BCF News 2021


The Music and Worship Division of The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville received overwhelming praise after the three performances of the annual Christmas musical.  “Celebrate:  A Child Has Come” was a collection of beautiful, heartwarming Christmas arrangements presented by the BCF College Singers, One Voice Praise Team, the Guitar Ensemble, and the BCF Jazz Band. Highlighting the miraculous Christmas story and true meaning of Christmas through music, the spectacular sounds and sweet harmonies of the Music and Worship Division presented the perfect beginning to the Christmas season. Especially noteworthy and stunning was the beautiful, original arrangement by BCF Senior Rashonda Johnston, “How Great Our Joy.”

Following the musical performances on Friday, November 19, guests gathered in Heritage Village for the annual Holiday Heritage Festival. The event was cancelled the last two years because of health and safety precautions due to Covid; however, this year, the sidewalks of the historic buildings were filled with treasures as artisans came to display their handiwork and creative skills while enjoying the sweet aroma of sugar cane juice brewing at the old mill. BCF students in the Teacher Education Division were dressed in age appropriate attire greeting elementary school students explaining the significance of maintaining their heritage, understanding the historic value of yesteryears, and lessons learned from the past. The event was not complete without the delicious homemade chili, chicken perlu, hotdogs, and goodies baked by the faculty and staff wives raised over $1150.00 for the scholarship fund.

“The Heritage Festival and concert provide a perfect launch pad for the holiday season on campus,” stated BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen. “This year is no exception, and I am very grateful to all of those who worked tirelessly to make this such a memorable blessing.”

For more information on upcoming special events at The Baptist College of Florida, please call 850-263-3261 ext. 513, or visit the website at www.baptistcollege.edu.

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