MACU Names Cliff Sanders Professor Emeritus after 29 Years

 In All Church of God, CHOG, Colleges & Universities

By Whitney Knight

Mid-America Christian University has named Dr. Cliff Sanders, ministry professor of more than 29 years, as professor emeritus. MACU Board of Trustees member Stuart Graham presented Sanders with the title and medal on April 28 during his retirement reception.

“We will attempt to build the faith of students with the passion and giftedness of Cliff Sanders,” Graham said. “We want to keep alive Cliff’s passion for influencing young people as they leave this place as better people and lifelong servants of God. Like Cliff Sanders, we will seek the best for our students. We honor Cliff today as he moves to other professional pursuits, but at the same time, we admit the desire to keep Cliff Sanders here with us as professor emeritus of MACU.”

After nearly three decades with the university, Sanders retired from MACU at the end of the spring semester to accept a new position at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. There, he will lead the School for Wesleyan Studies and help train church leaders, develop curriculum, and publish books.

Editor’s note—Dr. Cliff Sanders’s contribution to the Church of God movement has been vast and remarkable. We look forward to the continued blessings, spiritual and ministerial insight, and encouragement surely to come from beloved professor, theologian, and author. Our prayers are with you, brother, in this new role at Crossings Community Church!

Mid-America Christian University offers more than a hundred degree and certificate programs covering many specific fields. MACU is dedicated to offering a quality, affordable Christian education to traditional high school seniors, college transfers and busy adults who are looking to finish their education, pursue graduate work or get a college degree for the first time. MACU is an endorsed agency of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Visit for more information.

*Feature (top) photo: Pictured from left to right: MACU Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Sharon Lease, Ministry Professor and School of Ministry Chair Dr. Cliff Sanders, MACU Board of Trustees member Stuart Graham, and MACU President Dr. John Fozard. 

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