Press Release

HLGU Holds 10th Annual Carroll Missions Week

Friday, March 1, 2013
by Rebecca Sneed

Dr. Robin Hadaway, professor of missions at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS), will be the speaker for the tenth annual Carroll Missions Week at Hannibal-LaGrange University, March 18-20.

Each year, HLGU celebrates their global vision through a week of emphasizing missions on campus.  Missionaries from all over the world travel to the HLGU campus to interact with students. HLGU students have had the opportunity to not only listen to missionaries from Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, and South America, speak but to also sit down one-on-one and discuss their experiences and potential opportunities to serve.

Dr. Robin Hadaway is the Professor of Missions at MBTS in Kansas City, Missouri where he has taught for the past 9 and a half years. Previously, he served with the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention for a total of 18 years.  Hadaway was a church planter in Tanzania, a Strategy Coordinator in the Sudan, and a supervisor of missionaries in the Middle East and North Africa. More recently, Dr. Hadaway was the IMB Regional Leader for Eastern South America, supervising the 300 missionaries in Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.  He has also been a senior pastor in California and Arizona and achieved the rank of captain in the US Air Force. Hadaway received a BA degree from the University of Memphis, an M. Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a D. Min. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Th.D. from the University of South Africa.  Dr. Hadaway also attended Dallas Theological Seminary and is a native of Tallahassee, Florida.  He and his wife Kathy have three grown children. Hadaway currently also serves as the Interim Vice-President for Administration and formerly was the Interim President of MBTS.

The schedule for HLGU’s 2013 Carroll Missions Week includes 10:00 a.m. services on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (March 18-20) in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center.  Guests representing several mission organizations will also be on campus for missions fairs each day during this special week dedicated to missions. The public is invited to all services.

Carroll Missions Week is a result of the vision and generous resources of Rheyma and the late Kenneth Carroll of Monroe City, MO.  Before his death in 2008, Mr. Carroll said he wanted to do something that would make a difference in eternity.  Through the establishment of the Carroll Missions Week and the building of the Carroll Missions Center, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll are touching eternity through the lives of thousands of HLGU students.  Mrs. Carroll continues this vision by supporting student missionaries who go out from HLGU and impact the world for Christ.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations