Mr. Christopher Carpenter

Chaplain 

Class of 1996 

Business Administration, B.A. 

Further Education: 

Pursuing Master of Divinity Degree, Gammon Theological Seminary 

Master in Business Administration, Jackson State University, 1998 

Rust Alumni Club Involvement: 

Greenwood (MS) Rust Club, President 

Employer: 

Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church 

Title: 

Pastor of 

Evans Chapel United Methodist Church in Belzoni, MS 

Hales Chapel United Methodist Church in Inverness, MS 

Rasberry United Methodist Church in Indianola, MS 

How do you plan to use your new RCIAA position to take Rust to the next level? 

As chaplain, I plan to establish a network of chaplains and develop platforms for devotional/worship for the alumni and students. 

What are your fondest memories during your matriculation at Rust College? 

I was excited when I crossed the burning sands in Spring 94 of Gamma Psi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. These brothers were the epitome of true brotherhood. I enjoyed the relationship that we had with Iota Gamma Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 

The relationships that I built with the students and instructors were priceless. I thank God for the relationship that I built with Dr. David Beckley, the former president of Rust College. He really was a blessing to my life as a student at Rust and beyond. Other staff persons that really blessed me included the late Mrs. Rubye Owens and the late Mrs. Mashetta Lindsey-Hill.