Inauguration of MACU President Philip A. Greenwald Set for October

 In All Church of God, Central, CHOG, Colleges & Universities

By Whitney Knight

Mid-America Christian University has planned a weekend of activities celebrating the inauguration of the university’s fifth president, Rev. Philip A. Greenwald, October 8–10.

Beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 8, MACU will host a Community Fun Day on the university’s campus in south Oklahoma City. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature a variety of activities, such as a picnic, pickleball, stilt-walkers, mini-putt, inflatables, food trucks, and more.

At 7:00 PM on Sunday, October 9, the campus will welcome Grammy-nominated Christian worship group Avalon for a special concert in the university’s Jasco Chapel. The concert is free and family-friendly, but an RSVP is requested at

The weekend’s events will culminate at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 10, with the formal investiture ceremony. The investiture ceremony is a sacred academic tradition marked with an academic procession, guest speakers, worship, two special performances by Avalon, and a presentation of the symbols of office. This will be followed by a presidential address by Greenwald, whose tenure began June 1, 2022, following the retirement of Dr. John Fozard.

A light reception will follow at 11:15 AM in MACU’s student center.

To learn more about MACU’s inaugural weekend, and to RSVP for the concert and/or the investiture ceremony, please visit

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