • 1971 Dr. Frank Kellog, Harold Dickerson, Wally Jones
  • 1970 Tom Haggai

  • 1969 Paul Harvey
  • 1968 Dr. Earl O. Harding
  • 1967 Dr. Kenneth McFarland
  • 1966 Dr. Wayne Dehoney
  • 1965 Dr. Earl O. Harding
  • 1964 Dr. Merrimon Cuninggim
  • 1963 Dr. J. D. Grey
  • 1962 Dr. Herschel Hobbs
  • 1961 Dr. C. Oscar Johnson
  • 1960 Rev. Charles F. Wellborn

  • 1959 Dr. Sterling L. Price
  • 1958 R. G. LeTourneau
  • 1957 Dr. Porter Routh
  • 1956 Dr. James L. Sullivan
  • 1955 Dr. Earl O. Harding
  • 1954 Dr. C. Oscar Johnson
  • 1953 Dr. Wallace Bassett
  • 1952 Lula (Pulliam) Colwell
  • 1951 Congressman Clarence Cannon
  • 1950 Dr. T. W. Medearis

  • 1949 J. C. Penney
  • 1948 Dr. M. E. Dodd
  • 1947 Dr. C. Oscar Johnson
  • 1946 Congressman Clarence Cannon
  • 1945 Senator Frank P. Briggs
  • 1944 Dr. J. E. Dillard
  • 1943 Dr. Thomas H. Taylor
  • 1942 Dr. C. Oscar Johnson

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